Nursing: Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Edition

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About the Course

This course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders.  Nurses with a focus on prevention and holistic care will gain knowledge and tools to better identify the complex factors that affect these clients, including assessment of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, understanding of associated risks and appropriate treatments, strategies for crisis management and recovery, and relapse-prevention and symptom-management strategies for long-term stabilization.  With increased insight and knowledge of these disorders, nurses will have improved recognition and understanding to assess, intervene, and positively impact the lives and care of patients and their families who suffer from these complex, challenging, and chronic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • List the different types of bipolar and related disorders.
  • Recognize etiological and other risk factors and comorbidities that impact the care of patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Describe the screening and assessment, including the signs and symptoms, of patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Describe the diagnosis, planning, intervention, and prevention processes for patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Describe the management and treatment of patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Discuss the nursing evaluation and documentation of patients with bipolar and related disorders.

About the Author:
Kimberleigh Cox, DNP, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Kimberleigh Cox, DNP, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, is an associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions and has been teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing students in community and mental health since 2003.  She is nationally board certified as both an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Dr. Cox received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University, master’s degree in nursing from the University of California San Francisco, completing a dual adult and psychiatric nurse practitioner program, and completed her doctor of nursing practice at USF. She has worked for Harvard, Brown, and Stanford Universities’ Departments of Psychiatry doing clinical psychiatric research, primarily in mood and anxiety disorders. Since 1998, she has practiced clinically as a both an adult and psychiatric nurse practitioner working with diverse populations of individuals with psychiatric, behavioral health, and addictive problems in a variety of ambulatory and residential care settings in the Bay Area.

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