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Session Time

Date: Thursday, 10/12/2023

Time: 10:30 AM (view in the schedule)

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.

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.


Session Summary

Virtual mental health care has significantly increased since the onset of the Public Health Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid transition to telehealth was enabled by several temporary changes to state and federal regulations. Telehealth is mitigating viral risk, preventing gaps in care, and increasing access to care. However, telehealth also has a unique set of challenges and potential barriers to providing the appropriate level of care. Practitioners established virtual care best practices, which promote the gold standard of mental health care in a virtual environment, to address these challenges. This presentation will explore how mental health screens, physical evaluations and suicide risk assessments can be successfully completed via virtual care with knowledge of virtual care requirements and emergency procedures. Methods for effectively treating mental health and substance use disorders in a telehealth setting will be discussed.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

  • 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. Propose techniques to perform physical examinations and mental health screenings during telehealth appointments.
  2. Recommend strategies for managing psychiatric emergencies during telehealth appointments.
  3. Describe telehealth best practice models in treating mental health and substance use disorders.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 10/12/2023 - 10/12/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.25
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-23-010-H04-P (Application)
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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