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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare, but serious adverse event that can quickly become life threatening if not appropriately identified and managed. This session will review common presentations of this disease state, compare and contrast NMS to other similar diseases, review the available drug literature for treatment options, and identify strategies for long term maintenance after resolution of NMS.



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge


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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Attn: Continuing Education
301 Pharmacy Lane, CB# 7574 Beard Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (instructions to be emailed). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the program and you have completed any needed requirements. **No partial credit will be available**


UNC Health System





  • Discuss the background and pathophysiology of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
  • Explain the challenges associated with the processs of diagnosis of NMS
  • Review the drug therapy options and associated literature for the treatment of NMS
  • Outline appropriate interventions for the long term management of psychiatric diseases after resolution of NMS


Roxanne McKnight, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacotherapy Resident

Activity Number


Release Date: Sep 15, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 15, 2023

CE Hours