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Activity Dates: 05/03/2011 - 05/03/2014

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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

Health services research involves the study of the impact of health care organization, financing, and delivery on access, quality, outcomes and costs of patient care. It is a multidisciplinary field that employs a wide range of research methods that come from disciplines including but not limited to clinical epidemiology, sociology, economics, and organizational psychology. Still, what brings many of these disciplines together is the application of a common framework towards improving quality of care and reducing disparities in health outcomes. The objectives of this presentation is to describe some of the more common conceptual frameworks used by health services researchers, focusing in particular on  emerging frameworks that have been applied to the field of mental health services research, and how clinical and administrative data can be used to address unanswered questions based on these frameworks. The presentation will provide a roadmap for applying the Health Disparities Framework in detecting, understanding, and intervening on gaps in medical outcomes among patients with mental disorders. In addition, the presentation will describe the application of the Replicating Effective Programs framework to implementing patient-centered and psychosocial interventions to reduce disparities in mental disorders, as well as discuss the application of the emerging field of implementation science in facilitating the uptake of evidence-based practices for patients with mental 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)
  • 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. Summarize the data that supports use of the health services research model to improve patient care.
  2. Identify innovative ways to improve consumer self management of illness.
  3. Discuss key steps for developing of manuals to guide consumers and clinicians, and strategies for promoting and facilitating their uptake in practice.
  4. Explain a process for assessing the impact and potential effectiveness of the treatment models developed from health services research in real world practice.
  5. Suggest a means for continual evaluation of the most effective interventions, dissemination of the knowledge, and updating practice to incorporate the most effective interventions.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/03/2011 - 05/03/2014
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-9999-11-017-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 0284-0999-11-017-H04-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

This programming was supported in part by grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cyberonics, Merk and Sunovion.

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