1046: Psychopharmacology, Recovery, and Trauma-Informed Care: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls
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1046:  Psychopharmacology, Recovery, and Trauma-Informed Care:  Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls
Implementing recovery principles with an eye toward trauma-informed care often causes a significant shift in thinking and approach for the clinician that can be challenging but offers great opportunities and rewards. This presentation will examine prescriptive practice in the context of recovery principles and identify pitfalls that may re-traumatize the individuals we serve.


Speaker: Mary Ann Nihart, MA, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures: This presenter has no financial relationship or interest in any product discussed in this presentation.
Any incidental mention of off label uses of medication will be identified as “off label” during the lecture.  Discussion of specific medication uses is not the primary focus of this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Session Length: 120 minutes


Target Audience: RN, APRN


Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify key principles of recovery as they relate to prescriptive practice.
2. Explain how common prescriber behaviors conflict with recovery principles.
3.  Utilize methods for implementing recovery principles in prescriptive practice.


Key words:  pharmacology, trauma, trauma informed care, prescribing, recovery


Continuing Nursing Education
2.0 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
Wednesday, October 19, 2011: 3:20pm – 5:20pm
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California


Release Date: April 12. 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 2014

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.