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Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation and Psychosis in Patients with Dementia

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 6/21/2016

Expiration Date: 6/21/2019

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

This activity is designed to help participants understand and implement the APA Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia. This activity will include a visual case study vignette to address the appropriate use of antipsychotics in dementia patients with agitation or psychosis, describe the underlying factors for these behaviors, and provide various scenarios where the use of antipsychotics may or may not be indicated.

Pricing

  • General Member - $15.00
  • Resident-Fellow Member - $7.50
  • Medical Student Member - $15.00
  • Non-Member - $30.00

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the recommendations in the Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation and Psychosis in Patients with Dementia
  • Describe scenarios in which the use of antipsychotics is indicated
  • Explain circumstances where the use of antipsychotics is contraindicated
  • List non-pharmacological interventions that can be used to address agitation or psychosis in dementia patients
  • List possible underlying causes of agitation or psychosis in dementia patients
  • Discuss the potential risks related to the use of antipsychotics in dementia patients

Target Audience

Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: June 21, 2016
End Date: June 21, 2019

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ 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 50% 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) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.

Accreditation

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 CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Program Planners

  • Laura Fochtmann, M.D., State University of New York – Stony Brook. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Victor Reus, M.D., University of California, San Francisco. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Zaldy S. Tan, M.D., MPH, University of California, Los Angeles; UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. 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 Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

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