Acute Care Education: Psychotropic Medications: Essentials for Practice - Last Chance

  • 29 Aug 2018 8:42 AM
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    Psychotropic Medications: Essentials for Practice

    September 10 & 11, 2018

    8:00 am – 3:15 pm


    Acute Care Education Classroom

    7200 NE 41st Street, Suite 206

    Vancouver, WA 98662

    ANCC Approved Contact Hours: 12

    Price: $379.00

    Program Description

    Psychotropic medications, ubiquitous in all areas of nursing care, are powerful agents that save and improve lives, but also can have serious and dangerous adverse effects. This two-day program is designed for nurse practitioners and registered nurses wanting a greater understanding of the common pitfalls in prescribing and managing psychotropic medications, and the adverse reactions that critically require nursing assessment and intervention.  This conference will provide the latest information regarding the role of inflammation in psychiatric disorders and why this is important, the best evidence-based strategies for treating anxiety, mood, psychotic and other disorders, for effectively tapering patients off benzodiazepines while improving collaboration, managing adverse metabolic impacts of antipsychotic medications, and utilizing complementary agents for various psychiatric and emotional conditions.    This information is set within the context of holistic care and evidenced based strategies that improve patient outcomes.

    Who Should Attend?  Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (ARNP, APRN), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Registered Nurses, and Other Health Sciences and Mental Health Professionals seeking to improve their knowledge about psychopharmacology. 

    Program Agenda

    Day 1

      7:45 am –   8:00 am    Registration and Continental Breakfast
      8:00 am –   8:10 am    Welcome and Announcements
      8:10 am –   9:30 am    Understanding Psychotropics in 2017
      9:30 am –   9:40 am    Break
      9:40 am – 11:30 am    Best Evidence for Treating Mood Disorders
    11:30 am – 12:15 pm    Buffet Lunch
    12:15 pm –   1:45 pm    State of the Science Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
      1:45 pm –   1:55 pm    Break
      1:55 pm –   3:15 pm    Antipsychotics:  Improving Outcomes

    Day 2

      7:45 am –   8:00 am    Registration and Continental Breakfast
      8:00 am –   9:30 am    Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, PTSD and OCD
      9:30 am –   9:40 am    Break
      9:40 am – 11:20 am    ADHD,  Eating Disorders & Neurocognitive Disorders
    11:20 am – 12:05 pm    Buffet Lunch
    12:05 pm –   1:35 pm    Managing Benzodiazepines:  The Double Edged Sword
      1:35 pm –   1:45 pm    Break
      1:45 pm –   2:45 pm    Treating Substance Use Disorders,  Complementary and Alternative Agents
      2:45 pm –   3:05 pm    Online Evaluation

    Susan Marie, Ph.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP, BC

    Susan Marie, licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and certified in Addictions, brings over 30 years of clinical experience treating adults with diverse mental illnesses, specializing in serious mental illness, trauma and substance use disorders.  She is noted for her “pitfalls” and “pearls” of psychopharmacology. Her passions are “radical respect” for people with serious mental illnesses and addictions, excellence in psychopharmacology, and integrating psychotherapeutic interventions for clients with PTSD, addictions and chronic pain.  Dr. Marie is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University where she teaches graduate psychiatric mental health nursing students. She is the Medical Consultant for Behavioral Health at Old Town Clinic, in Portland, Oregon where she maintains a practice specializing in diagnostic evaluation, psychopharmacology for complex patients and psychopharmacology consultation to other professionals. Dr. Marie’s work developing integrated behavioral health within primary care settings was noted in the Robert Wood Johnson LEAP initiative and awarded by the Oregon Primary Care Association in 2013. 

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    Acute Care Education is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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