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Activity Date: 04/27/2020

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

There are very few personal accounts of complete recovery and a full return to a high level of functioning by young persons who suffer a profound psychotic disorder with delusions and ongoing command hallucinations and homelessness for several years. It is important for medical professionals to see a living example of such a recovery to understand that full recovery from even treatment-resistant schizophrenia is possible today. They can be both informed and inspired by such a triumph over a neuropsychiatric disorder that is generally regarded as permanently disabling. Anosognosia and the development of insight are discussed. The efficacy of clozapine on refractory psychosis is very well portrayed by this presentation.

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)

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. Recognize how a mental illness can severely disrupt the lives of people and their family members.
  2. List reasons leading to nonadherence in schizophrenia including anosognosia, cognitive deficits, negative symptoms, and substance use.
  3. State the benefits of clozapine therapy in patients with treatment-refractory schizophrenia including use early in the disease course.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/27/2020
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-019-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.

Grant Support

Supported in part by the CPNP Foundation