3026: Co-morbidity of Homelessness, Mental Illness, Substance Use, Chronic Medical Illness, and Pharmacotherapy Challenges
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3026: Co-morbidity of Homelessness, Mental Illness, Substance Use, Chronic Medical Illness, and Pharmacotherapy Challenges

 

Speakers: Mary Weber, PhD, APRN, PMHNP

 

Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses will take place during this presentation.  The speaker and the activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 60 minutes

 

Target Audience: APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe characteristics of the homeless population in regards to medical, psychiatric and substance co-morbidities.
2. Describe how a trauma-informed framework is useful in the care of homeless individuals.
3. Identify strategies in decision-making to address complex co-morbid psychiatric, substance, and medical co-morbidities and discuss specific treatment options in case study presented.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
1.0 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
Friday, October 11, 2013
APNA 27th Annual Conference
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

 

Release Date: January 3, 2014
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 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.