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Activity Dates: 12/12/2023 - 06/12/2024

Target Audience

BCPPs who value and learn through case-based literature offering therapeutic advice based on both evidence and longstanding clinical experience are the target audience for this product. New and experienced BCPPs desiring insights into the strategies of clinical decision-making used by expert clinicians will find value in this product as the articles focus on disease states, their pharmacotherapy, and the synthesis of solutions to challenges that require judgement(s) founded on evidence but modified or tempered by extensive clinical experience and practicalities of “real world” necessities.

Content

This recertification product consists of four clinical review articles focused on single disorders, or on one or more distinct aspects of a single psychiatric, neurologic, or substance use disorder. Authored by leading experts in the field and hosted in AAPP’s peer-reviewed journal, The Mental Health Clinician (MHC), these case-based articles will be fully referenced and offer therapeutic advice based on both evidence and longstanding clinical experience. Pearls articles focus on aspects of disease states and their pharmacotherapy that require synthesis of solutions to problems or development of practices that require judgement(s) founded on evidence, but modified or tempered by extensive clinical experience and practicalities of “real world” necessities. The articles are intended to allow you to gain greater insights into the strategies of clinical decision-making used by expert clinicians.

Psychopharmacology Pearls is an application-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity. An application-based CPE activity requires that participants apply the information learned. The examination for this product often features case studies requiring that the participant apply the principles learned through the readings. Psychopharmacology Pearls includes:

  • Four (4) articles in an electronic format.
  • Five (5) hours of ACPE credit and 5 hours of BCPP Recertification credit achieved by successfully completing the online AAPP recertification examination. ACPE credit is reported to CPE Monitor at nabp.net within 48 hours after successful completion of the examination. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported within the year the assessment is successfully completed (2022 or 2023).
  • Access to the AAPP testing center with exam submission due by June 5, 2024.

Course Requirements

To satisfactorily complete the Psychopharmacology Pearls and receive 5 hours of BCPP Recertification and ACPE credit, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Abide by a confidentiality and honesty statement requiring individual completion of the recertification education.
  2. Successfully complete an online examination on or before the deadline of June 12, 2024.
  3. Meet the minimum passing score on the final examination as determined by a panel of experts.
  4. Partial credit is not available.
  5. Learners who do not achieve a passing score on a post-activity assessment may appeal assessment questions and/or request a remediation assessment. View AAPP's Post-Activity Assessment Appeal and Remediation Policy.

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

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity.
  • 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.
  • Wait for the official review of exam questions within 4 weeks following the closing date.
  • Receive a passing grade (75%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.
Credit is awarded in the calendar year the assessment is completed. AAPP reports continuing credit for ACPE (CPE Monitor) and BCPP Recertification (BPS) within days of successful exam completion.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Michelle Colvard, PharmD, BCPP
Jessa Koch, PharmD, BCPP
Jonathan Leung, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS
Brittany Vickery, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

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Learning Objectives

Concepts for Selection and Utilization of Psychiatric Medications in Pregnancy

  1. Provide patient education for psychiatric medication use during pregnancy.
  2. Design a therapeutic plan for a pregnant patient experiencing a psychiatric illness.
  3. Assess the evidence for the use of psychiatric medications in pregnant patients.

Concurrent Opioid and Alcohol Withdrawal Management

  1. Create a measurement-based care monitoring plan to support individualized treatment of concurrent opioid and alcohol withdrawal.
  2. Design a pharmacotherapy regimen for managing alcohol and opioid withdrawal concurrently.
  3. Select MOUD and MAUD with goal of continuation after resolution of withdrawal.

Ethnopsychopharmacology: Clinical and Scientific Writing Pearls

  1. Apply best practice recommendations for scientific writing as it relates to the use of race, ethnicity, and ancestry.
  2. Describe how the safety and effectiveness of medications, such as, antidepressants and antipsychotics, may be impacted by a patient’s ancestry.
  3. Recognize aspects of creating a pharmacotherapy plan that accounts for a patient’s ancestry.

Management of OFF Condition in Parkinson Disease

  1. Adjust carbidopa/levodopa medication regimens for a given patient to mitigate motor fluctuations.
  2. Evaluate augmentation strategies for a patient with Parkinson disease based upon patient-specific factors.
  3. Select an on-demand therapy for a patient with Parkinson disease and an unpredictable OFF period.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 12/12/2023 - 06/12/2024
ACPE Contact Hours: 5
ACPE Numbers: 0284-0000-23-017-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-23-018-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-23-019-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-23-020-H01-P (Application)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Psychopharmacology Pearls product is an application-based program approved for 5 ACPE contact hours. To receive ACPE credit, pharmacists completing this programming are required to complete an evaluation of the course as well as pass an online examination.

Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists (BCPPs) may also receive 5 hours of BCPP Recertification Credit for the Psychopharmacology Pearls upon successful completion of an online examination.

The American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is approved as a Professional Development Provider for the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) specialty by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). This course is part of a 5 hour BCPP recertification product earned after successful completion of the associated BCPP recertification examination for the full product.

AAPP reports continuing credit for ACPE (CPE Monitor) and BCPP Recertification (BPS) within days of successful exam completion.

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