Bipolar Disorder Through the Lifespan: Update on Current Treatment and Care

Bipolar Disorder Through the Lifespan: Update on Current Treatment and Care

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:This presentation will provide participants with current views on treatment and interventions for children, adults and geriatric patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Instructor: Kathy Fitzsimmons, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Mary Black School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Target Audience: Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, Healthcare Providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children, adults and geriatric patients.
2. Differentiate and analyze various etiologies and manifestations of the disease.
3. Create a nursing concept map care plan that addresses the needs of the patient with bipolar disorder.
4. Identify different treatment modalities for the patient with bipolar disorder.
5. Identify client and family teaching needs to prevent relapse.
6. Critically appraise new research regarding bipolar disorder treatments.

Length of Course: 90 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.5 contact hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.5 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others:This program is approved for 0.15CEUs (1.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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