Pharmacist Training on the Administration of LongActing Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIAs)

The Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Pharmacist Training is an ACPE-accredited program of Continuing Pharmacy Education. This program offers certification for pharmacists. FAMU CoPPS, IPH is the only entity supported by the law-mandated supporting organizations Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA), Florida Medical Association (FMA), the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA), and Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) to conduct this training. 

UPCOMING LAIA's TRAINING PROGRAMS

The FAMU College of Pharmacy will be hosting a training on the administration of LAIAs that includes 6.5 hours of home study CE to be completed prior to the live training, which is 3 hours of CE. These trainings are for Pharmacists only, others may participate, however they will not earn CEUs, nor be able to inject (unless current law allows). 

Saturday, March 5, 2022: Tallahassee, Florida

Click the link to register: https://cvent.me/5xnAVR

View March 2022 Full LAIAs Training Brochure

Saturday, June 11, 2022: Tampa, Florida 
Click the link to register: https://cvent.me/34nbNZ
 
"The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for program participants to acquire knowledge and apply the necessary skills for administering LAIAs. "
Knowledge and application-based continuing education activities are guided by the ACPE Standards and Quality Assurance Procedures for ACPE-accredited providers of Continuing Pharmacy Education offering Certificate Programs in Florida.

PROGRAM APPROVED FOR PHARMACISTS
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The target audience for the LAIAs training are pharmacists, and the program is approved for the following credit hours:
 
Home Study credit hours for pharmacists:  Six and a half contact hours (6.5 CEUs) of General CE Broker Course Tracking Number: 20-730270.

Pharmacists' live credit hours: Three and a half contact hours (3.5 CEUs) of General CE Broker Course Tracking Number: 20-730274.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE 

Through engagement in the 6.5-hour Online Home-Study comprehensive series and the 3.5-hour live hands-on training, participants will be able to earn the required 9.5-hours of CE to administer LAIAs. Participants will receive access to handouts, bibliographies, and recorded lectures to be completed before the live 3.5-hour training. The program is structured for the Online Home-Study modules to be completed at the participant's pace but should be completed before the predetermined deadline.

 


PROGRAM OUTCOMES  

Specific presentation objectives are included in the schedule. Through participation in the program, participants will be able to do the following:

  1. Summarize the clinical implications and benefits from a pharmacist-physician collaboration for caregivers and patients utilizing antipsychotic long-acting injectables.
  2.  Develop strategies to identify and manage personal biases about mental health disorders. 
  3. Recognize and understand the impact psychosocial factors have on patients suffering from mental health disorders. 
  4. Describe the signs, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and basic pathophysiology of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorder. 
  5. Describe the evidence and rationale for using long-acting antipsychotics to prevent schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorder relapse.
  6. Outline the dosages, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse events, significant drug interactions, and warnings/precautions for long-acting injectable antipsychotics used in treating schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorder. 
  7. Landmark and identify intramuscular and subcutaneous injection sites. 
  8. Identify equipment for intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. 
  9. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for intramuscular and subcutaneous administration of long-acting antipsychotic injections.
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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

To satisfy the 9.5-hour CE requirements of the Pharmacist Administration of Long-Acting Antipsychotic Injections, participants must complete the Online Home-Study modules and live training. Activities include module pre-tests, recorded lectures, post-tests (>70% required), injection technique assessment, and speaker and program evaluation. 

Required Computer Hardware/Software

For the Online Home-study Modules, please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher 
  • Internet Browser (Mac & Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher, & Opera 5 or higher 
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible 
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher 
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY  

We do not share your personal information with entities outside of the College or entities that provide services to you (Cvent, Blackboard, Inc, etc.).  Information you provide through Cvent is utilized for communicating CPE activities and events and providing you access to the online module platform (Blackboard, Inc.) for Self-Study CPE Activities. This information includes name, email, and phone number.

 

CONTACT US 

Name Email Phone

Tenele Dennard, 
Administrative Assistant
Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education 

tenele.dennard@famu.edu 850-599-3301