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

Alzheimer's Disease: A Review of the Pathophysiology and Treatment Options

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SIUE School of Pharmacy

Improving Treatment Outcomes of Patients With Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

STATEMENT OF NEED Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration and the presence of serum monoclonal IgM. With an estimated 1,500 new cases reported in the United States annually, the malignancy accounts for 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Unfortunately, WM is considered incurable with available therapies. Patients with low- and intermediate-risk disease have 5-year survival rates of 87% and 68%, respective...
i3 Health

Pharmacy Technician Series: Cultural Competency With Transgender Patients

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SIUE School of Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Experience | A Comprehensive Overview of the Pharmacy Market

A ten-hour, 68 module course (non-accredited) serving as an introduction to the pharmacy market and perfect for pharmacy students, pharmacy tech students, professionals new to the pharmacy market, and practitioners. The Pharmacy Experience course explores critical need-to-know subjects, practice settings, roles in a pharmacy, services, and pharmacy technology.

340B Drug Pricing Discount Program | An Overview

This 1-minute (non-accredited) short-course provides an overview of the 340B Drug Pricing Discount Program. It is a ten minute, need-to-know overview of this topic for pharmacy students, tech students, and professionals to gain a working knowledge of 340B - who developed the program, which health systems qualify for the program, and how it impacts patients.

CareerEDGE | Interview Preparation & Advice provided by Pharmacy Recruiters

This 33-minute course (non-accredited) provides interview preparation and career advice for pharmacy students and pharmacy tech students provided by actual pharmacy recruiters throughout various practice settings (community, health system, academia, and pharma)! Learn tips on what to do in an interview, what not to do, qualities they are looking for, commonly asked questions, and more.

Insulin U-100 Vials | Administration

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Insulin U-100 Vials Administration. Providing patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: how to administer the medication and proper technique.

Carvedilol | Patient Counseling & Communication Skills

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Carvedilol | This course provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: drug indications, dosing, and common side effects.

Benlysta (belimumab) | Patient Counseling & Communication

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Benlysta (belimumab) | This course provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: drug indications, dosing, and common side effects.

Actemra (tocilizumab) | Administration

This 4-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Actemra (tocilizumab) administration provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: how to administer the medication and proper technique.

Cardinal Health: The Innovative Delivery Solutions Group | An Overview

This short course provides an overview of the various products, services, and career opportunities available with Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions or IDS. The course contains information on pharmacy management, remote order entry, and telepharmacy. As well as insights right from the Talent Acquisition Manager at Cardinal Health IDS.

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!

Battling Obesity with Low Carbohydrate & Ketogenic Diets: Clearing the Confusion and Understanding The Science Behind Low Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Diets for Weight Loss

Obesity continues to climb at an alarming rate. In 1960, the percentage of the population in North America was at 12 %, projections for percentage of the population that will be obese in 2020 is over 40%. Health costs are higher along with increased related disease states to an obese patient. The Ketogenic Diet is gaining more and more popularity in helping people lose weight. With the gaining popularity, its important for health care practitioners to understand how it works, and what is ketos...

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...

Over the Counter Medications - What Can I Give My Child?

Parents want to help their children feel better when they are sick. They end up standing in front of the shelves and shelves of over the counter medications and staring at the many different options. It is difficult to determine which medication, if any, will be helpful. They often seek out advice from the pharmacy counter. Pharmacy staff need to be knowledgeable with the dosages and use of over the counter medication in order to best help these parents.

Protein Aggregation: Mechanisms, Particle Formation, Advanced Characterization & Rheology

Who Should Attend? This course will be of interest and value to scientists, formulators, supervisors, and managers engaged in development, production, analytical characterization and approval of biotherapeutics and who require a good working knowledge of protein aggregation. The training will be beneficial to those working in such areas as, • R&D • Protein Biochemistry/Biophysics • Quality Assurance/Quality Control • Stability • Formulation • Production T...

How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Monitoring Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners are front line when recommending blood glucose monitors, and other self-care and health maintenance monitoring for patients with diabetes mellitus. These practitioners needs to be prepared for those conversations with patients and their families.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Primary Care Issues in Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION Following this course, the participant should be able to formulate a practical approach to common disorders found in the hospitalized adult patient; determine the diagnostic tests that can be used to determine the severity of the patient's problem and make an accurate diagnosis; apply the various treatment options available and recognize when to treat and when to call for a specialist. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate d...
American Medical Seminars

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.

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

Deprescribing Medications in Serious Illness

Practitioners are often at a loss when it comes to deciding which medications to discontinue, and which parameters indicate medication futility. This presentation will present guidance in making these decisions.

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...

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 ...

A Makeover for Hepatitis B

In November of 2017 HEPLISAV-B was approved for the prevention of hepatitis B. HePLISAV-B is a two-dose vaccine administered 4 weeks apart. It will be important for health care providers to be aware of these new options. Health care providers will need to understand how HEPLISAV-B compares to other commercially available hepatitis B vaccines. In addition, numerous limitations exist with the oral antiviral medications currently used to treat patients chronically infected with hepatitis B. New r...

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...

Alzheimers Disease: Current and Emerging Treatments

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 years and older. It is estimated that 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s in 2018. By 2025, the number of people 65 and older affected by this disease is expected to reach 7.1 million. Without the development of medical breakthroughs, this number will increase to 13.8 million by 2050. There are many barriers and challenges to treatment of ...
MCPHS University

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.

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

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...

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...

Bone Health: Beyond Calcium

Along with an aging society, cases of osteopenia and osteoporosis are on the rise. Due to various reasons, from side-effects of conventional therapy to a greater interest in preventative wellness, practitioners and patients alike are looking for alternatives and complements to conventional drug treatment for healthy bones.

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...

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.

When Medical Caring Turns into Criminal Killing

This webinar provides an overview of the role health professionals can play in preventing murder with medication committed by other health professionals. Pharmaceutical products are sometimes viewed as “the perfect weapon” by criminals who have access to pharmaceuticals and the opportunity to use them as murder weapons. This webinar uses a case-study approach to examine situations in which pharmaceuticals have been diverted from therapeutic use to homicidal purposes, as well as the legal c...

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...

Opioid Prescriptions: Balancing Misuse or Abuse With Pain Control

This CE activity meets the Florida Board of Pharmacy requirement for a Board-approved 2-hour continuing education course on the Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances. It also meets other state board requirements for a continuing education course on patient safety. The appropriate and safe management of pain, and concerns about opioid overuse, abuse and overdose, have been making headlines for the past 20 years. Historically, opioids have been used for chronic non-cancer pain...
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