4022-20: Demystifying Clozapine to Support Recovery of Patients with Persistent Psychosis

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4022-20: Demystifying Clozapine to Support Recovery of Patients with Persistent Psychosis

Clozapine carries not only the greatest antipsychotic efficacy but also numerous challenges: managing a system of care, monitoring side effects, and strict monitoring protocols. Inter-disciplinary best practices for successful use of clozapine will be presented. Parameters for monitoring, point-of-care devices, outcomes measures, prescribing and side effect management will be discussed.

  Robert O. Cotes, M.D.; Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenter has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Alkermes, Lundbeck, Otsuka, and Roche, Saladax Biomedical and the American Psychiatric Association, the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, the Jim and Billie Ellis Foundation, the John and Polly Sparks Foundation, and the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation. Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:
  51 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

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

  • Demonstrate best practices for prescribing clozapine in routine clinical care.

Keywords:  Clozapine, Prescribing

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 34th Annual Conference

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

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