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Session Time and Location

Date: Thursday, 04/22/2021

Time: 12:00 PM (view in the schedule)

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

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is a useful tool for many medical and psychiatric medications for determining effectiveness and safety. TDM has been established for a handful of psychotropic medications, including some antipsychotics; however, utilization is hindered by differences in opinion regarding utility. Understanding when to use TDM, as well as how to interpret results including applicability of safety outcomes, effectiveness, and/or just adherence (yes/no), is important for future directions and improvement of the treatment for patients. Current research indicating established therapeutic reference ranges for antipsychotics is limited and varies in strength of recommendation between antipsychotics. Awareness of recent publications and potential deviations in recommendations is imperative for the present and future utility of TDM in antipsychotics.

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)

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. Review current guideline recommendations for antipsychotic therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM).
  2. Describe the practical application of antipsychotic TDM including limitations in evidence.
  3. Discuss future directions for antipsychotic TDM and implications for clinical practice.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/22/2021
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-21-015-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.