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Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/08/2022

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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

“Implicit Bias” refers to unconscious associations, either positive or negative, that occur outside of our awareness and conscious control. While occurring outside of our awareness, they can influence behavior. Thus, well-intentioned people can unknowingly behave in discriminatory ways. Implicit biases have been shown to be associated with discrimination in the education, criminal justice, and health care systems. We will explore all of these, discuss the genesis of our biases and the impact of these biases, especially in healthcare. Finally, we will discuss strategies to reduce our implicit biases or at least the impact of such biases.

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 CPNP to CPE Monitor.

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. Define implicit bias and its difference from explicit biases.
  2. Discuss examples of implicit bias in healthcare and potential impact on the provider-patient interaction.
  3. Discuss research-proven strategies to reduce implicit bias (or its impact).

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/08/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-014-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.

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