Worth a Shot? Evidence-Based Approach to Prescribing LAI Antipsychotic Medications
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Expires on Mar 08, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 NCPD Credit
1 COP Credit

The webinar will provide an overview of current professional practice guidelines and scientific publications on long-acting injectable antipsychotics use in treatment of schizophrenia. Many patients diagnosed with schizophrenia who are eligible for treatment LAI antipsychotics are limited in access to this treatment modality because of clinicians limited on advantages of LAIs over oral antipsychotics. Learners need to understand how utilization of LAIs in evidence-based prescribing can improve patient outcomes and decrease health care cost in treatment of patients with schizophrenia. This activity provides information on the professional guidelines on use of LAIs in treatment of patients with schizophrenia and specific advantages of selecting evidence-based treatment to improve patient outcomes.


Live interactive webinar

Learning Objectives

  • Review the American Psychiatric Association statements on utilizing LAIs in treatment of patients with schizophrenia.
  • Examine key findings in the peer-reviewed publications on oral vs. long-acting injectable antipsychotic use in patients with schizophrenia.
  • Contrast research findings on the first- and second-generation long-acting injectable antipsychotics.

Target Audience

Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Psychiatrist, Physician (Non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: March 8, 2022 
Program End Date: March 8, 2025

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Discussion Board 

After completing the course, engage with colleagues in the mental health field through SMI Adviser's Webinar Roundtable Topics discussion board. This is an easy way to network and share ideas with other clinicians who participate in this webinar. Access through the discussion tab.

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, nursing continuing professional development contact hours (NCPD, formerly CNE), or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the recorded presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), NCPD (nurses), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Leon Ravin, MD has been the statewide psychiatric medical director in Nevada since August 2015, and previously served as an associate medical director. Since 2006, he has worked in clinical and administrative roles at Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, including taking an active role in testifying on mental health laws and community standards of care before the Nevada Legislature. Dr. Ravin has been the director of graduate and postgraduate medical education for the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health since 2012 while also teaching as a clinical professor for the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Ravin serves as an expert for SMI Adviser’s Long-acting Injectable Center of Excellence. Dr. Ravin is a member of the Janssen Neuroscience Mood Speaker Bureau and has developed non-promotional content for PsychU on Psychiatric Advance Directives.


  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • John Torous, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.


Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) business days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this activity | Contact SMIadviserhelp@psych.org for technical assistance

Funding for SMI Adviser was made possible by Grant No. SM080818 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, SAMHSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.
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