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Cases in Hyponatremia: Minimizing Risks, Optimizing Outcomes

Goal The goal of this educational activity is to provide clinicians with clinically relevant information and practice strategies concerning the assessment and management of hyponatremia. Learning Objectives At the completion of this activity, participants will be better prepared to: Distinguish the various subtypes of hyponatremia. Describe the comorbidities and causes commonly associated with hyponatremia and their significance in treatment. Summarize current evidence and best practic...
Applied Clinical Education

Growing Your Pharmacy Business Through Sales and Marketing While Avoiding Regulatory Scrutiny

Substantially review the provisions and details of Federal and State laws/regulations. Visually display risks of different courses of conduct through multimedia relating to pharmacy marketing. Analyze effects through common scenarios and case studies. Provide pointers and tips on how to bring pharmacy practice to compliance. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Discuss different methods of employing a sales force and marketing c...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

MIA: Medication Issues of Adherence

Medication adherence is considered an epidemic according to the World Health Organization. It is important that pharamcists help patients find effective ways for patients to adhere to treatment plans. In this activity, pharmacists will analyze how to work with patients to achieve adherence to medications, factors and barriers to non-adherence, and add value and goals to a patient's treatment to allow for better patient outcomes. Tools will be provided that the learner will be able to use and a...
MCPHS University

Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): An Overview

The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (MA PMP) is a tool that supports safe prescribing and dispensing and assists in addressing prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The MA PMP collects dispensing information on prescription drug products with recognized potential for abuse or dependence (e.g., narcotics, stimulants, sedatives). The Drug Control Program (DCP) analyzes the PMP data to determine prescribing and dispensing trends; provide patient prescription history informa...
MCPHS University

Advances in Probiotic Therapy for Diarrhea-Associated Illness

Goal The goal of this educational activity is to provide clinicians with current evidence and strategies for effective probiotictherapy in a variety of disease states. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be better prepared to do the following: - Review key differentiating characteristics of various probiotic therapies, including mechanism of action. - Describe the importance of strain specificity in the clinical applicability of probiotic the...
Applied Clinical Education

Rationale, Reversal, and Recovery of Neuromuscular Blockade, Part 2: Framing the Issues

Goal The goal of this activity is to educate physicians and other clinicians about strategies to minimize residual paralysis following neuromuscular blockade (NMB) in surgery. Learning Objectives Describe the rationale for NMB, including potential benefits in specific surgery types. Review the benefits and drawbacks of available neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs). Outline approaches to NMB reversal, including investigational agents. Intended Audience The intended a...
Joint Sponsorhsip : Global Education Group and Applied Clinical Education

Endotoxin Testing and Environmental Monitoring for Your Pharmacy

As the demand for compounded medications has increased and in light of recent tragic events, the pharmaceutical sterile compounding profession requires a greater understanding of quality assurance testing. This presentation will educate individuals about sterile compounding principles of bacterial endotoxin testing and environmental monitoring. Attendees will gain technological knowledge about how to implement the highest quality compound preparations for their patients. At the conclusion ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations: Staying Current in a Changing World

This one hour webinar is an in-depth presentation on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that are affecting compounders today. Attendees will learn how regulatory initiatives and court decisions have influenced the regulation of compounders, the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when inspecting compounding pharmacies, and up-to-date information on the current federal proposed legislation. Are YOU current on your compounding pharmacy law? Never assume. This is ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Media Relations for Your Pharmacy

You are busy serving your patients and running a pharmacy, so why do you need to worry about the media and public relations? While this is a perception that is held by many, the media can have a dramatic impact on the way patients and the public perceive your pharmacy. Working with the local media can result in a positive news story about your pharmacy and its specialized services. Not working with the media, on the other hand, can have a very damaging effect upon that perception, particularly...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

School Administrator Training (on CORE ELMS / RXpreceptor software) for Internship, Externship, and Experiential Education Departments of Participating Colleges and Universities

In depth, hands on training of all aspects and modules found within the RXpreceptor ELMS (Experiential Learning Management System) software. After completion of this training, school administrator will be able to fully set up and utilize the school’s RXpreceptor account, as well as train students and preceptors on account utilization. Covered topics include: * **Initial Account Setup** * System Configuration * System Flags and Options * Program Customization * Branding Incorporati...
CORE ELMS - Experiential Learning Management System (ELMS)

New Oral Anticoagulants: Factor IIa and Xa Inhibitors

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses the new oral anticoagulation agents. Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy This activity is not accredited for technicians Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to: 1. ...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Rhode Island Prescription Monitoring Program PMP – A Collaborative Effort to Reduce Deaths from Prescription Drug Overdose

In Rhode Island, unintentional injury accounts for 17% of years of potential life lost before the age of 65. The leading cause of adult injury death is drug overdose, much of which involves prescribed opioids. This presentation will analyze prescription opioid abuse in the U.S. and Rhode Island, and describe a collaborative approach to address the problem locally. Target Audience: Prescribers, pharmacists, and third-party payers Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of this module,...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

USP General Chapter 797 Complete Review of the Revisions

Sterile compounding, whether performed in a hospital IV lab, at a specialized compounding pharmacy, or at a home infusion service, requires extensive investments in training, equipment, and systems to prevent harm to patients. USP General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations, most recently updated in 2008 and currently undergoing a revision, provides practitioners with practice and quality standards for assuring that patients receive quality sterile preparations to meet...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

How to Survive a DEA Inspection Series: Recent Trends for Pharmacists (Part Two of a Four-Part Series)

Part Two of a Four-Part Series. The responsibility to detect and prevent the diversion of controlled substances is placed on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through its Office of Diversion Control (Diversion). Since the focus of any DEA compliance inspection is record-keeping, a pharmacy may be inspected in order to determine their compliance with the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and DEA regulations. Attendees will familiarize themselves with recent trends of DEA actio...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

How to Survive a DEA Inspection Series: Pharmacy Records and Security (Part One of a Four-Part Series)

Part One of a Four-Part Series. Today’s compounding pharmacists will need to familiarize themselves with stringent laws and regulations enforced by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through their Office of Diversion Control (Diversion). Since the focus of any DEA investigation of a compounding pharmacy is the prescription, the initial target is the pharmacist who compounded the needed medication. A Compounding pharmacy may be inspected in order to determine the handling of co...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

How to Survive a DEA Inspection Series: Compounding Controlled Substances (Part Four of a Four-Part Series)

Part Four of a Four-Part Series. The responsibilities to enforced federal laws and regulations on the compounding of controlled substances by a pharmacy are placed on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through their Office of Diversion Control (Diversion). Since the focus of any DEA compliance inspection is record-keeping, a compounding pharmacy will need to be prepared for that unannounced inspection that will focus on the purpose for compounding medications containing controll...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Don’t Mess with Uncle Sam! How the Stark Law and the False Claims Act Impact Pharmacists

Glaxo Smith Kline -- $3 billion. Abbott -- $1.6 billion. J&J -- $2 billion. Those are the penalties just three drug companies have paid for violating the federal False Claims Act. Did you know that what got them into trouble was making claims about their drugs to prescribers for unapproved uses? But when many pharmacists hear the word “claims,” they believe the False Claims Act has to do with marketing. It doesn’t. It covers every single transaction between a provider of goods and servic...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Sound & Fury: Responding to Manufacturers' Cease & Desist Letters

It’s inevitable. At some point, just about every compounding pharmacy is going to receive the dreaded “cease-and-desist” letter about their practice and preparations. Then the questions start. “What should I do? Ignore it? Send it to my attorney? Comply with their request? Why did I get this in the first place? Who are these people anyway?” This program will help you understand what a “cease-and-desist” letter is, where it comes from, what it means, and what to do about it. At...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

URI College of Pharmacy Mobile App Download

From CE & Snow in ski country to Seminar by the Sea in Newport to the June Minicourse Series and everything in between, there is always something happening at URI. Use this app to stay up to date! Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting www.careertapp.com
CareerTapp

Summer Webinar Series 2012 Addictions and Their Treatment

Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this series, participants should be able to: 1. Describe new advances in the pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of alcohol, cocaine, opioid and nicotine addictive disorders 2. Discuss the epidemiology of substance use disorders and their co-occurrence with other mental disorders 3. Describe the role of genetics in the risk for developing alcohol and drug use disorders 4. Identify the major neurobiological pathways involved in the addictive disorders ...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Provides direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia on a daily basis. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.
ATrain Education Inc.

Balance, Postural, and Falls in Older Adults

Discussion of the scope, morbidity, and mortality related to falls and fall risk in older adults. Strategies for assessing and preventing falls in older adults, with discussion of age-related risk factors including polypharmacy. Description of common screening and assessment tools used to identify fall risk in older adults and suggested interventions are designed to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Provide definitions for b...
ATrain Education Inc.

Acetaminophen: When It Becomes Dangerous

Acetaminophen use and overuse with focus on signs and symptoms of liver injury, including FDA-recommended potencies for various age cohorts and at-risk populations. When you finish this course, you will be able to: * Identify acetaminophen and its use in combination drugs. * Discuss the causes of unintentional acetaminophen overuse and overdose. * State the signs and symptoms of liver injury from acetaminophen overdose. * Distinguish safe potencies of acetaminophen preparations for infa...
ATrain Education Inc.

34th Annual Infectious Diseases Conference

Special features include: • Laboratory exercises designed to simulate clinical experience with the use of the clinical microbiology laboratory and the management of cases seen in practice. • A choice of workshop sessions for practical smaller group discussions of a variety of clinical issues.
University of California, Davis, Health System

Deprescribing Medications in Advanced Illness: What Matters Most

Patients with advanced illnesses frequently are taking 5, 10 or even more medications, often without a clear indication or purpose. Similarly, they are taking preventive medications, or using medications for symptom management that is no longer appropriate. Practitioners struggle with how to make these determinations, and discontinue inappropriate medications.
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Deprescribing Medications in Advanced Illness: What Matters Most

Patients with advanced illnesses frequently are taking 5, 10 or even more medications, often without a clear indication or purpose. Similarly, they are taking preventive medications, or using medications for symptom management that is no longer appropriate. Practitioners struggle with how to make these determinations, and discontinue inappropriate medications.
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Deprescribing Medications in Advanced Illness: What Matters Most

Patients with advanced illnesses frequently are taking 5, 10 or even more medications, often without a clear indication or purpose. Similarly, they are taking preventive medications, or using medications for symptom management that is no longer appropriate. Practitioners struggle with how to make these determinations, and discontinue inappropriate medications.
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Audio-Digest Series Special - Clinical Pharmacology CME

Audio-Digest Series Special - Clinical Pharmacology CME represents a collection of Clinical Pharmacology lectures as they apply to various specialties. Some recent titles include: • Pharmacologic Therapy for Depression and Anxiety  • Treatment of Psychosis, Part 2: Antipsychotic Medications  • Pharmacotherapy: Where Do We Stand? • Bad for the Bones: Prescription Medications and Skeletal Deterioration  • Highlights from the 16th Annual Psychopharmacology Update  • Toxico...
Audio Digest

Society for Translational Oncology: 2015 Chabner Colloquium: Collaboration in Cancer Drug Trials

The Society for Translational Oncology (STO) and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC), will host the 2015 Chabner Colloquium at The Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday-Tuesday, October 26-27, 2015. This meeting will focus on topics that bring cancer biology to clinical application and will feature a thoughtful look at the potential for collaboration between academia and industry with a focus on immuno-oncology and new therapeutic targets. REGISTRATION TY...
Society For Translational Oncology

Audio-Digest Series Special Pain Management CME Package

The Audio-Digest Series Special Pain Management CME Package contains 35 programs related to pain management. Titles include: Rheumatic Diseases: An Update on Management; Perspectives on Pain Management; Interstitial Cystitis; Pointers in Pain Management; Common Pain Disorders in Primary Care; Low Back and Hip Pain; Headache: Trends in Treatment; Pain Management: A Primary Care Perspective; The Psychiatrist/Psychologist as Pain Manager; Pediatric Orthopedics; Pearls in Pain Management; Perioper...
AudioDigest

Pain and Its Management

Outlines efforts to improve pain management policies and procedures through healthcare education. Describes allopathic treatment of pain and discusses the startling increase in misuse of prescription pain medications. Describes common rehabilitation therapy for pain and common complementary/alternative pain management techniques. Offers effective tools for assessing and documenting pain. Reveals barriers to effective pain management policies and procedures in healthcare organizations. When ...
ATrain Education Inc.

West Virginia: Drug Diversion Training, 1 unit

This course meets the 1-unit requirement for coursework in drug diversion mandated by West Virginia Senate Bill 437. It is for any licensee who participates in prescribing, dispensing, or administering controlled substances. Evidence-based information about the problem of drug diversion and the safeguards to prevent diversion, misuse, abuse, addiction, and overdose deaths. When you finish this course you will be able to: *Describe the five Schedules of medications under the Controlled...
ATrain Education Inc.

Hawaii: Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Use

This course describes the new regulations for medical marijuana in Hawaii, including transfer of oversight of the medical marijuana program to the State Department of Health. Reviews the medicinal use of cannabis, introduces the endocannabinoid system, addresses myths, outlines therapeutic indications, and spells out dosages and routes of administration. It addresses public policy and legal issues as use of medicinal cannabis becomes legal in a growing number of states throughout the United St...
ATrain Education Inc.

Breast Cancer Prevention: Personalized Approach to Lifestyle and Pharmacologic Strategies

Learning Objectives: Describe a personalized approach to evaluating risk, including family history, risk factors and calculating risk using available models. Discuss risk reduction strategies related to lifestyle behaviors. Discuss risk reduction strategies related to pharmacologic options.
Contemporary Forums Online

The Forgotten Organs: Complications with the Liver - Medication Dosing in Cirrhotic Patients

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. This means that roughly 30,000 deaths annually are the result of cirrhosis complications. The liver is responsible for the metabolism of a tremendous number of medications. Appropriate dosing of medications in cirrhotic patients is important from both a safety and an efficacy standpoint.
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The Forgotten Organs: Complications with the Liver - Medication Dosing in Cirrhotic Patients

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. This means that roughly 30,000 deaths annually are the result of cirrhosis complications. The liver is responsible for the metabolism of a tremendous number of medications. Appropriate dosing of medications in cirrhotic patients is important from both a safety and an efficacy standpoint.
freeCE.com

The Forgotten Organs: Complications with the Liver - Medication Dosing in Cirrhotic Patients

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. This means that roughly 30,000 deaths annually are the result of cirrhosis complications. The liver is responsible for the metabolism of a tremendous number of medications. Appropriate dosing of medications in cirrhotic patients is important from both a safety and an efficacy standpoint.
freeCE.com

Optimizing Long-term Care in Schizophrenia: Tailoring Treatment and Enhancing Adherence to Improve Outcomes

Target Audience This activity is intended for psychiatrists and related mental health clinicians. There are no prerequisites for this educational activity. Statement of Need Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric illness characterized by significant cognitive and emotional disruptions, and often progressive loss of self-care and social functioning.1 In the United States nearly 2.4 million adults over the age of 18 have received a diagnosis of schizophrenia, making it one of the most cost...
Integritas Communications

The Kidneys in Type 2 Diabetes: Disturbed Glucose Homeostasis to Mechanism-Based Therapy

Intended Audience This activity is intended for a multidisciplinary audience of clinicians and diabetes experts who are dedicated to the care of patients with type 2 diabetes. Learning Objectives Upon completing this activity participants should be better able to: 1. Discuss the role of the kidney in glucose homeostasis 2. Individualize treatment goals for patients with T2DM that reflect the degree of hyperglycemia, comorbid conditions, disease duration, and responses to therapy 3. Ev...
Integritas Communications

Persistent and Breakthrough Pain: Individualizing Opioid Therapy for Fluctuating Cancer Pain

Target Audience The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of oncology nurses and other health care professionals who collaboratively provide supportive care to patients with pain related to malignancy, anticancer surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Educational Objectives At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be better prepared to: 1. Describe the diagnostic criteria for BTP and clinical characteristics of various episode subtypes ...
Integritas Communications

Advances in Immunosuppressive Therapy for Solid Organ Transplantation: Long-term Management Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes

Program Description The goal of this activity is to provide healthcare professionals with practical strategies for tailoring immunosuppressive therapy to reduce the incidence of acute cellular rejection in patients who have undergone renal or liver transplantation. Athough allograft rejection rates have declined considerably over the past few decades with advances in immunosuppressive therapy, patients who do experience episodes of acute cellular rejection are at increased risk for poor long-...
Integritas Communications

Acute Management of Migraine Attacks: Overcoming Pain and Gastrointestinal Distress to Improve Patient Outcomes

Program Description The goal of this activity is to highlight new guidelines for diagnosis of migraine headaches and review treatment strategies for specific patient subtypes, particularly those who experience concomitant gastrointestinal distress. At times, gastrointestinal distress can prevent patients from using their acute medications or reduce the efficacy of oral agents, which means that treatment must be tailored to individual patients and presence of symptoms over time. Patient-center...
Integritas Communications

Pharmacy Perspectives on Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches to Rheumatoid Arthritis

This activity reviews Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a common condition that impacts the lives of millions of people, is highly debilitating with a progressive disease course. Not surprisingly, costs related to medical treatment, medications, and job absenteeism for RA are higher than the general population. These direct costs have significant impact on total costs for RA patients and must be balanced with costs of newer therapies. The content of this activity will provide the most up-to-date i...
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

The Forgotten Organs: Complications with the Liver - Complications of Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. This means that roughly 30,000 deaths annually are the result of cirrhosis complications. Numerous complications can develop in these patients, including ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and hepatorenal syndrome. Each of these complications associated with profound morbidity and mortality.
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Forgotten Organs: Complications with the Liver - What is Cirrhosis Anyhow?

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. This means that roughly 30,000 deaths annually are the result of cirrhosis complications. Numerous complications can develop in these patients, including hepatic encephalopathy and variceal bleeding. Both hepatic encephalopathy and variceal bleeding are associated with profound morbidity and mortality.
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What's New and What's Not in Drug Therapy: 2014 Update

Pharmacists and technicians must remain current on new drugs approved and introduced to the market, as well as medication alerts issued by the FDA. This is necessary to assure positive patient outcomes, minimizing the risk of adverse effects or therapeutic failure.
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What's New and What's Not in Drug Therapy: 2014 Update

Pharmacists and technicians must remain current on new drugs approved and introduced to the market, as well as medication alerts issued by the FDA. This is necessary to assure positive patient outcomes, minimizing the risk of adverse effects or therapeutic failure..
freeCE.com

What's New and What's Not in Drug Therapy: 2014 Update

Pharmacists and technicians must remain current on new drugs approved and introduced to the market, as well as medication alerts issued by the FDA. This is necessary to assure positive patient outcomes, minimizing the risk of adverse effects or therapeutic failure.
freeCE.com

What's New and What's Not in Drug Therapy: 2014 Update

Pharmacists and technicians must remain current on new drugs approved and introduced to the market, as well as medication alerts issued by the FDA. This is necessary to assure positive patient outcomes, minimizing the risk of adverse effects or therapeutic failure.
freeCE.com

What's New and What's Not in Drug Therapy: 2014 Update

Pharmacists and technicians must remain current on new drugs approved and introduced to the market, as well as medication alerts issued by the FDA. This is necessary to assure positive patient outcomes, minimizing the risk of adverse effects or therapeutic failure.
freeCE.com

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