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

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!
RXinsider Learning

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.
RXinsider Learning

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.
RXinsider Learning

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

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

Webinar: On Purpose: Answering The Call To Be A Pharmacist Healthcare Provider

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT / 10:00 am MT / 9:00 am PT Antiretroviral therapy is at the center of treatment strategies for HIV Infected individuals. The role of the HIV Pharmacist is critical in effective patient adherence, monitoring drug-drug interactions and managing adverse reactions. The pharmacist is an important member of the patient’s healthcare team, being a pivotal link in the HIV Continuum of Care. Effective Pharmacist consultation programs identi...
Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc

Webinar: Pharmacological Management of Bacterial UTIs in Dogs and Cats - ISCAID Guideline Updates

Urinary tract infections are a common disease state encountered in the small animal veterinary clinic. Pharmacists can be a valuable resource to their local veterinarians by assisting in antimicrobial selection. This includes assistance with empiric therapy and drug selection based on culture and sensitivity reports. This presentation will review the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)’s recently updated guidelines on the treatment of bacterial urinary tra...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

Webinar: The New USP - Is Your Pharmacy Ready?

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the recently published USP General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding - Non-sterile Preparations from USP 42-NF 37. The focus of discussion will be around key changes from current to the newest revision, with focus on areas such as facility requirements and determining beyond-use dates. This presentation originally aired on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
American College of Apothecaries

Webinar: Ethical and Practical Compliance

Pharmacists are responsible for many tasks, including the compliance requirements for the pharmacy. Knowledge of the regulations and insurance requirements is critical for patient safety and to keep the pharmacy out of trouble! This program will review the consequences of past unethical behavior, provide an overview of main compliance requirements, and resources to maintain compliance standards. **This program's topic is designated as "patient safety" for CE purposes.** This program ori...
Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc

Webinar: To Be PrEPared or Not To Be PrEPared: The Role of The Pharmacist in HIV Prevention

As pharmacists we are more accessible to patients than other healthcare providers, and our extensive knowledge and training with regards to medications puts is in the PERFECT position to be able to furnish PrEP and PEP to our patients. PrEP and PEP furnished by pharmacists will increase patient adherence rates; further improving PrEP and PEP outcomes. At the end of this letter are a number of studies that demonstrate the impact of pharmacists in improving adherence and outcomes in people l...
Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc

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...

Rise from the Ashes: Burnout Prevention, Interventions and Minimizing Pharmacy Stressors

Healthcare provider burnout is an epidemic that is receiving deserved attention. Burnout has powerful negative effects both on providers but also on patients and healthcare systems. Unfortunately, little known about improving burnout, especially amongst pharmacists. In this presentation, you’ll learn how burnout presents in today’s pharmacist. You’ll learn the normal causes of burnout in the workplace. And you’ll learn how one institution decreased healthcare physician burnout and po...

Dermatology - Treating the Rash for a Lot Less Cash!

Most pharmacy schools offer minimal study in dermatology. Due to extreme price increases in dermatologicals the past 6 years, pharmacists are called on to make suggestions for more affordable treatment options. Newer non-steroidal treatment options exist, however they are expensive as well.

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...

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

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...

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.

How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Diabetes Disease State Management

Pharmacists are increasingly providing diabetes disease state management in large numbers. This presentation will pull together all the information in this series through a case-based discussion.

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...

The ABC’s of HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

This 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 offering.

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.

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 ...

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...

Beers List 2019 Update

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) developed the AGS Beers Criteria with the intention of improving medication selection, reducing adverse drug events and to serve as a tool to educate clinicians and patients by reducing exposure to potentially inappropriate medications (PIMS) that pose higher risk when used in older adults. Since 2011, the AGS introduced a scheduled triennial update with the latest having been released in 2019. This update will provide opportunities to translate criteria ...

Battling Obesity with Low Carbohydrate & Ketogenic Diets: Clearing the Confusion and Understanding The Science Behind Low Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Diets for Weight Loss

Obesity continues to climb at an alarming rate. In 1960, the percentage of the population in North America was at 12 %, projections for percentage of the population that will be obese in 2020 is over 40%. Health costs are higher along with increased related disease states to an obese patient. The Ketogenic Diet is gaining more and more popularity in helping people lose weight. With the gaining popularity, its important for health care practitioners to understand how it works, and what is ketos...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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 ...

Legal Requirements for Managing Potential Drug-Drug Interactions

Health care software provides alerts for numerous drug-drug interactions. Health professionals must determine their responsibilities based on a risk stratification of the importance of each potential drug-drug interaction. Legal requirements provide guidance on how risk stratification should be done, and what responses are legally required once a potential drug-drug interaction is identified.

PRS 101.1: Introduction to Pharmacy Regulation: The Basics of Why Pharmacy is "The Most Regulated Health Profession"

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...

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.

Pharmacy Manager’s Toolbox: OSHA Compliance

Whether it be through the Hazard Communications Standards or through the Bloodborne Pathogen Standards or simply through more general OSHA expectations, every pharmacy employer must provide very specific safety provisions to its employees. Pharmacies often operate under some of the most frequently cited OSHA standards in the industry. It is imperative, then, that all employees in the pharmacy are intimately familiar with the safety regulations under which the facility operates. This session...

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.

Women's Health: Vaginitis

Recurrent Vaginitis: What to Do when You've Tried Everything. Vaginitis is one of the 7 most common health concerns for women in the United States. Of those who have an initial case of vaginitis, up to 70% will have another. Some have only a few days between symptoms. This course will examine the common causes of recurrent vaginitis; bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis and undiagnosed trichomoniasis. The course will also detail management techniques appropriate for the primary care s...
Boston College

STD Guidelines for Clinicians

The CDC issues new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases every four years. Alison Marshall guides us through the highlights of the most recent update, and subsequent changes to treatment guidelines, in a friendly top-ten format, which is nonetheless full of sobering news of which every clinician need to be aware. Target Audience Clinicians with any sexually active population, nurse educators, and public health educators Faculty Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP...
Boston College

Recognizing and Managing Eating Disorders in Primary Care

This course will discuss diagnostic criteria and other information related to eating disorders, review screening tools and weight monitoring procedures that may be useful. In addition, common comorbidities and lab abnormalities seen in persons with eating disorders will be discussed. Target Audience This course is designed for Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, Physicians, and Registered Nurses. Faculty Julie P. Dunne, MS, PMHNP-BC Clinical Instructor, Boston College Con...
Boston College

Psychopharmacology of Eating Disorders

This course is the second part of a mini-series about eating disorders. Content includes detailed information for the psychopharmacological treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Medications and corresponding uses, side effects, dosing information and other pertinent details will be covered. A review of diagnostic criteria is included at the beginning of the course, and participants are encouraged to view part 1 of this mini-series, titled, “Recognizing an...
Boston College

Men's Health: Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction & Infertility

This course provides a comprehensive review of testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism), erectile dysfunction and male infertility. Content includes a review of key definitions and concepts, overview of pathophysiology, approach to diagnosis (including professional evidence-based guidelines) and presentation of treatment including pharmacologic management and other modalities. Best practices and caveats for clinical management are discussed as well as situations warranting specialist referral. T...
Boston College

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 ...

Assessing Department-specific Antibiotic Susceptibility to Guide Selection and Improve Outcomes - Selection of Therapy for HAP/VAP

This activity will feature a faculty panel discussing the treatment of a patient with HAP/VAP. Discussions will center around resistant gram-negative pathogens, the selection of therapy, and the role of newer antimicrobial therapies. The purpose of this activity is to provide members of antimicrobial stewardship programs and clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negati...

Assessing Department-specific Antibiotic Susceptibility to Guide Selection and Improve Outcomes - Management of cUTIs

A faculty panel will discuss a case relating to the assessment and treatment of cUTIs. Topics will include emerging technologies for diagnosis, common pathogens, and the selection of therapy for resistant gram-negative infections. The purpose of this activity is to provide members of antimicrobial stewardship programs and clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negative pa...

Geriatric Update

Conference Overview: Geriatric patients face an array of complex medical and social issues. The number and types of settings in which primary care clinicians deliver care to the elderly, as well as the scope of disabilities and chronic diseases present in these patients, impact daily clinical practice. Applying evidence-based medical care and implementing public health efforts can help promote and preserve the health of aging adults. Due to a growing, aging population and a shortage of g...
HealthPartners Institute

Cardiovascular Update: Practical Concepts and Advancements

Conference Overview: Heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans. Stroke ranks fourth and is a leading cause of severe disability in adults. Some forms of cardiovascular disease affect more than one in every three adult Americans. It is imperative for primary care clinicians to remain up-to-date on knowledge, practice guidelines and medical skills of the ever-changing and improving cardiovascular delivery system. Cardiovascular Update will provide the latest information on evi...
HealthPartners Institute

33rd Annual Primary Care Update

Conference Overview: Given the wide variety of conditions they see, clinicians must have advanced skills and a diverse knowledge base to stay proficient. Primary care teams are challenged to stay well-informed and accurately assess the reliability of new medical information while analyzing its application to clinical care. They also need to stay up to date on therapies and technologies that will translate to improved care and increased patient satisfaction. This 33rd Annual Primary Care U...
HealthPartners Institute

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