Risk Management: Safe Prescribing Practices in Mental Health
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Risk Management: Safe Prescribing Practices in Mental Health

Speaker: Carolyn Buppert, NP, JD – Health Care Attorney, Law Office of Carolyn Buppert, P.C.

Disclosures: The speaker has no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Discussion of off-label uses will not occur during this presentation. 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 elements of malpractice.
2. Describe a case where a mental health prescriber was sued for malpractice.
3. Discuss what went wrong in the cases presented.
4. Explain the Drug Enforcement Administration's cautions for prescribers of controlled substances.

Key words: malpractice, DEA, private practice, liability, risk management, 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
Sunday, June 17, 2012 – 11:15am–12:45pm
APNA 10th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Reston, Virginia

Release Date: August 10, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: July 31, 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.