APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute Sample Scenarios

 

How will the APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute (CPI) impact your care? With up to 22 contact hours in pharmacology, a lineup of interdisciplinary speakers, and a network of psychiatric-mental health nurses, CPI provides you with the science and meaningful interactions you need to provide the most up-to-date care to your patients in a variety of scenarios.

Learn strategies for situations like:

  • A patient informs you that she is experiencing chronic abdominal pain of unknown origin. How does new science around the microbiome and brain-gut connection impact your assessment?
    In Microbiome, Gut, Hormones, Brain Connections in Mental Health/Addictions, Wendy A. Henderson, PhD, MSN, CRNP, FAAN and Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD, MSc will explore the role of the gut-brain axis in substance use and mental health.
     
  • APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology InstituteA person who has survived past abuse is showing symptoms of mental illness - possibly bipolar disorder. How do the neurophsyiological effects of sustained fear impact how you tailor symptom management strategies?
    Mary Moller, DNP, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN will present Naming, Framing, and Containing the Physiology of Fear – A Wellness Approach. She will discuss the importance of correctly identifying the triggering of symptoms related to survival behaviors in differential diagnoses.
     
  • A new patient wants to discontinue her antipsychotic medications due to unwanted side effects. She knows what medications she is on, but there are no old records available to you. What is the best approach to decrease risk of harm and malpractice?
    To empower nurses to make treatment decisions with an understanding of legal concerns, Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD will present Legal Issues in Prescribing. This session will detail legal risks of common prescribing practices in psychiatric-mental health settings.


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