Activity Dates: 01/21/2014 - 01/21/2016
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Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with limited knowledge and experience with recognizing and treating patients with mental health issues.
Patients with mental health conditions are more commonly seen in primary care than in other health care settings, but as much as half of their mental health conditions go undiagnosed. Most primary care providers (PCPs: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, pharmacists) are not fully trained to diagnose or treat mental health conditions. Mental health issues go undiagnosed or inadequately treated, and inappropriate psychotropic drugs may be prescribed with little follow-up. This course will therefore discuss the classes of psychiatric medications, rating scales used to assess for response to psychiatric medications, medication changes and evaluation, and evidence-based guidelines related to mental health.
You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:
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.
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Carla Cobb, PharmD, BCPPView biographical information and disclosures
The 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 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-9999-14-052-H01-P (1.5 contact hours).
The planners and managers have no financial or other relationship to products or devices with commercial interests related to the content of this CPE activity.
Off-Label Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA (see faculty information and disclosures). The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of CPNP and any educational partners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Presentation-Specific Disclosure: I discuss the off-label use of tricyclics for fibromyalgia.