APRN Pharmacology Today: Understanding Treatment of Bipolar Disorders

APRN Pharmacology Today: Understanding Treatment of Bipolar Disorders

Type: Online
Expiration Date: 12/16/2019
Location: Online

Contact Hours

Pharmacology Hours


Join us for a new APRN Pharmacology Today online course where you will review pharmacotherapeutic options for treating patients with bipolar disorder. Sign up for an in-depth review on bipolar disorder and its treatment through use of mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics. Expand your knowledge in this interactive online course and learn how to treat patients diagnosed with the unique condition of bipolar disorder. 

It’s time to have a better understanding of your patients’ mental health. Join Katie S. Adams, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, clinical pharmacy specialist in behavioral health at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, for this new self-paced online course to get a better understanding of how to diagnose and treat bipolar disorder.

This innovative pharmacology course includes case studies, self-assessment quizzes, and reflection to engage and illustrate drug contexts for bipolar disorder, along with information on available drug treatments, current clinical practice guidelines, standards of care, and therapeutic options for patients whose first-line treatments fail.

Key Learning Outcomes


After taking this interactive online course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder
  • Review current literature and guideline recommendations for the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Compare and contrast the available pharmacologic treatments for bipolar disorder including mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics
  • Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for a patient with bipolar disorder

Presented By


Katie S. Adams, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS

Dr. Katie Adams is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Behavioral Health at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Adams received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy and completed a pharmacy practice residency and a psychiatric pharmacy residency at VCU Health System. She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy and pharmacotherapy. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at VCU School of Pharmacy, serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents and is an active member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

Pricing Information




Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) does not endorse any products or services.

Price: $79.00

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