4207-21: Implementing the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Mini International Psychiatric Interview (MINI) in Each Trimester of Pregnancy to Improve Screening and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

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4207-21: Implementing the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Mini International Psychiatric Interview (MINI) in Each Trimester of Pregnancy to Improve Screening and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

This presentation discusses current research examining the feasibility and acceptability of implementing the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) throughout pregnancy and the possibility of using the EPDS to identify other mental health diagnoses. A thorough review of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS) and current practice will also be examined.


Presenters:
  Aparna Kumar, PhD, CRNP; Angela Gerolamo, PhD, CRNP

Disclosures:  The presenters 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:
  21 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Discuss appropriate screening recommendations for perinatal mental health, and implementation of the EPDS and MINI in the clinical setting.

Keywords:  Perinatal Mental Health, Screening, Quality Improvement


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.25 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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