1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 1.50 / Contact Hours (0.50 pharmacotherapy credit)
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sunovion.
This activity is based on the proceedings from a series of symposia on bipolar depression that include physicians and their patients. The activity focuses on diagnosing bipolar depression and distinguishing it from unipolar depression, assessing and managing suicide risk in bipolar patients, and effective approaches to managing bipolar depression. Video recordings of faculty presentations and panel discussions with the patients will be woven throughout the activity. In the panel clips, the patients will describe their personal experiences of being diagnosed with, and treated for, bipolar depression.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants in mental health and primary care settings who manage patients with bipolar depression.
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
Appropriately diagnose bipolar depression using effective comprehensive history-taking and screening questionnaires
Proactively assess for and manage risk factors for suicidality in patients with bipolar disorder, including managing comorbidities
Utilize appropriate acute and maintenance treatments for bipolar depression and comorbidities, based on their efficacy, safety, and recommendations for use
Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Deborah V. Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CMP Board Certified Master Psychopharmacologist; Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; Professor, Director of Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Specialty University of Louisville School of Nursing Owner, Here and Now Psychiatric Services, Center for Pharmacogenomic Studies, and The Parenting Institute Louisville, KY
Deborah V. Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CMP, has affiliations with Assurex Health (Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or Their Agents).
Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, has affiliations with American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Inc. (Royalty); Medscape, Sunovion, and WebMD (Consulting Fees); and Merck, Sunovion, Takeda-Lundbeck, and Vanda (Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or Their Agents).
Accredited Provider Disclosure
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
Alisa G. Woods, PhD, LMHC, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
Amy Reeve has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Physician Continuing Medical Education
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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA
PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.
CE for Nurses
Continuing Nursing Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 1.50 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
Designated for 0.50 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
There is no fee for this educational activity.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are entitled to receive up to 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1.50 contact hours for ANCC credit. A statement of credit will be available to print from your CME History on myCME. Users must:
Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
Participate in the activity.
Complete the activity evaluation.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CE credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.