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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

Internal Medicine Update provided by Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development on Hilton Head Island, SC

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Update program hosted by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development in partnership with The Sea Pines Resort. We pride ourselves in offering high-quality educational courses on the latest developments in technology and medical practices presented by faculty at the top of their respective fields. Although titled Internal Medicine Update, the course is primarily designed for hospitalis...
Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development

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

Asthma Community Pharmacy Series

Asthma is a prevalent health condition with significant public health, quality of life, and economic consequences. With increasing numbers of respiratory delivery devices being used to deliver medication to the lung, pharmacists need to keep current on asthma devices. Pharmacists can help improve patient outcomes by identifying at-risk patients and intervening briefly to ensure proper inhalation technique. This series demonstrates evidence-based interventions that are sensitive to the const...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

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

Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing as an Important Component of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Prudent stewardship of antimicrobials is recognized as vital to decreasing resistance rates and costs. However a patient’s allergy history can prevent the use of an appropriate drug. This activity will discuss how the development of an Allergy Assessment service with penicillin allergy testing can increase appropriate antibiotic use in your pharmacy practice. This webinar was previously recorded with a live audience on 2/24/15. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activ...
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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The Oncologist: Optimizing the G8 Screening Tool for Older Patients With Cancer: Diagnostic Performance and Validation of a Six-Item Version

Learning Objective: 1. Use the modified G8 screening tool to facilitate selection for a full GA in older cancer patients. Background. A multidimensional geriatric assessment (GA) is recommended in older cancer patients to inventory health problems and tailor treatment decisions accordingly but requires considerable time and human resources. The G8 is among the most sensitive screening tools for selecting patients warranting a full GA but has limited specificity. We sought to develop and v...
Society For Translational Oncology

American Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

Approximately every 15 minutes in our country, a person dies from prescription drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent upon opioids. How did we get to this point? Are we the only country in the world with this problem of epidemic proportion? How do we end this epidemic, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this presentation, we will discuss the history of just how we, as a ...
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Risk Reduction and Management of Complications with Diabetes Part 2

Patients with diabetes often turn to their pharmacist for assistance in smoking cessation, therefore pharmacists need to be knowledgeable in this area. Patients with diabetes also have questions about impotence and sexual intimacy, traveling with diabetes, and the management of pain.
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No Butts About It: Fighting Nicotine Addiction

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease, death, and disability in the United States. Approximately 50% of tobacco users attempt to quit each year, although only 10% succeed. Pharmacologic agents may be effectively incorporated to significantly increase the chances of success, yet 50-75% of smokers who try to quit do not use any evidence-based cessation counseling or medications. Healthcare personnel, then, have an enormous opportunity to assist patients in developing an ef...
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Medication Safety in Radiology: Often Unrecognized Issues

Activity Description Radiology departments often use medications in ways that are different from other clinical areas of the hospital, which presents a unique set of challenges. Pharmacists and Radiologic Technologists may not always be aware of the significant safety issues that can arise or their role in promoting safe medication use in this setting. This activity will educate participants on how medications are administered in radiology and the unique devices and techniques employed in the...
ProCE

Over-the-Counter and Into the ER: OTC Drug Overdoses

Many patients assume that over-the-counter drugs are safe, even when taking more than the recommended dosage, but quite the opposite is true. Many OTC drugs cause severe toxicity and even death when taken in large doses. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need to stress the importance of reading labels and following directions. It's important to be aware of the toxicity of OTC drugs such as acetaminophen and aspirin, and to suggest appropriate actions if an overdose occurs.
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Medical Cannabis Update: Emerging Roles for Pharmacists

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have now enacted laws regarding cannabis. This includes medical and recreational use of cannabis. Pharmacists may be uncomfortable discussing cannabis use with patients given its Schedule I status and potential drug interactions; however, it is necessary for pharmacists to provide education and effective counseling when patients use cannabis. This program will address key issues so that pharmacists are better able to discuss the medical use of ca...
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ACA | ACVP Annual Conference & Expo

BOOST YOUR PHARMACY’S SUCCESS! • Who Should Attend? Pharmacists, Pharmacy Owners, Pharmacy Technicians, Marketers, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Cooperatives and Buying Groups, Equipment and Chemical Suppliers, Finance, Insurance, Marketing, and Pharmacy Design Professionals. • Choose from 10 CE contact hours focusing on the hottest topics and trends in retail pharmacy today—including clinical, compounding, and veterinary compounding. • Ample networking opportunities with indep...
American College of Apothecaries

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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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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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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FDA Black Box Warnings

Black Box Warnings (BBW) have been established and recognized as the highest level warning from the FDA to promote optimal patient safety. Although clinicians are generally aware of the importance of these alerts, the inconsistency in how these alerts are documented has become an increasing concern now that there are electronic updates to labeling (and many more generic companies now involved). This program will provide an update on class BBW exploring the AHFS by therapeutic categories as wel...
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Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 1: Introduction to Self-Care

This activity is an introduction to over-the-counter drug therapy designed to make the pharmacist understand the scope and cost savings of OTC medications. A brief history of the laws that govern OTC products as well as approaches to helping patients make informed self-care choices. Although the behind the counter concept does exist, and is currently underutilized participants will see the need for expansion for that category. Join "Professor Pete" Kreckel a pharmacist with nearly four decades...
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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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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners need to be able to recognize patients at risk for diabetes mellitus, and how to differentiate between types 1 and 2, because this drives drug therapy decision making.
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A Case for Change: Medication Safety and Effectiveness

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe how your practice setting can align with the National Priorities Partnership Medication Safety Strategy 2. Identify a core medication safety measure set to implement at the practice level that aligns with national reporting initiatives 3. Identify best practices to allow for a collaborative physician-pharmacist relationship 4. Describe practice-based mechanisms available for phys...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Antibiotics in Psychiatry: Unintended Sequelae, the Good and Bad

Learning Objectives: Outline the core elements associated with the new Medication Management (MM) standard from The Joint Commission Explain why patients with psychiatric illness are at an increased risk of certain infections Discuss the neuropsychiatric adverse effects and psychotropic effects of commonly prescribed antibiotics
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

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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An Integrative Approach to Treating Inflammation

Inflammation is the root or can play a major role in numerous diseases, from heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and even disease states of the digestive tract. Complementary therapy has proven to be effective and often comes with a lower side-effect profile than many anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications). We will cover how lifestyle aspects, including exercise, diet, relaxation strategies and nutritional therapy can support hea...
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PRS 103.1: New Drug Approval Process

Why does it seem that regulators focus solely on pharmacists when drug regulations are enforced? Why do so many nitpicky rules mandate or prohibit specific activities by pharmacists? How can regulators be shown that advances in pharmacy are impeded by outdated regulations? This introductory class will address these challenging questions. It will explain the foundation of legal requirements for pharmacists and pharmacies. It will describe how regulators think and work, and how pharmacists can a...
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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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A Pharmacist's Dozen: A Review of the Most Influential Medications of All Time

The average life span has consistently increased over the past decades, or even century, due to huge advances in overall health care, but with particular attention to medicinal breakthroughs. Year after year, more and more medications are developed and marketed to become some of the most famous medications of all time. In this presentation, we will take a step back, and review what can be considered the most influential medications ever. Some medications can be debated as to having either a po...
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