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Activity Dates: 04/29/2012 - 04/29/2015

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Session Summary

The use of bariatric surgery as a treatment option for obesity is increasing. Approximately one-third of bariatric surgery patients are taking psychotropic medications, emphasizing the need for psychiatric pharmacists to understand the implications of these procedures on psychotropic medication dosing. Depending on the type of surgery performed, there can be absorption issues involving both vitamin/nutritional management and medication dosage formulations. This presentation will discuss contemporary bariatric surgical procedures and their implications on absorption kinetics and nutritional deficiencies, with a focus on post-surgical neurological complications. Evidence-based recommendations for vitamin/ nutritional management, as well as appropriate medication dosage forms pertinent to psychotropic medications will be reviewed.

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 session was presented live at the 2012 CPNP Annual Meeting. A PDF file of the slides and audio of the speaker’s presentation is provided. ACPE transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org and the credit will be automatically submitted to your account at CPE Monitor shortly after the evaluation is completed.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate the various contemporary bariatric surgical procedures and their implications on absorption kinetics.
  2. Assess common post-surgical neurological complications associated with nutritional deficiencies.
  3. Develop a plan for vitamin and nutritional management.
  4. Analyze specific medications and dosage forms pertinent to psychotropic medications.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/29/2012 - 04/29/2015
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-9999-12-003-H04-P (Application)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPE Credit

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


CME Credit

Sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Joint sponsorship of The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. ACCME credit is no longer available for this course.

Nursing Credit

ACPE and ACCME approved contact hours are accepted for ANCC Certification Renewal (as quoted on the ANCC website):  “Other health disciplines' continuing education hours may be used if the content is applicable to your area of certification. ACPE and ACCME are specifically listed as approved credit types.

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