While you may be familiar with the BCPP Recertification products that cover the gamut of being a psychiatric pharmacist, there are some other valuable resources that are too often forgotten. When you have a special need or a challenging case, remember to look at these 5 resources!
The Mental Health Clinician (MHC) is the official peer-reviewed journal of CPNP, and it is indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central! Currently in its ninth volume, the journal focuses on clinical research of specific interest to psychiatric pharmacists. Manuscripts range from original research and literature review to case reports and BCPP Recertification’s Psychopharmacology Pearls. Consider the MHC when you need to write, review, and read.
CPNP Communities provide a deep repository of knowledge for a variety of practice settings. Over 270 shared resources provide insights into practice, teaching, and the evolution of the industry. Although these resources are unmoderated, many of them are well-referenced and address real world problems.
CPNP University contains access to enduring content created at recent Annual Meetings, as well as other innovative courses like the Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Case Series. With 100+ active courses covering a wide range of topics, you are likely to find ACPE-accredited continuing education on topics of immediate interest to you as a psychiatric pharmacist.
The Medication Database provides a quick reference guide for generic medication names, brand names, MOAs, and classes – but it is so much more than that. It provides easy PDF and web access to related consumer resources that you can give to your patients. It provides links to a variety of online databases like DailyMed and RxNav so you can find label info and other details quickly. It provides easy searching and sorting so that you can get what you need quickly on any device.
Finally, there is a growing number of tools located in the “Resources” tab of the web site. The toolkits address Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM), Opioid Use Disorder, Naloxone, and a variety of other clinical topics. There are also lists of the treatment guidelines most relevant to psychiatric pharmacotherapy, and a growing number of Psychiatric Pharmacy Essentials that can provide actionable insights for practitioners.
All of the resources help fill in the gaps in your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are unsure which tool meets your need best, then try out this bonus sixth resource to remember: Site Search at https://cpnp.org/search!