Improving Adherence to Long Acting

Injectable Antipsychotic Therapy:

Rationale for Pharmacist Involvement


Charles F. Caley, PharmD, BCPP

Clinical Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Western New England University

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Springfield, MA


Tuesday, October 9, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US)

Goal Statement

To inform and provide community pharmacists with long acting injectable (LAI) management strategies specific to schizophrenia and methods for expanding the pharmacist’s role in enhancing adherence to therapy to optimize patient care and outcomes.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

Identify areas of unmet need for patients with schizophrenia/psychosis who require long-acting injectable antipsychotic medications and strategies to improve adherence

Recall current status of state and local laws pertaining to pharmacist involvement in LAI antipsychotic treatment

Employ administration processes specific to frequently used LAI agents

Use dosage, administration, and safety precautions for long-acting injectable agents

Credits: 1.0 hour (0.10 ceu)

Duration: 60 minutes

Location: From the convenience of your home or business; accessible via both PC and MAC

Fee: There is no fee for this educational activity

Target Audience: Community Pharmacists

Type of Activity: Application


Introduction (5 minutes)

Presentation (45 minutes)

Conclusions & Question & Answer Session (10 minutes)

How to Earn Credit 
Participants must attend and participate in the entire live educational activity and complete the evaluation form directly after the event with a maximum of within 60 days of participating in the activity.

Required Computer Hardware/Software

Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher

Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher

Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible

Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones

Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher

Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Accreditation Statements

Pharmacy: Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

UAN: 0430-0000-18-040-L01-P

This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and supported by educational grants from Alkermes, Inc., Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck.