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Activity Date: 04/20/2016

Target Audience

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

Session Summary

There are a lack of studies comparing the differences among second generation long-acting injectables (SGA LAIs) and limited guidelines to help clinicians choose the most appropriate agents for each individual, particularly given the availability of newer agents. Also insufficient are epidemiological data on re-hospitalization and adherence rates amongst the different SGA LAIs. Barriers, including cost and acceptance, may further limit the use of these agents and it is important that strategies to overcome these barriers be identified.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

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  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2016 Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2016. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Leigh Anne Nelson, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the benefits of utilizing long-acting injectables (LAI) antipsychotic medications.
  2. Outline the advantages of LAI over oral formulations in first episode psychosis. 
  3. Identify key factors to consider when selecting a second generation antipsychotic (SGA) LAI for an individual patient.
  4. Describe barriers to using SGA LAI therapy and potential strategies to overcoming these barriers in clinical practice.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/20/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-024-L01-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 self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-024-L01-P (1.0 contact hours).