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Activity Dates: 06/19/2015 - 04/21/2018

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP, Associate Professor and Chair, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy, Hygeia Centennial Chair in Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California

The provision of care for those with comorbid mental health disorders often results in estimated costs two to three times higher than those without. The burden of providing psychiatric services cannot be met by psychiatrists alone. As such, pharmacists are increasingly being used as providers in ambulatory care and clinic settings and can be tasked with treatment of psychiatric conditions. Collaboration between psychiatric and ambulatory care pharmacists can provide benefit to patients, providers, and clinics. Dr. Steven Chen will discuss deficits in providing mental health services, the resulting cost burden to primary care clinics, how to establish an effective practice model for integrating ambulatory care and psychiatric pharmacists into primary care clinics, and how to document the collaborative interactions.

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

Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the projected deficits in provision of mental health services and resulting cost burden to primary care clinics.
  2. Describe how psychiatric and ambulatory care pharmacists can collaborate to develop and fund a comprehensive medication management (CMM) based practice.
  3. Propose an effective practice model for integrating both ambulatory care and psychiatric pharmacists into primary care clinics.
  4. Discuss strategies for documenting the value of collaborative interactions between ambulatory care and psychiatric pharmacists.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/19/2015 - 04/21/2018
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-15-015-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 (0.10 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-15-015-H04-P (1.0 contact hours).