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Activity Dates: 04/23/2013 - 04/23/2016

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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

Clinicians practicing evidence-based medicine strive to use research results to guide their clinical decision making so that they can take the best possible care of their patients. However, implementing evidence-based practice can be challenging for clinicians. The volume of medical research is vast and growing rapidly, making it impractical for busy front-line clinicians to keep up with new findings. Furthermore, clinicians struggle to identify which research studies are of the highest quality and should be incorporated into practice. Many clinicians feel overwhelmed by these demands and negative perceptions of evidence-based medicine are common. Academic detailing is an educational outreach technique that brings the best clinical evidence to front-line clinicians in a usable format to support improved care. By adapting the principles of social marketing, originally used by sales representatives for pharmaceuticals, academic detailers work with clinicians in one-on-one educational sessions, assessing needs, strengths, and preconceptions so that the messages can be tailored to the individual. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that academic detailing can improve the quality of care in multiple settings. In the current era of health care reform, academic detailing interventions are often implemented as a part of multifaceted efforts to improve health care quality.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete 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. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (60%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 60% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize benefits and challenges of promoting evidence-based care.
  2. Identify how Academic Detailing was developed and why it is effective.
  3. Define the role of Academic Detailing as part of initiatives to improve medical care.
  4. Discuss benefits and challenges of implementing Academic Detailing to promote evidence-based care in treating mental illness.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/23/2013 - 04/23/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-13-016-H04-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. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.01 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-000-13-016-L04-P (1.0 contact hours).

ACPE approved contact hours are accepted for ANCC Certification Renewal (see pages 5 and 6): At least 50% (37.5 hours) of your 75 continuing education hours must be formally approved continuing education hours. Formally approved continuing education hours meet one or more of the criteria listed below:

  1. Continuing nursing education (CNE) approved for nursing contact hours by an accredited provider or approver of nursing continuing education
  2. Continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours
  3. Sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or the Commission on Dietetic Registration

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