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

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

Validation and Counseling of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Opioids

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...
freeCE.com

Validation and Counseling of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Opioids

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...
freeCE.com

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...
freeCE.com

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics, OH MY! Better Living Through Microorganisms

Community pharmacists commonly encounter questions about probiotics while their shelves are exploding with different products and many do not know which products are better to recommend.
freeCE.com

A Makeover for Hepatitis B

In November of 2017 HEPLISAV-B was approved for the prevention of hepatitis B. HePLISAV-B is a two-dose vaccine administered 4 weeks apart. It will be important for health care providers to be aware of these new options. Health care providers will need to understand how HEPLISAV-B compares to other commercially available hepatitis B vaccines. In addition, numerous limitations exist with the oral antiviral medications currently used to treat patients chronically infected with hepatitis B. New r...
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Fundamental EYEdeas: Ophthalmic Counseling Points for Pharmacists

This activity will review key counseling points that pharmacists encounter daily, especially when caring for patients with diabetes. We will discuss diabetic retinopathy and importance of routine eye exams. This activity will also include treatment of herpetic eye disease as well as possible ocular complications with the misuse of topical steroids. After completion of this activity, participants will have a greater confidence counseling patients regarding common general treatment concepts, inc...
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A New Hope in the Prevention of Shingles

Shingles is cause by a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster (VZV) virus. Risk of reactivation is a reality in more than 90% of adults who have been infected by VZV. Shingles can cause considerable pain and most notably can cause postherpetic neuralgia as a complication. Zostavax was recommended to prevent shingles in individuals over the age of 50 but was 50% effective in preventing VZV reactivation. Shingrix was approved by the FDA in October 2017. Shingrix has been shown to have an effica...
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Over the Counter Medications - What Can I Give My Child?

Parents want to help their children feel better when they are sick. They end up standing in front of the shelves and shelves of over the counter medications and staring at the many different options. It is difficult to determine which medication, if any, will be helpful. They often seek out advice from the pharmacy counter. Pharmacy staff need to be knowledgeable with the dosages and use of over the counter medication in order to best help these parents.
freeCE.com

Wading Through the Alerts: The Top Drug Interactions You Need to Know

Last year, the Chicago Tribune ran a two part investigative series finding that most community pharmacists missed most drug interactions presented to them. Naturally, pharmacies and pharmacy technicians everywhere thought the same could be done in their city, and felt vulnerable in a sea of drug interaction alerts. This course presents the most common and serious drug interactions to be aware of, and the clinical implications of each.
freeCE.com

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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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

The Legal Sufficiency of Documentation

Health professionals often wonder how much documentation is enough documentation, following the resolution of concerns with patient care. When and where to document are equally challenging issues for health professionals. This program discusses the legal requirements for documenting an event in patient care.
freeCE.com

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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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...
freeCE.com

Pain Management Summit

Conference Overview: Chronic pain is a public health crisis. Not only does it impact a patient's quality of life and function, it also causes increased health care utilization and loss of productivity. Variability remains in the primary care setting with regard to prevention, assessment and treatment of chronic pain. In a Journal of Pain Research 2017 survey among primary care providers, 61% reported a "lack of confidence in managing patients with chronic pain." Clinicians describe concern...
HealthPartners Institute

Optimizing Antibiotic Therapy to Treat Gram-negative Pathogens and Improve Outcomes in HAP/VAP

George Karam, MD reviews a HAP/VAP patient case presented along with a faculty panel at MAD-ID 2019. Discussion topics include challenges with P. aeruginosa, ensuring effectiveness of antibiotics while reducing resistance, as well as new and emerging approaches to Gram-negative organisms. The purpose of this activity is to provide clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negat...
ACHL

When Medical Caring Turns into Criminal Killing

This webinar provides an overview of the role health professionals can play in preventing murder with medication committed by other health professionals. Pharmaceutical products are sometimes viewed as “the perfect weapon” by criminals who have access to pharmaceuticals and the opportunity to use them as murder weapons. This webinar uses a case-study approach to examine situations in which pharmaceuticals have been diverted from therapeutic use to homicidal purposes, as well as the legal c...
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Common Pharmacomistakes in Advanced Illness: Opioid Conversion Miscalculations! Achieving Pain Relief Quickly AND Safely!

Most practitioners are very uncomfortable with opioid conversion calculations. It is imperative that practitioners identify opioid conversion miscalculations and be able to recommend better practices to avoid an adverse outcome.
freeCE.com

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...
freeCE.com

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics, OH MY! Better Living Through Microorganisms

Community pharmacists commonly encounter questions about probiotics while their shelves are exploding with different products and many do not know which products are better to recommend.
freeCE.com

The ABC’s of HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

This 60-minute webinar program will focus on the impact of HPV associated complications (cancer and non-cancer) including transmission, prevention strategies, and impact among the male population. Recent updates in HPV vaccine products and recommendations will be discussed. Lastly, challenges among community pharmacists will be discussed, including administration, documentation and communication. These areas of content were developed based on comments received from a prior HPV focused webinar ...
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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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Long Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors...Is it Safe?

Over the last number of years and even most recently observational studies have surfaced examining the long term safety of proton pump inhibitors, most notably the prescription PPIs. Some of the long term effects that have been observed in these studies include dementia, fractures, kidney disease, nutrient malabsorption, infections and most recently death. Despite all of the data that has been published it is important to look more closely at these studies since they are only observational and...
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Pharmacy Law - A Focus on Opioid Prescriptions

From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people died in the United States from a drug overdose. About 400,000 of these deaths involved both prescription and illicit opioids (eg, heroin); 218,000 deaths involved prescription opioids. In 2017 alone, there were more than 70,000 overdose deaths, with nearly 70% involving opioids. This was a 10% increase from 2016, when there were 63,632 overdose deaths and two-thirds involved opioids. The current rise in opioid overdose deaths can be described in t...
The Rx Consultant

WEBINAR: Canine and Feline Cardiac Medications

Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:00p ET / 1:00p CT / 12:00p MT / 11:00a PT This course is designed for pharmacists and technicians providing care to veterinary patients. The course will cover common cardiac medications used in dogs and cats including side effects and special considerations. The medication description will be followed by a discussion of the compounding opportunities as well as special considerations when compounding these critical medications.
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

The Pharmacist Role in Treating Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Dravet Syndrome (OS) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) are severe epileptic encephalopathies that ·occur early in life. Characterized by recurrent seizures, both syndromes are difficult to diagnose and treat. While multiple pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions exist, careful selection of therapy is paramount as some medications can exacerbate seizures. As the pharmacotherapy expert, pharmacists can play a major role in ensuring safe and effective therapy for patients by educating ...
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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.
freeCE.com

Tracy Has Chest Palpitations and Cough: What Does Her Imaging Tell Us?

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Choose diagnostic interventions (including consultations with other specialties) that can help confirm the necessary diagnosis of exclusion for sarcoidosis
The France Foundation

When Should You Consider Palliative Care in the Patient Journey?

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Formulate a management plan that optimizes collaboration with other care providers
The France Foundation

Eugene’s U(I)P-Hill Battle

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Use a multidisciplinary approach based on ATS/ERS guidelines for diagnosing IPF Incorporate new findings/recommendations into the diagnostic process for IPF Recognize signs and symptoms that may indicate IPF Provide rationales for starting treatment Use strategies for mitigating IPF treatment side effects and increasing adherence Address IPF comorbidities Formulate a management plan that optimizes collaboration with othe...
The France Foundation

Shedding Light on Jane’s ILD Diagnosis

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Use a multidisciplinary approach based on ATS/ERS guidelines for diagnosing IPF Incorporate new findings/recommendations into the diagnostic process for IPF Recognize signs and symptoms that may indicate IPF Provide rationales for starting treatment Use strategies for mitigating IPF treatment side effects and increasing adherence Address IPF comorbidities Formulate a management plan that optimizes collaboration with othe...
The France Foundation

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