Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding and Addressing the Metabolic Pathophysiology in Psychiatric Disorders
Speaker: Mary Ann Nihart, MA, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC – Nurse Manager, Outpatient Mental Health Services, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center
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: 105 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome and connections to psychiatric disorders.
2. Examine relative contributions of various psychopharmacologic agents to the development of metabolic syndrome.
3. Analyze options for treatment of metabolic syndrome in individuals with psychiatric illness.
Key words: pathophysiology, pharmacology, metabolics, metabolic syndrome
Continuing Nursing Education
1.75 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 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 – 1:00pm – 2:45pm
APNA 10th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Release Date: August 10, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: July 31, 2014