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UW-Eau Claire to Offer Workshops
On Psychotropic Medications

 MAILED:  Feb. 9, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension, the UW-Eau Claire department of social work and the Community Based Service Training Partnership for Adults will present “Psychotropic Medications and the Adult Client,” a one-day workshop for social workers, educators and other professional staff working with clients who receive psychotropic medications.

The program focuses on what professionals need to know about commonly prescribed psychotropic medications. Speaker Mary Ellen Stolder is a master’s prepared nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority who has taught in several nursing programs and is a former director of nursing in long-term care. Topics addressed include common side effects of psychotropic medications, effective and appropriate use of drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease, medication usage in stroke patients and those with developmental disabilities, the difference between drugs used for anxiety and those used for sleep, and understanding non-traditional drug options for behavior control.

Program dates and locations are Tuesday, March 9, at the Days Inn Hotel & Conference Center in LaCrosse; Wednesday, March 10, at the Hayward Inn & Suites in Hayward; and Thursday, March 11, at the Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander. Programs in each location are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program tuition is $105 per person registering after Feb. 27, $95 per person for three or more registering at the same time and $95 per person if the registration is postmarked by Feb. 27. Tuition includes materials, lunch and CEUs.

To register or for more information, please contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension at (715) 836-3636 or toll-free (866) 893-2423, or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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Updated: February 9, 2004