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

Alzheimer's Disease: A Review of the Pathophysiology and Treatment Options

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SIUE School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Series: Cultural Competency With Transgender Patients

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SIUE School of Pharmacy

The Why and How for Combination Basal Insulin + GLP-1RA Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

John Anderson, MD, and Vivian Fonseca, MD, provide their clinical insights into the rapidly evolving use of combined basal insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) therapy for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). CONTENT AREAS • Unmet needs • Experience with basal insulin/GLP-1RA • FRC basal insulin/GLP-1RAs • Insulin degludec/liraglutide (DUAL) • Insulin glargine/lixisenatide (LixiLan-L, -O) • Using FRC basal insulin/GLP-1RAs...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Major Depressive Disorder and Management of Population Health

Major Depressive Disorder and Management of Population Health Release date: July 23, 2018 Expiration date: July 23, 2019 Target audience: Physicians, pharmacists, and managed care professionals Type of activity: Application Length of podcast: 1 hour Fee: Free Activity Overview The behavioral health care landscape is evolving and healthcare professionals are becoming more aware of the need to improve patient care and adherence to treatment. This activity examines the prevalence of...
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Getting to the Heart of the Matter for Pharmacists

This activity is accredited for health-system pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that manage patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Educational Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Pharmacy • Identify patients at risk for ACS • Explain the distinct phases of the continuum of IHD and ACS: UA, NSTEMI, and STEMI in order to assist the care team in managing patients as they progress through treatment • Review recent advances in t...
Medical Learning Institute

Inject-Safe Barrier Bandages

This 1-minute (non-accredited) short-course provides training on Inject-Safe Barrier Bandages and how they prevent the transfer of bloodborne pathogens. Inject-Safe Barrier bandages self-seal to contain bleeding following an injection or immunization protecting the patient and healthcare provider. They meet the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard's definition on "Engineering Control" to reduce employee exposure.
COREreadiness

An Introduction to Pharmacogenomics (PGx)

This 15-minute (non-accredited) short-course provides a brief introduction to the study of pharmacogenomics (PGx) and its importance in pharmacotherapy. Presented by Dr. David Kisor, PharmD, FCP, Manchester University.
COREreadiness

Evaluating 503B Outsourcing Providers

This 10-minute course (non-accredited) provided by LDT Health Solutions serves to develop an understanding of the 2017 regulatory landscape as it relates to evaluating 503B outsourcing providers. This course is recommended to anyone currently in process of assessing 503B services. Content is provided by LDT Health Solutions: Lou Diorio RPh, FaPhA and Dave Thomas, RPh, MBA.
COREreadiness

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!
COREreadiness

Cardinal Health: The Innovative Delivery Solutions Group | An Overview

This short course provides an overview of the various products, services, and career opportunities available with Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions or IDS. The course contains information on pharmacy management, remote order entry, and telepharmacy. As well as insights right from the Talent Acquisition Manager at Cardinal Health IDS.
COREreadiness

Actemra (tocilizumab) | Administration

This 4-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Actemra (tocilizumab) administration provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: how to administer the medication and proper technique.
COREreadiness

Benlysta (belimumab) | Patient Counseling & Communication

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Benlysta (belimumab) | This course provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: drug indications, dosing, and common side effects.
COREreadiness

Carvedilol | Patient Counseling & Communication Skills

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Carvedilol | This course provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: drug indications, dosing, and common side effects.
COREreadiness

Insulin U-100 Vials | Administration

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Insulin U-100 Vials Administration. Providing patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: how to administer the medication and proper technique.
COREreadiness

CareerEDGE | Interview Preparation & Advice provided by Pharmacy Recruiters

This 33-minute course (non-accredited) provides interview preparation and career advice for pharmacy students and pharmacy tech students provided by actual pharmacy recruiters throughout various practice settings (community, health system, academia, and pharma)! Learn tips on what to do in an interview, what not to do, qualities they are looking for, commonly asked questions, and more.
COREreadiness

340B Drug Pricing Discount Program | An Overview

This 1-minute (non-accredited) short-course 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.
COREreadiness

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.
COREreadiness

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 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...
freeCE.com

Pharmacy Spanish for Beginners: Avoiding Errors Commonly Encountered by Spanish Speaking Patients

Half of computer-generated Spanish prescription labels are either inaccurate or incomplete, causing patient errors. Learn the basic Spanish that you will need in order to proof directions for use and to provide them verbally with confidence. You will also learn to translate common directions for use from English. This activity serves not only to decrease patient errors, but to also develop a better rapport with Spanish speaking patients.
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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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Stopping the Flu Starts with You: Recommendations for the Current Flu Season

The influenza vaccine is one that is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age unless they have a contraindication to receiving the vaccine. Every year there are many people who remain unvaccinated despite the recommendation to receive the vaccine. This presentation will discuss the vaccination rates from the 2017-2018 influenza season as well as the new recommendations for the 2018-2019 influenza season. Due to many people choosing not to receive the influenza vaccine for a variety of rea...
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Dietary Supplement Use in the United States

Dietary supplements are commonly used by patients nationwide and sold in almost every community pharmacy today. In fact, one in 10 people use 5 of more dietary supplements daily. Dietary reference intakes have been established for key vitamins and nutrients, but supplements are actually regulated as foods by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). Commonly used supplements include: multi-vitamins, calcium, fish oil, and vitamin D, to name a few. Unfortunately, there have been recent scandals ...
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Motivational Interviewing and Eliciting Behavior Change in Chronic Disease Management

Behavior change is a key competent to the successful management of chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, weight management, etc.). However, eliciting these changes in a patient can be very challenging, especially to get the patient to continue with the changes long term. This presentation will provide an overview of motivational interviewing, and strategies used to promote behavior change and lead to improved disease outcomes and patient adherence. I...
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Fueling Your Fire: Identifying and Managing Preceptor Burnout

Pharmacist preceptors can feel overwhelmed and disengaged while teaching and mentoring students and residents. This session will help attendees identify burnout in their own precepting and create strategies to overcome and prevent it. This program has been approved by the state of Minnesota as a Preceptor CE. This program has been reviewed by the Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs and has been approved for preceptor education and training for Texas preceptors.
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Bone Health: Beyond Calcium

Along with an aging society, cases of osteopenia and osteoporosis are on the rise. Due to various reasons, from side-effects of conventional therapy to a greater interest in preventative wellness, practitioners and patients alike are looking for alternatives and complements to conventional drug treatment for healthy bones.
freeCE.com

Help! What is the antidote for…?

Many health care providers are unfamiliar with the antidotes that are used to reverse the toxic effects of overdoses and poisonings, but are often called upon to dispense these antidotes. This activity will address what antidotes are available, their indications, doses and adverse effects to ensure that they are being used appropriately and safely.
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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.
freeCE.com

Cholesterol Management - Understanding the 2018 Guideline

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, and coronary heart disease, is prevalent and costly. Coronary heart disease is the most common form, accounting for 43% of all deaths attributed to CVD. The underlying pathophysiology of CVD is atherosclerosis; hence the term atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Risk factor management and treatment are essential to prevent CVD progression, cardiovascular events, and costly healthcare. It is impo...
The Rx Consultant

Safety Considerations for the Use of Anti-Inflammatory And Disease Modifying Therapies in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders

This presentation will provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with knowledge to identify common medication errors and safety concerns associated with anti-inflammatory and disease modifying therapies used to treat inflammatory disease including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease and gout. Medications that will be discussed include NSAIDs, corticosteroids, anti-gout medications, immunosuppressants, conventional disease modifying antirheumatic dru...
freeCE.com

Pharmacy Law: What's New for 2020

A good understanding of pharmacy law is essential for every practicing pharmacist and technician. Join us for an update and recap of the 2019 American Society for Pharmacy Law Conference held November 8-10th. Tom Thutt, RPh will provide participants this 3.0 knowledge-based activity which will impact their practice.
Northwest AHEC

Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health: What's Your Style?

Part 1: Video-Based Program - Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health: What's Your Style? Compare and contrast patient-clinician interactions What is your patient not telling you? Tools, tips, and conversation-starters to avoid stigma and optimize engagement
Integritas Communications

Preventing HIV Infection With PrEP: Manage This Patient

Part 2: Case-Based Program - Manage This Patient: Preventing HIV Infection With PrEP Assessing HIV risk and PrEP eligibility Pre-PrEP testing and initiation of treatment On-treatment monitoring and adherence/risk-reduction counseling
Integritas Communications

Clearing the Air in Severe Asthma Management: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Clinical Decision Making

An outsized proportion of asthma-related morbidity and mortality is borne by the 5% to 15% of affected patients who have severe forms of the disease.1,2 These patients suffer from poorly controlled symptoms and frequent exacerbations, often despite daily treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and other long-acting controller medications.1,2 Ongoing research has elucidated key pathophysiologic processes and other clinical parameters related to asthma severity and persistence.2,3 In ma...
Integritas Communications

HCV Updates and Insights: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities to Improve Care

We, in the correctional community, have a critical part to play in shaping health care delivery and advocating for our patients. This is especially pertinent to HCV care, in which significant gaps in testing, treatment, prevention, and education persist—both behind bars and upon community reentry. Across the corrections-based HCV-care continuum, providers are faced not only with challenges, but also with opportunities and options. This CorrectCare InPractice/InContext™ HCV supplement is in...
Integritas Communications

HIV Updates and Insights: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities to Improve Care

We, in the correctional community, have a critical part to play in shaping health care delivery and advocating for our patients. This is especially pertinent to HIV care, in which significant gaps in treatment and prevention persist—both behind bars and upon community reentry. Across the corrections-based HIV-care continuum, from testing to harm-reduction practices to sustained viral suppression, providers encounter not only challenges, but also opportunities. This CorrectCare inPractice/inC...
Integritas Communications

Practical Recommendations and Demonstrations: Module 2

Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans. Certain patients with chronic pain are candidates for intrathecal (IT) therapy, which can mitigate some of the risks associated with systemic opioids. Following appropriate patient selection based on medical and psychiatric history and a physical exam, a patient can begin a trial with morphine or ziconotide, the 2 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved IT therapies. Monitoring for adverse events should continue after IT pump implantation, a...
Integritas Communications

Intrathecal Therapy for Severe Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Recommendations: Module 1

Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans. Certain patients with chronic pain are candidates for intrathecal (IT) therapy, which can mitigate some of the risks associated with systemic opioids. Following appropriate patient selection based on medical and psychiatric history and a physical exam, a patient can begin a trial with morphine or ziconotide, the 2 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved IT therapies. Monitoring for adverse events should continue after IT pump implantation, a...
Integritas Communications

Clinical Issues™ in Chronic Liver Disease: Hot Topics in HBV, HCV, and NASH

Three chronic diseases of the liver – HCV infection, HBV infection, and NASH – are commonly managed by gastroenterologists and hepatologists. Despite the availability of safe and effective treatments for HCV, many chronically infected patients remain unscreened, undiagnosed, and untreated.1 People who inject drugs (PWID) represent a population in particular need of recognition, diagnosis, and treatment; the path to HCV elimination will never be clear without targeting PWID.2 Managing event...
Integritas Communications

PrEP U™: HIV-Prevention Education for University Student Health Centers

PrEP U™: HIV-Prevention Education for University Student Health Centers is a comprehensive professional and lay-leadership training program to help you meet the health needs of your university community. This online enduring activity for professionals from university health centers seeks to help participants understand the changing landscape of HIV in the southeast, particularly among the university community, and implement comprehensive HIV-prevention strategies. Topics to be covered includ...
Integritas Communications

The Big (& Small) Picture of NASH: Building Your Understanding to Combat a Growing Problem

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), part of the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) spectrum, is characterized by steatosis, lobular inflammation, hepatocyte ballooning, and varying degrees of fibrosis.1 Both obesity and diabetes play large roles in development and progression of NAFLD and NASH, and the growing prevalence of NAFLD and NASH parallel the rise in obesity and diabetes.2 In addition to obesity and diabetes, multiple comorbidities occur with NASH; the 2 comorbidities that are ...
Integritas Communications

Pathways to Better Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Translating Pathophysiology into Targeted Treatments

SLE is a chronic, autoimmune disorder that can present with a variety of clinical manifestations, commonly including arthritis, fever, photosensitivity, and malar rash.1,2 The disease is pathologically characterized by generalized, multisystem inflammation and the presence of a number of potential autoantibodies and immune complexes.2,3 Scientific and clinical research on SLE has uncovered factors that contribute to the characteristic loss of immune self-tolerance and the development of organ ...
Integritas Communications

Biologics for Severe Asthma A Growing Treatment Class: Module 4

This CME-accredited four-part CME Snapshot™ series is intended for pulmonologists, allergists, and other specialists involved in the long-term care of patients with severe asthma. In this educational series, expert faculty will review clinical practice guidelines, discuss new approaches to therapy, and hear directly from patients with severe asthma.
Integritas Communications

The Changing Landscape of IBD: Emerging Concepts in Patient Management

In the past 2 decades, the introduction of biologic therapies that target underlying disease processes has dramatically changed the treatment of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Current biologic therapy with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and anti-integrins has improved the treatment of IBD flares and maintenance of clinical remission. These agents are, however, limited by primary nonresponse and loss of response in a substantial proportion of...
Integritas Communications

Updates in HCV Screening and Treatment: Key Issues Impacting OB/GYN Practice

This educational activity is designed to better prepare OB/GYNs to identify patients who should be screened for HCV based on relevant professional society recommendations, appropriately link patients to care, and manage pregnancies of women who have HCV. Expert faculty will provide practical information on HCV screening, confirmatory testing, patient education, and counseling strategies for use within the real-world clinical context of OB/GYN practice. Although HCV affects women across diverse...
Integritas Communications

Evolving Management Strategies for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Looking Beyond Barriers to Optimize Therapy

Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease that manifests primarily in the skin, although research has uncovered potentially deleterious effects in other organ systems throughout the body.1,2 The disease-related physical and biopsychosocial burdens of atopic dermatitis can have a substantial effect on patients’ quality of life, particularly in those with moderate-to-severe disease.3,4 A better understanding of atopic dermatitis etiology has supported the development of new a...
Integritas Communications

New Insights Into Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathophysiology: Module 6

This CME-accredited CME Snapshot™ series of educational videos has been created for rheumatologists and other clinicians involved in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). During each 15-minute activity, two expert rheumatologists focus on a specific aspect of long-term RA management, including practical advice on implementing international treat-to-target guidelines as well as the mechanistic profiles and clinical evidence for therapies designed to inhibit signaling via interleuk...
Integritas Communications

HIV Experts & Evidence™: Evolving Models of HIV Care (Volume 1) - Rapid ART Initiation: A New Addition to the HIV-Care Tool Box

Best practice recommendations for treatment of patients infected with HIV are continually evolving and now include strategies related to early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART).1 The results of pivotal clinical trials have demonstrated not only the benefits of early and continuous ART for long-term health outcomes in people living with HIV,2,3 but also a profound decrease in HIV transmission.4 Same-day HIV diagnosis and treatment approaches have been developed to minimize the rate of ...
Integritas Communications

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