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Clinical Convergence<sup>®</sup>: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Depression

Clinical Convergence®: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Depression

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

60 minutes

Released

August 30, 2019

Expires

August 29, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 ANCC contact hour(s); 0.20 APRN contact hour(s)

Accredited Providers

Jointly provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sunovion.

Program Description

In this educational activity, which is based on a symposium held during the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute meeting, you will hear from a live adolescent patient with bipolar disorder and her caregiver, as well as 2 faculty experts. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment for pediatric and adolescent bipolar disorder through challenging clinical case presentations, clinical questions, and a panel discussion highlighting the personal impact of bipolar disorder.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, NPs, and PAs in mental health and primary care settings, who manage children and adolescents with bipolar depression.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, you should be better able to:

  • Correctly diagnose bipolar depression in children and adolescents based on DSM-5 criteria, characteristics of the disorder, and use of screening tools
  • Treat bipolar depression in adolescent and pediatric patients based on evidence-based data and guidelines for management

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policies

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Sara Jones, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Specialty Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health NP Specialty
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Nursing
Little Rock, AR

Dr. Jones has affiliations with National Institutes on Mental Health (Contracted Research).

Robert A. Kowatch, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
The Ohio State Medical Center / Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Columbus, OH

Dr. Kowatch has affiliations with REACH Institute (Speakers’ Bureaus); Forest, Pfizer (Other - DSMC).

Accredited Provider Disclosures

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Designation Statement

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.00 contact hour(s).

For advance practice nurse, this activity has 0.20 contact hour(s) of pharmacotherapy content.

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 this 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.

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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 65% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at information@pimed.com.

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