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AMDA's 2015 Annual Conference


A39 - Practical Psychopharmacology in Long-Term Care


Mar 19, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 19, 2015 5:00pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPLM Designation Statement: This Internet Enduring Material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.50 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

Session Description:
This session will present a case-based approach to enable discussion of various psychiatric syndromes, diagnosis, and treatment options using different classes of psychopharmacological agents. Presenters will discuss indication side effects drug interactions and uses of antidepressants, anxiolytics, sedative-hypnotics, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic medications.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Discuss appropriate use/s of the common classes of psychopharmacological agents in older adults in PA/LTC settings
  • Describe common indications, side-effects and caveats relative to the use of various antidepressants, mood stabilizers/anti-consultants, antipsychotics, and Anxiolytics & Sedative Hypnotics

Speaker(s):
Meenakshi Patel, MD, MMM, CMD
George T. Grossberg, MD
Albert Barber, PharmD, CGP

Disclosure(s):
Dr. Barber - Advisory Board: AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly. Dr. Grossberg - Consultant: Accera, Avanir, Baxter, Elan, Forest, Lundbeck, Natural Molecular Testing Corporation, Novartis, Otsuka, Takeda; Research Support: Baxter, Forest, Genentech, Lundbeck, NIH, Novartis, Otsuka.
Dr. Patel - Research Support: Accera, AstraZeneca, Avanir, Avid, Elan, Eli Lilly, Forest, GSK, Janssen, Lundbeck, Merck, Novartis, Otsuka.

Reference(s):
Mort JR et al Managing Depression for Residents in Nursing Facilities The Consultant Pharmacist Vol. 27 No 7 July 2012 Buckley NA Serotonin Syndrome 2014: g1626: 10.1136 (published 19 February 2014) Berry SD et al Nonbenzodiazepine Sleep Medication Use and Hip Fractures in Nursing Home Residents JAMA Intern med (published online March 4, 2013) Wright BM Augmentation with Atypical Antipsychotics for Depression: A Review of Evidence-Based Support from the Medical Literature Pharmacotherapy 2013; 33 (3): 344-359 Huybrechts KF Comparative Safety of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Home Residents JAGS 60: 420-429, 2012 Woods DL, Mentes JC Agitated Behavior as a Prodromal Symptom of Physical Illness: A Case of Influenza JAGS December 2006 - Vol. 54, No. 12 pp 1953-55 Tampi RR et al Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Part I – Epidemiology, Neurobiology, Heritability, and Evaluation Clinical Geriatrics May 2011 Tampi RR et al Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Part II – Treatment Clinical Geriatrics June 2011.

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Credits

Credits: None available.

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