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Activity Date: 04/25/2022

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional providing comprehensive medication management for individuals living with psychiatric disorders, we invite you to participate in this course.

Session Summary

Specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes are required for working in psychiatry and providing care to patients with mental health needs. These are often difficult to obtain through didactic coursework and require experiential (“hands on”) learning. Experiences available in psychiatric practice often only provide partial insight into the field or a specific skill. Simulation training offers the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice in a safe and structured environment.

Simulation training is used in a variety of medical specialties and is recognized as an effective approach to enhance patient safety and teamwork in addition to other relevant clinical outcomes. Simulations in psychiatry are associated with significant positive effects in attitudes, skills, knowledge, and behaviors. Additionally, although limited, the available data suggests that simulation training in psychiatry is associated with improved patient outcomes. In this session, learners will gain exposure to simulation as a valuable tool for educators to teach clinical skills and to evaluate learners. This will include instruction on the essential techniques and components necessary for creating meaningful simulation experiences.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • 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.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • 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

Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, FCCP
Devon Sherwood, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the benefits and uses for mental health simulation (MHS) training as an evidence-based tool in psychiatric education. 
  2. Assess the effectiveness of MHS training when used in psychiatric education for pharmacy and interprofessional healthcare experiences.
  3. Educate psychiatric practitioners on the essential MHS techniques and skills necessary for creating meaningful simulation experiences.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/25/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-22-039-H01-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.

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