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eCase: Identifying Bipolar Disorder in a Currently Depressed Patient

Case Challenge
Text Module

In this eCase, make clinical decisions to optimize psychotropic treatment for a woman who initially presents with depressive symptoms.

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Pharmacists: 1.00 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

Psychologists: 1.00 APA CE Credit

Social Workers: 1.00 ASWB ACE CE Credit

Physicians: Maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Nurses: 1.00 Nursing contact hour, including 1.00 hour of pharmacotherapy credit 

Released: December 30, 2022

Expiration: December 29, 2023

No longer available for credit.

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Faculty

Denise Vanacore

Denise Vanacore

Associate Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Eastern University
St Davids, Pennsylvania
Clinical Director
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC.

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AbbVie Inc.

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Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician associates/physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, and social workers engaged in the care of patients with psychiatric illness.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of bipolar depression and MDD and identify patients at risk
  • Differentiate the available treatment options for patients with bipolar, based on patient characteristics

Disclosure

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Faculty Disclosure

Primary Author

Denise Vanacore,

Associate Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Eastern University
St Davids, Pennsylvania
Clinical Director
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Denise Vanacore, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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.

Disclaimer

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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Credit Designation

CCO 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.

Nursing Continuing Education
Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-22-322-H01-P.

Type of Activity: Application

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 50% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

Physician Assistant/Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until December 29, 2023. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Psychologist Continuing Education

Continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

This activity offers 1.0 continuing education credit for psychologists.

Social Work Continuing Education

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

Additional Information

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from December 30, 2022, through December 29, 2023:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 50% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

 

Goal


The goal of this activity is to use a patient case study to improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of healthcare professionals in evaluating diagnostic considerations and treatment options for bipolar disorder.