Antipsychotic Medications and Metabolic Outcomes
The goal of this course is to provide the nurse with information related to metabolic dysfunction and antipsychotic medications.

Course Publication Date: April 11, 2018

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Author:Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE
Course No:AMM032318
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify the signs and symptoms suggesting the metabolic syndrome.
  • Discuss the relationship between medications prescribed for schizophrenia and the metabolic syndrome.
  • Identify antipsychotic treatments associated with high potential for development of the metabolic syndrome.
  • Describe three adverse metabolic effects associated with atypical antipsychotic medications.
  • Identify nursing considerations for patients with schizophrenia related to the metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus.


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