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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

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.

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.

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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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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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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Current Treatment Strategies, Series XV Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa December 2-4, 2015

Session 1 – Cardiovascular Therapeutics Update: Heart Failure, Anticoagulation, and Arrhythmias Date: 12/2/2015 Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:30am Educational Session: 7:30am - 1:00pm Session 2 - Cardiovascular Therapeutics Update: Heart Failure, Anticoagulation, and Arrhythmias Date: 12/3/2015 Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:30am Educational Session: 7:30am - 1:00pm Session 3 – Topic to be Determined Date: 12/4/2015 Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:30am Educationa...
University Learning Systems

Cruise the Caribbean aboard Celebrity Summit New Drugs and New Antibiotics Update - October 18-24, 2015 Cruise departs from Cape Liberty, NJ and sails to San Juan, PR.

Join us aboard Celebrity Summit as we depart from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, NJ and cruise to San Juan, PR. Along the way enjoy such stunning ports of call as Phillipsburg, St. Maarten and Tortola, BVI. This 7 day cruise will feature 15 hours live CE/CME conference aboard the ship during the three at sea days. Session 1 - New Drug Update in the Primary Care Setting—Part 1 Date: 10/19/2015 Check-in: 7:15am Educational Session: 7:30pm - 1:00pm Session 2: New Drug Update in the Primary ...
University Learning Systems

Current Topics in Healthcare, Series XX Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa September 16-18, 2015

Session 1 – Conquering Hepatitis C: New drugs, New challenges Date: 9/16/2015 Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:30am Educational Session: 7:30am - 1:00pm Session 2 - Diabetes Update: Sugar and Spice, and All That Is Nice Date: 9/17/2015 Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:30am Educational Session: 7:30am - 1:00pm Session 3 – Opioids for Management of Pain: Past, Present & Future Date: 9/18/2015 Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:30am Educational Session: 7:30am - 1:00pm
University Learning Systems

New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Review, Patient Safety, Medicare/Medicaid Compliance, Surviving a DEA Audit Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Iselin, NJ Sunday, March 22, 2015

Session 1 – New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy Update Check-in and Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:00 am, Opening Remarks: 8:00 am - 8:15 am Educational Session: 8:15 am - 9:45 am Session 2 - Ensuring Safe Compounding at the Retail Level 10:15 am - 11:45 am Session 3 – Managing your Pharmacy in Compliance with Medicare, Medicaid and HIPAA . Lunch & Sponsor Remarks: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Educational Session: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Session 4 – Are You Prepared For That DEA P...
University Learning Systems

Training Program in Meta-Analysis

Register online: https://events.pharmacy.arizona.edu/metaanalysis/ In an era of information overload and increasing accountability, the goal of many aspects of research in healthcare has moved from understanding treatment effects within a single study to synthesizing effectiveness across multiple studies. To help those working in healthcare policy, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, and academic research perform and interpret results from multiple studies, the Center for Health...
University of Arizona CPE

No Hives About It: An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Patients with a History of Drug Allergies: Midyear Highlights

This activity is a recording of an educational session that occurred at The Midyear 2014 in Anaheim, CA on Thursday, December 11, 2014. In this activity, experts will review the evidence of allergy cross-reactivity and provide pharmacists and technicians the true data they need to care for patients with documented medication allergies. In spite of the wealth of data dispelling old allergy myths, schools of pharmacy, medicine, and nursing still teach outdated information about the high risk of ...
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Newest Drugs of Abuse: Spice, Bath Salts, Salvia and Beyond: Midyear Highlights

As the regulatory effort to curb prescription drug abuse has increased, the use of alternative designer and natural drugs of abuse has increased. Due to the increasing availability of these substances, potential associated adverse outcomes and interactions with prescription regimens, providers in every healthcare setting should be aware of this hidden danger. Unfortunately, very few providers have knowledge of these rapidly emerging drugs of abuse and their potential impact. Attendees will be ...
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Improving Medication Safety: A National Perspective from ISMP 2014: Midyear Highlights

This activity is a recording of an educational session that occurred at The Midyear 2014 in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Experts lead a discussion on the Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices which focuses on specific medication safety issues that continue to cause fatal and harmful errors in patients, despite repeated warnings in ISMP publications. Attendees will walk-away with strategies to identify a variety of patient identification risk points and implement a comprehen...
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

No Pill Left Behind: Foreign Drug Generic Manufacturing, Drug Supply Chain, & Drug Diversion

Ever wonder where that little white pill was actually made? In this presentation, we will cover what the FDA is doing to make the answer to that question easily accessible by explaining how the FDA oversees and regulates domestic and foreign drug manufacturing with special regard to the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012. Furthermore, we will dive into the key changes within the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of 2013, in order to be able to identify just how we will be able to track eve...
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You're Never Too Old: Poisonings in the Elderly

Older adults are a unique population with many risks for poisonings and overdoses. The elderly use more medications than other age groups, increasing the chance for adverse effects and drug interactions to occur. Remembering to take several different medications at different times each day may become confusing, leading to double doses and other therapeutic errors. Older adults also have physiologic changes that increase the risk for drug toxicity. This program will review the risks to older ad...
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New Updates in OTC Products: 2014

The program will discuss recently marketed OTC products including their place in therapy, patient counseling and the patient education pharmacists should provide. The program will also discuss new developments and updates on OTC products already on the market as well.
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New Updates in OTC Products: 2014

The program will discuss recently marketed OTC products including their place in therapy, patient counseling and the patient education pharmacists should provide. The program will also discuss new developments and updates on OTC products already on the market as well.
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New Drugs and Drug News of 2014

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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New Drugs and Drug News of 2014

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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New Drugs and Drug News of 2014

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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Hypertension Today: JNC-8 Evidence-Based Guidelines

Hypertension (HTN) is a prevalent disease state throughout the United States and is one of the risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.The optimal way to treat hypertension has been the focus of many studies and has led to many conflicting opinions and guidelines over the past decade. Most recently, in December 2013, the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) released their newest guidelines to address when t...
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Hypertension Today: JNC-8 Evidence-Based Guidelines

Hypertension (HTN) is a prevalent disease state throughout the United States and is one of the risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.The optimal way to treat hypertension has been the focus of many studies and has led to many conflicting opinions and guidelines over the past decade. Most recently, in December 2013, the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) released their newest guidelines to address when t...
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Moving Toward Relief From Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is considered both a neurological movement disorder and a sleep disorder. Despite the evident effects on patients' quality of life, RLS remains underdiagnosed and is still not fully understood. Based on the existing knowledge of RLS, treatment is not curative but aimed at relieving the symptoms. This program reviews the causes and presentation of RLS and reviews medications and nondrug options for management of this condition.
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