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The Synagis Debate: RSV Risk, Revised Recommendations, and Rising Cost

Learning Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of RSV and risk of hospitalization from severe disease across all neonatal and infant populations. Analyze data regarding palivizumab efficacy and cost effectiveness. Review revised 2014 palivizumab recommendations and discuss validity of changes.
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Something Borrowed, Something New: Are There Best Therapies?

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate improved understanding of current limitations of pharmacologic management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Have an improved knowledge base of current management options for treating neonatal abstinence. Articulate the ethical and moral challenges and dilemmas in caring for mothers and infants exposed to illicit substances.
Contemporary Forums

Internal Medicine Update provided by Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development on Hilton Head Island, SC

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Update program hosted by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development in partnership with The Sea Pines Resort. We pride ourselves in offering high-quality educational courses on the latest developments in technology and medical practices presented by faculty at the top of their respective fields. Although titled Internal Medicine Update, the course is primarily designed for hospitalis...
Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development

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

A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
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

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

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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From Provider To Patient: Opportunities and Dialogue for Appropriate Pain Management

This activity educates physicians, pharmacists, and other allied health personnel on the latest CDC guidelines surrounding prescription opioids as well as the latest epidemiological data surrounding addiction management and treatment. Multiple expert physicians trained in pain management as well as addiction management will discuss current best practices in both disciplines, while academic pharmacists will explain mechanisms of action, potential side effects, and regulatory issues surrounding ...
ACHL

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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From Provider To Patient: Opportunities and Dialogue for Appropriate Pain Management

This activity educates physicians, pharmacists, and other allied health personnel on the latest CDC guidelines surrounding prescription opioids as well as the latest epidemiological data surrounding addiction management and treatment. Multiple expert physicians trained in pain management as well as addiction management will discuss current best practices in both disciplines, while academic pharmacists will explain mechanisms of action, potential side effects, and regulatory issues surrounding ...
ACHL

An Antipsychotic Roundup: New Agents and Safety Updates

New antipsychotic agents were released in 2016 and 2017 (including one agent used specifically for patients with Parkinson's Disease) and also updated availability (long acting agents) since the last APS update in 2015.
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The Controlled Substance Dilemma: Health Care or Health Threat?

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 sugge...
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Problem Solving with Diabetes Mellitus

Patients with diabetes are often overwhelmed when they receive this diagnosis. Diabetes requires significant self-management skills, and pharmacist are well-positioned to provide this guidance to patients.
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FREE Pharmacy CE

Upgrade your practice of Pharmacy and earn FREE Pharmacy CE credits with Free Pharmacy CE programs from CMEList.com. Most programs are 1-2 hours long and feature slide-video lectures from specialists in Pharmacy.
CMEList.com

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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Opioid Overdose and Substance Abuse Update

Intent: The goal of this program is to educate attendees regarding opioid overdose treatment options, substance abuse disorders, and Pittsburgh Poison Center services. After attending this seminar, participants should be able to: - Explain the indication, mechanism of action, and pharmacokinetics of naloxone, - Demonstrate administration of intranasal naloxone in an opioid overdose simulation. - Describe medication-assisted treatment options used for patients with substance abuse disorde...
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Sublingual Immunotherapy: A Guide for Primary Care

Journal Article Eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Supplement to The Journal of Family Practice | Vol 66, No 4 | APRIL 2017 For CME credit, complete the article and go to www.pceconsortium.org/slit to complete the post-test survey. Allergen immunotherapy (AIT), the only potential diseasemodifying treatment for allergic disease, has been used for more than a century. Hankin et al showed significant reduction in pharmacy, outpatient, and inpatient resources in the 6 months fo...
Primary Care Education Consortium

Emergency Contraception: Clinical Aspects and Patient Care

In recent years, several over-the-counter emergency contraception products have entered the market. These include Plan B and other levonorgestrel-based generic alternatives. No longer are these products dispensed by pharmacists, nor are they subject to age restrictions, counseling requirements, and certain other guidelines that were imposed when Plan B was first approved. Yet, there is significant confusion, as well as misunderstanding and anxiety, among pharmacists as well as consumers regard...
ProCE

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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Mistake Proofing the Pharmacy

With the increase in prescription volume and the demands placed on pharmacists, it is critically important to employ methods for quality improvement so that patient safety is maintained by minimizing the possibility of dispensing errors. This program will focus mistake proofing as a quality improvement technique to minimize dispensing errors and discuss the risk factors leading to these types of errors as well as methods to mitigate these risks. The program will also discuss the role of the FD...
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Veterinary Pharmacy Conference 2018

Join ACVP at the Annual Veterinary Pharmacy Conference. Experience 10 hrs of continuing education for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians & marketers focused on veterinary pharmacy and pharmacology.
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

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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PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists-Melville, NY

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

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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APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

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

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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Drug Product Stability and Shelf-Life

Who Should Attend? This course contains in-depth coverage of the science and practice of drug stability, shelf-life and is designed to benefit the following personnel: • QC/QA Managers/Supervisors • Product Stability Managers • Manufacturing Personnel • Research & Product Development Scientists and Managers • Regulatory Personnel • Pharmaceutical Consultants Course Description This course focuses on the science and principles concerning stability of pharmac...
CfPA

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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Compounding for Hormone Replacement Therapy

COMPOUNDING FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY is a 15 hour 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 and practitioner should u...
American College of Apothecaries

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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Teaching the Science of Safety to APPE and IPPE Students

Patient safety is best taught through real-world examples and hands-on experiential learning. Preceptors often have opportunities to teach patient safety processes, such as medication reconciliation and medication error reporting, to student pharmacists learning at their practice site. This CPE activity will provide preceptors with tools and practical applications to teach the science of patient-safety to APPE and IPPE students. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activ...
CEI

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