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CE SESSION – Evidence-based Pharmacologic Treatment of Peripartum Mental Health Disorders
October 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
This session is presented by Dr. Stacie Olson and Dr. Tanya Tanner.
Evidence-based Pharmacologic Treatment of Peripartum Mental Health Disorders
This continuing education presentation focuses on pharmacological management of peripartum psychiatric disorders. It provides an overview of the risk factors and prevalence of common peripartum psychiatric disorders before delving into diagnostic criteria and evidence-based pharmacologic interventions. Case studies will be used to illustrate appropriate evidence-based pharmacologic management strategies.
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Identify diagnostic criteria for frequently encountered peripartum psychiatric disorders.
- Discuss implementation of shared decision making in the treatment of peripartum psychiatric disorders.
- Recognize appropriate use of evidence-based first-line pharmacologic treatments for peripartum psychiatric disorders.
- Differentiate best practices in diagnosing and managing peripartum psychiatric disorders.
This activity is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. The content will be available beginning 10/6/2023 until 10/4/2024.
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Dr. Stacie Olson joined Frontier Nursing University in 2019 as a full time didactic course coordinator faculty. Prior she was a program director for a Psychiatric Mental Health NP program and full time assistant professor at the University of North Dakota for 12 years in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She earned her DNP in Nursing from Duquesne University in 2012, her Masters in Science in 2010 & Bachelors of Nursing in 1995 from the University of North Dakota. She is an AACN Fellow of the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.
Dr. Olson has been an active participant in several national professional organizations. She has served on the board of the National League for Nursing Nominations committee and is currently a CNEA onsite program evaluation practice team member for several site visits for more than 7 years. She has served for 10 years as a local Sigma Theta Tau board member and several years as a ND NP Association board member.
Dr. Olson practices full scope adult psychiatry practice for more than 12 years providing services to rural, underserved, and dual diagnosis populations in a private practice. Her practice is unique in that she is able to offer a mental health walk-in clinic and substance use treatment on site. She is a mother of a 23-year-old daughter and 2 fur babies. She enjoys reading, Kayaking, traveling, and spending time with her family, and is a passionate believer in lifelong learning and helping others.
Dr. Tanner joined Frontier Nursing University in 2011 after teaching as adjunct clinical and didactic faculty in various other undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She initially taught CNM and WHNP students about antenatal care and now teaches psychiatric concepts to CNM, FNP, and WHNP students as faculty in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. She earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 2012, her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2000, her Masters in Nursing from the University of Utah in 1996, and her Bachelors in Nursing from Westminster College of Salt Lake City in 1994. She belongs to Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau, and Frontier Nursing University Honor Societies and has been awarded multiple awards, including the prestigious Colorado State Nightingale Award.
Dr. Tanner is an active participant in several national professional organizations. She has served on the boards of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the A.C.N.M. Foundation, the American Midwifery Certification Board, The Colorado Nurses’ Association, and the Colorado Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She is currently the immediate past-chair of the AMCB research committee and the past-president of the Colorado Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
After practicing full-scope nurse-midwifery serving primarily underserved women for 23 years, Dr. Tanner obtained her postgraduate certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She currently practices at a private psychiatric practice caring for patients across the lifespan and specializing in perinatal mental health and ADHD. She is the mother of six and grandmother of five, enjoys reading, singing, traveling, and spending time with her family, and is a passionate believer in lifelong learning.
Dr. Thrower is the Department Chair for the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health at Frontier Nursing University. Her doctoral research examined oral histories of nurse-midwives in Georgia and she continues her research of the history of midwifery. She is also very passionate about the scholarship of teaching and learning and has published and presented on evidenced-based teaching methodologies.
During her 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Thrower established two nurse-midwifery practices in West Georgia. She continues clinical practice as a volunteer providing well woman and gynecologic care to women at a free clinic in West Georgia. She is a past-president of Georgia’s ACNM Affiliate is currently the ACNM National Program committee chair-elect. Dr. Thrower enjoys hiking, camping, boating, crocheting, reading, and solving crossword puzzles in her free time.