Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology
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Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Speaker: Patti A. Varley, ARNP, MN, CS – Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center; Clinical Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Washington

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 or commercial support to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length: 90 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the differences in pharmacokinetics in children vs. adults.
2. Identify psychological and sociological issues.
3. Discuss and identify what medications are approved for what disorders.
4. Discuss approval of medications for use in children vs. adults.

Key words: children & adolescents, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology

Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 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
Saturday, June 16, 2012 – 4:00pm–5:30pm
APNA 10th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Reston, Virginia

Release Date: August 10, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: August 29, 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.