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Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for the Adult Patient with Diabetes

In this multi-layered, knowledge/application/practice-based continuing pharmacy education activity the University of Connecticut and Drug Topics will develop pharmacist competence in MTM and Motivational Interviewing. The activity is designed to expand from knowledge-based activities to practice-based skills by properly scaffolding knowledge, application and practice-based learning opportunities with sound instructional design. The activities will consist of 3 phases designed to build upon...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Immunization Training for Pharmacists

Practice Based Immunization Training for Pharmacists A 20 hour practice-based continuing education activity for pharmacists who plan to implement a pharmacist-directed immunization program at their practice site or fulfill the requirements to become a pharmacist immunizer. This comprehensive and interactive practice-based continuing pharmacy education certification program is designed to meet various state regulations* for pharmacist immunizers. *This activity meets state requirements...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Rescue Kits

Fatal drug overdoses, due to both illicit and prescription drug use, have become epidemic in the United States (US). The rate exceeds that of deaths from motor vehicle accidents, largely due to the increase in prescription opioid overdoses.1 In 2013, about 16,000 deaths occurred from prescription opioid overdoses, accounting for more than half of all prescription drug overdose deaths.2 Multiple substances (eg, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other sedating drugs) often contribute to these over...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Heart failure: Traditional Therapies and Novel Agents

This CPE activity is intended to refresh pharmacists on the current ACCF/AHA guideline recommendations on the use of pharmacotherapy in heart failure and to introduce them to two novel heart failure agents, sacubitril-valsartan and ivabridine. The activity will describe the agents' characteristics and potential role in heart failure therapy.
SIUE School of Pharmacy

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Oct 14, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 2, 2018 Total CE Credits: 62.50 - Physician 62.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 62.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.75 - Pharmacology 26.25 - Pharmacist The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with broad expertise and hands-on experience. Learn at your own pace from experts in the fields of neonatal ...
Contemporary Forums

Toolkit for Community Pharmacists to Improve Patients’ Cardiovascular Health

The community pharmacist is positioned to engage patients in conversations about their health. Cardiovascular wellness has become a major focus through the Million Hearts™ Initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Because of their close proximity to patients, community pharmacists are able to contribute to this initiative by providing screenings and education about blood pressure and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, aspirin an...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Immunization: Update 2015

In this application-based, RECORDED WEBINAR continuing pharmacy education activity, Dr Jennifer Girotto, PharmD, BCBS, will discuss updated immunization information for the 2015-2016 season. The presentation is password protected. Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in immunization information and those who are certified as immunizers who require immunization continuing education to maintain their immunization ability Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the acti...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: Apr 14, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 5, 2019 Total CE Credits: 32.00 - Physician 32.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 32.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 20.00 - Pharmacology 20.50 - Pharmacist This online conference offers cutting edge information from leading clinicians and researchers in neonatology focusing on an interdisciplinary team approach to the pharmacologic treatment of critically ill newborns. You wil...
Contemporary Forums

Risk Management in Anticoagulation

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP, BCPS discusses the main issues related to the management of risk when pharmacists are involved in anticoagulation management. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives ...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Hypercoagulable States

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Anuja Rizal discusses her experience with starting an anticoagulation clinic. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe inherited hypercoagulable states Describe acquired hypercoagulable states Discu...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Heparin/Low Molecular Weight Heparin and Fondaparinux Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Mary Jane Mattern, PharmD, CACP discusses the pharmacology and pharmacotherapy of heparin, low molecular weight heparin and fondaparinux. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives At the conclusi...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Vitamin K Antagonist Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacogenomics

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Mary Jane Mattern, PharmD, CACP discusses the pharmacology and pharmacotherapy of heparin, low molecular weight heparin and fondaparinux. Target Audience Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Laboratory Monitoring Anticoagulation

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses the various laboratory tests for monitoring anticoagulation therapy. Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy This activity is not accredited for technicians Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the activity,...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Case Studies in Drug Interactions with Anticoagulation Therapy

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Philip Hritcko, PharmD, CACP discusses the important drug interactions with anticoagulation therapy and discusses cases related to drug interactions. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objec...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Pharmacist Reimbursement for Anticoagulation Services

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses pharmacist reimbursement issues for anticoagulation services. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists w...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Perioperative Management of Warfarin Interruption

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr. Victoria Lambert, PharmD, CACP discuss the important aspects of utilizing bridge therapy for patients on long-term anticoagulation. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives At the...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

New Oral Anticoagulants: Factor IIa and Xa Inhibitors

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses the new oral anticoagulation agents. Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy This activity is not accredited for technicians Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to: 1. ...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Available Strategies to Reverse Oral Anticoagulation Medications

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP discusses the reversal of oral anticoagulation medications. Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy This activity is not accredited for technicians Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able t...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Challenging Topics in Anticoagulation

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP discusses challenging topics in anticoagulation). Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy This activity is not accredited for technicians Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Developing an Anticoagulation Clinic

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Anuja Rizal discusses her experience with starting an anticoagulation clinic. Target Audience Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy. This activity is not accredited for technicians. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to: Di...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Asthma Community Pharmacy Series

Asthma is a prevalent health condition with significant public health, quality of life, and economic consequences. With increasing numbers of respiratory delivery devices being used to deliver medication to the lung, pharmacists need to keep current on asthma devices. Pharmacists can help improve patient outcomes by identifying at-risk patients and intervening briefly to ensure proper inhalation technique. This series demonstrates evidence-based interventions that are sensitive to the const...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

The A-B-Cs of Kids and Medication: Re-Schooling Pharmacists and Families for Best Outcomes

Chronic and acute illness is common in school-aged children in the United States. This requires administration of medication during the school day. While various organizations have published guidelines on how to best manage medication in children who attend school, no universal policies exist. This creates opportunities for pharmacists. Each school district is positioned to create its own best practices. Pharmacists can work with school staff, parents, guardians, and affected youths to i...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Engaging Patients in Osteoporosis Care: Start Early, Never Stop

With an increasing number of individuals at risk for and diagnosed with osteoporosis, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have opportunities to engage patients and collaborate with health care providers in the delivery of patient-centered care. It is essential for those involved in osteoporosis care to review the basics, including its pathophysiology, identify risk factors to conduct appropriate screening following national guideline recommendations, evaluate diagnostic results, and sel...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

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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Quality Management and Compliance in the Pharmaceutical and Related Industries

Who Should Attend? This intensive course will benefit those who need to understand the responsibilities and functions of the Quality Unit in a pharmaceutical firm and how the quality organization impacts all areas of operations and works as a team to help assure the quality of the products and compliance to regulations within in the pharmaceutical manufacturing arenas and related products. This material is particularly suitable for chemists, pharmacists, engineers and administrators working i...
CfPA

Battling the Burp and Burn of Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is a disorder of the upper digestive tract that results in significant painful symptoms. Many lifestyle changes, supplements, medical foods, and prescription medications can be tried to manage this condition but none are FDA approved. Patients frequently seek self treatment for this condition but may think they have GERD. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide appropriate counseling on the management of functional dyspepsia.
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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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Gastrointestinal Therapy for Horses

Gastric ulcers are a common medical condition in horses and foals, with an estimated 50-90% of horses developing gastric ulcers at some point in their lives. Because horses are hind-fermenters, oral absorption of medications is variable and different from other species. This presentation will teach the pharmacist how to discuss the causes and treatments of ulcers that their veterinarians have prescribed and review the various formulations to improve compliance of the horses.
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

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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Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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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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Medical Cannabis Update: Emerging Roles for Pharmacists

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have now enacted laws regarding cannabis. This includes medical and recreational use of cannabis. Pharmacists may be uncomfortable discussing cannabis use with patients given its Schedule I status and potential drug interactions; however, it is necessary for pharmacists to provide education and effective counseling when patients use cannabis. This program will address key issues so that pharmacists are better able to discuss the medical use of ca...
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A New Hope in the Prevention of Shingles

Shingles is cause by a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster (VZV) virus. Risk of reactivation is a reality in more than 90% of adults who have been infected by VZV. Shingles can cause considerable pain and most notably can cause postherpetic neuralgia as a complication. Zostavax was recommended to prevent shingles in individuals over the age of 50 but was 50% effective in preventing VZV reactivation. Shingrix was approved by the FDA in October 2017. Shingrix has been shown to have an effica...
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A Pharmacist's Dozen: A Review of the Most Influential Medications of All Time

The average life span has consistently increased over the past decades, or even century, due to huge advances in overall health care, but with particular attention to medicinal breakthroughs. Year after year, more and more medications are developed and marketed to become some of the most famous medications of all time. In this presentation, we will take a step back, and review what can be considered the most influential medications ever. Some medications can be debated as to having either a po...
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Trash Talk: Pharmaceutical Waste in the 21st Century

Thousands of metric tons of pharmaceutical waste are produced annually, but where does it all go? The associated environmental, economic, and public health concerns continue to mount global interest. Currently, state and federal regulations classify pharmaceutical waste and define proper disposal/destruction, and drug companies and health care institutions are putting more effort into developing waste reduction methods. Recommendations for disposing or returning unwanted medications are availa...
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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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Sterile Compounding: Hand Hygiene, Garbing, and Fingertip Sampling - 2017 Update

This activity has been updated and renewed with a new ACPE number for participants to complete beginning June 22, 2017. Over the years, pharmacy practices in sterile compounding have greatly improved based on the implementation of the guidelines, but there is still a need for more improvement and consistency within the practice among all pharmacies. Pharmacists need to have a basic understanding of how to properly prepare sterile products so as to not cause harm to their patients. They mus...
MCPHS University

Sterile Compounding: Product Sterility Testing & Final Release Checks of CSPs - 2017 Update

This activity has been updated and renewed with a new ACPE number for participants to complete beginning May 30, 2017 Based on the previous outcomes from the NECC and the MA Board of Registration in Pharmacy's decision to increase CE credit requirements in the compounding area of pharmacy practice, this course hopes to provide insight in the importance of sterile compounding based on USP -- specifically Sterility Testing and Final Release Checks. Currently many pharmacies follow the guide...
MCPHS University

Sterile Compounding: Assuring the Quality of Compounded Sterile Products - 2017 Update

The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy requires that pharmacists engaged in or overseeing sterile products compounding obtain additional education specific to this area in order to maintain their licensure. Among the items these pharmacists need to know are how FDA lists of compounding drugs can be utilized in daily compounding operations and how to evaluate appropriate air, surface temperature, and pressure monitoring methods to be in compliance with state and federal regulations. Interactive le...
MCPHS University

The Next Evolution in Cancer Therapy: 2016

As the number of cancer therapies grow at unprecedented rates, it is hard for the general pharmacist to keep up to date. Many of these drugs are oral and, while the pharmacist may not directly work with these agents, they need to be aware of their toxicities as well as interactions with other drugs. This presentation will give a general overview of the newly approved drugs within the last year, where they fall within the armamentarium of cancer-fighting agents and important information that th...
MCPHS University

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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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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Live CE/CME Conference aboard Alaska Cruise

Day 1: Pharmacogenomics : Guided therapy in Psychiatry, Cardiology and Oncology (5 hrs) Day 2: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-A novel FDA approved non invasive and non pharmacological treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (2.5 hrs) Day 3: Designer Drugs and Opioids: Identification of Patients who present with manifestation, screening tools, and management. (2.5 hrs) Day 4:Pediatric Autism Spectrum: An Overview (2 hrs) Drug Shortages and its Impact on Patient Safety and Medica...
University Learning Systems

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.
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Medication Therapy Management: A Focus on Hypertension

The pharmacist plays an integral part in minimizing and preventing medication-related problems. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is patient care provided by a pharmacist aimed to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. Pharmacists should have an understanding of the core elements of MTM, MTM provisions of Medicare Part D benefits and considerations when developing MTM services. Use of appropriate communication skills and accurate assessment techniques is key dur...
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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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No Bones About it – Osteoporosis – The Pharmacist’s Role

No bones about it – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has estimated that eight million women already have osteoporosis, and another approximately 44 million may have low bone mass placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Moreover, an estimated two million osteoporotic fractures occur every year in the United States; by 2025 that number may reach three million. Osteoporosis sneaks up on most people. Often referred to as a “silent” disease, many patients never learn they...
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Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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Preceptor Development - Core Modules

This CPE activity consists of three brief activities that will equip preceptors with the background information they need to be successful clinical instructors for student pharmacists. Module #1: The Role of the Preceptor Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. List potential benefits of precepting students 2. Define the role of the preceptor 3. Describe common expectations students have for their preceptors Modu...
CEI

More Than Skin in the Game - The Pharmacists Role in Treating Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis is more than just a cosmetic skin disease. Psoriasis is a distressing and painful autoimmune disease associated with significant emotional and physical daily burden. Over time, psoriasis can lead to other serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and psoriatic arthritis(PsA). As many as 30% of psoriasis patients develop psoriatic arthritis. Even with a wide range of pharmacologic options available, evidence indicates that treatment remains inadequate and patient...
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