Clozapine: Indications, precautions, and monitoring
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Clozapine: Indications, precautions, and monitoring

Updated May 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • The indications for prescribing Clozapine.
  • The monitoring requirements.
  • What actions to take based on monitoring outcomes.
  • The risks, contraindications and precautions in the use of Clozapine.
  • The adverse effects associated with Clozapine.
Course Description

Course Overview:

Clozapine is a highly effective medication in the treatment of serious mental illness, however, its unique adverse effects profile means there are limitations to how nad when it may be used.

This course explains the indications for clozapine, the limitations of use, adverse affects, monitoring requirements and interventions when adverse effects are detected.

This course has been written by healthcare content experts and has been peer reviewed.

 

Target Audience

Nurses

 

Business Case

The risks associated with this medication make additional training essential for any nurse involved in caring for patients prescribed this medication.

This course may be used by providers to demonstrate evidence of workforce training that is consistent with the NSQH Standards, Standard 4: Medication safety.

This course may be used by providers to demonstrate evidence of workforce training that is consistent with the ACQS Standards, Standard 3: Personal care and clinical care.