1012: Understanding and Navigating the Complexities of Treatment in First Episode Psychosis
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1012: Understanding and Navigating the Complexities of Treatment in First Episode Psychosis

 

Speaker: Peter J. Weiden, MD – Director, Psychosis Treatment Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses will not take place during this presentation.  The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Delpor, Genentech/Roche, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Lundbeck, Otsuka USA, Merck, Neurocrine, NIMH, Novartis and Sunovion.  The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 105 minutes


Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the trajectory of  symptoms prior to a “first-episode” presentation to mental health treatment services
2. Understand needs of first-episode patients and families and the clinical modifications from regular care that should be considered during an acute psychotic episode
3. Understand challenges of long-term  treatment especially adherence issues for patients who have responded to initial treatment and are beginning long-term treatment for relapse prevention and recovery-oriented care


Continuing Nursing Education
1.75 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 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.

 

Originally Presented
Sunday, June 23, 2013 – 7:30am–9:00am
APNA 11th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Reston, Virginia

 

Release Date: August 5, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: July 31, 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.