4035: Evaluating Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors in Patients Receiving Atypical Antipsychotics
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4035:  Evaluating Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors in Patients Receiving Atypical Antipsychotics


Atypical antipsychotics are generally recognized for the outstanding antipsychotic properties. Their adverse effects however, may negatively influence metabolic syndrome risk factors and related co morbidities. Metabolic monitoring should become a recommended clinical option for patients treated with atypical antipsychotics and should include referrals to address observed aberrations.

 

Speaker: Jaroslaw Gradek, DNP, APRN, NEA-BC

 

Disclosures: This presenter has 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: 30 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify changes in metabolic syndrome risk factors across the populations in relation to medication taken, age, gender, and ethnicity.
2. Recognize metabolic monitoring as an important clinical option for patients treated with atypical antipsychotics.
3. Formulate and set-up proper referrals for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 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
Saturday, November 10th
Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
April 25, 2014

 

 

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