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Activity Date: 04/09/2019

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

Pharmacists do not typically receive training on how to triage violence risk in training nor once in practice. Although the vast majority of individuals who suffer from a major mental disorder do not engage in violence, there is an important and complex association between mental disorder and violence risk. As such, psychiatric pharmacist awareness of the warning signs for future violence is increasingly important as the level of autonomy in practice continues to expand. Therefore, psychiatric pharmacists could benefit from training and education in order to competently triage violence risk and incorporate evidence based tools into treatment planning. This programming will provide participants with the necessary information to identify and respond to warning signs for violence risk and to incorporate these skills into practice when it is deemed appropriate.

Course Requirements

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

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • 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. Explain the importance of violence risk triage and assessment in clinical practice.
  2. Identify primary and secondary warning signs for violence risk.
  3. Determine immediate actions required to manage a patient who may be at risk for violence.
  4. Describe the components of a thorough violence risk assessment.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/09/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-025-L04-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.