Medication Education: The Latest Information on Side Effects and Dangerous Adverse Reactions

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Date Mar 25, 2015
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Cathy Weitzel uses decades of experience to help you sort through and make sense of the barrage of new research and warnings about various medications.

Full Description:
Theoretically, medications get better over time to target symptoms while minimizing side effects. The reality is that practitioners MUST remain cognizant of medications’ side effects and dangerous adverse reactions. This becomes especially important when polypharmacy seems to be the norm.  

This webinar will address some of the medications that have recently been the target of class-action lawsuits around the country. You will receive vital and current information to assist you in exceeding best practice guidelines. With attention devoted to timely issues such as the FDA Black Box Warning regarding suicidal thinking, as well as the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH), this webinar is essential for anyone working with clients who take medications.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe multiple categories of Extrapyramidal Side Effects (EPSE) and specific medications implicated
Differentiate between Serotonin Syndrome and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Recognize Steven’s Johnson Syndrome and the medications implicated
Explain the significance of hyponatremia and the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH) as it relates to medication and polypharmacy
Recall updated evidence for FDA Black Box Warning (BBW) of medication induced suicidality
Identify FDA Black Box Warning (BBW) of medication and QTc prolongation in all populations, with a focus on geriatric patients

Your Presenter:
Cathy Weitzel, MSN, APRN, BC, is an ANCC board certified lecturer and clinical instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Wichita State University. As co-owner of Advocates for Behavioral Health, PA, Ms. Weitzel has prescriptive authority and sees adults and older adults for psychotropic medication management. She has over 25 years of experience working in settings such as ED assessment/triage, inpatient acute care locked units, medical detox, and utilization review. She has published articles on the topics of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Serotonin Syndrome, and Suicide Assessment. Her professional memberships are extensive and include the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and the American Association of Suicidology.  

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Educators


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