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Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
This course provides an overview of schizophrenia, including its etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment. Therapeutic interventions suggested in the course may help the nurse in caring for patients with schizophrenia.
- Discuss the biopsychosocial theories of the causes of schizophrenia.
- Describe the development of schizophrenia.
- Describe the clinical presentation for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
- Discuss various pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic treatment modalities used in caring for patients with schizophrenia.
- Identify relapse prevention strategies.
Catherine Gilbert, EdD, RN, is currently a faculty member in the Department of Nursing at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and has more than 30 years of nursing experience. She has worked in mental health/psychiatric nursing for more than 25 years in inpatient and outpatient settings with patients experiencing acute and chronic mental illness, in forensic psychiatry, on crisis teams, and as a mental health therapist. She has been teaching mental health nursing to undergraduate and post-RN nursing students since 1991 and continues to work in the emergency department with the psychiatric crisis team performing emergency psychiatric evaluations.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- 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.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.