PEF Clinical Fact: Antipsychotic of Choice in COVID & Pneumonia

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This educational activity is dedicated to the essential and must-know clinical facts regarding the interaction of COVID-19 and Psychiatry.

This educational series will be discussed in the following five sections:

(1) PULMONARY: COVID-19 & Psychiatry:

  • Antipsychotics: Cautions, Risk Factors; Preferred antipsychotics and High-Risk antipsychotics.
  • Antidepressants: Cautions, Risk Factors; At-Risk antidepressants.
  • Mood Stabilizers: Preferred and At-Risk mood stabilizers (individual and combinations)
  • Benzodiazepines: Risk Factors; Preferred benzodiazepine.

(2) CARDIAC: COVID-19 & Psychiatry:

  • Antipsychotics: High-Risk, Moderate-Risk and Low-Risk antipsychotics.
  • Antidepressants: High-Risk, Moderate-Risk and Low-Risk antidepressants.
  • Mood Stabilizers: Preferred mood stabilizer.
  • Management of psychosis and agitation in medical-surgical patients who have or are at risk for prolonged QT interval.

(3) HEMATOLOGIC: COVID-19 & Psychiatry:

  • Antidepressants: of choice with Bleeding risk, Thromboembolism and Neutropenia.
  • Antipsychotics: risk of Neutropenia.
  • Mood Stabilizers: risk of Neutropenia.

(4) DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS: COVID-19 Medications & Psychotropics:

High-Risk, Moderate-Risk and Low-Risk Antipsychotics, Antidepressants, Mood Stabilizers and Benzodiazepines with:

  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Remdesivir
  • Lopinavir / Ritonavir
  • Azithromycin

(5) PSYCHOTROPICS MONITORING: During COVID-19:

(a) Lithium:

  • Lithium monitoring during COVID-19: for normal and at-risk patients.

(b) Clozapine:

  • ANC monitoring during COVID-19.
  • When to reduce the frequency of ANC monitoring?
  • If patient develops an infection on clozapine.
  • Monitoring protocol if clozapine toxicity develops.

This is a closed membership for medical professionals only.

  • 30+ Courses/Sections: Each chapter within these sections is of direct clinical relevance for your daily practice. 
  • Journal Club: we will post the most recently published psychiatry articles relevant to your daily clinical practice.
  • Coffee Club: contain short discussions with clinical experts in the field of psychiatry.
  • Essentials of Inpatient Psychiatry Book: All chapters from this book are included in the academy sections. 
  • Discussion Forum & Community: Connect with other medical professionals and discuss your difficult-to-treat clinical cases.
  • Conference Discounts: Academy members get discounted access at our conferences. 
  • Goal: is to have all important clinically relevant topics in one course.
 

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