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This special series is directed at professional nurses working in all of the various psychiatric care settings. This is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the latest and most common pharmacological therapies used in the care of clients with dementia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and treatment-resistant depression. The key concerns with each of the therapies, the potential side effects/interactions, and the patient teaching needs will be addressed.


Session Dates/Times


Session 1: Pharmacotherapy of Addictive Illness: Recent Advances in Treatment Options
Time and Date to Be Announced

Presenter:

Diane Snow, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN
Clinical Professor & Director, PMHNP Program
University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing

Session Description:

Recent advancements in pharmacological interventions for alcohol, nicotine, opioid, cannabis and stimulant dependence will be presented, highlighting recent advancements in the neuroscience of addiction treatment. Recent discoveries of biomarkers and other outcome measure of pharmacotherapy will also be explored.

Session 2: ADHD
November 17, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00pm (central time)

Presenter:

Jane Le Vieux, PhD, RN, LPC
Pediatric Psychiatry Consult Nurse Liaison
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Jane Le Vieux has worked with children and their families for more than 25 years as a nurse, clinical therapist and play therapist discussed, the session will include. The use of verbal de-escalation and calming techniques as early intervention may prevent progression from agitation. The treatment of agitation and aggression in children and adolescents presenting to the Emergency Department requires successful management of the acute episode, followed by intervention design to reduce the intensity and frequency of subsequent episodes and violence.

Session 3: Treatment-Resistant Depression
December 1, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00pm (central time)

Presenter:

Susan Beyer Spencer, RN, MSN, PMHNP

On-demand programs available 24 hours following each live webinar session and remain available for one year.

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