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

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

Psychiatric disorders and medical conditions often have symptoms which present in a similar manner. When considering a psychiatric diagnosis, one should always be aware of the possibility of medical conditions contributing to or causing the clinical presentation. A more thorough knowledge of medical conditions with psychotic features will enable psychiatric pharmacists and other practitioners to recommend appropriate evaluative measures in patients presenting with psychosis. This knowledge will also assist pharmacists with recommending the best choices for pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacological interventions in patients with psychosis from medical conditions.

Methods for clinicians to distinguish between psychoses caused by medical conditions versus psychiatric disorders is to be addressed. Additionally, Dr. Brasfield will outline how to assess patients for medical conditions that can contribute to psychotic symptoms. This session will also assist practitioners in creating both pharmacotherapy and monitoring plans to address psychosis associated with a medical condition.

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

Kenneth Brasfield, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish between psychoses caused by medical conditions versus psychiatric disorders.
  2. Assess patient presentation and test results for medical conditions that can contribute to psychotic symptoms.
  3. Create a pharmacotherapy treatment plan to address psychosis associated with a medical condition.
  4. Formulate a plan to monitor treatment for psychosis secondary to a medical condition.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/19/2015 - 04/19/2018
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-15-004-H01-P (Application)
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 0284-0000-15-004-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).

Grant Support

This activity is partially supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.