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Activity Dates: 04/19/2010 - 04/19/2013

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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

This one hour session will discuss the currently known risk of malformations, pregnancy outcomes, and neurodevelopment after maternal use of antidepressants, antipsychotic, and traditional mood stabilizers.  We will also discuss data types used to determine safety of medications during pregnancy while highlighting the National Register of Antipsychotic Medications in Pregnancy (NRAMP) and the North American Pregnancy Registry.  Finally, this presentation will provide tools for patient education to help discuss risk versus benefit of psychotropic medication use in pregnancy.

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

Alicia Forinash, PharmD, BCPS, CCD

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Learning Objectives

  1. Contrast common fetal malformation types for antidepressant, antipsychotic and traditional mood stabilizing medications.
  2. Compare cognitive outcomes of children after prenatal exposure to antidepressant, antipsychotic and traditional mood stabilizing medications.
  3. Explain the role and limitations of the National Register of Antipsychotic Medications in Pregnancy (NRAMP) and the North American Pregnancy Registry in the pharmacovigilance of in utero exposure to psychotropic drugs.
  4. Identify pharmacists’ role in patient education regarding risk versus benefit of psychotropic drugs during pregnancy.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/19/2010 - 04/19/2013
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-10-008-H05-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 0284-0000-10-008-L05-P (1.0contact 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 Janssen, Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, supported by an educational grant from Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. administered by Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Annual Meeting Grant Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Recertification Education Grant Provider

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.