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Activity Date: 04/07/2019

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

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a commonly encountered personality disorder in inpatient and community mental health care settings. Psychotropic medications are frequently used to treat symptoms such as mood instability, impulsivity, and brief psychotic episodes; polypharmacy is common in this population. However, there is a lack of clear evidence supporting the use of these medications and no medications are FDA approved for the treatment of BPD. Pharmacists that work with patients living with borderline personality disorder are in a key position to assess the appropriateness of pharmacologic treatment. This session is designed to provide education on the evidence for pharmacologic treatment of BPD, along with providing a guide to rational de-prescribing in these patients.

Course Requirements

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

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  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • 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 2019 Annual Meeting, April 7-10, 2019. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the benefits and risks of pharmacologic treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD).
  2. Apply communication techniques that support de-prescribing in a patient with BPD.
  3. Outline a treatment plan using rational de-prescribing in a patient with BPD.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/07/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-002-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 course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.