1044-12: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Psychopharmacology: Planning for Success while Managing Expectations
This presentation will identify key symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and review best practices for psychopharmacologic management of ASDs in children and adolescents. Evidence supporting the use of atypical antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants and non-stimulants, and complementary treatments will be reviewed. Clinical pearls, expectations for treatment, family psychoeducation, and collaborative problem solving around treatment goals will also be highlighted offering the context for work with children and adolescents with ASDs.
Speaker: Julie Carbray, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Disclosures: This presenter has no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.
Session Length: 90 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify key symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
2. Outline proposed changes for diagnosis of ASD in DSM 5.
3. Review scope of impact of ASD on child/adolescent and family functioning.
Examine the evidence of varied psychopharmacologic treatments for children and adolescents with ASD; Contrast risk (side effects) versus benefit (efficacy) of varied psychopharmacologic agents used with children and adolescents with ASD.
Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 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 content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Wednesday, November 7th
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: February 4, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: February 1, 2015