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SMI Adviser Long-Acting Injectable Center of Excellence

The Long-Acting Injectable (LAI) Center of Excellence (COE) provides FREE resources, education, consultation, tools and more on the use of LAIs. Let SMI Adviser help you increase and improve the use of LAIs in individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The LAI COE is led by SMI Adviser Physician Expert, Robert Cotes, MD, and SMI Nursing Expert, Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, and supported by members of the LAI Workgroup.

For individual and family resources on using long-acting injectables, visit the individual and family Knowledge Base.

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Clozapine & LAI Virtual Forum – August 2020 (Video) – Clozapine hematologic monitoring and COVID-19

The Clozapine & LAI Virtual Forum gathers prescribers together each month to discuss a hot topic. Drop…

Clozapine & LAI Virtual Forum – September 2020 (Video) – Antipsychotic conversion to LAIs

The Clozapine & LAI Virtual Forum gathers prescribers together each month to discuss a hot topic. Drop…

How Culture Impacts Mental Health and Treatment (Video)

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Mental Health Care and Cultural Competence (Video)

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2019 NAMICon Session: Cultural Competence in Psychiatry (Video)

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Are You Born With It? (Video)

Although mental health conditions are biological, they are caused by a complex combination of genetic and…

Becoming a Culturally Competent Provider (Video)

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How Culture Impacts Mental Health and Treatment (Video)

Watch this video to learn about how culture impacts health and treatment from Maxie Gordon, MD.

How Messages Travel Through The Brain (Video)

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How Psychotropic Medications Work (Video)

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What should I do about salivation with clozapine?
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Use our Knowledge Base to find evidence-based answers and resources on LAIs. Here are some new and popular topics — all vetted by our Clinical Expert Team.

Are there patient handouts regarding long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medications?

Yes, see this guide from the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).

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As a patient or family member, what should I know about receiving a long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic?

LAIs should be considered early in treatment. See this tip about the pros and cons of LAIs.

I am considering trying a long-acting injectable antipsychotic (LAI) medication. How often would I need to get injections?

There are several different medications that are now available as a long-acting injectable (LAI). The frequency of…

I heard about this new long-acting injectable antipsychotic (LAI) medication that doesn’t have to be injected as deeply as the others. Can you tell me about that?

There is a new LAI called Perseris, which is a subcutaneous formulation of long-acting risperidone. It is…

What is known about long acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medications in the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder?

Long Acting Injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medications are an important, yet underused, treatment option for schizophrenia. These are…

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