Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services: January 2020
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and SLACK Incorporated
Table of Contents
Little Helpers No More: A Framework for Collaborative Deprescribing of Benzodiazepines in Older Adults
Travis Suss, PharmD, BCGP; and Michael Oldani, PhD, MS
Making Alliances With Patients Dependent on Benzodiazepines: A Provider’s Experience
Alan Amberg, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Let’s Talk About Benzodiazepine Use: Inpatient Psychiatric Nurses Initiating the Conversation
Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMHNP, FAAN
An Intervention to Decrease Benzodiazepine Prescribing by Providers in an Urban Clinic
Lois Platt, DNP, APRN, LCPC; Teresa A. Savage, PhD, RN; and Nimmi Rajagopal, MD, FAAFP
Sponsorship Statement: This CNE activity is jointly sponsored by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and SLACK Incorporated.
Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.
1. Gain knowledge about the complex history of benzodiazepine (BZD) use in America.
2. Describe the framework of collaborative deprescribing in the context of BZD use in the older adult population.
3. Review evidence-based approaches to titrating medications.
4. Identify potential techniques for advanced practice nurses to reduce BZD use in patients.
5. Discuss the key factors influencing inpatient nurses’ initiating alternative methods to BZD use.
6. Identify methods that inpatient nurses might use to discuss BZD use with patients.
7. Describe an educational intervention that combined two effective adult education methods to change BZD prescribing behavior.
8. Be able to calculate the relative potencies of the most popular BZDs as written in prescriptions.
Disclosure statement: Editors report the following financial relationships: Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Karen M. Jennings Mathis, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Authors report the following financial relationships: Travis Suss, Michael Oldani, Kathleen R. Delaney, Lois Platt, Teresa A. Savage, and Nimmi Rajagopal have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Alan Amberg serves on a speakers bureau for Janssen Neuroscience; however, he declares no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, for the current article. The staff of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services and the staff of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Accreditation statement(s): AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Credit designation: 3.0 contact hours will be awarded by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form.
Release date: January 1, 2020. Expiration Date: December 31, 2022.
How to participate: Read the articles in the activity, carefully noting any tables and other illustrative materials that are included to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content. Be sure to keep track of the amount of time (number of minutes) you spend reading the articles and completing the quiz. Read and answer each question on the quiz. After completing all of the questions, compare your answers to those provided within the issue. If you have incorrect answers, return to the article for further study. Once you complete the online evaluation, a certificate will be automatically generated.
Target audience: This CNE activity is primarily targeted to psychiatric and mental health nurses.