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2012-2013 Psychiatric Pharmacy Review Course Course Components (ACPE Only)

The 2012-2013 CPNP Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course (ACPE Only) includes the following:

Course Components

The APNA Endorsed CPNP Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course includes the following:

Track II: Neurology
Management of Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury

Over 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 500,000 of these patients die annually, making TBI the third leading injury-related cause of death.  TBI remains a highly complex syndrome of disabilities, often making treatment difficult and controversial.  CPNP is pleased to collaborate with Kimberly A. Arlinghaus, M.D. who will provide a high level overview of TBI in this presentation, including diagnostic features, basic pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric problems, and present guidelines for psychopharmacologic treatment. Read more about this session.

Track II: Neurology
Migraine Treatment in 2012

Migraines impact your patient’s daily lives affecting their professional and societal roles. You will hear a discussion on the prevalence and societal impact of migraines and a review of its pathophysiology and tools used for its screening and diagnosis.  Current treatment guidelines for migraines will be highlighted and information on newly approved medications and devices along with products in the pipeline for management of migraines will be discussed. You will leave with tools to quickly assess patients presenting with headaches as a chief complaint. Read more about this session.