302-21: Demystifying Clozapine: Insights into its Unique Mechanism of Action and Practical Tips for Use

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302-21:  Demystifying Clozapine: Insights into its Unique Mechanism of Action and Practical Tips for Use

Through clinical case studies and discussion, gain an understanding of clozapine’s complex mechanism of action and best practices in prescribing, educating patients, and monitoring side effects for this uniquely efficacious antipsychotic medication.


Presenters:
  Robert O. Cotes, MD; Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  Robert O. Cotes has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Otsuka, Lundbeck, Roche, and Alkermes and Saladax Biomedical.  Off-label use of medications will be discussed during this presentation.The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Session Length:
  1 hour 19 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


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

  • Apply best practices for implementing clozapine prescribing in routine clinical care.

Keywords:  Clozapine, Prescribing


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2023


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