Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2016 - A Shot in the Arm: Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics, New and Old

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A Shot in the Arm: Long Acting Injectable Antipsychotics, New and Old

Course Description

This course focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of using long-acting injectable antipsychotics to treat patients with chronic psychotic illness.


Dane Wingerson, MD
Acting Chief of Psychiatry, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Informative, entertaining, practical information."

"The comparison of different injectable antipsychotics was very helpful."

Target Audience

For psychiatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss what some of the advantages are when prescribing long-acting injectable antipsychotics.
  2. Describe the most common side effects of long-acting injectable antipsychotics.
  3. Recognize at what point during the course of a chronic psychotic illness should long-acting injectable antipsychotic medications be considered.

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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