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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

The value of Health Services Research (HSR) extends far beyond opportunities for publication and advancement among academicians. Once an infrastructure for conducting HSR has been constructed, psychiatric pharmacists can use measured outcomes to directly influence patient care, justify clinical services, and ultimately advance the profession.

One of the best examples of the role HSR may serve in expanding psychiatric pharmacy practice can be found in the area of depression. Over the past decade there has been a determined research focus placed upon systematic efforts to improve the outcomes of depressed patients, including educational campaigns, web-based monitoring and collaborative care arrangements. Several investigations aimed at improving outcomes have featured psychiatric pharmacists in pivotal roles. While the results of these HSR efforts have generally been favorable, the scientific rigor of these investigations has varied considerably and the translation of these findings into practice has not been forthcoming.

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. Discuss the impact of the pharmacist on the treatment of depression in primary care.
  2. Discuss ways to change your clinical practice that incorporate the findings of health services research.
  3. Describe outcomes measurement strategies to document the impact of clinical practice on patient outcomes.
  4. Compare/contrast costs of treatment models from health services research and usual health care system utilization, and explore the possibilities for pharmacist reimbursement.
  5. Describe the future as it relates to pharmacy practice and utilization of health services research to improve mental health treatment outcomes.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/03/2011 - 05/03/2014
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-9999-11-018-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 0284-0999-11-018-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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