Guide to Rational Prescribing: Neurophysiology and Drug Mechanisms of Action
Barbara J. Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC – Professor, Linfield College School of Nursing; PMHNP, Portland Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program Biography
Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) will occur during this presentation. The speaker has no conflicts of interest to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 180 minutes
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Associate key regions of the brain with psychiatric symptomatology.
2. Relate the putative neurotransmitter/receptor mechanisms of common drugs used in mental health care.
3. Relate psychiatric symptoms with neurophysiologic mechanism of actions associated with common psychotropic medications.
4. Propose prescribing practice in selected case studies.
Continuing Nursing Education
3.0 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 earn a score of 80% or better 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.
APNA 9th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Thursday, June 16, 2011
6:00pm – 9:15pm
Release Date: August 24, 2011
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013