Advancing Knowledge to Practice: Optimizing Severe Asthma Care in the Age of Biologics

Michael E. Wechsler, MD and Jonathan Corren, MD, discuss the clinical differentiation of asthma subgroups and the characterization of inflammatory pathways, as well as biomarkers for severe asthma and their application to clinical practice. They review the latest treatment options, focusing on new biologic-based targeted therapies, differentiating between biologic agents and their mechanism of action, as well as the latest safety and efficacy data of targeted therapy. They also discuss optimal...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Pharmacy Technician Series: Cultural Competency With Transgender Patients

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SIUE School of Pharmacy

Spanish for Pharmacists

A comprehensive course for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to learn basic Spanish language skills to improve their patient counseling and communication skills in a pharmacy. Spanish for Pharmacists provides education on pharmacy "one-liners", tips to communicate with Spanish speaking patients, alphabet, punctuation, general vocabulary, numbers, colors, and more!
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Cardinal Health: The Innovative Delivery Solutions Group | An Overview

This 15-minute (non-accredited / free) activity provides an overview of the various products, services, and career opportunities available with Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions. The cactivity contains information on pharmacy management, remote order entry, and telepharmacy. As well as insights right from the Talent Acquisition Manager at Cardinal Health IDS.
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340B Drug Pricing Discount Program | An Overview

This 7-minute (non-accredited) activity provides an overview of the 340B Drug Pricing Discount Program. It is a ten minute, need-to-know overview of this topic for pharmacy students, tech students, and professionals to gain a working knowledge of 340B - who developed the program, which health systems qualify for the program, and how it impacts patients.
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The Pharmacy Experience | A Comprehensive Overview of the Pharmacy Market

A ten-hour, 68 module course (non-accredited) serving as an introduction to the pharmacy market and perfect for pharmacy students, pharmacy tech students, professionals new to the pharmacy market, and practitioners. The Pharmacy Experience course explores critical need-to-know subjects, practice settings, roles in a pharmacy, services, and pharmacy technology.
RXinsider Learning

ACA | ACVP Annual Conference & Expo

Choose from 10.5 hrs of pharmacy CE with our Rx for Pharmacy Success! Enjoy the luxurious surroundings of an iconic Gulf Coast landmark while you Refresh your knowledge, discover new Resources to boost your business, Reconnect with colleagues, Reinvigorate your networking, and return to your pharmacy Renewed and Ready to put your ideas to work! • Who Should Attend? Pharmacists, Pharmacy Owners, Pharmacy Technicians, Marketers, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Cooperatives and Buying Groups, E...
American College of Apothecaries

WEBINAR: CBD Trends Made Simple: What You Need to Know About the Growing Cannabidiol Market

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT / 10:00 am MT / 9:00 am PT) Cannabidiol (CBD) products are flooding the market at an alarming rate. Many consumer stakeholders are excited about this new product line, while providers such as pharmacies, natural health food stores, and other retailers are casting a watchful eye; torn between developing market strategies to meet demand while also watching for state and federal regulatory oversight. This webinar will discuss the various a...
Pharmacists Planning Services Inc

Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Treatment Options

Depression and anxiety in adolescents is more prevalent than most adults realize. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can improve functioning and quality of life for many adolescents.
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Management of Chronic and Episodic Migraines: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of CGRP inhibitors

Patients with episodic or chronic migraines require treatment with a combination of acute and preventative medications. A wide variety of drug classes are currently used for migraine prevention; however, the majority of them are used off-label. CGRP inhibitors are a new class of medications approved for migraine prevention. Pharmacists need to understand the safety and efficacy of these agents, as well as the appropriate patient population, advantages and disadvantages of this new class of dru...
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Biomarkers and Beyond: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Approach to Fighting Infections in the ICU

As clinical practitioners, we often struggle to find a balance between appropriate treatment of infectious disease states and antimicrobial stewardship to prevent antimicrobial resistance. In 2016 the Infectious Diseases Society of America published guidelines for the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs to help improve the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal antibiotic drug regimen and duration. As clinicians we often need tools to help ...
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Women and HIV: A Case Based Focus on Contraception, Family Planning, Prenatal Care and Postpartum Care

Since women are often an underrepresented population in HIV care and clinical trials, it is essential to highlight pertinent reproductive needs and HIV management
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Vaping--Public Health Crisis or Just Blowing Smoke

Adverse events from vaping have garnered national attention, prompting some municipalities to declare public health emergencies. At the same time, some outlets are touting vaping as a viable avenue for tobacco cessation initiatives. Pharmacists are often at the front line of smoking cessation efforts, as patients seek options. It is important, then, for pharmacists to understand vaping devices in order to appropriately advise patients. This session seeks to examine the various vaping devic...
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Vaping--Public Health Crisis or Just Blowing Smoke

Adverse events from vaping have garnered national attention, prompting some municipalities to declare public health emergencies. At the same time, some outlets are touting vaping as a viable avenue for tobacco cessation initiatives. Pharmacists are often at the front line of smoking cessation efforts, as patients seek options. It is important, then, for pharmacists to understand vaping devices in order to appropriately advise patients. This session seeks to examine the various vaping devic...
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Compounding Non-Sterile Topical Medications to Address Topical Infections: Touching the Bug

There has been increased scrutiny by the CDC, the AMA, and other professional organizations regarding the over-use and possibly unnecessary prescribing of oral antibiotics and the risk of increasing or emerging antibiotic resistance. This presentation will discuss this issue, provide a working background to understanding resistance, and offer an approach that the prescriber could use to avoid the systemic use of antibiotics.
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PRS 105.1: Using Regulatory Case Studies as a Learning Tool in Pharmacy

This case considers the powerful tool that case studies can be in the education and incentivizing of practicing pharmacists regarding regulatory compliance. Every regulatory case study tells the story of a challenge in practice that was not met effectively. Case studies can be used to apply basic principles of pharmacy regulatory compliance. This webinar can be taken as a standalone live 1 credit hour law (ACPE accredited) but is also a component of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist curric...
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Melting Pots and Stained Glass Windows: Genetic Differences in Our Patients

Every time we look out over our prescription counter we see a very unique individual. Every one of our patients will metabolize and excrete drugs based on their own genetic makeup. As medicine becomes more specific for disease states, medications will become even more specific based on the patient's ability to metabolize and excrete drugs. This program will focus on the most common drugs and the most common P450 enzyme families. Population groups will also be discussed with regard to disease s...
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Radioactive! Nuclear Pharmacy or Unclear Pharmacy?

Nuclear Pharmacy has long been a misunderstood professional segment of the pharmaceutical sciences, from patients and professionals alike. This session is intended to provide a general overview of the practice of nuclear pharmacy, including highlights of commonly used nuclear medicine imaging agents. Special considerations, including equipment and safety concerns, are addressed as they apply to this unique professional practice.
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Validation and Counseling of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Opioids - FL APPROVED -

This program will identify the latest prescription drug diversion trends that practicing pharmacists need to be aware of. The program will describe the laws regarding the validation of controlled substance prescriptions for the state of Florida. It will describe tips when reviewing a state prescription drug monitoring program report. It will also discuss comment red flags of prescription drugs diversion by patients and prescribers used to obtain prescriptions for controlled substance for abuse...
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Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist: Module 1 - Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis

This session is part of the Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist series. It explores the effective management of pain within the context of the current opioid crisis. This session examines the concept of addiction and explores the correlation between the rate of overdose deaths and the rate of prescribing of opioid medications. In addition, the introduction of abuse-deterrent formulations is explored as a method of reducing prescription drug abuse. Morphine milligram equivalent dosing is d...
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Pharmacy Malpractice Trends

This program provides a synopsis of basic legal principles of pharmacist malpractice, using legal case study summaries that show how the basic principles apply in a contemporary pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on traditional liability for order processing errors, as well as expanding liability for errors in an advanced practice role. Suggestions are offered for strategies that can reduce pharmacist and pharmacy exposure to malpractice liability.
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In the Wrong Hands: Preventing Accidental Poisonings in Children

Despite the sustained progress made by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, the percentage of childhood deaths attributed to medications continues to increase. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Nurses are in a prime position to provide education and awareness through professional advocacy. This session seeks to define the scope of the problem using analytical data collected from poison control centers in the United States. In addition, recommendations for the appropriate response ...
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What You Know About Ostomy (and What You Should)

Ostomy patients used to be rare and specialized and now are more common and main stream. More practices see more ostomy patients, with more questions.
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PRS 104.1: Compliance with Patient Safety Requirements

This course examines the factors that literally set pharmacists and technicians up to fail in most pharmacy practice environments. It considers how practitioners and managers can work together to meet their shared responsibility of reducing the occurrence of pharmacy errors. The class discusses the relatively unseen, but nevertheless important, fact that pharmacists correct many errors made by prescribers and patients; all to the benefit of drug therapy. The class considers how regulatory obje...
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Paying the Piper: An Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System

Despite spending the most money per capita on healthcare related expenses, key outcomes data for the United States lags behind that of many developed countries. From a very broad perspective, this session seeks to examine the components of various global healthcare systems and to identify the elements that have been woven into our own framework. The session additionally seeks to identify and discuss opportunities for healthcare personnel to positively influence the challenges that our unique s...
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For the Love of Lipids: Cholesterol Management to Reduce the Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

The guideline governing the management of blood cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular risk was recently revised at the end of 2018. Several critical changes were made to the guideline, including the identification of high risk and very high-risk factors, restructuring of patient groups in which to consider drug therapy, revised therapeutic targets, and incorporation of newer non-statin drugs to the clinical armamentarium. It is imperative to disseminate these updates to healthcare practitioners...
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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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Updates on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management

According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder worldwide with an estimated prevalence rate of 10-15%. While most patients do not recognize the symptoms as IBS it is the most common disorder seen and diagnosed by gastroenterologists. In the United States between 2.4-3.5 million physician visits take place annually for symptoms related to IBS. While IBS appears to be mor...
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Nausea and Vomiting: More than just Hangovers

Nausea and vomiting are treatable but most clinicians are not well aware of the array of options and therefore a lot of nausea and vomiting goes untreated or self-medicated.
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Addressing Common Medical and Neuropsychiatric Challenges in Older Adults

Faced with an seemingly ever increasing aging population, clinicians are challenged with the need to develop a strategy to address some of the issues associated with treating this population that include but are not limited to, recognizing barriers to successful medication management, defining the role and appropriate use of medications for various conditions commonly encountered by older adults and tackling current guidelines and controversies debated in the management of both medical and neu...
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Integrative Pharmacy Specialist Module 1 - Introduction to Functional Pharmacy Certification

In this initial module to the IPS Level I certification, we will provide an overview to the 5 Keys to Functional Pharmacy and introduction to lifestyle medicine; diet, stress management, movement, other lifestyle habits, and nutraceutical and pharmaceuticals.
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Fatal Perceptions: Suicide Prevention Tools for Community Practice

This presentation is presented for informational purposes only. No content herein is intended to be a substitute for prompt assessment and treatment by experts trained in crisis management, depression, and the diagnosis of suicidal thoughts or behavior. This presentation contains important, but sensitive subject matter that may be emotionally challenging. Viewer discretion is advised. Suicide claims 30,000 lives each year. It is a tragedy that, sadly, impacts the pharmacy and medical profe...
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Standards of Care and Updates in the Treatment of Heart Failure

The release of the PARADIGM-HF study and approval of sacubitril/valsartan provided a new treatment option (ARNIs) that could lead to better outcomes for patients with heart failure. This activity will provide an overview of the currently recommended morbidity and mortality-reducing agents for patients with heart failure. It will summarize key clinical trials that have led to the current recommendations for medication use in heart failure, with specific emphasis on the evidence around the use o...
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Flu: Who Gets What?

A 2019 update on the influenza vaccine guidelines
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Risk Reduction and Management of Complications with Diabetes Part 1

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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From the Patient’s Lens: Winning Communications for the Most Difficult Encounters

Pharmacy team members with excellent skills in communications stand out! These are usually the team members who are asked to de-escalate situations with customers, as others back slowly away. With the appropriate use of keenly developed skills, magic unfolds! Suddenly, the angry customer is speaking rationally and working through the same situation that caused an explosion with another well-intentioned team member. How is it, then, that the two associates achieve vastly different results when ...
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Fatal Pretenses: Controlled Substance Validation and Access in a Time of Crisis -FL APPROVED-

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...
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Antipsychotic Update

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Sterile Compounding - USP 797 Update

On December 1, 2019, four USP chapters will become official: revised on nonsterile compounding, revised on sterile compounding, as published on February 1, 2016, and new on compounding and handling radiopharmaceuticals. Pharmacies need to prepare for compliance for all these chapters, not only for patient safety but since state boards of pharmacy and accreditation organizations are focusing on them. This session will highlight the key areas of revised , including personnel training and...
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Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 4: Women's Health

Women are generally not too shy in asking questions in the "Feminine Hygiene" aisle. They are very proactive about their health and given a private area, they will specifically tell you what symptoms they are having. This activity is an overview to women's most frequent health issues, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections and menstrual maladies. We will discuss the number of sexual lubricants that are available and select the right ones be it for a woman wanting to conceive or...
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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: 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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Medication Error Prevention for Practicing Pharmacists

This program will provide tools and techniques for community pharmacists to reduce medication errors in their pharmacies. It will discuss how root cause analysis and failure mode and effects analysis can hep prevent future medication errors and improve patient safety. The program will also provide insight into how technology and electronic prescribing can cause medication errors and what community pharmacists can do to help prevent these types of errors.
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Help Wanted: Education & Defining Tomorrow's Pharmacy Technician

The direction of pharmacy technician education and training has been a source of debate within the profession since the recommendation was first introduced in the 1960. Fifty years later, discussions continue, with both the definition and scope of practice for pharmacy technicians varying drastically from state to state. Multiple key events have once again drawn this debate into the national spotlight, yielding one advocacy organization to publish a grading system for each state's regulatory r...
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Don't Believe Everything Your Hear: Poison and Overdose Myths and Misconceptions

Toxicology is fraught with myths and misconceptions. Poison centers are often consulted about patients who are treated based on these myths. From the assessment to the treatment of poisonings and overdoses, these myths can have negative consequences.
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Cannabidiol (CBD): What Pharmacists Need to Know

Cannabidiol (CBD) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is available over-the-counter when made from hemp. Despite being marketed for inflammation, pain, insomnia, anxiety, and other conditions, the evidence is not clear about its effectiveness. Pharmacists may be uncertain about how to discuss the use of CBD with patients. It is necessary for pharmacists have understanding about CBD formulations, the medical evidence to date, and other key issues so that pharmacists are better a...
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Cannabidiol (CBD): What Pharmacists Need to Know

Cannabidiol (CBD) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is available over-the-counter when made from hemp. Despite being marketed for inflammation, pain, insomnia, anxiety, and other conditions, the evidence is not clear about its effectiveness. Pharmacists may be uncertain about how to discuss the use of CBD with patients. It is necessary for pharmacists have understanding about CBD formulations, the medical evidence to date, and other key issues so that pharmacists are better a...
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CBD, The Endocannabinoid System, and Your Practice

In this timely and forwarded thinking CE on cannabidiol (CBD), you will learn about the different roles of the endocannabinoid system in relation to overall health. We will discuss the impact that cannabidiol (CBD) can have on the endocannabinoid system as well as other biological receptors and pathways. You will learn that its not just about CBD and there are different cannabinoids, both endogenous to the body, and exogenous phyto-cannabinoids. Lastly, we will recognize what makes a quality ...
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Drug Diversion: Protecting Your Pharmacy Practice

This presentation will allow those working in the retail pharmacy setting to become more aware of scams and deceptions that are commonplace by drug seekers. In addition, common sense solutions to prevent drug crimes, pharmacy robberies and burglaries will be discussed. Pharmacists will be better equipped to work positively with prescribers in accommodating legitimate patients while weeding out those trying to deceive both the prescriber and dispenser of controlled substances.
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Sex, Drugs and (Hold the Rock-'n-Roll)

Everyone’s doing it! It’s how we all got here! You can’t drive down the interstate without seeing a billboard with sexual overtones. Why then do we all “blush” when it comes to discussions about sex and sexual dysfunction. Even in our pharmacies and clinics we get nervous when it comes to discussions about anorgasmia, female hypoactive sexual desire disorder, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Join our Professor Pete for a thoughtful and professional discussion about...
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