Treating Schizophrenia and Associated Comorbidities

 

Nebraska Nursing Roundtable Webinar Series

November 18, 2015

6:00-7:30 pm CST

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Title

Treating Schizophrenia and Associated Comorbidities

Description

Christine Karell, APRN, will provide a compelling presentation on Treating Schizophrenia and Associated Comorbidities.

OVERALL EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the end of this activity, the learner should be better able to:

1. Identify diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia and differential diagnoses.
2. Identify psychiatric co-morbidities associated with schizophrenia.
3. Discuss trends in lifespan and mortality among patients with schizophrenia in comparison to the general population.
4. Address reasons for increased mortality in patients with schizophrenia.
5. Monitor and manage comorbidities seen in patients with schizophrenia.
6. Weigh advantages and disadvantages of various antipsychotics in order to choose appropriate agent(s) in the management of schizophrenia and associated psychiatric and medical comorbidities in patients with schizophrenia

Target Audience

The target audience for this webinar series is nurse practitioners, particularly those working in primary care, psychiatric and/or emergency settings, and other specialties, Registered Nurses, and all other professionals or students who are interested in mental/behavioral health care.

 

Overall Educational Objectives

At the end of this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  1. Identify diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia and differential diagnoses.
  2. Identify psychiatric co-morbidities associated with schizophrenia.
  3. Discuss trends in lifespan and mortality among patients with schizophrenia in comparison to the general population.
  4. Address reasons for increased mortality in patients with schizophrenia.
  5. Manage comorbidities seen in patients with schizophrenia.
  6. Weigh advantages and disadvantages of various antipsychotics in order to choose appropriate agent(s) in the management of schizophrenia and associated psychiatric and medical comorbidities in patients with schizophrenia

TO RECEIVE CREDIT
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.

  • Participate in the entire 90 minute live webinar session.
  • Click the link provided at the end of the webinar and complete the online evaluation instrument
  • Print your certificate on-line.
  • The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.5 contact hours.
  • Please note: The link to the evaluation and certificate will expire November 24, 2015

JOINT PROVIDER CREDIT STATEMENT:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, BHECN, and the Nebraska Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and BHECN requires CE faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

Financial Support

This program is not supported by any commercial or financial interest.

DISCLAIMER

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and BHECN present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, BHECN, and the American Psychiatric Nursing Association assume no liability for the information herein. Accredited status as a continuing nursing education provider refers only to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education continuing education activities, and does not imply UNMC or American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial supporters.

 

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UNMC ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is provided for 1.5 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education was awarded Accreditation with distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program. This distinction is valid through 2016.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions concerning content, please contact Heidi Keeler @ 402-559-4524 or E-mail: hkeeler@unmc.edu. For questions regarding credit, please contact Valeta Creason Wahl @ 402-559-7487 or Email: vcreason@unmc.edu.