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

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

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

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

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

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

Biologics for Severe Asthma A Growing Treatment Class: Module 4

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

The Changing Landscape of IBD: Emerging Concepts in Patient Management

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

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

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

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

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

New Insights Into Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathophysiology: Module 6

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

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

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

BRIDGE: HCV

BRIDGE HCV is an exciting grassroots initiative that taps into the strengths and resources of communities in inner-city and metropolitan areas to provide effective treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people who inject drugs (PWID). Now, drawing upon dynamic content presented at live small-group meetings for community-based health care professionals, this enduring program will bring the critical content to the greater online learning community. Key learning emphases will be placed on feasi...
Integritas Communications

New Drugs and Drug News of 2018

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.
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New Drugs and Drug News of 2018

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Risk Reduction and Management of Complications with Diabetes Part 2

Patients with diabetes often turn to their pharmacist for assistance in smoking cessation, therefore pharmacists need to be knowledgeable in this area. Patients with diabetes also have questions about impotence and sexual intimacy, traveling with diabetes, and the management of pain.
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2019 Federal Pharmacy Law Update - Technician

Ongoing developments in the 116th Congress and within the federal agencies impact a pharmacist’s practice and the profession. This session will provide an update on current federal legislative and regulatory activities pertaining to pharmacy. It will include an update on efforts to create PBM transparency and solve reimbursement challenges, achieve provider status and other legislation affecting the profession. Regulatory updates on the Drug Quality and Security Act implementation, the Medic...
CEI

2019 Federal Pharmacy Law Update - Pharmacist

Ongoing developments in the 116th Congress and within the federal agencies impact a pharmacist’s practice and the profession. This session will provide an update on current federal legislative and regulatory activities pertaining to pharmacy. It will include an update on efforts to create PBM transparency and solve reimbursement challenges, achieve provider status and other legislation affecting the profession. Regulatory updates on the Drug Quality and Security Act implementation, the Medic...
CEI

Technician Focus on Hypertension

This course provides an overview of hypertension including what it is and complications of the disease. Emphasis is placed on the medications used to treat hypertension and potential side effects.
CEI

Live CME Austin Texas - Primary Care Update Austin

Session 1: Thyroid Disorders Update Session 2: Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Optimizing Lipid-Lowering Therapy in Primary and Secondary Prevention Patients Session 3: Infectious Diseases Update 2019:Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship, Old Drugs, New Drugs, and New Studies
University Learning Systems

New England & Canada Cruise: Optimizing Patient Outcomes: Opioids, MTM and Drug Prices

Conference aboard ms Veendam New England and Canada Cruise Session 1: Pharmaceutical Pricing: Optimizing Patient Care with Todays’ Drug Prices Session 2: Evidence-based Medication Therapy Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes Session 3: The Opioid Crisis
University Learning Systems

Kauai CE/CME - Primary Care Update Kauai

Session 1: Breathe Easy Rethinking Asthma Management- Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids Practical Approach to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea How to Tackle the Most Common Office Emergencies Session 2: Managing Common Infections in Primary Care Review of Antimicrobial Principles and Focus on Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Focus on the Genitourinary and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Getting the Function back in Sexual Dysfunction ...
University Learning Systems

Las Vegas CME - Current Topics in Healthcare 2019

Session 1: Review of Common GI Issues: 2019 : Colon Cancer prevention, IBD/IBS, Probiotics Session 2: Infectious Diseases Update 2019:Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship, Old Drugs, New Drugs, and New Studies Session 3: Healthy People 2020 and Beyond: Topics in Health and Wellness to Improve Patient Quality of Life
University Learning Systems

Managing Canine and Feline Pain Webinar

One of the central challenges in treating the veterinary patient is appropriately and effectively managing both acute and chronic pain. The veterinarian and veterinary pharmacist must rely on an array of pain management strategies in order to alleviate pain and improve patient outcomes and quality of life. This session will assist the veterinary pharmacist in recognizing pain in canines and felines and developing appropriate pain management regimens for specific clinical scenarios, including t...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

The Many Faces of Addiction

An estimated 21,000,000 people in the United States have substance use disorders involving alcohol or drugs. Accidental overdoses claimed more than 50,000 lives in the US last year. North Carolina has our share of almost 2,000 lost lives due to accidental overdoses. Sadly, only ten percent of those with addiction receive treatment. This 7.5 hour knowledge-based activity will summarize current issues facing healthcare professionals and patients as they address this issue.
Wake Forest School of Medicine

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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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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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...
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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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Help Wanted: Education & Defining Tomorrow's Pharmacy Technician

The direction of pharmacy technician education and training has been a source of debate within the profession since the recommendation was first introduced in the 1960. Fifty years later, discussions continue, with both the definition and scope of practice for pharmacy technicians varying drastically from state to state. Multiple key events have once again drawn this debate into the national spotlight, yielding one advocacy organization to publish a grading system for each state's regulatory r...
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Help Wanted: Education & Defining Tomorrow's Pharmacy Technician

The direction of pharmacy technician education and training has been a source of debate within the profession since the recommendation was first introduced in the 1960. Fifty years later, discussions continue, with both the definition and scope of practice for pharmacy technicians varying drastically from state to state. Multiple key events have once again drawn this debate into the national spotlight, yielding one advocacy organization to publish a grading system for each state's regulatory r...
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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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Melting Pots and Stained Glass Windows: Genetic Differences in Our Patients

Every time we look out over our prescription counter we see a very unique individual. Every one of our patients will metabolize and excrete drugs based on their own genetic makeup. As medicine becomes more specific for disease states, medications will become even more specific based on the patient's ability to metabolize and excrete drugs. This program will focus on the most common drugs and the most common P450 enzyme families. Population groups will also be discussed with regard to disease s...
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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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PRS 105.1: Using Regulatory Case Studies as a Learning Tool in Pharmacy

This case considers the powerful tool that case studies can be in the education and incentivizing of practicing pharmacists regarding regulatory compliance. Every regulatory case study tells the story of a challenge in practice that was not met effectively. Case studies can be used to apply basic principles of pharmacy regulatory compliance. This webinar can be taken as a standalone live 1 credit hour law (ACPE accredited) but is also a component of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist curric...
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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...
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PRS 104.1: Compliance with Patient Safety Requirements

This course examines the factors that literally set pharmacists and technicians up to fail in most pharmacy practice environments. It considers how practitioners and managers can work together to meet their shared responsibility of reducing the occurrence of pharmacy errors. The class discusses the relatively unseen, but nevertheless important, fact that pharmacists correct many errors made by prescribers and patients; all to the benefit of drug therapy. The class considers how regulatory obje...
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Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 1: Introduction to Self-Care

This activity is an introduction to over-the-counter drug therapy designed to make the pharmacist understand the scope and cost savings of OTC medications. A brief history of the laws that govern OTC products as well as approaches to helping patients make informed self-care choices. Although the behind the counter concept does exist, and is currently underutilized participants will see the need for expansion for that category. Join "Professor Pete" Kreckel a pharmacist with nearly four decades...
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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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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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From the Patient’s Lens: Winning Communications for the Most Difficult Encounters

Pharmacy team members with excellent skills in communications stand out! These are usually the team members who are asked to de-escalate situations with customers, as others back slowly away. With the appropriate use of keenly developed skills, magic unfolds! Suddenly, the angry customer is speaking rationally and working through the same situation that caused an explosion with another well-intentioned team member. How is it, then, that the two associates achieve vastly different results when ...
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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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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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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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Targeted Nutrition Delivery in Critically Ill Patients: Focus on Protein Needs and Delivery

Filmed in conjunction with APSEN 2019 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference, this activity features an expert panel who discuss nutritional support for critically ill patients including a comparison of guidelines, the importance of tailoring therapy to optimize protein delivery, and the appropriate use of new and emerging high-protein/energy-restricted PN products in hospital settings. This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, dietitians and nurses who manage clinical nutr...
ACHL

HOW TO ENGAGE PATIENTS WITH LOW HEALTH LITERACY

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. More than 77 million adults in the United States possess limited health literacy skills and will likely encounter difficulties interpreting and acting upon health information. Our patients come to us with various levels of education or literacy, and they may prefer to speak a different language, and these issu...
MCPHS University

Physician Dispensing: Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices

At the time of dispensing, health professionals are exposed to patients who are struggling with uncontrolled asthma or poorly controlled COPD. Caregivers are also seeking better ways to management this chronic condition. The online module entitled Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices will equip learners with a practical understanding of devices to deliver drug to the lungs. Video demonstrations help learners become familiar with how to identify poor inhaler techniqu...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

Motivational Interviewing & Patient Adherence at the Point of Dispensing

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a useful tool at the point of dispensing. MI can address patient's barriers to a medication regimen. Brief interviews can uncover a patient’s desire, need, and reasons for change or ambivalence towards change. This course offers the basic principles and skills of motivational interviewing at the point of dispensing. Strategies and resources to support complex patient adherence are provided. Realistic case examples and sample dialogue are integrated into th...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

Dispensing, Labeling, and Documentation for Maryland Physicians

This interactive, web-based module details the step-by-step processes for dispensing, labeling and documentation as required by Maryland law. Good dispensing practices are illustrated. The module aids the learner to track workflow from medication preparation before dispensing, through dispensing, and post-dispensing record keeping. Learning Objectives (Physicians): At the end of this knowledge-based activity, the physician participant should be able to: 1. Correctly sequence 6 steps of ...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

Counseling Patients at the Point of Dispensing: Requirements and Best Practices

Counseling for Medicare and dual-eligible Medicaid patients is required at the time of dispensing under certain conditions and with certain medications. This one hour module will acquaint learners with specific requirements for counseling, will define and sequence the steps in patient medication counseling, and will share best practices. This session will provide audiovisual case examples to illustrate the practice of counseling. Learning Objectives (Physicians): At the end of this k...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

Controlled Substances and Inventory: Issues for Maryland's Dispensing Physicians

The practice of dispensing any medication faces a certain amount of control and regulation, but when that medication is considered a “Controlled Substance” by the DEA, the control and regulation is taken to a whole new level. This module focuses on the intricacies of controlled substance laws and regulations as well as other practice nuances that will benefit any clinic considering dispensing these medications. Learning Objectives (Physicians): At the end of this application-based acti...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

The Science of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA) in Medical Product Development - An Intensive Online Educational Series

Clinical outcome assessments (COAs) are the tools used to assess clinical outcomes (i.e., how a patient feels, functions in day-to-day life, or survives) and are fundamental in establishing evidence of clinical benefit in medical-product development. Training in the science of clinical outcome assessments has been largely limited to academic degree programs hosted by universities. The objective of this online COA continuing education (CE) series is to introduce COA fundamentals to working p...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

The P3 Process of Care: Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management

The P3 Program™ Process of Care is an evidence-based therapeutic process delivered by trained pharmacists for the management of patients with chronic disease(s). This brief model prepares pharmacists for new roles in clinical care using the P3 process called Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management (CMTM) services. This interactive, patient-centered clinical service provides a framework for practitioners to improve the health status and self-efficacy of their patients. P3 Program™ CMTM...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

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