Training on Mental Health Medicine

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Training on Mental Health Medicine

  1. 1. Raising awareness of medicines used in mental health: an e-learning package for allied healthcare professionals and support workersSafe & Secure Handling There are 8 sections and a test displayed on the tabs on the left hand side. Antipsychotics Each section contains interactive learning material along with some scenarios and learning exercises to test your knowledge. Antidepressants Throughout the package there are also sign-posting icons Mood Stabilisers which you can click on for links to Trust policies and useful websites. Benzodiazepines The entire package is expected to take xx hours/minutes. If you do not have time to complete it all at once don’t worry as you can go through it a ADHD Medicines section at a time and when you log back in it will automatically start where you left off. Dementia Medicines We hope you will find this package useful. Smoking and alcohol Happy learning ! TestBack Main Next © SWLSTG 2012
  2. 2. Clozapine Side effects Hypersalivation Weight gain/diabetes Blood testing 48 hour ruleSmoking and clozapine Seizures Sedation/drowsiness Scenario Constipation Heart rhythm changes These are just some of the main side effects, for a full list see the BNF, SPC or PIL.Back Main Next menu © SWLSTG 2012
  3. 3. Clozapine Side effects Hypersalivation Weight gain/diabetes Blood testing Hypersalivation 48 hour rule This usually occurs in the first 4 weeks of treatment, however it may persistSmoking and clozapine Seizures Sedation/drowsiness Patients could try chewing sugar-free gum or propping their pillows Scenario up at night to help If it becomes troublesome the doctor may decide to prescribe a side-effect medication Constipation Heart rhythm changes These are just some of the main side effects, for a full list see the BNF, SPC or PIL.Back Main Next menu © SWLSTG 2012

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