Clinical Convergence®: Patient and Provider Perspectives on Optimal Care in Bipolar Depression

Title:

Clinical Convergence®: Patient and Provider Perspectives on Optimal Care in Bipolar Depression

Topic: Psychiatry
Relevant Terms: Bipolar disorder; Bipolar disorders
Primary Audience: Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants
Launch Date: 07-Mar-17
Credits: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
1.5 ANCC contact hours
Expiration Date: 07-Mar-18
Curriculum Name: Clinical Convergence®: Patient and Provider Perspectives on Optimal Care in Bipolar Depression

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Appropriately diagnose bipolar depression using effective comprehensive history-taking and screening questionnaires
  2. Proactively assess for and manage risk factors for suicidality in patients with bipolar disorder, including managing comorbidities
  3. Utilize appropriate acute and maintenance treatments for bipolar depression and comorbidities, based on their efficacy, safety, and recommendations for use
  4. Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families

    Faculty

    Deborah V. Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CMP
    Board Certified Master Psychopharmacologist
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Professor and Director of Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Specialty
    University of Louisville School of Nursing
    Owner
    Here and Now Psychiatric Services, Center for Pharmacogenomic Studies, and The Parenting Institute
    Louisville, KY
    Joseph F. Goldberg, MD
    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York, NY
     
    PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
     
    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
    NURSING CONTINUING EDUCATION
    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This educational activity for 1.5 contact hours is provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.   Designated for 0.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

    DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
     
    The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
    • Deborah V. Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CMP, has affiliations with Assurex Health (Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or Their Agents).
    • Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, has affiliations with American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Inc. (Royalty); Medscape, Sunovion, and WebMD (Consulting Fees); and Merck, Sunovion, Takeda-Lundbeck, and Vanda (Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or Their Agents).
    RMEI Medical Education, LLC
    • Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
    • Alisa G. Woods, PhD, LMHC, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
    • Amy Reeve has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
    Planners and Managers
    The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
     
    DISCLAIMER
    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
     
    DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
     
    The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
     
    Estimated time to complete: 1.5 hour
    Medium: Internet

    FEE INFORMATION
    There is no fee for this educational activity.

    COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
    This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sunovion.

    HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
    By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are entitled to receive up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 1.5 ANCC contact hours. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:
     
    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    • Participate in the activity.
    • Complete the activity evaluation.
    Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.
     
    COURSE VIEWING REQUIREMENTS
    Supported Browsers:
    Internet Explorer 9.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1
    Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
    Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
    Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above
     
    Supported Phones & Tablets:
    Android 4.0.3 and above
    iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.