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

Psychiatry
Curriculum:
Clinical ConvergenceĀ®: Patient and Provider Perspectives on Optimal Care in Bipolar Depression
Credits:
1.5 ANCC Contract Hours 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Launch Date:
07-Mar-17
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants

Relevant Terms:

Bipolar disorder; Bipolar disorders

Deborah V. Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CMP

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

Deborah V. Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CMP, is a board certified master psychopharmacologist, a child and adolescent psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, and a professor in and director of the Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Specialty at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. Dr. Thomas is also the owner of Here and Now Psychiatric Services, Center for Pharmacogenomic Studies, and The Parenting Institute. She completed her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Indiana University and her doctorate in education leadership with a minor in ethics from Spalding University.
 
Dr. Thomas focuses her research on a variety of psychiatric topics. She has been published in multiple publications and serves as an active presenter for several international nursing and medicine conferences. She is an active member in the leadership of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN). She presents on a variety of psychiatric and mental health topics annually at the national and/or international level. Dr. Thomas is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Psychiatric Nursing. She was awarded the Susan McCabe Lectureship for 2015 by the ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute and the International Psychiatric Educator of the Year for 2012 by ISPN. Dr. Thomas is a recognized professional speaker and leader in cutting-edge psychiatric nursing practice and education.

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and director of the Affective Disorders Research Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. Dr. Goldberg attended college at the University of Chicago, graduate school in neuroscience at the University of Illinois, and medical school at Northwestern University. He completed his residency and chief residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in psychopharmacology at the Payne Whitney Clinic, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he later served on the faculty and was site principal investigator at Weill-Cornell Medical Center for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) program.
 
Dr. Goldberg has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers on topics related mainly to the treatment and clinical features of bipolar disorder. He also published three books on bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology, most recently Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications, published in 2012 by American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
 
Dr. Goldberg serves on the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology board of directors and is on the editorial boards for a number of peer reviewed journals. His research has been awarded funding from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD), NIMH, the Stanley Foundation, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Goldberg is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been listed for many years in Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly’s “America's Top Doctors.”
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

 
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.
 
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