You must score 70 percent or higher (11 correct out of 15 questions) to receive a certificate of completion.

1: Most children in DFPS conservatorship need psychotropic medications to help relieve emotional stress caused from the trauma of abuse, neglect and separation.

2: In most non-pharmacological cases other interventions should be tried before talking to a doctor about prescribing psychotropic medications to a child. These interventions may include:

3: Always talk to a physician, physician assistant or advanced practice nurse if the child has serious symptoms that are not getting better with other interventions or the child is a danger to himself or others.

4: The child's medical consenter must provide informed consent before a doctor can prescribe psychotropic medication to a child.

5: Informed consent involves a discussion with the physician, physician assistant or advanced practice nurse about which of the following issues:

6: Psychotropic medications alone are not the best treatment. They should always be used with non-pharmacological interventions, such as behavior strategies, psychosocial therapy, and safe, positive, nurturing, consistent care, for long lasting effects.

7: The caregiver/medical consenter has a responsibility to monitor the child to make sure the medication is helping, watch the child for side effects and adverse reactions, and let the prescribing physician, physician assistant or advanced practice nurse and CPS know how the child is doing.

8: If the child is having side effects to a psychotropic medication that makes the child very uncomfortable, the first thing to do is:

9: If the child has an adverse reaction to a medication, contact the doctor right away or take the child to the emergency room if the reaction appears to be very serious or life threatening.

10: If a child is prescribed psychotropic medications, the medical consenter (or backup) must:

11: Stimulants are commonly used to treat which behavioral health condition:

12: Antipsychotics may be used to treat which of the following conditions in children:

13. A child taking atypical antipsychotics must be monitored for symptoms of an adverse reaction called Metabolic Syndrome (obesity, hypertension, increased blood glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol). Talk to the doctor right away if the child is gaining weight, is thirsty all the time, is drinking and urinating more than usual.

14. Which of the following classes of medications should not be stopped suddenly and require gradual weaning by the doctor:

15. Children taking most mood stabilizers need regular blood work.

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