- Sonata Bohen
- 1 Hour 38 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Nov 24, 2020
Expert Clinician Sonata Bohen, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and NEI Master Psychopharmacologist, knows well the challenges you are facing in practice right now. You, too, are seeing patients experiencing increasing levels of social isolation, unemployment and financial concerns, domestic abuse and resulting mental health diagnoses, particularly amongst our most vulnerable patient populations.
As the insidious effects of Covid-19 are taking place all across the country, those physical symptoms must be managed, just as well as we are learning how to. As if all of that was not challenging enough, there are more and more Covid-19 patient cases where unanticipated interactions with psychotropic medications are taking place, increased incidence of drug induced delirium and for a long list of reasons, mental health needs, in general, are requiring our very careful attention.
There has not been a time of greater responsibility for patients – in terms of both their critical physical and mental health needs. You must make time to join Sonata as she hits the practical highlights to help guide important decisions you are making for patients during this pandemic. She knows that we are all in this together…
|Manual – Risks & Consequences of Covid-19 on Mental Health (46.4 MB)||37 Pages||Available after Purchase|
- Barriers in access to care
- Increased risks during this pandemic
Increasing Risk through Social Isolation and Unemployment
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse
- Food insecurity
- Substance abuse and the opiate epidemic
- Worsening physical health
Psychopharmacology: Consequences of Covid-19
- Organ and systems impacted
- Caution in dosing and selection of medications in Covid-19 patients with mental illness
- Increase of drug induced delirium in patients on respirators with Covid-19
- Medications used to treat Covid-19 – and possible interactions with psychotrophic medications
- What we can learn from other nations and cultures in this present pandemic
- How we can all come out as better people from this crisis
Sonata Bohen, MSN, ARNP, CS, NEI Master Psychopharmacologist, has been in practice 34 years as a bilingual psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in diverse clinical settings in the U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America. In addition, Sonata brings 37 years of teaching experience across a wide spectrum of settings, including a refugee camp in war time and academic settings at Morehead State University, University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University, with a focus of capacitating local health promoters. Sonata is a sought-after national and state conference speaker on mental health issues and immigrant health, and currently serves in her community in outpatient and inpatient services at a regional hospital. She has a passion for teaching and an ability to make complex knowledge understandable and usable across diverse clinical settings.
Financial: Cynthia “Sonata” Bohen maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Cynthia “Sonata” Bohen has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.