• Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Author(s): Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, APRN-BC
Peer Reviewer(s): Florence Roberts, PhD, APRN, BC
Item#: N1440
1 Course Book (230 pages)
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Depression: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Updated 1st Edition

Price $64.95
Item # N1440
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PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with accreditation criteria, content hours will not be awarded for completion of this course beyond 5/31/2017.

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/17

As front-line providers of care it is essential that all nurses know how to manage patients with depression. This continuing education course provides nurses with multiple perspectives on the latest information for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with depression. Opportunities for reader reflection and clinical examples are included. 

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of depressive disorders.
  • Describe the impacts of depression on the family/relationships.
  • Identify depression characteristics in particular age groups, including children and older adults.
  • Describe social, economic, and cultural factors that influence depression and its treatment.
  • Discuss the links between chronic /terminal illness and depression.
  • Identify variations in depression (i.e. Seasonal affective disorder).
  • Describe the connection between depression and substance abuse.
  • Discuss acting-out behaviors in depressed individuals.
  • Identify women-specific depression symptoms.
  • Describe ways in which depression is marketed.
  • Discuss the future of depression treatments.
  • Describe depression self-diagnosis and depression in loved ones.
Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, APRN-BC, teaches undergraduate and graduate Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at the University of Vermont. Cheryl received her master's degree in Mental Health Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB) in 1985. Since then she has been working as an ANA-certified APRN. She currently works as a nurse psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist in a private practice focusing on behavioral medicine. Cheryl received her doctorate in nursing from SUNYAB in 1995. Her main research interest is depression occurring with other chronic conditions.
Florence Roberts, PhD, APRN, BC, earned her BSN at the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston, an MN in Maternal and Child Health at Emory University in Atlanta, her MSN in Mental Health Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her PhD in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has taught both pediatric and psychiatric nursing, but her focus for the past 13 years has been psychiatric nursing. She has served as an individual and family therapist and as a PRN staff nurse at a crisis stabilization unit. She is certified as a clinical nurse specialist in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatric nursing. She is currently Associate Professor of Nursing at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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