On the Border: Borderline Personality Disorder - CMEZ322

On the Border: Borderline Personality Disorder

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Michael G Danis, BSN, RN, CCRN
(4.5 / 35 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Affecting 2% of the adult population, borderline personality disorder is common, though less well known than bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The lack of widespread awareness of BPD among primary caregivers and the public is a factor in the delay in diagnosis and treatment. Patient denial and incomplete assessment of defining behaviors also contribute to underdiagnosis. Many clinicians have negative emotional reactions and anger when they perceive they have been manipulated by a patient with BPD, hindering the therapeutic relationship. This activity will provide information on characteristics that individuals with BPD exhibit, coexisting disorders, and treatment options for the disorder.


The goal of this continuing education course is to familiarize nurses and physicians with BPD, helping them to recognize defining behaviors, and promoting early identification and referral. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the characteristic features of BPD.
  • List the coexistent disorders often experienced by people with BPD.
  • Describe treatment strategies used for BPD.

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians and nurses.
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. 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 and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (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: 8/10/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/9/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/9/2022

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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amyjo h - perrysburg, OH  ·  Jan 21, 2020
This is is not my specialty but is interesting
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Vincent A - Middle Village, NY  ·  Jan 16, 2019
good source of information. excellent
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Chasity S - Elkton, VA  ·  Nov 29, 2018
easy to learn information
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Cathy M - La Luz, NM  ·  Sep 27, 2018
I had little knowledge of border line personality prior
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Theodolph J - N.Charleston, SC  ·  Jan 09, 2017
concise and informative exploration of the disorder
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50