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Activity Dates: 11/11/2022 - 11/11/2025

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management and/or care of patients at risk for tardive dyskinesia due to antipsychotic medications, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Training Video

During this microlearning segment, you will get an introduction in the AIMS assessment. Important tips to completing the exam are provided followed by the opportunity to watch an experienced psychiatric pharmacist conduct an AIMS examination with a patient to demonstrate proper examination technique.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Up to two exam attempts are provided to each participant. 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

Leigh Anne Nelson, RPh, PharmD, BCPP
Steve Stoner, RPh, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the purpose, item structure analysis, and scoring methods for the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS).
  2. Recognize best practices to ensure the consistent and accurate use of the AIMS to evaluate patients for symptoms consistent with tardive dyskinesia (TD).
  3. Identify TD symptoms using the AIMS examination.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 11/11/2022 - 11/11/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 0.5
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-22-081-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.

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