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Session Time and Location

Date: Sunday, 04/24/2022

Time: 1:30 PM (view in the schedule)

Room: TBD

Target Audience

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.

Session Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global event which has highlighted the need for mental health treatment across the world. In addition, many natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes are occurring, displacing people from their homes and significantly interrupting their daily lives. These situations have also impacted the mental health of much of the population by increasing stress response which can lead to either a new diagnosis of a stress related disorder (e.g., acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)) or an exacerbation of symptoms for those that already have an existing mental health disorder. Based on past studies, alcohol use, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger, fear of contagion, and distrust are a few of the immediate and long-term effects that can develop for those involved in a pandemic or natural disaster.
This presentation on health promotion strategies is a timely topic as the world and health care professionals continue to deal with the mental health consequences of COVID-19 and disasters. Mental health impact and wellness and prevention strategies will be presented with the goal of improving care for patients during the ongoing and possible future pandemics and disasters.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

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  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor.
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. Identify common mental health consequences that occur for the general population during and after a pandemic or natural disaster.
  2. Assess the effects of interventions targeted to improve resilience and mental health during and after a pandemic or natural disaster.
  3. Develop a plan on how to implement mental health wellness interventions for the general population during and after a pandemic or natural disaster.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/24/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-22-031-L04-P (Application)
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.