2015: Feeling Lost in the Maze of Perinatal Depression? Let's Map Out A Plan to Help Women with Perinatal Mood Disorders
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2015:  Feeling Lost in the Maze of Perinatal Depression?  Let's Map Out A Plan to Help Women with Perinatal Mood Disorders

 

Perinatal depression is a serious medical disorder that occurs during pregnancy or within one year of the delivery of a baby, burdening approximately 10% to 20% of all women who give birth. The session will examine two programs to treat perinatal mood disorders using a group intervention and a systems-based approach to treatment.

 

Speakers: Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC;  Ruth Staten PhD, APRN-CS

 

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

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify and evaluate four syndromes that can occur after childbirth.
2. Identify and articulate two programs that can be utilized to treat and work with women at risk for and who have postpartum depression.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, 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.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award 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
Thursday, November 8th
Women's Health Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 11, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
October 1, 2015

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.