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Activity Dates: 07/01/2011 - 07/01/2013

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Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

At the end of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of acute intoxication, acute withdrawal, and chronic dependency associated with the use of the following drugs of abuse:
    1. Alcohol
    2. Opiates (pain medications, heroin)
    3. Nicotine
    4. Cocaine
    5. Stimulants (Methamphetamines)
    6. Inhalants
    7. Marijuana
  2. Describe the pharmacologic properties and pharmacokinetic parameters for drug therapies used in the treatment of substance use disorders.
  3. Select appropriate pharmacotherapy (agent, dose, duration of therapy) for substance use disorders based on current practice guidelines.
  4. Develop a monitoring plan that includes assessment of efficacy, and evaluation for adverse effects, drug interactions, and toxicity given a patient undergoing treatment for a substance use disorder,
  5. Compose a management strategy given a specific drug-related problem in a patient with a substance use disorder.
  6. Develop a plan to provide appropriate patient education for substance use disorders

Course Requirements

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

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 60% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 07/01/2011 - 07/01/2013
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-11-052-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE and ACCME 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 self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is # 0284-0000-11-052-H01-P (Knowledge) (1.0 contact hours).