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Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/18/2019

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Alcohol use disorder has significant medical and social impact on the US healthcare system, accounting for 88,000 deaths per year and more than $250 billion in annual costs. Despite medications which are FDA approved to treat alcohol use disorder, studies consistently show rates of use of less than 10% with some being less than 5%. This program is intended to provide the learner with information on FDA approved medications and medications used off label in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.

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)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • 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 70% 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. Detect alcohol use disorder using diagnostic criteria, biomarkers, and screening tools.
  2. Compare the efficacy of medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.  
  3. Construct a pharmacotherapy plan for a patient with alcohol use disorder
  4. Design a medication-specific monitoring plan for patients with alcohol use disorder.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/18/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-003-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. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-003-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).