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Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/08/2022

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Schizophrenia is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A robust body of research suggests that shorter duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and the delivery of team-based multi-element, multi-disciplinary care, called coordinated specialty care (CSC), are each associated with better outcomes. This course will discuss strategies to reduce DUP and will present components of coordinated specialty care including antipsychotic treatment. A final important question is how long CSC programs last and what happens after CSC treatment ends. This program will ensure psychiatric pharmacists understand the current state of literature for FEP population in terms of early detection, engagement, treatment, and unmet needs.

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. (sign in 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. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the role of duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in psychosis outcomes and strategies to reduce DUP.
  2. Review the effectiveness of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) models and its components in the care of individuals with early psychosis.
  3. Describe evidence-based antipsychotic treatment options for early psychosis.
  4. Explain the long term impacts and need for follow up care for early psychosis CSC programs.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/08/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-015-H01-P (Knowledge)
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. This course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.