403-24: Psychotropic Medications During the Perinatal Period: A Rational Approach to Prescribing

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403-24: Psychotropic Medications During the Perinatal Period: A Rational Approach to Prescribing

This presentation will give an overview of principles that can be used to guide psychotropic medication prescribing during the perinatal period.  The use of specific medication classes and their use during pregnancy and lactation will also be discussed.


Presenter:
  Lyons Hardy, EdD, MSN, 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:
  1 hour 15 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Articulate at least two decision making strategies that should be used when prescribing psychotropic medications during the perinatal period.

Course Outcome:

  • 65% of learners will report an intent to make changes to their practice as a result of completing this course. 

Keywords:  Perinatal, Psychotropic Medications, Prescribing, Pregnancy, Women's Health


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


Release date: July 8, 2024
Access to this course will end:
July 31, 2026

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