Author, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • Target Audience: Pharmacist
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Activity Release Date: 11/11/2022
  • Activity Expiration Date: 11/11/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-22-062-H99-P
  • Topic: Additional Topic Areas
  • CeBroker Number: 20-970482
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Course Summary
The role and responsibilities of pharmacists have been steadily expanding. With this greater role and responsibilities, stress, burnout, anxiety, and other issues have grown in significance. These negative mental conditions and feelings can impact the health of the pharmacist and the care patients receive. In order to combat stress, burnout, and anxiety, pharmacists need to know the risk factors for them and improve their mental health through awareness and reasonable interventions, especially self-care.

Course Objectives
  • Identify a pharmacist’s role in mental health awareness
  • Describe and distinguish clinical signs and symptoms of pharmacy staff stress and burnout
  • Demonstrate risk reduction strategies to address pharmacy staff stress
  • Use this information to answer questions about mental health awareness

I. Introduction

II. The Expanded Role of the Pharmacist in Healthcare

III. Burnout in the Pharmacy Setting

IV. Mental Health and Mental Illness

V. Recognizing Pharmacist Stress and Burnout

VI. Risk Factors and Causes of Stress and Burnout

VII. Impact of Mental Health Issues

VIII. Coping Strategies for Managing Stress and Burnout

IX. Resources

X. What’s Next

XI. Summary

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Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Pamela Sardo, PharmD, B.S., and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures
The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of LLC. LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.
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