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Spring 2015 Clinical Vaccinology Course

This 2 1/2 day course focuses on new developments and issues related to the use of vaccines. Expert faculty will provide the latest information on both current and prospective vaccines, updated recommendations for vaccinations across the lifespan, and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate vaccination. The course is specifically designed for physicians (family, infectious disease specialists, internists, and pediatricians), nurse practitioners, nurses, phys...
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

12th Annual UC Davis Clinical Pharmacotherapy: Practical Information for the Primary Care Provider

This activity is designed to increase knowledge and improve competence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients in the primary care setting. Course participant evaluations and our community physician annual needs assessment survey have identified the need for up to date information about various mood disorders which coexists with chronic medical conditions.
University of California, Davis, Health System

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

The Role of Intrathecal Therapy in Treating Severe Chronic Pain

The Role of Intrathecal Therapy in Treating Severe Chronic Pain: The goal of this program is to educate clinicians about the current landscape in intrathecal (IT) therapy in the treatment of severe chronic pain and to provide useful information on referring patients for this therapy or using this therapy. Learning Objectives At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: - Describe the advantages of delivering medication to the site of action. ...
Applied Clinical Education

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

33rd Annual Infectious Diseases Conference

NEEDS ASSESSMENT The UC Davis Health System is committed to discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. This course is designed to change physician and other health-care provider competence in the management of patients with a diversity of infectious diseases based on national guidelines and other state-of-the-art tools. Healthcare associated with infections are an important patient safety goal for which competence needs to be demonstrated. This program is designed in response to pa...
University of California, Davis, Health System

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)

Migraine Management: Standards of Care & Innovative Therapeutic Strategies

Migraine management is relevant in both ambulatory and institutional practice settings, as the symptoms associated with the pathological process adversely impact patient quality of life. The weighted average of migraine magnitude has been reported as 11.5% and one-year period migraine prevalence has been reported as 11.7%. It has also been noted that while greater than 25% are candidates for preventive pharmacotherapy, a substantial proportion are not treated. As a common neurological patholo...
MCPHS University

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 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...
RXpreceptor - 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)

Safely Compounding Quality Medications - Understanding Revisions to USP General Chapter 1163

Quality is not just a word – it’s a critical component of pharmacy compounding. USP General Chapter provides pharmacists and technicians with a thorough overview of how quality can and should be integrated into daily practice with both philosophical and specific guidelines. This one-hour program highlights the latest revisions to USP Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Compounding, that became official on May 1, 2011. This program was recorded by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)....
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Safely Compounding Quality Medications - A Review of Revised USP General Chapter 795

General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations provides compounders with standards on applying good compounding practices for the extemporaneous preparation of nonsterile compounded formulations. The chapter outlines the compounding process, facilities, component selection, handling, storage, documentation, and training requirements in a clear and understandable format. This webinar is an excellent primer – or a refresher – for any practitioner involved in compound...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Rx Abuse: The Scope of the Problem 2012

America’s number one drug problem is now the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. Now the drug war is being fought in our local neighborhoods. With the street value of oxycodone between $25 and $75 a tablet and other controlled substances selling for $5 to $20 a pill, it’s easy to see why pharmacies, you, and your team are at increasing risk for armed robbery, break-ins, and other criminal activities. This informative seminar will give you an overview of prescription drug abuse in Ameri...
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 CE/CPE 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 the Healthcare’s Continuing Education App Center at www.CEAppCenter.com.
CEAppCenter

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

Asthma, Calming the Airway

Clinical characteristics of asthma and related airway inflammation, plus the host and environmental factors that contribute to asthma, as well as medication management and the client education essential to optimal results. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Discuss the incidence and prevalence of asthma in the United States. *Explain the assessment and diagnosis of asthma. *Summarize the differential diagnosis and comorbidities of asthma. *List the environmental factor...
ATrain Education Inc.

Psychiatry Update for Primary Care

Psychiatry Update for Primary Care Dates: Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Dates: Friday, February 27, 2015 – Adult Mental Health Dates: Thursday and Friday, February 26 - 27, 2015 (Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health) Location: Park Nicollet Clinic, St Louis Park, Minnesota CME Credit: 6.25 Prescribed credits for April 19th CME Credit: 6.0 Prescribed credits for April 20th Provider: Park Nicollet Institute Website: http://www.parknicol...
Park Nicollet Institute

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.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Traces the gradual development of the atherosclerosis that underlies CAD and includes causes, risk factors, diagnosis, management, and complications. Concludes with the components of a cardiac rehabilitation program.
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.

10 Hours of Live Pharmacology CME at Antlers Hilton, Colorado Springs, CO

Session 1 - Thursday August 6, 2015 - Topic and Objectives to be Determined Session 2 - Friday August 7, 2015 - Topic and Objectives to be Determined
University Learning Systems

Anesthesiology Review Course 2015 - San Antonio

This educational program is intended for practicing anesthesiologists, residents in anesthesiology, CRNAs in training or practice, and other anesthesia care professionals interested in a thorough review and update in the practice of anesthesiology. Throughout our long history of service to the medical profession, thousands of anesthesia providers, including established practitioners, recent graduates, and residents-in-training, have relied on our course for the most comprehensive, relevant, an...
Dannemiller

15 Hours of Live CME at Hapuna Beach Prince, Hawaii October 14-16, 2015

Wednesday October 14, 2015 - Topic to be Determined Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Topic to be Determined Friday, October 16, 2015 - Topic to be Determined
University Learning Systems

Be Wise, Immunize: An Update on Immunization Practices

With over 230,000 pharmacists trained to provide immunizations it is imperative that pharmacists stay up to date with immunization recommendations. Pharmacists also need to be able to identify the vaccination needs of the patients that they serve. Through this presentation we will review the proper administration technique for intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intranasal vaccines. We will also review which vaccines are given via each route of administration. We will also cover the update reco...
freeCE.com

Be Wise, Immunize: An Update on Immunization Practices

With over 230,000 pharmacists trained to provide immunizations it is imperative that pharmacists stay up to date with immunization recommendations. Pharmacists also need to be able to identify the vaccination needs of the patients that they serve. Through this presentation we will review the proper administration technique for intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intranasal vaccines. We will also review which vaccines are given via each route of administration. We will also cover the update reco...
freeCE.com

Be Wise, Immunize: An Update on Immunization Practices

With over 230,000 pharmacists trained to provide immunizations it is imperative that pharmacists stay up to date with immunization recommendations. Pharmacists also need to be able to identify the vaccination needs of the patients that they serve. Through this presentation we will review the proper administration technique for intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intranasal vaccines. We will also review which vaccines are given via each route of administration. We will also cover the update reco...
freeCE.com

The 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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The 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.
freeCE.com

The New Drug Update, Series 25 - Self Study Seminar; 10 Hours of Self Study CE/CME Anywhere, Anytime.

Earn 10 hours of AAFP, ACPE, ANCC Prescribed credit, at the location of your choosing. After completing this course, you should be able to: 1.Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms and MedWatch alerts; 2.Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications; 3.Describe their adverse effects and drug interactions that may affect...
University Learning Systems

Insights Into the Diagnosis and Management of Shift Work Disorder

Shift work disorder (SWD) is a formally recognized sleep disorder that occurs in people who work nontraditional hours (ie, outside of the standard 9 am–5 pm schedule). A number of symptoms are indicative of SWD, but the most common are excessive sleepiness and insomnia. Although several nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies can be used to effectively manage the symptoms of SWD, many people with the condition remain undiagnosed and untreated. This Virtual Practice, which includes a for...
RedMedEd and American Academy of CME

Pharmacotherapy in the Complex Patient With Shift Work Disorder

Shift work disorder (SWD) is a formally recognized sleep disorder that occurs in people who work nontraditional hours (ie, outside of the standard 9 am–5 pm schedule). A number of symptoms are indicative of SWD, but the most common are excessive sleepiness and insomnia. Although several nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies can be used to effectively manage the symptoms of SWD, many people with the condition remain undiagnosed and untreated. This Virtual Practice, which includes a for...
RedMedEd and American Academy of CME

Practical Strategies for the Nonpharmacologic Management of Shift Work Disorder

Shift work disorder (SWD) is a formally recognized sleep disorder that occurs in people who work nontraditional hours (ie, outside of the standard 9 am–5 pm schedule). A number of symptoms are indicative of SWD, but the most common are excessive sleepiness and insomnia. Although several nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies can be used to effectively manage the symptoms of SWD, many people with the condition remain undiagnosed and untreated. This Virtual Practice, which includes a for...
RedMedEd and American Academy of CME

Recognition of Shift Work Disorder in Clinical Practice

Shift work disorder (SWD) is a formally recognized sleep disorder that occurs in people who work nontraditional hours (ie, outside of the standard 9 am–5 pm schedule). A number of symptoms are indicative of SWD, but the most common are excessive sleepiness and insomnia. Although several nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies can be used to effectively manage the symptoms of SWD, many people with the condition remain undiagnosed and untreated. This Virtual Practice, which includes a for...
RedMedEd and American Academy of CME

New Drug Update: Series 25 at Lower Keys Medical Center 10 hour self study seminar in a hospital setting in Key West, Florida

10 hours of accredited continuing education in beautiful Key West, with this hospital based program. This DVD course is available on most Thursdays and Fridays, at Lower Keys Medical Center. Advanced registration is required, no walk ins allowed. At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to: Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms and MedWatch alerts; Discus...
University Learning Systems

New Drug Update: Series 25 at Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas 10 hour Self Study seminar in a hospital setting in Las Vegas, NV

10 hours of accredited continuing education in Las Vegas, with this hospital based program. This DVD course is available on most Thursdays and Fridays, at Desert Springs Hospital Pharmacy Center Advanced registration is required, no walk ins are permitted. At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to: Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms and MedWatch alerts; ...
University Learning Systems

New Drug Update: Series 25 at Club Hemingway, Dominican Republic

10 Hours of Bilingual proctored CME/CE at the beautiful Club Hemingway Resort, in the Dominican Republic. This DVD course is available on most Thursdays and Fridays, other days may be available upon request, no weekends. Advanced registration is required, walk ins are not permitted. All course participants must be registered guests of Club Hemingway. At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but no...
University Learning Systems

Giving Breath to COPD: A Focus on GOLD 2014

With the role of a pharmacist expanding to include additional clinical functions such as medication therapy management and collaborative practice, it is essential that an evidence-based approach is taken when evaluating and designing pharmacotherapy regimens. COPD affects approximately 24 million patients in the United States, and is a commonly encountered disease state in the healthcare arena. Guidelines are available to help guide the assessment and treatment of COPD; therefore, it is impe...
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Giving Breath to COPD: A Focus on GOLD 2014

With the role of a pharmacist expanding to include additional clinical functions such as medication therapy management and collaborative practice, it is essential that an evidence-based approach is taken when evaluating and designing pharmacotherapy regimens. COPD affects approximately 24 million patients in the United States, and is a commonly encountered disease state in the healthcare arena. Guidelines are available to help guide the assessment and treatment of COPD; therefore, it is impe...
freeCE.com

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