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Megan Ehret, PharmD, BCPP
Member at Large to the Board of Directors, Senior Editor Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course

Our educational expertise and products are some of the greatest assets that CPNP has to offer not only its members, but also to others interested in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacotherapy. Each product provides a specific purpose for members, but as the membership grows and opportunities for education increase, we are working to repurpose and develop more innovative and exciting educational opportunities. 

Educational expertise and products play a prominent role in the strategic plan with one our goals being to advance our various educational products to remain innovative and to provide the best value to our members.

This summer and fall, representatives from both the Recertification Editorial Board and the Annual Meeting Programming Committee will meet to develop 5-year written plans to determine future directions of products and potential innovative additions to the recertification and annual meeting offerings. We expect these meetings to be energy filled and integral to the future planning process of additional educational products beyond recertification and the meeting. With the new 5-year plans, CPNP hopes to develop a line of products that can serve our member needs, contribute to our revenue stream, and continue to develop and educate psychiatric and neurologic pharmacists to provide optimal medication therapy to every individual living with one of these disorders. 

CPNP will be considering revisions and enhancements to current offerings as overviewed below, as well as planning for rapid action product development in the future. Member input into this process will be critical so when called upon, please complete surveys or participate in focus groups as requested.

Product Description Credit
Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course: Preparatory course for pharmacists preparing to sit for the BCPP examination; review of current evidence-based pharmacotherapy for BCPP certified pharmacists seeking BCPP recertification credit; educational tool  20 hours of ACPE and BCPP recertification credit
BCPP Recertification Literature Analysis: BCPP recertification credit; advanced education in patient and information management and health policy and practice management in the field of psychiatric pharmacy 10 hours of ACPE and BCPP recertification credit
BCPP Recertification Live/Self-Study Programming: BCPP recertification credit; advanced education in patient and information management and health policy and practice management in the field of psychiatric pharmacy 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP recertification credit
CPNP University: Repurposed annual meeting presentations and recertification products for individual purchase Varying ACPE credits
Annual Meeting: Provides cutting-edge topics in psychiatry and neurology Varying ACPE credits
Drug-Induced Movement Disorders DVD: A Clinical Guide to Rating Scales: Properly identify and assess drug-induced movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia, pseudoparkinsonism, and akathisia; recognize medication-related movement disorders early, allowing for more effective treatment; Improve outcomes and patient adherence to medication regimens with early treatment and intervention; improve recognition and accuracy of movement disorder evaluation by perfecting scale administration technique N/A
Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Case Series: This case study series specifically focuses on psychiatric and neurologic case studies from a pharmacotherapy perspective. The cases developed for each disease state in this case series are designed at various levels of complexity so that the learner and/or teacher utilizing the cases can select the learning tool best suited to the level of expertise of the learner and desired learning outcomes. The levels are non-expert, intermediate and specialist. Varying ACPE Credits

 

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