Psychiatric Drugs and Patient Care Series

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Antianxiety Agents

Product code: 78342R        

Overview:

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses an understanding of the types of anxiety disorders, medications used in nursing intervention and the possible side effects of these medications. This program has been updated to include currently used medications including anxiolytic, antidepressant and antipsychotic medications.

This video is one of a four-part series.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the types of anxiety, their signs and symptoms.
  • Explain the interventions used to treat the various forms of anxiety.
  • Describe the major medications used in treating anxiety.
  • Describe the possible side effects of intervention medications.

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Antidepressant Agents

Product code: 78341R        

Overview:

Depression may affect up to 5% of the general population each year. This program takes a systemic look at this common illness. Neurotransmitters and receptors in the brain are examined, including theories related to how medication provides relief from depression. The three broad categories of antidepressant agents are examined: tricylic agents, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Specific agents within each group are discussed with a focus on drug interactions and precautions and potential side effects.

This video is one of a four-part series.

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Antipsychotic Agents

Product code: 78339R        

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of the schizophrenia, medications used in nursing intervention and the possible side effects of these medications. This program has been updated to include currently used first and second generation antipsychotic medications and treatment techniques.

This video is one of a four-part series.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe schizophrenia, its signs and symptoms.
  • Explain the pathology of schizophrenia.
  • Describe the nursing interventions for schizophrenia.
  • Describe the medications used to treat schizophrenia and the possible side effects of these medications.

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Mood Stabilizing Agents

Product code: 78340R        

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, nursing interventions and the medications used to treat bipolar disorders. This program has been updated to reflect currently used mood stabilizing medications such as lithium, anticonvulsants, antipsychotic agents and olanzapine.

This video is one of a four-part series.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe bipolar disorder, its signs and symptoms.
  • Explain the interventions used to treat bipolar disorder.
  • Describe interventions and the intervention process.
  • Describe the major medications used in bipolar disorder.
  • Describe the possible side effects of intervention medications.

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