This session focuses on safe medication prescribing for older adults with psychiatric diagnoses and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. It provides an overview of commonly used medications for the pharmacological management of depression, bipolar states, schizophrenia, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, and other common psychiatric syndromes in older adults. Evidence-based pharmacologic care are discussed using case study methodology that examines quality care for complex older adults.
Contact hours available until 9/24/2018.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Midge Bowers discloses that she is a member of the speakers’ bureau (training only) for Amgen.
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify at least three medication safety issues in older adults focusing on the psychopharmacology, list non pharmacological and pharmacologic alternatives to antipsychotics for managing behavioral symptoms associated with dementia, and apply practice principles of pharmacological management of geropsychiatric disorders discussed in multiple clinical cases.
PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP,
Professor and Nurse Practitioner,
University of Maryland School of Nursing