4105-21: Medical Mimics: Medical Conditions That Masquerade As Psychiatric Disorders

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4105-21: Medical Mimics: Medical Conditions That Masquerade As Psychiatric Disorders

This presentation outlines the risks of misdiagnosis of medical mimics. Medical conditions that may be mistaken for psychiatric illness will be reviewed. Case studies of medical mimics will challenge audience to think critically about diagnosis. Diagnostic and information-gathering rubrics will be provided to assist in achieving this goal.

  Caroline Onischak, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenter and 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:
  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Recognize the dangers in missing medical conditions that mimic psychiatric disorders and a method for identifying these medical mimics.

Keywords:  Medical Mimics, Psychosis, Diagnosis

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 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 35th Annual Conference

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

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