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Difficult, Disengaged, and Maybe They Think We're Dinosaurs

Ended Sep 30, 2021
1.5 credits

Full course description

Please read this entire section if you decide to take this course.  It is a requirement for CE Credit.

Course Overview

Preceptors will gain insight on ways to communicate more effectively with difficult students and learn how to integrate motivation strategies into educational practices when mentoring disengaged students.

Target Audience




Activity Accreditation                                                                         Type: Knowledge

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 1.5 CE        
ACPE UAN: 0834-0000-19-044-H04-P                                                                                                                                  Expiration Date:09/30/2021             Release Date: 10/18/19

TAMHSC-CBHEC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  

The Home study activity, "Difficult, Disengaged, and Maybe They Think We're Dinosaurs" has been accredited for up to 1.5 contact hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education.

In order to receive CE creditthe following activities must be successfully completed:
1)  Reading the Learning Objectives and Disclosures of planners and faculty,
2)  Completing the educational online course activity in its entirety,
3)  Completing the Course Evaluation activity,
4)  Completing the self-assessments with a score of 70%.

ACPE UAN: 0834-0000-19-044-H04-P 

CE credit will be submitted to the NABP-CPE Monitor within 30 days.  It is recommended that you check your NABP CPE Monitor e-profile database 30 days after the completion of any CE activity to ensure that your credits are posted.

NABP e-PROFILE ID NUMBER:  to receive credit for your participation in this activity, all pharmacists must include their NABP e-Profile ID number, along with their month and date of birth. If incorrect information is provided, this will result in "rejected" status from the CPE Monitor.  It is the responsibility of the participant to notify Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy (within the 60 day submission timeframe) of their corrected information.  Otherwise, the completed CE will not be accepted by the CPE Monitor.



Kendra Saxvik, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Mental Health
Residency Program Director - PGY1

Speaker Bio:
Kendra Saxvik received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Creighton University College of Pharmacy, and went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice  Residency at CHRISTUS Spohn Health Care System in Corpus Christi, Texas followed by a PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Saxvik is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist practicing in the field of mental health at the VA Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic.  Under her scope of practice, she provides medication management for a variety of mental health disorders.  In addition, Dr. Saxvik is also the Residency Program Director of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, which has expanded emphasis on mental health. 

Faculty and Planner Disclosure - Policies and standards of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education require that faculty and planners for continuing pharmacy education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices, or services may be discussed in the content of a CPE activity. Conflicts of interest are created when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CPE about products and/or services of commercial interest. Therefore, a conflict of interest form is obtained from all persons in control of CPE content. 

Kendra Saxvik, PharmD, BCPP has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Course Director and following participating Faculty Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Course Director:


Asim Abu-Baker, PharmD
Clinical Professor for Pharmacy Practice
Associate Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs
Interim Department Head of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX


Faculty Planners:


Carolynn Mathews, B.S. Pharm
Director of Experiential Education
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville,TX


Off-Label Product Discussion


In accordance with ACPE Criteria for Quality, the audience is advised that authors in this CPE activity may include reference(s) to unlabeled, unapproved, or investigational uses of therapeutic agents or biomedical devices. The authors will inform the reader of when they discuss or reference an unapproved, unlabeled, or investigational use of a therapeutic agent or biomedical device.


University Disclosure


The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts are their own. This activity is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the names of The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy and Coastal Bend Health Education Center implies review of educational format, design and approach.  These materials may discuss use and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.


For technical or other issues, please contact:

Dr. Janice Meyer, Program Manager
Telephone: 979-458-2511

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