PULSE: To Restart, or Not Restart, That is the Question: An Inpatient Monologue on Home Psychotropic Medications

March 31, 2021

New medications and new guidelines are constantly being released. Pharmacists need a mechanism to keep up with these new medications and guidelines.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the prevalence and impact of medication errors at discharge due to holding of medications during inpatient admission

2. Discuss the potential risks of holding psychotropic medications during inpatient hospitalizations

3. Identify medical situations in which holding psychotropic medications should be considered

4. Discuss approaches to restarting home psychotropic medications during inpatient admission

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
03/31/2021
Course expires: 
05/01/2021
Event starts: 
03/31/2021 - 1:30pm
Event ends: 
03/31/2021 - 2:30pm

New medications and new guidelines are constantly being released. Pharmacists need a mechanism to keep up with these new medications and guidelines.

UPMC Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Tuyen Nguyen, PharmD, MPH

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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