Date: Tuesday, 04/26/2022
Time: 8:45 AM (view in the schedule)
If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.
The prescribing of clozapine is limited to treatment resistant schizophrenia due to concerns of agranulocytosis, resulting in frequent lab monitoring to reduce this risk. Patients with benign ethnic neutropenia (BEN) are prescribed clozapine less often without evidence to support this practice. This is a growing area of research that has the potential to improve clozapine prescribing for patients in whom it is currently being underutilized. As psychiatric and neurologic pharmacists, it is important to provide the best care to our patients presenting with BEN.
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Deanna Kelly, PharmD, BCPPView biographical information and disclosures
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Off-Label Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA (see faculty information and disclosures). The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of CPNP and any educational partners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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