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NUR116 - Antipsychotics & the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge of the health care professional of antipsychotic medications and implications of their use in the elderly population. Objectives: 1. List common antipsychotic medications; 2. Describe the potential risks of treatment of dementia in the elderly with antipsychotic medications. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified medication assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.