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Activity Dates: 11/07/2018 - 05/07/2019

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Please note, candidates who become board certified and recertified must wait until the following calendar year to begin accumulating CE hours for recertification.

Target Audience

This self-study activity serves as an educational tool for pharmacists seeking Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) Recertification credit and other pharmacists and healthcare providers seeking advanced education in patient and disease state management in the field of psychiatric pharmacy.

Content

This recertification product consists of four clinical review articles focused on single disorders, or on one or more distinct aspects of a single psychiatric, neurologic, or substance use disorder. Authored by leading experts in the field and hosted in CPNP’s peer-reviewed journal, The Mental Health Clinician (MHC), these case-based articles will be full referenced and offer therapeutic advice based on both evidence and longstanding clinical experience. Pearls articles focus on aspects of disease states and their pharmacotherapy that require synthesis of solutions to problems or development of practices that require judgement(s) founded on evidence, but modified or tempered by extensive clinical experience and practicalities of “real world” necessities. The articles are intended to allow you to gain greater insights into the strategies of clinical decision-making used by expert clinicians.

Psychopharmacology Pearls is an application-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity that releases on November 7, 2018. An application-based CPE activity requires that participants apply the information learned. The examination for this product often features case studies requiring that the participant apply the principles learned through the readings. Psychopharmacology Pearls includes:

  • Four (4) articles in an electronic format.
  • Five (5) hours of ACPE credit and 5 hours of BCPP Recertification credit achieved by successfully completing the online CPNP recertification examination. ACPE credit is reported to CPE Monitor at nabp.net within 48 hours after successful examination completion. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported within the year the assessment is successfully completed.
  • Access to the CPNP testing center with exam submission due by May 7, 2019.

Course Requirements

To satisfactorily complete the Psychopharmacology Pearls and receive 5 hours of BCPP Recertification and ACPE credit, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Abide by a confidentiality and honesty statement requiring individual completion of the recertification education.
  2. Complete an online assessment by the deadline of May 7, 2019.
  3. Meet the minimum passing score to be determined by a panel of experts within four (4) weeks following the exam deadline.
  4. Partial credit is not available for individual topics within the learning activity; it is either all 5 hours of credit or none.

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity. (login first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • Wait for the official review of exam questions within 4 weeks following the closing date.
  • Receive a passing grade (75%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

Your ACPE credit will be submitted directly to CPE Monitor within 48 hours of completion of the examination with a score of 70% or greater (and an evaluation form) as long as you have provided the relevant information in your profile. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported for the calendar year in which the examination is successfully completed (2018 or 2019). If you complete the examination in 2018, you will be notified of your BCPP Recertification credit status and any credit will be reported to BPS by January 31, 2019. If you complete the examination in 2019, you will be notified of your BCPP Recertification credit status within 4 weeks of the closing of the activity when the credit is reported to BPS. All participants will gain access to their final grade and the exam results once the final 2019 results are provided to BPS.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Monica Mathys, PharmD, BCPP, CGP
Sandra Mullen, PharmD, BPCP
Jason Noel, PharmD, BCPP
Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

Pharmacologic Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Major Neurocognitive Disorder

  1. Interpret clinical features and treatment issues as applicable to behavioral and psychological symptoms in the elderly with dementia.
  2. Evaluate risks and benefits of available treatment options and the evidence supporting them.
  3. Evaluate when evidence and/or expert opinion applies to optimized treatment with an elderly patient with dementia.
  4. Choose therapeutic management options for common or complex clinical situations involving elderly patients with dementia.

Recognition and Treatment of Mood Dysregulation in Adults with Intellectual Disability

  1. Interpret clinical features and treatment issues as applicable to mood dysregulation in adults with intellectual disability.
  2. Evaluate risks and benefits of available treatment options and the evidence supporting them.
  3. Evaluate when evidence and/or expert opinion applies to optimized treatment in a patient with intellectual disability experiencing mood dysregulation.
  4. Choose therapeutic management options for common or complex clinical situations involving mood dysregulation in adults with intellectual disability.

Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Patients with Co-morbid Bipolar Disorder

  1. Interpret clinical features and treatment issues as applicable to patients with bipolar disorder with psychiatric comorbidities.
  2. Evaluate risks and benefits of available treatment options and the evidence supporting them.
  3. Evaluate when evidence and/or expert opinion applies to optimized treatment with a patient with bipolar disorder and psychiatric comorbidities.
  4. Choose therapeutic management options for common or complex clinical situations involving patients with bipolar disorder with psychiatric comorbidities.

Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

  1. Interpret clinical features and treatment issues as applicable to pediatric patients with depression.
  2. Examine the risks and benefits of available treatment options and the evidence supporting them.
  3. Evaluate when evidence and/or expert opinion applies to optimized treatment with a pediatric patient.
  4. Choose therapeutic management options for common or complex clinical situations involving pediatric depression.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 11/07/2018 - 05/07/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 5.0
ACPE Numbers: 0284-0000-18-055-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-18-056-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-18-057-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-18-058-H01-P (Application)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Psychopharmacology Pearls product is an application-based program approved for 5 ACPE contact hours. To receive ACPE credit, pharmacists completing this programming are required to complete an evaluation of the course as well as pass an online examination.

Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists (BCPPs) may also receive 5 hours of BCPP Recertification Credit for the Psychopharmacology Pearls upon successful completion of an online examination.

CPNP will report credits earned into CPE Monitor after the official exam review and cut-off score determination occurs. ACPE transcripts reflecting CPE Monitor reporting are available at cpnp.org/mycpnp/transcript/acpe. You can access your BCPP Recertification transcript at cpnp.org/bcpp/transcript. This user-friendly transcript provides real-time access to a listing of the BCPP Recertification programming you have successfully completed in your current 7-year cycle along with your BCPP number and links to other BCPP Recertification resources.