December 4, 2024 to December 6, 2024

The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Practical Virtual Course in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine offers a virtual 3 day training experience four times a year. This Virtual Course provides clinicians with a practical ECT learning experience without the travel time and costs that would be necessary with an on-site course. This course follows in the footsteps of our former on-site Duke ECT course, which trained well over 1,000 psychiatrists from throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The present virtual 3 day course is focused on providing educational content directly relevant to administering ECT, including patient selection, pre-ECT evaluation and informed consent, ECT stimulus parameters and electrode placement, use of EEG monitoring, provision of ECT in patients with different diagnoses, ages, and medical comorbidities, anesthetic aspects, monitoring of treatment efficacy and side effects, management of both inpatients and outpatients during and following an acute ECT course, as well as potential future developments with this treatment modality. Considerable time during the course will be provided for answering questions from attendees, in addition to brief discussion of selected de-identified case material. Further information can be obtained from marisa.spurrell@duke.edu or psychectcourse@dm.duke.edu Four course dates: - 10/23-10/25 2024, 12/4-12/6 2024 2/19-2/21 2025, 5/7-5/9 2025

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians

Learning Objectives

1. Discussing working with industry representatives. Increasing client base. Working with insurance agencies. Working with institution for more funding.

2. Encouraging collaboration with other faculty at institution. Continued literature research of FDA approved techniques and practices. Becoming members of different organizations that provide joint knowledge of advances in ECT techniques.

3. Discussing being part of a practice to build up client base. Part of a larger institution. Part of a ECT center.

4. Discussing ECT centers in which you are a member and do not own the practice (no device overhead). Part of an institution and do not own the equipment. Discuss user fees or payment plans availability by device manufacturers.

5. Discussing being part of a ECT center, clinic, hospital, or private practice where administrative support is provided or not provided.

6. Discussing balancing research vs. treatment. Private practice vs. center or institutions.

7. Discussing reimbursement and insurance scenarios and tips for submitting insurance claims.

8. Discussing approaches to make ECT more affordable and tolerable.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 20.00 ANCC
  • 20.00 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
12/04/2024 - 10:00am EST
Activity Ends: 
12/06/2024 - 6:00pm EST
Durham, NC 27705
United States
  • Jonathan (Johnny) Komisar
  • Shawn McClintock
  • Angel Peterchev
  • Aaron Feiger
  • Tommy Fu
  • Scott Moore
  • Amanda Faulkner
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ANCC
  • Attendance

Available Credit

  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 20.00 ANCC
  • 20.00 Attendance
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