Schizophrenia Readmission Rates Post Clozapine Use (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Joel Austin, PharmD
Content By: Kesserwani, J., Kadra, G., Downs, J., Shetty, H., MacCabe, J. H., Taylor, D., Stewart, R., Chang, C.-K., & Hayes, R. D. (2019). Risk of readmission in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder newly prescribed clozapine. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 33(4), 449–458. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881118817387
Course Description: Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are associated with increased mortality risk as well as increased physical morbidity. Antipsychotic medications are typically used in this patient population but have not shown any noticeable decrease in mortality/morbidity. Due to the difficulty of assessing clinical presentations of the disease, patterns of readmission have been a good indicator of functioning. The present study investigates whether clozapine, an antipsychotic medication, decreases risk of readmission following discharge of an inpatient episode. The results show that clozapine may have a protective effect on schizophrenia patients as compared to other antipsychotic medications.
- State the aim and hypothesis of the presented study.
- Identify two key findings from the research.
- Identify one strength and two limitations of the presented study.
- Read and understand Risk of readmission in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder newly prescribed clozapine
- Review the Course Descriptions and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to clozapine treatment of schizophrenia
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article to better understand the relationship between readmission rates for schizophrenic episodes and clozapine use
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|