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Clinical Grand Rounds June 2, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Starzl Biomedical Science Tower - Room S120

Powerful PRNS: Mastering Medications for Acute Agitation

 

 John Rozel, MD, MSL
 Associate Professor of Psychiatry and
 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 Medical Director, re:solve Crisis Network
 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

 

 

 Keith Stowell, MD
 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency & Intake Services
 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC


 

 

 Nolan P. Hughes, MD 
 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

 

 

 

 

 Courtney Walker, DO
 PGY-4 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

 

 



Pharmacotherapy of acute agitation is a critical tool to support patient recovery and milieu safety.  Finding the balance between clinical benefit and adverse effects while trying to apply a broad array of clinical research to acute emergencies is challenging. This discussion will look at PRN practices within Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, practice guidelines including the Project BETA Guidelines from AAEP, and a series of cases to explore the art and science of pharmacotherapy of agitation.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize current, evident based best practices for pharmacotherapy of acute agitation.
  2. Describe where pharmacotherapy fits in the spectrum of interventions for agitation.
  3. Employ best practices engaging agitated patients to improve outcomes with medications.

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits. 

For more information regarding this lecture, please contact Frances Patrick at patrickfm@upmc.edu