Electroconvulsive Therapy - CMEZ-PH74

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Separating Myths from Facts

by Andrea Weeks, PharmD
(4.4 / 82 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Electroconvulsive therapy has been perceived as a horrible treatment and surrounded by myths — most of which have arisen due to ignorance about the procedure. Today, the American Psychiatric Association has established strict guidelines for ECT administration. The process is regulated, well controlled and performed after thoroughly assessing the patient. ECT is used much less often today, partly because of the availability of potent and more convenient antidepressants, as well as progress in the field of psychotherapy. Under the APA’s recommended “informed consent” protocol, permission to administer ECT is meticulously reviewed and each case is individually analyzed.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists and physicians with adequate information about electroconvulsive therapy, the myths associated with the therapy, present-day indications and potential complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the evolution of ECT and its present-day indications
  • Describe the preclinical workup and process of administering ECT
  • List the potential complications of ECT

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 4/11/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/12/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/12/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Michael O - Lehigh Acres, FL  ·  Aug 21, 2019
Informative. I learned more about ECT.
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OFELIA S - elizabeth, NJ  ·  Aug 21, 2019
very good information
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Laura O - Port Charlotte, FL  ·  Aug 20, 2019
I thought it gave a clear and direct over view of ECT
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Paulino N - Tampa, FL  ·  Aug 05, 2019
great review about ECT
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Heather W - Albuquerque, NM  ·  Jul 05, 2019
A good review that helps me recommend ECT and educate patients about it with confidence.
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Price: $15.00
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