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Activity Dates: 04/19/2021 - 04/19/2024

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

Despite availability of relatively effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions for PTSD, a large number of patients who are in psychiatric care are undiagnosed or do not receive proper care. This presentation will focus on diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in diverse civilian populations, including a review of the evidence-based available and novel treatments for PTSD in civilians and an exploration of the art of working with these populations. There will be an overview of treatments that are commonly used, but are not supported by research evidence, or might be harmful. The speaker will discuss challenges specific to diverse groups of traumatized people and ways of dealing with them, such as stigma, cultural differences, control, diagnostic mistakes, medication side effects, polypharmacy, and resistance to receiving treatment. The presentation will conclude by explaining ways of improving adherence to treatment and practical tips on improving patients’ function including lifestyle changes.

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.

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize challenges in the treatment of different civilian groups.
  2. Identify evidence-based pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments for these populations: what works and what does not.
  3. Identify ways of overcoming challenges, improving adherence to treatment and quality of life.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/19/2021 - 04/19/2024
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-21-022-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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