301-19: From Immediate Release to Long Acting: Drug Delivery Systems - What Do They Mean & Why Do They Matter?

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301-19:  From Immediate Release to Long Acting: Drug Delivery Systems - What Do They Mean & Why Do They Matter?

Transform your clinical approach to the use of long acting injectables, considering them as a strategy for consistency in dosing. Understand the neurobiology behind this first line treatment option.

  Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, FAANP

Disclosures:  The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Alkermes, NEOS Therapeutics, Genomind, and Otsuka (honorarium). She receives royalties from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:  1 hour 24 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between 3 unique drug delivery systems. 
  2. Describe 3 reasons why drug delivery systems may influence treatment outcomes.

Keywords:  Psychopharmacology, Prescribing, Drug Delivery Systems

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.5 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Louisville, KY
Sunday, June 9, 2019
8:00am - 9:30am

The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2021

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