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Activity Dates: 12/05/2022 - 06/05/2023

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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 health care 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 fully 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. 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 completion of the examination. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported within the year the assessment is successfully completed (2022 or 2023).
  • Access to the CPNP testing center with exam submission due by June 5, 2023.

Course Requirements

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

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity.
  • 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.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • Wait for the official review of exam questions within 4 weeks following the closing date.
  • Receive a passing grade (as determined by a panel of experts within 4 weeks following the closing date).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor.
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.

Learning Objectives

Newer Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics: An Evaluation of the Pros and Cons of Their Use in Practice

  1. Summarize the pros and cons of the different long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIAs).
  2. Evaluate risks and benefits of available LAIA treatment options and the evidence supporting them.
  3. Apply evidence and/or expert opinion to optimize LAIA treatment for a patient.
  4. Choose therapeutic management options for common or complex clinical situations involving the use of LAIs.

The Clinical Utility of Newer Antidepressant Agents: Understanding the Role in Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

  1. Interpret characteristics and treatment issues as applicable to the clinical utility of newer antidepressant agents. 
  2. Evaluate risks and benefits of the available newer antidepressant treatment options and the evidence supporting them.  
  3. Apply evidence and/or expert opinion to optimize patient treatment involving newer antidepressant agents.  
  4. Choose therapeutic management options for common or complex clinical situations involving newer antidepressant agents.  

Augmentation strategies for OCD

  1. Interpret clinical features and treatment issues as applicable to patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). 
  2. Evaluate risks and benefits of available augmentation treatment options for OCD and the evidence supporting them.
  3. Evaluate when evidence and/or expert opinion applies to optimized treatment for a patient with OCD.
  4. Choose therapeutic management options for common or complex OCD.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 12/05/2022 - 06/05/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 5
ACPE Numbers: 0284-0000-22-066-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-22-067-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-22-068-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-22-069-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.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is approved as a Professional Development Provider for the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) specialty by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). (Applicable to programs where individual sessions are listed on separate course pages). This course is part of a 5 hour BCPP recertification product earned after successful completion of the associated BCPP recertification examination for the full product.

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