Anxiety is defined by excessive, persisting worry about imminent or minor events. Panic attacks may occur in patients with anxiety and may be experienced as a short burst of intense fear marked by increased heart rate, brief chest pain, or shortness of breath. Patients who experience anxiety and/or panic attacks may be hesitant to seek treatment because they do not want to be viewed as “mentally ill” or “weak” for acknowledging anxiety signs and symptoms or receiving therapy for it.
Take this quiz to assess and expand your knowledge about effective strategies for pharmacists to help patients open up about anxiety and panic attacks and engage in effective conversations with their patients who experience these conditions.
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:
Identify barriers that may prevent patients from seeking care for anxiety and/or panic attacks.
Discuss effective communication strategies to destigmatize anxiety and/or panic attack symptoms.
Navigate difficult conversations about anxiety and/or panic attacks with patients and their caregivers.
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-111-H01-P.
To claim 0.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.5 CEUs) for participating in this online learning activity, APhA Quick Quiz: Conversations About Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks, participants will need to complete all 5 questions provided, answer the evaluation questions, then CLAIM credit. A valid pharmacist.com username and password is required to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor to view CPE transcript.
Initial release date: January 22, 2020
Expiration date: January 22, 2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2
APhA Quick Quiz: Conversations About Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks is an online continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.
Lila Q. Kim, PharmD, and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website
Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association.
Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the System Requirements.