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Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/09/2022

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Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Many patients experience cognitive decline after stroke, and over one-third of stroke survivors will develop depression. Cognitive impairment and depression after stroke each increase the risk of disability, worsen stroke survivors' quality of life, and negatively impact medication adherence. The clinical pharmacist can play a vital role in evaluating and treating the growing population of stroke survivors many of whom have cognitive impairment and/or depression. This session will teach concepts to improve clinical pharmacists' care of stroke survivors with cognitive impairment and/or depression.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • 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. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

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. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain why cognitive impairment and depression after stroke are important for the patient, the caregiver(s), and the health care system.
  2. Recall how to evaluate patients at high risk of cognitive impairment or depression after stroke.
  3. Demonstrate how to appraise the evidence for treating patients with cognitive impairment and depression after stroke.
  4. Describe how to treat patients with cognitive impairment and depression after stroke.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/09/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-029-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 course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.