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Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023

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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

Several clinical conditions and substances can produce symptoms of psychosis that mimic the clinical presentation of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. There is ongoing debate in the medical literature about a “standard” medical work-up for patients presenting with first-episode psychosis (FEP). Extensive medical work-up can be potentially expensive and traumatic for the patient, especially for children presenting with psychosis. This session will inform the audience about the need to be aware of potential warning signs or “red flags” that would point towards a secondary psychosis as opposed to a primary psychiatric condition to determine when further medical testing is necessary.

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 secondary psychosis.
  2. Recognize potential medical causes of psychosis.
  3. Identify warning signs that may signal the need for further diagnostic workup in patients presenting with first-episode psychosis (FEP).
  4. Describe the pharmacist’s role in the differential diagnosis of psychosis.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.25
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-028-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.