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Acute Coronary Syndrome: Getting to the Heart of the Matter for Pharmacists

This activity is accredited for health-system pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that manage patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Educational Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Pharmacy • Identify patients at risk for ACS • Explain the distinct phases of the continuum of IHD and ACS: UA, NSTEMI, and STEMI in order to assist the care team in managing patients as they progress through treatment • Review recent advances in t...
Medical Learning Institute

Major Depressive Disorder and Management of Population Health

Major Depressive Disorder and Management of Population Health Release date: July 23, 2018 Expiration date: July 23, 2019 Target audience: Physicians, pharmacists, and managed care professionals Type of activity: Application Length of podcast: 1 hour Fee: Free Activity Overview The behavioral health care landscape is evolving and healthcare professionals are becoming more aware of the need to improve patient care and adherence to treatment. This activity examines the prevalence of...
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education

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

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!
COREreadiness

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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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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Initiating HIV Therapy: Are We Now in an Integrase-Based World?

This CME/CE-accredited CME Snapshot™ four-part series is intended for infectious disease physicians and other clinicians who manage patients with HIV. During these activities, expert faculty will participate in a series of interactive discussions on the latest evidence and their clinical experience managing patients with HIV.
Integritas Communications

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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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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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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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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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Oral Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of oral 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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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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Let's Get Moving - Minimizing Opioid Induced Constipation

Chronic constipation, when broadly defined as fewer than three defecations weekly, affects about one in six Americans. The prevalence is higher in the elderly population, with some studies suggesting that 25% of individuals older than 65 have constipation.Although new-onset constipation, especially in elders, can be a sign of systemic pathology (e.g. malignancy), the overwhelming majority of those who suffer from this disorder have no discernible mucosal or structural cause and this disorder i...
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Veterinary Pharmacy Conference 2019

Join ACVP at the Annual Veterinary Pharmacy Conference. Join us at the only national conference designed exclusively for community veterinary pharmacy. Ideal for both new and established veterinary pharmacy practices, this conference is designed for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and presents the latest in clinical and practical topics, as well as ample opportunity to network with colleagues and exhibitors. Continuing education credit from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy E...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

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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Redefining the Value of Our Profession through Intrapreneuship, Entrepreneuship and Innovation

As pharmacists, redefining our role as health care practitioners is key to our continued success in the ever-changing landscape of healthcare and pharmacy practice. It’s time to change our mindset, optimize our pharmacist training and embrace the change.
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation

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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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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cGMP for Personal Care, Cosmetic and OTC Products

Who Should Attend? This course is intended for all those involved in the development and manufacture of cosmetics, OTC drugs and personal care products especially: • Research and Product Development Personnel • Production Personnel • Quality Control Personnel • Quality Assurance Personnel • Quality Systems Auditors Research, Production and Quality Operation and management professionals who are involved and or responsible for the quality of products produced and mar...
CfPA

Therapeutic Update 2019 in Las Vegas

Sessions 1 & 2: New Drug Update Parts 1 & 2 At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms and MedWatch alerts. Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications. Describe their adverse effects and drug interaction that may affect patient compliance. Compare efficacy, dosage ...
University Learning Systems

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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APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health. The purpose of this certificat...
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

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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Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics, OH MY! Better Living Through Microorganisms

Community pharmacists commonly encounter questions about probiotics while their shelves are exploding with different products and many do not know which products are better to recommend.
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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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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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Let's Get Moving - Minimizing Opioid Induced Constipation

Chronic constipation, when broadly defined as fewer than three defecations weekly, affects about one in six Americans. The prevalence is higher in the elderly population, with some studies suggesting that 25% of individuals older than 65 have constipation.Although new-onset constipation, especially in elders, can be a sign of systemic pathology (e.g. malignancy), the overwhelming majority of those who suffer from this disorder have no discernible mucosal or structural cause and this disorder i...
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Management of Chronic Pain for the Community Pharmacist

As we are amidst the opioid epidemic, it is imperative that pharmacists are aware of updated policies, guidelines, and best practices surrounding pain management with opioids. This CE will discuss updates to Massachusetts Law and CDC's guidelines on chronic pain management (released 03/2016). Recommendations from the updated guidelines will be applied to a community pharmacy setting and provide pharmacists with best practices in order to improve safety and efficiency when dispensing opioid med...
MCPHS University

Pets are Family Too! Pharmacy Provided Pet Meds and Services

Pharmacists, thanks to their extensive training, are regarded as the drug experts. However, for most pharmacists that only applies to human medications. Most pharmacy schools have no mention of veterinary medicine in their traditional curriculum. With sixty-eight percent of households having some pet under their roof, this presents a huge opportunity for pharmacists to “cash in” on the pet market. This webinar will focus on the canine and feline population, and treatment of their most ...
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Compounding for Hormone Replacement Therapy

COMPOUNDING FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. Using the basic components of compounding, HRT can be the cornerstone of a successful pharmacy with a diversified practice. Participants will gain a comprehensive knowledge of how and why a patient an...
American College of Apothecaries

An Introduction to the Preparation, Packaging and Labelling of Clinical Trial Supplies

Who Should Attend? The introductory training will provide an overview of the key procedures and techniques involved in the preparation of clinical trial supplies. The training is intended for those who are new to clinical supplies or individuals who may interact with clinical supplies personnel /third party providers and want to understand the clinical supply chain or re-fresh their knowledge. This online training will benefit professionals in the following industries: • Pharmaceutical ...
CfPA

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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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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Monotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Leveraging the Latest Evidence to Treat to Target

In this interactive, CME/CE/CPE-certified video module, Jonathan Scott Coblyn, MD; Jessica Farrell, PharmD; and Frances Griffin, RN, BSN, provide multidisciplinary perspectives on best practices in the use of traditional, biologic, and targeted synthetic DMARD monotherapy to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: * Use the latest guideline recommendations to determine a course of action for patients with active RA in order to achieve...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a...
American College of Apothecaries

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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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Coping with Diabetes

Patients with diabetes often need to make lifestyle changes to meet their therapeutic goal, however these changes are difficult to make. Pharmacists need to possess excellent motivational skills to help patients achieve these goals.
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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.
freeCE.com

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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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Risk Reduction and Management of Complications with Diabetes Part 1

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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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.
freeCE.com

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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Let's Get Moving - Minimizing Opioid Induced Constipation

Chronic constipation, when broadly defined as fewer than three defecations weekly, affects about one in six Americans. The prevalence is higher in the elderly population, with some studies suggesting that 25% of individuals older than 65 have constipation.Although new-onset constipation, especially in elders, can be a sign of systemic pathology (e.g. malignancy), the overwhelming majority of those who suffer from this disorder have no discernible mucosal or structural cause and this disorder i...
freeCE.com

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...
freeCE.com

Real-World Issues in HIV Prevention & Treatment: The Critical Role of the Community Pharmacist

HIV incidence in the United States has recently declined, while advances in antiretroviral therapy (ART) have improved the longevity and quality of life of many people living with HIV.1,2 Nevertheless, opportunities to expand the capacity for HIV prevention and management abound. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated guidance on HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for certain high-risk cohorts.3-5 Additionally, evidence-based guidelines related to HIV testing a...
Integritas Communications

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...
freeCE.com

Management of Patients With Virologic Suppression: Evaluating Switching Strategies of Today and Tomorrow

This CME/CE-accredited CME Snapshot™ four-part series is intended for infectious disease physicians and other clinicians who manage patients with HIV. During these activities, expert faculty will participate in a series of interactive discussions on the latest evidence and their clinical experience managing patients with HIV.
Integritas Communications

Fundamental Compounding

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 21-hour (2.1 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn...
American College of Apothecaries

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