4031-17: Pharmacogenetics and MAT:  Facilitating Engagement for those with Co-Occurring Disorders

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4031-17: Pharmacogenetics and MAT:  Facilitating Engagement for those with Co-Occurring Disorders

More than 65% of those with substance use disorders have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Pharmacogenetics testing guides the provider in prescribing for both disorders. The results are used to personalize care, educate the client and facilitate a clinical partnership that empowers the client and supports engagement in treatment.

Presenter: Patricia M. Allen, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  29 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Describe ways that pharmacogenetics testing can empower the client and support engagement in the co-occurring population.
  2. Identify the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in prescribing and treatment decisions for the co-occurring client.
  3. Determine the relationship between the use of pharmacogentics testing, MAT and engagement outcomes for those with co-occurring disorders.

Keywords: Pharmacogenetics, Co-Occurring, Addictions

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.5 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:15pm - 1:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021

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