Optimization of Care in Schizophrenia

Optimization of Care in Schizophrenia

Course Expiration Date: 7/31/21

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist primary care providers to better understand psychosis and psychosis-related disorders such as schizophrenia, schizophreniform, and schizoaffective disorders. A discussion of non-pharmacological treatment options to improve the patient's quality of life will be discussed, as well as pharmacological treatment options and plans, including oral and injectable medications.

Instructor: James W. Pitts Pharm D

Target Audience: RN and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss psychosis and psychosis-related disorders.
  • Implement non-pharmacological treatment options to improve the patient's quality of life.
  • Compare and contrast pharmacological treatment options and plans, including, but not limited to oral therapy, long acting  injectable medications, side effect management, and switching antipsychotics.

Length of Course: 120 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 contact hour for licensed nurses and 1.0 pharmacology hour.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.20 CEU (2.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.


The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.