(PRWEB) February 23, 2012
A new CNE opportunity entitled Strategies for Achieving Remission of Major Depressive Disorder is now available on the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) eLearning Center (http://elearning.apna.org). Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. In the United States, the disease affects 6.8% of the population, and about 3.4% of people with MDD commit suicide.
The online CNE activity is intended to actively engage participating psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nurses in evaluating their current clinical practices, identifying areas for improvement in the management of MDD, and planning to make positive changes in order to improve patient outcomes. The online faculty will address real-life scenarios encountered in the clinical setting.
The course director for the webinar is Dr. Larry Culpepper (Boston University School of Medicine) and the course chair and designated nurse planner is Dr. Barbara Jones Warren (Ohio State University College of Nursing). The members of the faculty are Dr. Madhukar Trivedi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas) and Dr. Denise Vanancore (Gwynedd Mercy College).
At the end of this online activity, learners should be able to:
- Describe the impact of inadequate management of MDD on patient outcomes;
- Incorporate updated MDD guidelines into clinical practice;
- Use strategies to improve patient adherence to the treatment plan;
- Implement effective approaches for achieving remission in patients with difficult-to-treat MDD
For more information about the Strategies for Achieving Remission of Major Depressive Disorder online CNE activity and to register, please contact us at:
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About American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
The APNA is a professional association organized to advance the science and education of psychiatric-mental health nursing. It is committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing, health, wellness and recovery promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.
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