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Activity Dates: 05/10/2021 - 04/21/2024

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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

Older psychiatric medications are still used in psychiatric practice. However, some pharmacists may not be as familiar with or comfortable using them due to side effects, drug-drug interactions, or general lack of direct experience. Following these clinical pearls presentations, participants will learn about the role older medications have in clinical practice and be better prepared to monitor or advise on their use.

This session will feature 3 presentations about older psychiatric medications are still used in psychiatric practice, including Tricyclic Antidepressants, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), and First Generation Antipsychotics (Neuroleptics).

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)

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

M. Lynn Crismon, PharmD, FCCP, DABCP, BCPP
Cynthia K. Kirkwood, PharmD, BCPP
Rex Lott, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the role of monoamine oxidases A and B in neurotransmission related to the mechanism of action in depression and anxiety.
  2. Recognize accepted indications for the use of MAOIs.
  3. Identify significant interactions and dietary restrictions when using MAOIs.
  4. Identify potential therapeutic uses of tricyclic antidepressants.
  5. Discuss the contraindications, adverse effects, and drug-drug interactions for tricyclic antidepressants.
  6. Discuss the side effects of different first generation antipsychotics.
  7. List unique characteristics of select first generation antipsychotics.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/10/2021 - 04/21/2024
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-21-009-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.