PMM Online Learning

Improving Safety with Psychotropic Medications

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Archived Webinar (Original Date: March 8, 2017)

Presented by Dr. Ajit Ninan, MD, FRCPC & Ross Evans, BSc Pharm, MA Journ

  • Summarize the current context regarding children, youth, and psychotropic medication use
  • Define ‘risk-benefit’ ratio and how it applies to children and youth who are prescribed psychotropic medications
  • Provide examples regarding how the child/youth’s circle of care can facilitate safe use of psychotropic medications
  • List tools that can be used for psychotropic medication monitoring

The content in this presentation is for personal study and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Part 1 Stimulants: Practical Psychopharmacology for More Complex Mental Health Presentations

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Archived Webinar (Original Date: October 11, 2017)

Presented by Dr. Ajit Ninan, MD, FRCPC & Joel Lamoure, RPh, DD, FASCP

The intended goal of this series of webinars is to facilitate clinical discussion regarding the pharmacologic management of complex mental health presentations in children/youth.

The content in this presentation is for personal study and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Part 2 Antipsychotics & Mood Stabilizers: Practical Psychopharmacology for More Complex Mental Health Presentations

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Archived Webinar (Original Date: January 31, 2018)

Presented by Dr. Ajit Ninan, MD, FRCPC & Joel Lamoure, RPh, DD, FASCP

The intended goal of this series of webinars is to facilitate clinical discussion regarding the pharmacologic management of complex mental health presentations in children/youth.

The content in this presentation is for personal study and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Practical Psychopharmacology for More Complex Mental Health Presentations: A 3 part series 3

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Archived Webinar (Original Date: April 11, 2018)

Presented by: Dr. Ajit Ninan, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director & Joel Lamoure, RPh., DD., FASCP

The intended goal of this series of webinars is to facilitate clinical discussion regarding the pharmacologic management of complex mental health presentations in children/youth. These clients often use stimulants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anti-depressants/anti-anxiety medications, each of which has their own risks and benefits from an evidence-informed lens. Often times, mental health presentations can be complicated by symptom complexity, medical and mental health co-morbidities as well as medication related complexities, including kinetics, dynamics and polymorphisms. This webinar series will review factors to consider when prescribers are faced with similar situations.

Part 1: Stimulants

Part 2: Antipsychotics and Mood Stabilizers 

Part 3: Anti-Depressants/Anti-Anxiety Medications

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