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Activity Dates: 04/26/2022 - 04/26/2025

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

The prescribing of clozapine is limited to treatment resistant schizophrenia due to concerns of agranulocytosis, resulting in frequent lab monitoring to reduce this risk. Patients with benign ethnic neutropenia (BEN) are prescribed clozapine less often without evidence to support this practice. This is a growing area of research that has the potential to improve clozapine prescribing for patients in whom it is currently being underutilized. This session focuses on how psychiatric pharmacists can overcome these barriers and provide the best care to patients presenting with BEN.

Course Requirements

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  • 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. Recall the underutilization of clozapine, particularly in Black patients and the prevalence of neutropenia in this population.
  2. Discuss characterization and impact of Benign Ethnic Neutropenia (BEN) on Absolute Neutrophil Count and how to determine BEN in patients.
  3. Describe cutting-edge data on the outcomes of clozapine in Black patients and those with BEN and the relative risk of neutropenia and severe neutropenia in this population.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/26/2022 - 04/26/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-22-043-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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