At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify four (4) mental illnesses affecting older adults.
Identify three (3) medication classifications used to treat mental illness in older adults.
List three (3) common side effects of psychotherapeutic medications.
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about mental health in the older adult by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.
Nancy Slattery, RN, BSN
Nancy Slattery is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from George Mason University. She has over 35 years of Behavioral Health experience in nursing. Nancy has been serving in roles in Case Management, Clinical Nurse Supervisor and developing training programs related to mental illness for staff. Nancy is a subject matter expert for Behavioral Health work flows and policies. Nancy has played key roles in educating staff in identifying, supporting and closing gaps in care for members with mental health challenges.