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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

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) or neuromodulation is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for movement disorders. Devices for DBS are FDA-approved for the management of essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease (PD), and dystonia. The former two are the most frequent indications for DBS neuromodulation. In the case of essential tremor, DBS of the thalamus is most appropriate for individuals who are refractory to pharmacotherapy. For PD, DBS of the subthalamic nucleus or globus pallidus interna is most appropriate for ambulatory individuals with significant motor fluctuations and dyskinesias despite best medical treatment. This interactive and case-based session will provide a primer on DBS for movement disorders with an emphasis on essential tremor and PD. Topics will include device overview, neuroanatomy, mechanism of action, efficacy, safety, patient selection, use of concurrent pharmacotherapy, and DBS programming.

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

Jack Chen, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify patient-selection criteria for DBS.
  2. Describe the DBS device and potential mechanism of action.
  3. Discuss the benefits and risks of DBS for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET).

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/23/2013 - 04/23/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-13-015-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 (0.01 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-000-13-015-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

Grant Support

Annual Meeting Grant Provider

Cyberonics