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Activity Dates: 05/31/2023 - 05/15/2026

Target Audience

We invite you to participate in this online course if you are a pharmacist, nurse, or other health care professional interested in administering and/or learning more about psychotropic long-acting injectables for patients living with serious mental illness or substance use disorders.

Session Summary

This webinar reviews the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic criteria for serious mental illnesses; guideline recommendations for LAI antipsychotic use; the barriers, advantages, and disadvantages for the use of LAIs; and the role of the pharmacist in LAI administration in the pharmacy setting.

This is one of six modules in the Psychotropic LAI Training Program. Complete your complimentary registration now to access this module, 5 other ACPE approved modules, a LAI Pocket Guide, administration videos, and an Administrative Toolkit.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Samantha Catanzano, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder.
  2. Identify advantages and disadvantages for the use of long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics.
  3. Describe the role of the pharmacist in LAI antipsychotic administration in the pharmacy setting.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/31/2023 - 05/15/2026
ACPE Contact Hours: 0.5
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-23-021-H01-P (Knowledge)
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.

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Grant Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Alkermes Inc., Indivior Inc., and Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.