2025: Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Severe Mental Illness
This presentation will present data from a prospective chart review study looking at the risks for metabolic syndrome in patients admitted to acute psychotic disorder units. Risk factors pertinent to this group will be reviewed and the lack of interface between psychiatry and primary care will be discussed. Recommendations will be made for future studies and interventions.
Speakers: Catherine Coakley, MS, RN-BC; Paula Bolton, MS, RN/NP
Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify what puts psychiatric patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
2. Discuss the need for primary care follow up for psychiatric patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
3. Identify strategies for implementing interventions aimed at decreasing risks for metabolic syndrome.
Keywords: metabolic syndrome, second generation antipsychotic medications, primary care
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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 American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 10:10am – 10:55am
Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 25, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire:January 31, 2013