PRAC 6660: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent
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PRAC 6660: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent
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Week 11Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphotoPracticum Week 9
This week, you will log all of your Practicum hours in the Meditrek system. You also complete a Decision Tree concerning children with psychotic disorders.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
“Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders”
Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Note: All Stahl resources can be accessed through the Walden Library using the link. This link will take you to a login page for the Walden Library. Once you log in to the library, the Stahl website will appear.
To access information on the following medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 5th Ed. tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.
Review the following medications:
Schizoaffective disorder Schizophrenia
Note: Many of these medications are FDA approved for adults only. Some are FDA approved for disorders in children and adolescents. Many are used “off label” for the disorders examined in this week. As you read the Stahl drug monographs, focus your attention on FDA approvals for children/adolescents (including “ages” for which the medication is approved, if applicable) and further note which drugs are “off label.”
Assignment: Practicum: Decision Tree (Due in Week 10)
For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat clients presenting with early onset schizophrenia.
Evaluate clients for treatment of mental health disorders
Examine Case 3: You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the diagnosis and treatment for this client. Be sure to consider co-morbid physical as well as mental factors that might impact the client’s diagnosis and treatment.
At each Decision Point, stop to complete the following:
Decision #1: Differential Diagnosis
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