In this interactive session, we will explore best practices for depression screening and care, application of the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model to normalize depression screening, and holistic treatment planning for diverse individuals using a Shared Decision Making model.
Attendees will be able to:
- Identify at least two reasons why depression screening conducted at least yearly, and more frequently for clients with increased risk, represents best practice.
- Associate the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model with evidence-based depression screening and current guidelines.
- Recognize strategies to administer the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) in a standard clinic visit.
- Describe PHQ results interpretation and subsequent treatment planning.
- Identify evidence-based strategies for Shared Decision Making (SDM) with clients when selecting and implementing treatment for depression, including prescribing medication.
- Identify strategies to improve the efficacy of depression care for people of diverse cultural and language backgrounds.
This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 22095744. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity has been approved through September 30, 2023.
Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation at the link below in order to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about completion of the activity or the evaluation form, please contact email@example.com. This activity’s approval expires on September 30, 2023.
Dr. Ann Schaeffer, DNP, CNM, M.Ed, CNE, FACNM
Dr. Ann Schaeffer has practiced midwifery in Virginia for 22 years. She is a two-time midwifery practice founder, and has directed programs to improve access to contraceptives, colposcopy, perinatal care, CenteringPregnancy, and depression treatment for her diverse and multicultural community. Dr. Schaeffer participates in the ACNM Workforce Committee, chairs the Subcommittee on Burnout, and peer reviews for the JMWH. She serves in the Virginia Affiliate leadership, chairs the Virginia Student/New Midwife Committee, and is a fellow of the ACNM. Dr. Schaeffer has been teaching for over a decade, mentoring and precepting undergraduate and graduate students. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Frontier Nursing University, where she teaches and mentors DNP students in their quality improvement projects.