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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

Pharmacists do not typically receive training on how to triage violence risk in training nor once in practice. Although the vast majority of individuals who suffer from a major mental disorder do not engage in violence, there is an important and complex association between mental disorder and violence risk. As such, psychiatric pharmacist awareness of the warning signs for future violence is increasingly important as the level of autonomy in practice continues to expand. Therefore, psychiatric pharmacists could benefit from training and education in order to competently triage violence risk and incorporate evidence based tools into treatment planning. This programming will provide participants with the necessary information to identify and respond to warning signs for violence risk and to incorporate these skills into practice when it is deemed appropriate.

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 the importance of violence risk triage and assessment in clinical practice.
  2. Identify primary and secondary warning signs for violence risk.
  3. Determine immediate actions required to manage a patient who may be at risk for violence.
  4. Describe the components of a thorough violence risk assessment.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/09/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-025-H04-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.