Depression Screening and Management

Fewer than one-third of patients with depression will be accurately diagnosed, which means there is an opportunity for primary care physicians to play a critical role in the identification and early intervention of this patient population. Treating depression effectively can improve other medical conditions, including diabetes, heart failure, COPD and several other chronic illnesses. This course provides learners with tools developed in an evidence-based, data-driven, team-based empowerment program designed to identify and treat patients with depression. Physician resources and algorithms of care are included in this course.

 

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. 

Learning Objectives

  • Screen patients for depression and implement strategies to identify atypical presentations of depression. 
  • Implement guideline-concordant care utilizing the depression treatment algorithm discussed to improve patient outcomes. 
  • Consider medication side effects when recommending pharmacological interventions for depression.
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
Course opens: 
07/01/2016
Course expires: 
06/30/2022

Anaisys Ballesteros, D.O. 
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida

Maria Ximena Cortada, LCSW, QSCSW
Baptist Health Primary Care
Baptist Health South Florida

Paul Di Capua, M.D., MBA, MSHPM
Former Medical Director of Primary Care Development and Evaluation
Center for Healthcare Advancement & Outcomes
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University

Melissa Franco, D.O., MPH 
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida

Tatiana Ivan, M.D.
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Program Director, West Kendall Baptist Hospital/FIU Family Medicine
Residency
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Family Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University

Gloria Kelly, Pharm.D., B.S., C.P. 
Pharmacist
eICU, Telemedicine

Anaisys Ballesteros, D.O., Maria Ximena Cortada, LCSW, QSCSW, Paul Di Capua, M.D., MBA, MSHPM, Melissa Franco, D.O., MPHTatiana Ivan, M.D. and Gloria Kelly, Pharm.D., B.S., C.P., faculty of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*. 

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
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