Military Mission, Culture, and Psychopharmacologic Considerations
This presentation will review service specific military missions and cultural considerations associated with military service, examine common stressors and the influence of mental illness stigma within the military, and introduce service specific prevention/intervention models. Additionally, the presenters will summarize rules of engagement for prescribing psychotropic medications to military service members.
Speakers: CDR Sean P. Convoy, PMHNP, BC; CDR Jean Fisak, NC, USN, PMHCNS-BC
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: 120 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Review service specific military missions and cultural considerations associated with military service.
2. Examine common stressors and the influence of mental illness stigma within the military.
3. Introduce service specific prevention/intervention models.
4. Discuss high risk, problem prone, and low volume issues associated with military based mental health care.
5. Summarize rules of engagement for prescribing psychotropic medications to military service members.
Key words: military, PTSD, pharmacology, stress injury continuum
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.
Sunday, June 17, 2012 – 8:00am–10:00am
APNA 10th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Release Date: July 10, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: August 1, 2015