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Course Director

Joseph McEvoy, MD
Joseph McEvoy, MD

Medical College of Georgia

Augusta, Georgia

Accredited by

Penn State College of Medicine / Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CNE
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2018-Dec-13
Expiration Date:2019-Dec-12
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity based on a recent live webcast designed for psychiatric professionals, Dr. Joseph McEvoy offers insights into the symptoms and underlying causes of tardive dyskinesia (TD) in patients with psychiatric disorders, discusses practical approaches for monitoring abnormal involuntary movements and establishing a diagnosis, and reviews treatment strategies for TD, including current data on the VMAT2 inhibitors.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the signs, symptoms, and underlying mechanisms responsible for the development of tardive dyskinesia
  • Employ available tools for accurately diagnosing tardive dyskinesia
  • Assess the limitations of evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of tardive dyskinesia in patients with psychiatric disorders
  • Apply available data on approved vesicular monoamine transporter 2 inhibitors when treating patients who develop tardive dyskinesia

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists; psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses; and other clinicians involved in the care of patients who may develop tardive dyskinesia.

Nursing Education Purpose Statement

The purpose of this activity is to improve the knowledge and competence of nurses concerning the recognition and management of tardive dyskinesia in patients with psychiatric disorders.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 80% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit and 70% or higher to obtain CNE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/CNE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: December 13, 2018 - December 12, 2019
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Penn State College of Medicine and Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Course Director

Joseph McEvoy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
I Clark Case Chair in Psychotic Disorders
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

Joseph McEvoy, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
Consultant and/or Advisor for Alkermes; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Joseph McEvoy, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: agents that may be useful in the treatment of patients with tardive dyskinesia or tardive syndromes.

CNE Reviewers

Pamela Ash, RN, MSN, CBCN

Pamela Ash, RN, MSN, CBCN, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Lead Nurse Planner

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Lead Nurse Planner, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Kirk A. Tacka, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME/CNE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit, and Support

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or ContinuingEd@hmc.psu.edu. Reference course # G6379-19-T.

Registered Nurse Designation

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hours.

Providership


This CME/CNE activity is jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education; this activity is also co-provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

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About This CME/CNE Activity

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