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Activity Dates: 04/27/2020 - 04/27/2023

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

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States resulting in more than 47,000 deaths in 2017, or about one death every 11 minutes. Suicide rates vary by race/ethnicity, age, and other population characteristics, and there are more than 120 prescription drugs with labeling that includes language about suicidal ideation or behavior. There is a great need for widespread education about suicide awareness and prevention and for health care entities to adopt a collaborative approach to the problem. For psychiatric pharmacists, being able to identify patients with suicidal ideation and respond to this risk is a key skill set that must developed through didactic education and clinical experience. In this session, participants will learn about standardized, evidence-based suicide screening and structured methods for the subsequent evaluation of those who screen positive for suicide risk.

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

Lisa K. Kearney, PhD, ABPP
Tera Moore, PharmD, BCACP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Apply the public health approach for suicide prevention and to effectively change the culture to promote suicide prevention.
  2. Evaluate the evidence of the role of the pharmacist and the impact on suicide prevention.
  3. Outline the steps needed for implementation of pharmacist provider-based suicide risk evaluation and prevention strategies across practice settings.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/27/2020 - 04/27/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-041-H04-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.