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Reducing Hospital Readmissions in Heart Failure: Pharmacy’s Pivotal Role

This activity is accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians involved in the management of patients with Heart Failure (HF). Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Pharmacists -Describe the high incidence and burden of HF including the risk of hospitalization and the need to meet quality metrics for the reduction of readmissions in HF -Explain the complex pathophysiology and risk factors for HF -Integrate new classes of pharmaco...
Medical Learning Institute

The Synagis Debate: RSV Risk, Revised Recommendations, and Rising Cost

Learning Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of RSV and risk of hospitalization from severe disease across all neonatal and infant populations. Analyze data regarding palivizumab efficacy and cost effectiveness. Review revised 2014 palivizumab recommendations and discuss validity of changes.
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Something Borrowed, Something New: Are There Best Therapies?

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate improved understanding of current limitations of pharmacologic management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Have an improved knowledge base of current management options for treating neonatal abstinence. Articulate the ethical and moral challenges and dilemmas in caring for mothers and infants exposed to illicit substances.
Contemporary Forums

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for the Adult Patient with Diabetes

In this multi-layered, knowledge/application/practice-based continuing pharmacy education activity the University of Connecticut and Drug Topics will develop pharmacist competence in MTM and Motivational Interviewing. The activity is designed to expand from knowledge-based activities to practice-based skills by properly scaffolding knowledge, application and practice-based learning opportunities with sound instructional design. The activities will consist of 3 phases designed to build upon...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Immunization Training for Pharmacists

Practice Based Immunization Training for Pharmacists A 20 hour practice-based continuing education activity for pharmacists who plan to implement a pharmacist-directed immunization program at their practice site or fulfill the requirements to become a pharmacist immunizer. This comprehensive and interactive practice-based continuing pharmacy education certification program is designed to meet various state regulations* for pharmacist immunizers. *This activity meets state requirements...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Rescue Kits

Fatal drug overdoses, due to both illicit and prescription drug use, have become epidemic in the United States (US). The rate exceeds that of deaths from motor vehicle accidents, largely due to the increase in prescription opioid overdoses.1 In 2013, about 16,000 deaths occurred from prescription opioid overdoses, accounting for more than half of all prescription drug overdose deaths.2 Multiple substances (eg, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other sedating drugs) often contribute to these over...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Heart failure: Traditional Therapies and Novel Agents

This CPE activity is intended to refresh pharmacists on the current ACCF/AHA guideline recommendations on the use of pharmacotherapy in heart failure and to introduce them to two novel heart failure agents, sacubitril-valsartan and ivabridine. The activity will describe the agents' characteristics and potential role in heart failure therapy.
SIUE School of Pharmacy

A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
Contemporary Forums

Toolkit for Community Pharmacists to Improve Patients’ Cardiovascular Health

The community pharmacist is positioned to engage patients in conversations about their health. Cardiovascular wellness has become a major focus through the Million Hearts™ Initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Because of their close proximity to patients, community pharmacists are able to contribute to this initiative by providing screenings and education about blood pressure and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, aspirin an...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Immunization: Update 2015

In this application-based, RECORDED WEBINAR continuing pharmacy education activity, Dr Jennifer Girotto, PharmD, BCBS, will discuss updated immunization information for the 2015-2016 season. The presentation is password protected. Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in immunization information and those who are certified as immunizers who require immunization continuing education to maintain their immunization ability Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the acti...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Risk Management in Anticoagulation

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP, BCPS discusses the main issues related to the management of risk when pharmacists are involved in anticoagulation management. 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 ...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Hypercoagulable States

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Anuja Rizal discusses her experience with starting an anticoagulation clinic. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe inherited hypercoagulable states Describe acquired hypercoagulable states Discu...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Heparin/Low Molecular Weight Heparin and Fondaparinux Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Mary Jane Mattern, PharmD, CACP discusses the pharmacology and pharmacotherapy of heparin, low molecular weight heparin and fondaparinux. 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 conclusi...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Vitamin K Antagonist Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacogenomics

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Mary Jane Mattern, PharmD, CACP discusses the pharmacology and pharmacotherapy of heparin, low molecular weight heparin and fondaparinux. Target Audience 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...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Laboratory Monitoring Anticoagulation

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses the various laboratory tests for monitoring anticoagulation therapy. 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,...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Case Studies in Drug Interactions with Anticoagulation Therapy

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Philip Hritcko, PharmD, CACP discusses the important drug interactions with anticoagulation therapy and discusses cases related to drug interactions. 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 Objec...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Pharmacist Reimbursement for Anticoagulation Services

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses pharmacist reimbursement issues for anticoagulation services. 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 w...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Perioperative Management of Warfarin Interruption

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr. Victoria Lambert, PharmD, CACP discuss the important aspects of utilizing bridge therapy for patients on long-term anticoagulation. 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...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

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

Available Strategies to Reverse Oral Anticoagulation Medications

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP discusses the reversal of oral anticoagulation medications. 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 t...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Challenging Topics in Anticoagulation

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP discusses challenging topics in anticoagulation). 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...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Developing an Anticoagulation Clinic

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Anuja Rizal discusses her experience with starting an anticoagulation clinic. 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: Di...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

The A-B-Cs of Kids and Medication: Re-Schooling Pharmacists and Families for Best Outcomes

Chronic and acute illness is common in school-aged children in the United States. This requires administration of medication during the school day. While various organizations have published guidelines on how to best manage medication in children who attend school, no universal policies exist. This creates opportunities for pharmacists. Each school district is positioned to create its own best practices. Pharmacists can work with school staff, parents, guardians, and affected youths to i...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Engaging Patients in Osteoporosis Care: Start Early, Never Stop

With an increasing number of individuals at risk for and diagnosed with osteoporosis, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have opportunities to engage patients and collaborate with health care providers in the delivery of patient-centered care. It is essential for those involved in osteoporosis care to review the basics, including its pathophysiology, identify risk factors to conduct appropriate screening following national guideline recommendations, evaluate diagnostic results, and sel...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Updates and New Recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2017

The exact societal burden from septic shock in difficult to quantify: millions of individuals in both industrialized and developing nations experience these syndromes each year, the best medical centers in the world have only achieved a 22% mortality rate for, and caregivers as well as patients endure a long-lasting impact from caring from loved ones who have survived sepsis. With an update to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign being published in January 2017, practitioners will need an update on t...
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Managing Opioid Overdose in the Community

Opioid abuse and overdose are significant public health issues throughout the country and are a growing problem. According to the CDC, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled since 1999. Naloxone is considered the medication of choice in reversing opioid overdose symptoms, and has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality when made readily available to the community. Many states have approved legislation which allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone under standing orders or drug t...
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Monitoring Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners are front line when recommending blood glucose monitors, and other self-care and health maintenance monitoring for patients with diabetes mellitus. These practitioners needs to be prepared for those conversations with patients and their families.
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Updates on the Self-Management of Vaginal Yeast Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Many women find themselves in pharmacies seeking self- treatment for the unbearable symptoms associated with vaginal yeast infections. For community practitioners it's important to know when to refer patients and when it's appropriate to recommend self-management of vaginal yeast infections. Pharmacists should be up to date on the products av...
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Medication Safety: Protection Versus Production -FL APPROVED-

Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error. Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue. In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors. Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting. Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensi...
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A Review for Pharmacists - The 2016/2017 Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) recently published new guidelines for heart failure care to include - The Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure. The updates added two novel drugs to the heart failure treatment armamentarium and provide recommendations for these newer pharmacotherapies for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). This knowledge bas...
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Medication Safety: Protection Versus Production -FL APPROVED-

Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error. Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue. In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors. Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting. Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensi...
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Millennial Students: Teaching a New Generation of Future Pharmacists

This activity will educate preceptors on the thought processes, values, and expectations of millennial generation students. As these students advance in pharmacy school through their rotations and after graduation into the workforce, it will be important to understand this generation in order to be more effective preceptors and pharmacist managers. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe the characteristics and l...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

The Controlled Substance Dilemma: Health Care or Health Threat?

Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications. This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications. The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of "red flag" behaviors that may sugge...
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Pharmaceutical Care Days - Day 1 (Saturday)

This full-day activity takes place on December 2, 2017 in Worcester, MA. It is designed for Pharmacists. It will consists of one one-hour session, three 1.5 hour sessions, and one two hour session. Session topics are as follows- 1. Pipeline Preview 2018 (1.5 CE hrs) 2. Acupuncture and the Opioid Epidemic: Nonpharmacological pain management and opioid detoxification (1 CE hrs) 3.Enhancing Pharmaceutical Care of the Older Adult Patient (1.5 CE hrs) 4.Update on Management of Type 1 and Type...
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

What Keeps You Up at Night? Understanding the Clinical Utilization of Pharmacotherapy

“I can’t sleep. What should I do?” Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers and are frequently sought for guidance regarding the treatment of insomnia. This presentation will review the current evidence based recommendations for managing insomnia disorder with pharmacotherapy including efficacy, toxicity, and patient counseling points.
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Pharmaceutical Care Days - Day 2 (Sunday)

This full-day activity takes place on December 3, 2017 in Worcester, MA. It is designed for Pharmacists. It will consists of one one-hour session, three 1.5 hour sessions, and one two hour session. Session topics are as follows- 1. Indications for Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia Prescribed Low Dose Aspirin: Overcoming Patient Barriers Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration (1.5 CE hrs) 2. Veterinary Medicine and the Community Pharmacist (1 CE hrs) 3. Anticoagulation for Non-Valvul...
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

New Options for Anti-platelet Therapy

This program is designed to educate pharmacists on newly available antiplatelet therapies (prasugrel, ticagrelor, and vorpaxar). The program will cover the mechanism of action, dosing, contraindications, significant clinical trials, and clinical pearls of these therapies. Upon completion of this CPE program, participants should be able to differentiate between the new antiplatlet agents, identify contraindications for these medications, and list monitoring parameters for patients taking these ...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

ONLINE CME: Dementia of Aging: Focusing on Risk Factors and Current and Future Treatment Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to: Distinguish reversible and irreversible types of dementia and list the associated potential risk factors/causes. Recall the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria used for Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder especially as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease; Recall the prognosis and epidemiology of the disorders discussed; Explain the current theories on the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease; Discuss the pathophysiology ass...
University Learning Systems

ONLINE CME: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to: Define emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and list numerous examples of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Discuss the factors contributing to the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases and explain the role of each factor in emergence and re-emergence. Review the prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases (e.g., measles,...
University Learning Systems

Antipsychotic Key Messages for Appropriate Prescribing and Use

A Symposium Conducted at the 52nd ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings - Time: 7:00am-7:30am, Registration/Breakfast - 7:30am-8:30am, Program Date: Monday, December 4, 2017 Place: Rosen Centre Hotel (Connected to the Orange County Convention Center via covered bridge) 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, 2nd Floor, Salon 1-2 Learning Objectives: Describe appropriate use of antipsychotic...
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Safety Update - Opiates and Benzodiazepines: Ensuring Patient Safety

New warnings, including black box warnings, have been issued by the FDA and guidelines from the CDC regarding opiates. All pharmacists and technicians should be updated and aware of these new warnings to increase patient safety
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Residual Neuromuscular Blockade - An Opportunity to Provide Optimal Patient Care Following Surgery

Residual neuromuscular blockade has been a long standing problem for post-surgical patients. Residual blockade is one of the many factors that may delay recovery and cause additional complications post-surgery. Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols has been shown to improve peri- and post-operative care of the surgical patient. This program will provide an overview of the risks associated with residual neuromuscular blockade and discuss pharmaceutical options for r...
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Shingles Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 12 PM ET In the US, an estimated 1 out of 3 individuals will develop shingles, also known as herpes zoster, in their lifetime. Join Edward A. Belongia, MD, Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Marshfield, WI, and Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and Associate Dean at the Samford University Center for Faith and Health in Birmingham,...
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists-Randolph, MA

Earn up to 7.5 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources Inc.

Mistake Proofing the Pharmacy

With the increase in prescription volume and the demands placed on pharmacists, it is critically important to employ methods for quality improvement so that patient safety is maintained by minimizing the possibility of dispensing errors. This program will focus mistake proofing as a quality improvement technique to minimize dispensing errors and discuss the risk factors leading to these types of errors as well as methods to mitigate these risks. The program will also discuss the role of the FD...
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Current Treatment Strategies 2017 in Las Vegas

Session One - Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Federal Regulations, Guidelines, Implementation, and Evaluation Session Two - Opioids for Managing Pain: Friend or Foe? Session Three - Dietary Supplements: What the NIH and Other Experts Have to Say
University Learning Systems

HIV/HCV Coinfection: A Primer for Pharmacists and Nurses

It is estimated that in the United States approximately 25% of patients infected with HIV are also coinfected with the hepatitis C virus. This percentage increases to 80% in patients with HIV who also inject drugs. Research has shown that HIV accelerates the progression of liver disease in coinfected patients and increases the risk of developing cirrhosis and cirrhosis complications. In the era of direct-acting antivirals the landscape for treating coinfected patients has changed dramatically ...
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Drugs and Genes: Pharmacogenomics for the Modern Health Care Team 2017

Pharmacogenomics (PGx), the study of how one’s genes may affect an individual’s response to medication, has reached the translational stage for various specialties in medicine. This conference provides the background, resources and practical application examples to implement pharmacogenomics and make a difference in patients' lives. Mayo Clinic experts, with experience leading the implementation of pharmacogenomics, will provide practical guidance on a range of topics, background and ...
Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Coping with Diabetes

Patients with diabetes often need to make lifestyle changes to meet their therapeutic goal, however these changes are difficult to make. Pharmacists need to possess excellent motivational skills to help patients achieve these goals.
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Managing Risk in Today's Society: Examining Compliance, High Risk Issues, and Liability

This one-hour webinar explores how to identify and manage risks associated with compounding pharmacy practice. Attendees will learn how to navigate the risk management process with a four step approach. By discussing specific claims against pharmacists, attendees will be exposed to techniquAccreditation Information: This lesson is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Cou...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

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