304-20: Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Movement Disorders

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304-20: Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Movement Disorders

Analyze different presentations of drug induced movement disorders and look at treatment options including dystonia, akathisia, drug-induced Parkinsonism, and tardive dyskinesia.


Presenter:  Rebecca S. Roma, MD, MBA

Disclosures:  The presenter has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Alkermes, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Neurocrine, Teva and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical. The activity planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  1 hour 12 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Identify movement disorders caused by common psychiatric medications.

Keywords:  AIMS Scale, EPS, Akathesia Dystonia


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


The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2022


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