Long-acting injectable (LAI) medications are underutilized by patients with severe mental illness despite strong evidence for their clinical benefit. This presentation provides a practical guide for LAI use, as well as discuss the evidence in support of LAI medications and potential reasons for the low rates of LAI use in the United States.
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- Describe when, why, and how long-acting injectable medication is often superior to oral antipsychotic medication
- Discuss initiation, discontinuation, and missed doses of long-acting injectable medications.
- Discuss barriers to use of long-acting injectable medications, and how to overcome them.
Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Psychiatrist, Pharmacist
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: February 13, 2020
Program End Date: February 13, 2021
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, nursing continuing professional development pharmacology contact hours (NCPD, formerly CNE), or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. 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 certificate (nursing), or certificate of participation (other professions) showing the completion 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 enduring activity 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.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Yvonne Yang, MD, PhD, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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