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Activity Dates: 05/08/2020 - 04/27/2023

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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

The most recent guidelines for the monitoring and treatment of patients with antipsychotic-related metabolic side effects were published in 2005 Since then, there have been many changes to metabolic disorder treatments and new antipsychotics have become available. While the disease states comprising metabolic disorder may each have relevant guidelines, it is important to understand how to treat these issues in the context of mental illness. Health care providers should also be aware of the risks of metabolic syndrome associated with various antipsychotic medications. Further, given the variety of treatments studied to attenuate the metabolic effects of antipsychotic medications, this presentation will review available literature to select the most appropriate evidence-based treatment.

Course Requirements

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

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  • 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

Learning Objectives

  1. Define metabolic disorder and the criteria required for diagnosis.
  2. Explain the mechanism/pathophysiology behind antipsychotic-induced metabolic syndrome.
  3. Interpret a medication regimen and objective patient data (e.g., labs) to evaluate risk of metabolic syndrome.
  4. Create a treatment plan to manage and/or reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/08/2020 - 04/27/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-020-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.