Date: Friday, 10/13/2023
Time: 9:00 AM (view in the schedule)
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.
BCPPs desiring an evidence-based focus on an emerging area of practice and contemporary issues in psychiatric pharmacy at the specialist level are the intended audience of this recertification activity. This activity is designed for BCPPs who learn best from didactic presentations, are auditory and visual learners, and/or who learn best from hands-on-learning and dialoguing with specialist faculty and colleagues.
Patients with severe mental illness usually require long-term treatment with psychotropic medications. Medication non-adherence is problematic in this patient population, which can result in symptom relapse and hospitalization. Long-acting injections (LAIs), whether antipsychotics or novel treatments for alcohol and opioid use disorders, provide a unique approach to treatment of these conditions. LAIs have been shown to improve adherence to treatment, leading to better outcomes. While LAIs are one example, there are other psychotropic medications that can be administered and/or monitored by pharmacists, such as esketamine and buprenorphine. Administering medications routinely in clinics, particularly primary care clinics can be challenging. Challenges include provider education, logistical aspects to care, and concerns about adverse effects and monitoring. This presentation will discuss how pharmacists are in a key position to help overcome these barriers by providing education, implementing logistical policies and billing procedures, and administering and monitoring psychotropic medications.
To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:
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.
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Alberto Augsten, PharmD, MS, BCPP, DABATView biographical information and disclosures
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