What is Your Treatment Recommendation for Sandra’s CTEPH?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Select optimal, recommended testing to confirm CTEPH diagnosis Summarize available and emerging treatment options for inoperable CTEPH Discuss radiological tests and features that can help differentiate CTEPH from other pulmonary diseases
The France Foundation

Jeff’s COPD is No Smoke!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Evaluate data on available inhalers, with a focus on new and emerging combination options Implement strategies that facilitate proper inhaler use
The France Foundation

Clearing the Air on Chuck’s Asthma

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Perform a thorough assessment of asthma severity and control in day-to-day practice Explain how mechanisms of action of new/emerging type 2 inflammation-directed treatments address the underlying immunology of asthma Select appropriate type 2 inflammation-targeted therapies on the basis of safety and efficacy data, and phenotype
The France Foundation

Antipsychotic Update

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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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Primary Care Update 2020 Florida

3 day conference at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL. Topics to be determined soon
University Learning Systems

Current Treatment Strategies 2019 Las Vegas

Choose to attend 1, 2 or 3 days of this conference at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Session 1: Drug Dosing in Obesity, Diabetes Pharmacology and Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes Session 2: To be determined Session 3: To be determined
University Learning Systems

Moving the Needle on Blood Pressure Management in Adults

High blood pressure affects millions of patients in the United States and is a commonly encountered disease state in the healthcare arena. With the role of a pharmacist expanding to include additional clinical functions such as medication therapy management and collaborative practice, it is essential that an evidence-based approach is taken when assessing patients as well as evaluating and optimizing pharmacotherapy regimens. New guidelines are available to help guide the assessment and treatm...
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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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For the Love of Lipids: Cholesterol Management to Reduce the Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

The guideline governing the management of blood cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular risk was recently revised at the end of 2018. Several critical changes were made to the guideline, including the identification of high risk and very high-risk factors, restructuring of patient groups in which to consider drug therapy, revised therapeutic targets, and incorporation of newer non-statin drugs to the clinical armamentarium. It is imperative to disseminate these updates to healthcare practitioners...
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Biomarkers and Beyond: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Approach to Fighting Infections in the ICU

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

Since women are often an underrepresented population in HIV care and clinical trials, it is essential to highlight pertinent reproductive needs and HIV management
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An Integrative Approach to Treating Inflammation

Inflammation is the root or can play a major role in numerous diseases, from heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and even disease states of the digestive tract. Complementary therapy has proven to be effective and often comes with a lower side-effect profile than many anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications). We will cover how lifestyle aspects, including exercise, diet, relaxation strategies and nutritional therapy can support hea...
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Gotta Catch Them All! The Pokemon Approach to Understanding Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recognized by guidelines as first-line options for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalular atrial fibrillation. Now that multiple DOACs have been FDA approved for these indications, and their use is wide-spread, it is challenging to ensure patient safety as each agent has slightly different pharmacokinetic considerations with its use. This program will address safety and efficacy with each agent...
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USF Health 2020 Symposium Update in Allergy and Immunology

The conference will focus on the breakthrough advances in allergy and immunology. A rhinoscopy breakout skills session is available the first morning.
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation

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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Vaccine Handling, Storage, and Administration Review

Vaccination recommendations change frequently. Pharmacists must stay up to date on current vaccine storage, handling, and administration techniques in order to ensure patient's receive competent and safe care.
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When Mistakes Happen at Home: Therapeutic Errors in Pediatrics and Adults

Health care providers are not always aware of therapeutic errors made by patients. Nor are they aware of the drugs and drug classes that are likely to produce toxic effects when errors occur. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses will be able to use this information to help educate patients on the correct way to take medications and what interventions should be made when errors occur.
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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...
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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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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.
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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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Primary Care Update: Pathways to Knowledge

Conference Overview: Primary care medicine is the foundation — and largest component — of our health care system. Primary care clinicians attend to over half of all clinic visits. When patients have good access to high-quality primary care medicine, the result is often more timely care, better preventive care, less unnecessary care, improved cost and lower mortality. Remaining up-to-date on practice guidelines and medical skills is imperative for primary care clinicians to provide accessi...
HealthPartners Institute

Magical, Mystical, Mischievous Methadone: She’s a Naughty Kitten but Worth it!

Methadone is a complicated opioid that requires great care in selecting appropriate candidates, dosing and monitoring. The majority of practitioners lack these skills. It is critically important that pharmacists are knowledgeable about methadone.
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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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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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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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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.
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Pharmacy Malpractice Trends

This program provides a synopsis of basic legal principles of pharmacist malpractice, using legal case study summaries that show how the basic principles apply in a contemporary pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on traditional liability for order processing errors, as well as expanding liability for errors in an advanced practice role. Suggestions are offered for strategies that can reduce pharmacist and pharmacy exposure to malpractice liability.
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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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New Treatment Options for T2D - A Focus on Glycemic Control and Lowering CV Risk

Patients with diabetes are also much more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death associated with diabetes – certainly a medical double jeopardy. The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) recently published the 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and included new recommendations on treating both diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pharmacists are often the medical professional that patie...
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Managing Opioid Overdose in the Community

Opioid abuse and overdose are significant public health issues throughout the country and are a growing problem. According to the CDC, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled since 1999. Naloxone is considered the medication of choice in reversing opioid overdose symptoms, and has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality when made readily available to the community. Many states have approved legislation which allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone under standing orders or drug t...
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WEBINAR: CBD Update: Having the Facts To Answer Your Patient's Questions

Recently, it has become almost impossible to pick-up the newspaper or watch the evening news without seeing a story, advertisement, or a "medical professional" weighing-in either for a new CBD product, a new use for CBD, or against the ever increasing use and societal acceptance of CBD as a legitimate product to treat ailments. Just as we Pharmacists are being bombarded with these daily "revelations", so too are our patients. With the many endorsements from users of all walks of life, fame,...
ppsi | Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc.

New Drugs Update 2019

This 5.0 knowledge-based CPE activity will review selected new drugs released over past 12 months using a “formulary approach.” Each medication’s characteristics such as pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, dosing, and cost will be compared to current medications, if any, used for similar indications. The audience will use criteria to determine if the new medication meets the criteria for addition to a health system formulary. The criteria include: is it a new pharmacologic ...
Northwest AHEC

Updates on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management

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

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

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