The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.
Establishing clinics that coordinate and administer long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIAs) is a great way to provide additional services that may improve patient outcomes, while increasing the visibility and value of the pharmacy profession. The setting may vary (a community pharmacy, a Veterans Administration health care system, or an ambulatory clinic) but there are some general principles that can make the process smoother.