Activity Dates: 09/28/2020 - 03/25/2021
This self-study activity serves as an educational tool for pharmacists seeking Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) Recertification credit and other pharmacists and health care providers seeking advanced education in patient and disease state management in the field of psychiatric pharmacy.
This application-based BCPP Recertification product provides the opportunity to study a complex psychiatric case comorbid with a medical diagnosis and associated complex medication regimen. The 2020 case is focused on treatment resistant dementia with participants following one patient through several encounters over a period of time. The activity design allows for the opportunity to apply evidence-based pharmacological and/or nonpharmacological treatment strategies and monitoring recommendations specific to patient needs and their pertinent medical, psychosocial, family, cultural and socioeconomic issues. Instructional webinars and a comprehensive, referenced key extends the value of the activity long after completion.
The From Theory to Practice Case Series includes electronic access to:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since this product involves progression through a patient case over a period of time, it is highly recommended by the Editorial Board and past users, that you carve out 5 hours for the course and complete all in 1 sitting.
From Theory to Practice is a recertification product focused on a complex patient case. A patient is followed over three encounters with each one consisting of a case study, pre-recorded webinar, and self-assessment questions. This edition is geriatric-focused, and the three encounters include delirium, dementia, and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). In the first encounter, the case explores a patient who has developed delirium during a hospitalization from both predisposing and precipitating factors (i.e., acute medical illness, anticholinergic use, sedative/hypnotic withdrawal). The webinar reviews diagnostic criteria, precipitating and predisposing factors, and a summary of guideline recommendations on the prevention and treatment of delirium. In the second encounter, the patient case focuses on dementia onset and adverse effects from cholinesterase inhibitors (e.g., bradycardia, urinary incontinence). The webinar reviews major neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer’s disease diagnostic criteria, treatment guidelines, an overview of cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, and highlights important medication trials from the past several years. Lastly, the third case encounter finds the patient experiencing BPSD. The webinar reviews treatment guidelines, nonpharmacologic strategies, and pharmacologic treatment options and risks for BPSD.
To satisfactorily complete the From Theory to Practice Case and receive 5 hours of BCPP Recertification and ACPE credit, candidates must meet the following requirements:
You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:
Participants successfully passing the required assessment/examination will obtain both ACPE and BCPP recertification credit. Credit is awarded in the calendar year the assessment is completed. ACPE credit is reported through CPE Monitor within days of examination submission, while BCPP recertification credit is reported to BPS within 6 weeks after the examination deadline.
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Chris Paxos, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, BCGPView biographical information and disclosures
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The From Theory to Practice Case Series product is an application-based program approved for 5 ACPE 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 From Theory to Practice Case Series upon successful completion of an online examination. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported within the year the assessment is successfully completed.
2020 From Theory to Practice Case Series Editorial Board
Nancy C. Brahm, PharmD, MS, BCPP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose
Robin N. Hieber, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist & Residency Director
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
North Chicago, IL
Rex S. Lott, PharmD, BCPP
Michael McGuire, PharmD, BCPP
Leigh Anne Nelson, PharmD, BCPP
Stephanie V. Phan, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist Researcher
Health Services Advisory Group
External Consultant Activities, Advisory Panels, Speakers Bureaus, etc.: Medical Writing Contracting for Forward We Go
Jill Reynoldson, PharmD, BCPP
Rosana Steavenson, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Psychiatry
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX
No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose
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