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Activity Dates: 06/19/2015 - 04/21/2018

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

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are becoming increasingly prevalent, especially given recent world events. Understanding the expanse of influence of TBI on psychiatric patient care continues to be a challenge. Individuals with TBI have been known to experience a wide variety of symptoms including depression, mania, anxiety, headache, psychosis, aggression, apathy, poor attention, memory difficulties, and poor executive functioning. In this session, Dr. Arlinghaus will define traumatic brain injury, explain the scope of issues experienced in TBI, and discuss treatment options for cognitive and behavioral symptoms related to TBI.

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Define traumatic brain injury (TBI) and describe appropriate classification of TBI severity.
  2. Explain the scope of problems experienced by traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, including behavioral health issues.
  3. Discuss effective strategies for diagnosing neurological impairment, psychiatric illness, and co-morbidity.
  4. Review the literature and discuss treatment options for cognitive and behavioral symptoms related to TBI.
  5. Assess treatment options for a specific patient case.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/19/2015 - 04/21/2018
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-15-019-H01-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 0284-0000-15-019-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).