Opioid Overdose Risk and Prevention

This is a 5 minute online activity included in the READINESS Opioid Learning Center "library". This activity provides important information on opioid overdose – risks involved, prevention strategies & tips, and more to help you better understand how to combat opioid overdose and be better prepared in the event of an opioid overdose. READINESS develops and hosts custom opioid eLearning centers for health systems, pharmacies, and organizations to support opioid stewardship and education ...
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How to Use Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray

This is a 5 minute online activity included in the READINESS Opioid Learning Center "library". This activity provides important information on Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray – how to administer the medication, proper technique, and more to help you better understand how to use Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray. READINESS develops and hosts custom opioid eLearning centers for health systems, pharmacies, and organizations to support opioid stewardship and education initiatives. Offer your com...
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Support Your Community with an Opioid eLearning Center Hosted by READINESS

READINESS develops and hosts custom opioid eLearning centers for health systems, pharmacies, and organizations to support opioid stewardship and education initiatives. Offer your community an intuitive and accessible eLearning center to support opioid education and awareness.
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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.
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.
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Inappropriate Prescribing Patterns of Transdermal Fentanyl

Fentanyl is 75-100 times more potent than oral morphine, leading transdermal fentanyl to be one of the most potent opioids. Recently inappropriate prescribing patterns of transdermal fentanyl has drastically increased, potentially causing life threatening errors. This presentation uses a particular dangerous case study to discuss the current trends of these inappropriate prescribing patterns. These trends include; prescribing to opiate naïve patients, incorrectly utilizing transdermal fentany...
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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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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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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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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...
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Injectable Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of injectable antidiabetes and hypoglycemic agents. Many new antidiabetes medications have been introduced to the market in recent years, and pharmacist needs to be aware about best practices in the use of these medications.
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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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New Drugs and Drug News of 2019

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Pharmacy Manager’s Toolbox: Juggling the Virtual World in the Real World

Prudent pharmacy managers realize that the physical environment of the pharmacy no longer exists as its own identity. Instead, the physical environment is one that has become rather intertwined with the perceptions created by today’s virtual environment. Social media platforms and electronic forms of communication greatly enhance the pharmacy’s footprint in the community, but also opens entirely new levels of vulnerability. This session seeks to identify methods of maximizing the benefi...
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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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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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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...
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Aspirin for Primary Prevention: Should it Really Be Left to RIP?

Aspirin has been used for primary prevention for stroke and heart attacks for decades. While the evidence for aspirin’s benefit in reducing secondary heart or stroke events for patients who have already had an event is solid, three recent trials and latest published guidelines don’t paint the same picture. Should aspirin for the primary prevention of heart disease be allowed to rest in peace? Or, is there still a role for those at highest risk? Join this discussion where we will revi...
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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.
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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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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.
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Home Safe Home? Poisonings With Household Products

Pharmacists are often the first-line health care professionals that the public and other health care providers seek for information about adult and pediatric poisonings with household products. Many are not aware of the hazards associated with these common products nor the treatment of poisonings with these products. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses should be proactive in providing information to patients to help prevent poisonings.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Problem Solving with Diabetes Mellitus

Patients with diabetes are often overwhelmed when they receive this diagnosis. Diabetes requires significant self-management skills, and pharmacist are well-positioned to provide this guidance to patients.
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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...
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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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Deprescribing Medications in Serious Illness

Practitioners are often at a loss when it comes to deciding which medications to discontinue, and which parameters indicate medication futility. This presentation will present guidance in making these decisions.
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Flu: Who Gets What?

A 2019 update on the influenza vaccine guidelines
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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.
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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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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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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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HIV Pharmacotherapy CE Online Enduring Program - New!

HIV pharmacotherapy is unsurpassed in its complexity when compared with other chronic illnesses, making pharmaceutical care in this area particularly challenging. However, caring for persons infected with HIV is becoming more common as individuals with the disease are living longer and are presenting to a diversity of practice settings. Many pharmacists find themselves uncomfortable with their level of knowledge in the area of HIV either because they did not receive any HIV training in their f...
UB School of Pharmacy

Treatment Options in Caring for Older Patients with Diabetes

The guidelines for treatment of elderly patients with diabetes is different from the treatment of the general population. Many healthcare professionals are not aware of ADA guidelines for diabetes treatment and the potential risk of conventional therapy in elderly patients with diabetes
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