3051-22: Neuroscience Based Nomenclature for Psychotropic Medications

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3051-22:  Neuroscience Based Nomenclature for Psychotropic Medications

Standard nomenclature for psychotropic medications includes names like antidepressants, stimulants, and antipsychotics. These names do not describe pharmacologic properties and are confusing to patients. We will describe neuroscience-based nomenclature (NbN), a movement that aims to move from a disease-based naming system to a pharmacology and mechanism of action based system.

  Lyons Hardy, MSN, PMHCNS, PMHNP; Erin Ellington, DNP, APRN-CNP, PMHNP

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  41 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Discuss Neuroscience Based Nomenclature (NbN) and the importance of its use in psychotropic medication identification and psychiatric practice.

Keywords:  Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology, Psychotropic Medication

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 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.

Originally Presented
APNA 36th Annual Conference
Long Beach, CA

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2024

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