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Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 12/31/2025

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.

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.

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

Michele D. Thomas, PharmD, BCPP
Director of Pharmacy
Springfield Hospital Center
Sykesville, MD
No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Learning Objectives

ACPE #0284-0000-24-010-H04-P (Knowledge)
Author: Michele Thomas, PharmD, BCPP
Learning Objectives
At the end of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the P&T Committee, formulary management, medication use evaluation (MUE), and the MUE process from identification of drug to development and implementation of protocols or guidelines.
  2. Outline a plan to start a new service or evaluate a current service using the performance improvement cycle.
  3. Outline a program to monitor and prevent medication misadventures.
  4. Recognize the Joint Commission standards related to pharmacy practice in psychiatric settings.
  5. Describe the use of State Operations Manual F-tags in the pharmacologic management of psychiatric disorders in long-term care facilities.
  6. Explain the basic ethical principles of the Belmont Report and its relationship to human subject research and clinical practice.
  7. Describe the roles of the institutional review board, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Office for Human Research Protections in research that impact patients with psychiatric illness.
  8. Describe the role of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the reimbursement process for healthcare, including pharmacy.
  9. Describe steps to be taken for compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act.
  10. Describe the safe handling of hazardous medications in psychiatric settings as defined by USP General Chapter <800>.
  11. Apply principles of professional ethics to the issue of medication administration in patients that lack capacity to provide consent.
  12. Describe the characteristics of prescription drug monitoring programs.
  13. Discuss the evidence for the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs.
  14. Describe disease surveillance and the national and international reporting agencies.
  15. Define collaborative practice agreements and the common components of their regulations.
  16. State the roles of professionals involved in collaborative practice agreements and strategies for developing agreements.
  17. Describe resources available to pharmacists for the development of collaborative practice agreements.


Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 12/31/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 2
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-24-010-H04-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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