Pharmacist Training on the Administration of LongActing Injectable Antipsychotics
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
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).
"The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for program participants to
acquire knowledge and apply the necessary skills for administering LAIAs. "
PROGRAM APPROVED FOR PHARMACISTS
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:
Pharmacists' live credit hours: Three and a half contact hours (3.5 CEUs) of General CE Broker Course Tracking Number:
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.
Specific presentation objectives are included in the schedule. Through participation
in the program, participants will be able to do the following:
Summarize the clinical implications and benefits from a pharmacist-physician collaboration
for caregivers and patients utilizing antipsychotic long-acting injectables.
Develop strategies to identify and manage personal biases about mental health disorders.
Recognize and understand the impact psychosocial factors have on patients suffering
from mental health disorders.
Describe the signs, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and basic pathophysiology of schizophrenia,
schizoaffective, and bipolar disorder.
Describe the evidence and rationale for using long-acting antipsychotics to prevent
schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorder relapse.
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.
Landmark and identify intramuscular and subcutaneous injection sites.
Identify equipment for intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
Demonstrate the appropriate technique for intramuscular and subcutaneous administration
of long-acting antipsychotic injections.
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
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.
Tenele Dennard, Administrative Assistant Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education