Interprofessional Education/Practice: Preparing Ourselves and Our Students to be “Team-Ready"

Interprofessional education (IPE) – what does it mean, and how can you ensure students are engaging in it at your practice site?  This session will dispel some of the myths and discuss common roadblocks to incorporating IPE.  Hear from preceptors who have successfully implemented IPE activities at their sites and leave with a plan for ways to integrate IPE into your teaching.    Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to:...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Approaches for Management of DIR fees

Direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee is a term used by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and refers to discounts to pharmacy reimbursement not captured at the point of sale. This session will review the history and background of DIR fees and share approaches to help your pharmacy reduce DIR fees, ultimately increasing reimbursement. Take this course to discover how DIR fees are tied to pharmacy performance and what you can to maximize your management of DIR fees. Up...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. Identify normal fetal anatomy and perform biophysical profile. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretati...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produc diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. State the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the ovaries and uterus and differentiate commonly seen pathology. Lis...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature. Differentiate normal/abnormal characterist...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity. Demonstrate vein mapping t...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis. Perform routin...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Helping Your Students Get Ready for Interviews

Help your students and residents shine during the interview process. Learn tips for coaching your students to success by attending this 1 hour webinar. Etiquette and preparation will be addressed. Additionally, listen to tips from both an experienced Residency Director and Student Preceptor to hear what's worked well for them. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe appropriate etiquette for the interview proc...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

How to Evaluate a CV

How can you help your students and residents prepare for their future? This brief webinar will provide tips on how to critically review a CV. We will spend time reviewing an example CV so you can learn what to look for and how to constructively share feedback. Leave this session with a tool to guide you through the process of CV evaluation. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Identify the purpose and core components o...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Wear your cape to work: Pharmacist-initiated naloxone dispensing

Laws surrounding dispensing and prescribing naloxone have changed in many states. Now more than ever, pharmacists need to take an active role in identifying patients at risk of overdose. This activity provides guidance on when to consider a co-prescription of naloxone and what product is most appropriate for a select patient. By participating in this activity, you will be prepared to educate your patients and ensure their safe and effective use of this agent in the event it is needed. Upo...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Timing is Everything: When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy

The optimal time to start patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) has changed with advancements in HIV therapy. This application-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a "journal club format" discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacist to discuss the benefits and risks of ART in HIV-infected patients. Join us to discuss current HIV treatment principles, including timing of initiation of therapy, to help you effectively manage and optimize pharmacotherapy for HIV-infec...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Optimizing Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV Curbside Consults provide clinicians with timely answers to pressing clinical practice questions encountered in the management of HIV in 2016. Poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy is the primary cause of therapeutic failure in HIV-infected patients. Health care providers must be aware of the factors contributing to non-adherence and the appropriate strategies to overcome these challenges. In this CME activity, expert faculty will have a case-based discussion on evidence-based guideline...
Vindico Medical Education

Back to School: Prescription Drug Abuse: What Pharmacists Can Do to Decrease the Trend

The last of 4 sessions in CEI’s Pain Management Series will discuss the role of the pharmacist in decreasing the alarming trend in prescription drug abuse, including proactive discussion with patients, assessment of abuse risk, naloxone co-prescribing and dispensing, as well as other educational and preventive measures. Conclude the series with knowledge and an action plan to make an impact on safe and effective pain management of your patients. Upon successful completion of this applicat...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Back to School: Chronic Pain Management: Focus on Cancer Patients

The third of 4 sessions in CEI’s Pain Management Series will focus on chronic pain management in patients with cancer pain. Join us to discuss clinical pearls for medication selection and titration, as well as the role of non-opioid medications, opioid conversion, and when to consider a non-oral formulation. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe the pathophysiology of pain in the cancer patient 2. Demonstrate the abil...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Back to School: Acute Pain Management: Taking Away the Hurt

The second of 4 sessions in CEI’s Pain Management Series will provide clinical pearls on optimizing treatment for acute pain management. Join us to review when to use and when to avoid opioids in acute pain management. Determine which medication is right for your patient through cases highlighting safety, tolerability, and efficacy of opioid and non-opioid agents. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. List factors that could c...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Back to School: What's New? Making Sense of the Changes in Opioid Prescribing

The first of 4 sessions in CEI’s Pain Management Series will provide an overview of the healthcare epidemic related to opioids. Join us to review the recent changes in opioid prescribing, including labeling requirements and prescribing guidelines that affect all pharmacy practices. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Review current statistics on opioid misuse and mortality 2. Describe FDA’s action plan to combat opioid ab...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Topic Discussions to Promote Learner Growth

This webinar will provide preceptors with rationale for utilizing topic discussions as well as methods for incorporating topic discussions into their rotations. Seasoned preceptors will also gain insight on how to take their existing topic discussions to the next level through practical ways to revitalize and revamp these learning experiences.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: Clearing the Air on Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco Cessation

This continuing pharmacy education activity will serve as a primer on electronic cigarettes (E-Cigarettes) and clarify their role in tobacco cessation. Join us to discuss the pros and cons of E-Cigarettes and gain tips on how to appropriately educate patients and providers on their use.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: Appropriate Use of Medications to Treat Advanced Dementia

This continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a case-based discussion for pharmacists to review clinical pearls for appropriate use of medications to treat advanced dementia. Join us to discuss how to assess the risks and benefits of continuing medications in patients with advanced dementia.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: Idarucizumab for Dabigatran Reversal

"New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are recommended for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic events and for the prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. While these medications are generally considered to be safer than warfarin, the incidence of major bleeding in clinical trials ranges from 0.6% to 3.6% annually. Rapid reversal of NOACs can be challenging. This knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide an opportunity for...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: Sacubitril/Valsartan: A New Management Strategy for the Treatment of Heart Failure

This continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a case-based discussion for pharmacists to review clinical pearls on the role of sacubitril/valsartan in the management of chronic heart failure. Join us to discuss the current clinical trial data supporting the use of sacubitril/valsartan for the treatment of chronic heart failure and key factors to consider when using this agent in clinical practice.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

This continuing pharmacy education activity will review the available evidence surrounding the effectiveness of aspirin for reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in at risk patients and to prevent recurrent events in patients with CVD. Join us as we determine which patients will benefit the most from aspirin therapy in preventing CVD and CVD related outcomes.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: The Risks of Proton Pump Inhibitors

This continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a case-based discussion to review clinical pearls associated with the potential risks of Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Join us to discuss why appropriate use of these widely used agents is important to prevent unnecessary adverse events and avoid patient harm.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: Updates in Insulin Therapy

This continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a case-based discussion for pharmacists to review clinical pearls about insulin-based management of type 2 diabetes. Join us to discuss where the new insulin products that are now available for use may fit into your practice with a focus on the new long-acting insulin preparations.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Improving Medication Safety with High-Alert Medications

While most medications have a large margin of safety, a small number of drugs have a high risk of causing injury when they are prescribed, dispensed or administered incorrectly. We call these "high-alert medications" to draw attention to this characteristic so that all involved in their use will treat them with the care and respect that they require. Errors may or may not be more common with these drugs than with the use of any others; however, the consequences of the errors are more devastati...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

HIV Medication Errors

1. Identify an appropriate antiretroviral regimen based on Department of Health and Human Services HIV treatment guidelines. 2. Detect at least three types of medication errors which could occur in an HIV patient’s treatment. 3. Evaluate the potential for errors involving drug interactions. 4. Devise strategies to prevent or minimize the occurrence of medication errors in HIV therapy. 5. Recognize when antiretrovirals may be used appropriately for indications other than treatment.
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

This CPE activity will educate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, assisting facilities in maintaining compliance with this standard. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe common bloodborne diseases and symptoms. 2. Identify modes of transmission for common bloodborne diseases 3. List comm...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Spanish for Pharmacy Personnel

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacists will be able to use Spanish to accomplish the following: 1. Welcome and receive patients 2. Employ basic social and courtesy phrases 3. Employ communication strategies to achieve mutual levels of understanding between patients and the pharmacist 4. Explain patient privacy issues 5. Explain prescription laws and policies 6. Facilitate prescription refills 7. Collect patients’ personal data 8. Collec...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Health Coaching: Tools For Pharmacists

Health coaching is a proven way to help patients manage their chronic health care condition. But how can busy pharmacists implement health coaching into their practice when they are already being pulled in so many directions throughout the day? Learn how pharmacists can engage patients through health coaching and utilize tools to health coach during each patient interaction. This CPE activity will provide pharmacists with information and examples of specific health coaching skills. Motivationa...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients

This CPE activity will provide a comprehensive overview of management approaches for problem behaviors and psychosis in dementia. The content discusses non-drug management as well as antipsychotic use, and includes pocket guidelines and other resources for use in practice. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. List appropriate initial assessments to help determine the causes of problem behaviors or psychosis in dementia 2. Ap...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

2015 Immunization Update for Pharmacists

Recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations are updated frequently. This session will discuss the new 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations as well as new vaccines to the market. Included in the discussion will be influenza vaccine considerations in preparation for the 2015-2016 season as well as patient cases to review recommended vaccines based on the most current immunization schedules. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-base...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

The Missing Link: Medication Manager

This CPE activity will consider the impact that adverse drug events play in the healthcare system, the evolving role of the pharmacist in managing medication safety across care transitions, and how this contributes to hospital admissions & readmissions. Discuss the integration of pharmacy services in the new value-based reimbursement model of care. This webinar was previously recorded with a live audience throughout 2014. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Understanding FERPA:  A Guide for Preceptors

This activity will provide a general overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act which protects student privacy as it relates to their educational records. It will also provide guidance for pharmacist preceptors to comply as part of the educational team. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe the legal requirements of FERPA and its relevance to preceptors 2. Apply FERPA regulations to real-life scenar...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Preceptor Development - Core Modules

This CPE activity consists of three brief activities that will equip preceptors with the background information they need to be successful clinical instructors for student pharmacists. Module #1: The Role of the Preceptor Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. List potential benefits of precepting students 2. Define the role of the preceptor 3. Describe common expectations students have for their preceptors Modu...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Teaching the Science of Safety to APPE and IPPE Students

Patient safety is best taught through real-world examples and hands-on experiential learning. Preceptors often have opportunities to teach patient safety processes, such as medication reconciliation and medication error reporting, to student pharmacists learning at their practice site. This CPE activity will provide preceptors with tools and practical applications to teach the science of patient-safety to APPE and IPPE students. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Tools to Facilitate Student Success with Your Learning Experience

Preceptors often don’t feel they have time or know how to go about creating an appropriate amount of structure within the experiences they provide for student pharmacists. In this CPE activity, preceptors will have the opportunity to learn and apply simple quality improvement techniques to maintain and enhance their learning experience. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Self assess how they operationalize their ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

CPD Training for Iowa Pharmacists: Growing Our Education Roots

This CPE activity will provide the education and training necessary to submit a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portfolio to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy in lieu of continuing education hours required for pharmacist relicensure in Iowa. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Define Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2. List and describe the components of the CPD Cycle 3. Describe the benefits for pha...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

SPRINTing to Control Hypertension

This application-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a 'journal club format' discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to review the results of the SPRINT trial. Join us to discuss how this study adds to the debate of optimal blood pressure goals and whether the results of this trial should change your practice. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy residents should be able to: 1. Descr...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Heart Healthy?

Cardiovascular complications and subsequent mortality have been established as common occurrences in patients with diabetes mellitus. The link between blood glucose control and cardiovascular disease is still not fully understood. This application-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a "journal club format" discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to review the data surrounding empagliflozin and cardiovascular and mortality outcomes. Upon successful completion...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Fostering Interprofessional Educational Opportunities for Your Students

The quality of health care is under intense scrutiny with many health care systems not performing to their maximum potential. As a result, there is a high priority on redesigning health care systems to enhance the patient experience of care and to improve the health of populations while reducing the per capita cost. The recognition that systems of care necessitate increased collaboration and teamwork across the health professions has led to a renewed emphasis on team-based care delivery and on...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

The Influenza Vaccine Dilemma

This CPE activity provides a 'journal club format' discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to to review the effectiveness of high dose vs. standard dose influenza vaccine in older adults. This presentation discusses possible clinical implications of recent study findings related to this topic just in time for the upcoming influenza season. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy residents should be able to: ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Migraines: Teaching Students Tips to Navigate Treatment

Although migraine headaches are relatively common, developing an effective treatment plan can often be challenging. This knowledge-based activity provides pharmacists with a clinical refresher on this condition and give guidance on how to navigate the available treatment options. We will also explore tools to aid in effectively teaching this topic to student pharmacists. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Discuss th...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics: Practical Application for Your Practice

The second session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series provides valuable information on implementation of pharmacogenomic services in your practice area. Join us to learn ways to collaborate and communicate with providers in this exciting area of practice. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Identify patients who are optimal candidates for pharmacogenetics testing 2. Discuss the legal implications to consider when introduc...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics: Pain and Psychiatric Medications

The final session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series concludes our review of the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on medication selection with a specific focus on medications used to treat pain and psychiatric diseases. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe the role of pharmacogenomic testing for pain and psychiatric medications. 2. Discuss how genetic variation can affect drug metabolism for select medication...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics: Anticoagulants and Cardiovascular Medications CEI

The third session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series focuses on reviewing genetic information to choose a suitable drug and/or medication dose for a patient. Join us to discuss the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on anticoagulants and other cardiovascular medications. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe the role of pharmacogenomic testing for warfarin and other cardiovascular medications 2. Review the literat...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics 101

This first session of the four part Pharmacogenomics webinar series provides an overview of this innovative branch of pharmacy. Join us to review foundational knowledge in this exciting area of practice. Hear examples of how pharmacists are practicing in this area and the impact of making treatment recommendations for patients based on testing results. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Define pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Federal Pharmacy Law Update

This CPE activity will provide an update on current federal legislative and regulatory activities pertaining to pharmacy. The status of current legislative efforts to allowing any willing pharmacy to participate in Medicare Part D preferred networks, pharmacy benefit manager regulation, recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers, and other key priorities will be discussed, including new developments in compounding and track and trace supply chain security regulations. Recent CMS, DEA a...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

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