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Pharmacy Technician Series: An Overview of Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Objectives Summarize the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes Classify the different medications used for Type 2 Diabetes Apply knowledge of newer diabetes medications to a patient case
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Sexual Harassment

Objectives 1. Define Sexual harassment, including its forms and types 2. Describe the two different types of sexual harassment 3. Explain how to handle sexual harassment experienced or witnessed in the workplace 4. Discuss the options available for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace 5. Describe state and federal protections against retaliation by employers (whistleblower protections) for reporting sexual harassment
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Video Viewpoint Strategy Session: New Insights Into Preventing and Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia

Discover recent developments in the prevention, treatment, and management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, including a comprehensive understanding of the risk factors and current clinical practice guidelines. This activity is presented by Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO, FACP, FRCP, Professor, University of Washington, and Maura Abbott, PhD, AOCNP®, CPNP, Columbia University School of Nursing. Start the activity now. STATEMENT OF NEED Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) is a potent...
i3 Health

Podcast: New Insights Into Preventing and Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia

Discover recent developments in the prevention, treatment, and management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, including a comprehensive understanding of the risk factors and current clinical practice guidelines. This activity is presented by Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO, FACP, FRCP, Professor, University of Washington, and Maura Abbott, PhD, AOCNP®, CPNP, Columbia University School of Nursing. Start the activity now. STATEMENT OF NEED Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) is a potent...
i3 Health

Facts on COVID-19 Vaccinations: Pfizer BioNTech

Pharmacists and other health professionals can play crucial roles in administering and advocating for vaccination, especially during the pandemic. Learners’ knowledge should stay up-to-date in order to serve the population and aid in efforts to gaining herd immunity with vaccinations.
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Expanding Cultural Competencies for Transgender and Transitioning Patients

Pharmacists lack the cultural competency training and pharmacological care in the transgender community. This course is designed to increase awareness of the importance of transgender need in healthcare and to help pharmacists increase culturally competent in treating transitioning patients, including communication strategies.
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Sexual Harassment for Pharmacists - 2022 Update

Illinois law requires that health providers with professional licenses issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR ) that require CE credits for renewal must complete 1 hour of CE on the topic of sexual harassment prevention training per licensure period. Sexual harassment is a continuing concern in the workplace. Pharmacists should be knowledgeable enough to recognize sexual harassment, including the different types and what to do when they encoun...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

WEBINAR: Ethical and Practical Compliance

Pharmacists are responsible for many tasks, including the compliance requirements for the pharmacy. Knowledge of the regulations and insurance requirements is critical for patient safety and to keep the pharmacy out of trouble! This program will review the consequences of past unethical behavior, provide an overview of main compliance requirements, and resources to maintain compliance standards. This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.  ...
Pharmacists Public Health Initiatives

Medication Safety Update: Preventing Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions - Florida Board Approved

The “Oath of a Pharmacist” that is recited at pharmacy school graduations emphasizes the importance of medication safety in the profession. The passage says, “I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for my patients.” Despite these efforts, preventable adverse events related to medications do occur, and all health care professionals can play an integral role in reducing them. Health care professionals need a broad understand...
The Rx Consultant

Medication Safety Update: Preventing Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions - Florida Board Approved

The “Oath of a Pharmacist” that is recited at pharmacy school graduations emphasizes the importance of medication safety in the profession. The passage says, “I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for my patients.” Despite these efforts, preventable adverse events related to medications do occur, and all health care professionals can play an integral role in reducing them. Health care professionals need a broad understand...
The Rx Consultant

Complying With USP , , and in Iowa for Pharmacists

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy requires full compliance with United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) General Chapters , , and as of December 1, 2019. Compliance with USP is required for both compounding and non-compounding pharmacies (657 IAC 8.5(11)). This activity will assist pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in navigating these requirements.
CEimpact

Complying With USP , , and in Iowa for Technicians

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy requires full compliance with United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) General Chapters , , and as of December 1, 2019. Compliance with USP is required for both compounding and non-compounding pharmacies (657 IAC 8.5(11)). This activity will assist pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in navigating these requirements.
CEimpact

Fundamental Compounding with Pharmacy Law

September 8 - 10, 2022 FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day course that combines a 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course with a 1 hour (0.1 CEU) knowledge-based course in Fundamental Compounding Law. This course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, 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 also welcome to attend. CONTENT This course provides didactic and hands...
American College of Apothecaries

Surviving and Thriving with ADHD: Part 1. Stimulant and Nonstimulant Treatment

There has been an increase in prescription medications, mainly stimulants, for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) along with an explosion of new formulations. A 2016 CDC report estimates that about 9% of children 2 to 17 years of age (6.1 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD. Among the children with ADHD, 6 out of 10 were taking ADHD medication. The lifetime prevalence of ADHD has been estimated to be as high as 8.1%. In 2015, 4% of privately insured women ages ...
The Rx Consultant

The Use of Direct Acting Oral Anti-Coagulants in Vulnerable Populations

Recommendations and evidence surrounding the use of DOAC’s in special populations continue to evolve to address concerns of use in patients with obesity, renal disease, active malignancy, and older adults. DOAC’s are a widely prescribed newer class of medications with emerging clinical recommendations and evidence for safe use. Pharmacists have a key role to play as part of the care team in formulating anticoagulation regimens that are appropriate for individual patients, and would benefit...
American Academy of CME

Advanced Pharmaceutical Compounding

October 14-15, 2022 ADVANCED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, and marketers who want to learn more advanced compounding skills and techniques for the community patient. Both non-sterile and sterile dosage forms will be covered however emphasis will be placed on non-sterile dosage forms. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course is a combination of didactic ...
American College of Apothecaries

HIV Pharmacotherapy CE Online Enduring Program - New!

HIV pharmacotherapy is unsurpassed in its complexity when compared with other chronic illnesses, making pharmaceutical care in this area particularly challenging. However, caring for persons infected with HIV is becoming more common as individuals with the disease are living longer and are presenting to a diversity of practice settings. Many pharmacists find themselves uncomfortable with their level of knowledge in the area of HIV either because they did not receive any HIV training in their f...
UB School of Pharmacy

The Hypothyroid Patient

About 12% of the US population has some form of thyroid disease, and more than half of them are unaware of their condition. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid condition. It affects about 2% of women and 0.1-0.2% of men; however, in adults over 60 years old, 6% of women and 2.5% of men have the condition. Hypothyroidism is a chronic disease that requires lifelong treatment; fortunately, it can be easily managed with thyroid hormone replacement medication. The recommended treatment is ...
The Rx Consultant

Improving CLL Point-of-Care Decisions Utilizing BTK Inhibitors: Patient Selection

Target Audience The intended audience for this activity are hematologic oncologists, hematologists, oncology advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs), oncology nurses, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with CLL. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Review patient-specific criteria that determine eligibility for first-line and subsequent CLL therapies List the emerging combination regimens, including...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC,

Improving CLL Point-of-Care Decisions Utilizing BTK Inhibitors: Aligning Patient and Provider Goals

Target Audience The intended audience for this activity are hematologic oncologists, hematologists, oncology advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs), oncology nurses, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with CLL. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Review patient-specific criteria that determine eligibility for first-line and subsequent CLL therapies List the emerging combination regimens, including...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC, working in collaboration with the CLL Society (CLLS) and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

October 28 - 29, 2022 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...
American College of Apothecaries

Online CE - Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Course Objectives At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Identify the patient populations that benefit from statin therapy based on evidence from clinical trials. Apply the treatment approaches recommended in the 2018 ACC-AHA cholesterol guideline to patients with dyslipidemia. Define the role and optimal use of nonstatin therapy to lower LDL-C. Ex...
University Learning Systems

Implementing a Shingles Protocol in Pharmacies

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common secondary infection that can impose a significant burden, impacting cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, neurologic, ophthalmic, and dermatologic systems. Therefore, despite common perceptions, shingles is more than just a rash, and its extensive burden highlights the need for an effective prevention strategy. While highly effective vaccines exist, shingles vaccination remains low. Community pharmacists play a critical role in educating at-risk patients abou...
CME Outfitters

Considerations for Antimicrobial Selection in Clostridioides difficile Infection

This educational program is designed for infectious disease pharmacists interested in new therapies and clinical trials in the treatment of CDI. Dr. Paul Feuerstadt and Dr. Kevin Garey discuss community and healthcare-associated infections, recent updates to guidelines, and evidence-based selection of antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of initial infection and prevention of recurrence. What happens if the patient returns with recurrence? Watch to find out as the faculty discuss a patie...
ACHL

Surviving and Thriving with ADHD: Part 2

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, affecting as many as 5-10% of children and adolescents and 2.5- 5% of adults. It is a serious public health concern because of its high prevalence, long-term course, and functional impairment at home, school and work. ADHD can be effectively managed with a variety of treatment options, including parent training, school interventions, medications, and behavioral strategies. Curre...
The Rx Consultant

Fundamental Compounding with Pharmacy Law

November 10 - 12, 2022 FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day course that combines a 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course with a 1 hour (0.1 CEU) knowledge-based course in Fundamental Compounding Law. This course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, 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 also welcome to attend. CONTENT This course provides didactic and hands...
American College of Apothecaries

WEBINAR: Medical Spanish for Patient Education in the Community Pharmacy

This webinar will help pharmacists and technicians be able to utilize Spanish to improve their provision of patient education to Spanish-speaking patients in the community practice setting. During the webinar, participants will have opportunities to practice translating prescription directions from English to Spanish and learn key phrases for providing patient education in Spanish. This webinar is designed for participants with an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish language experience, ...
American College of Apothecaries

Urinary Tract Infection: Uncomplicated Infections in Women

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common outpatient infections, accounting for over 10 million office visits and 2-3 million emergency room visits each year. Women are more likely to experience a UTI than men and have a lifetime incidence as high as 60%. The likelihood of a UTI increases as women age; those over 65 years old have twice the incidence as younger females. In addition, 30 to 40% of women who experience a UTI have a recurrence, frequently within the next 3 months. The co...
The Rx Consultant

THE DIGITAL DILEMMA: NAVIGATING EHEALTH LITERACY & HEALTHCARE TECH

With an increased focus on digital information and technologies to improve patient outcomes in the healthcare setting, pharmacies have adopted various technology-based products and services to benefit patients. However, if resources and understanding are not in place, a digital divide can consequently exist. This creates health inequities among patient populations with low versus high utilization of these technologies. There are many factors to consider to ensure equal patient access, such as ...
MCPHS University

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

December 1-3, 2022 COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists and technicians who are experienced in compounding. Completion of the Fundamental Compounding Course is recommended. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This course will also provide initial aseptic training for pharmacists and technicians required by their state board of pharmacy in order to compound sterile prep...
American College of Apothecaries

Point-of-Care Clinical Decision-Making: Test Your Skills in Evidence-Based HCV Management

Target Audience This educational activity is intended for infectious disease specialists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers who interact with HCV-positive patients. Program Overview This virtual activity provides dynamic content, divided among 3 distinct clinical scenarios. Each clinical scenario will involve the participant’s decision-making and interaction with 2 virtual clinicians to...
Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Integritas Communications

WEBINAR: CBD Trends Made Simple: What You Need to Know About the Growing Cannabidiol Market

Cannabidiol (CBD) products are flooding the market at an alarming rate. Many consumer stakeholders are excited about this new product line, while providers such as pharmacies, natural health food stores, and other retailers are casting a watchful eye; torn between developing market strategies to meet demand while also watching for state and federal regulatory oversight. This webinar will discuss the various aspects of CBD regulations and market trends to give stakeholders a better understandin...
Pharmacists Planning Services Inc

COMMUNICATING WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PATIENTS VIA A LANGUAGE INTERPRETER

Pharmacists are a vital part of patient health management. The role of the pharmacist has adapted and changed based on the needs of the communities they serve. A 2015 U.S. Census Bureau reports that there are at least 350 Languages used in U.S. homes, requiring pharmacists to be able to overcome language barriers to deliver patient-centered care. The current landscape suggests that pharmacists lack the knowledge of available resources and lack of confidence to incorporate these resources into ...
MCPHS University

Opioid REMS: Moving Forward, Safely & Effectively

Target Audience This educational program is designed for physicians and other healthcare providers who are DEA registered prescribers of controlled substances – including physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and, in some states, pharmacists. In addition, non-prescribing healthcare team members who support the treatment and management of patients with pain but are not authorized to prescribe such as pharmacists and nurses will benefit from participating in this ...
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

WEBINAR: HIV Specialty Pharmacy Outcomes: Past, Present & Future Outlook for 2020

An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. As more patients require specialty pharmacist care, this places additional pressure on the pharmacist to meet the needs of the growing population, as well as demonstrating to payers, PBMS, manufacturers, and accreditation organizations through outcomes data and reporting that the therapies are worth the high costs and lead to the best outcomes. The presentation will provide a clinical overview of HIV, where we have co...
Pharmacists Public Health Initiatives

Technician Product Verification Certificate Course for Pharmacy Technicians

This 16-hour, ACPE-accredited certificate course educates pharmacy technicians serving in product verification roles in community, hospital, and long-term care pharmacies. In addition to courses on patient safety, medication error prevention, and the dispensing process, it includes a unique dispensing simulation. Successful completion of the modules results in a Certificate of Completion for Technician Product Verification. This certificate course fulfills the education requirements for the ...
CEimpact

CSU: An Older African American Adult Male With Widespread, Persistent Pruritus

Target Audience The target audience will be comprised of allergists, dermatologists, specialty nurse practitioners, specialty physician assistants, and managed care/pharmacy directors. Program Overview Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a chronic immune-mediated condition characterized by sudden development of wheals and/or angioedema, as well as presenting with significant debilitation and considerable burden on patients’ quality of life. The diagnosis and management of CSU is comp...
Relias LLC

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

With an aging population, the prevalence of osteoporosis continues to increase. There are nearly 54 million adults in the US who have osteoporosis or are at high risk for the disease. About 1 in 4 women 65 years of age or older are affected – compared with 1 in 20 men over the age of 65.3 Fifty percent of women will break a bone due to osteoporosis. On an annual basis, fractures are linked with over 430,000 hospital admissions, 2.5 million medical office visits, and 180,000 nursing home a...
The Rx Consultant

Answering the Call: Nurse-Led Strategies to Improve Compliance with Hemophilia Prophylaxis

Prophylactic management of hemophilia continues to be a challenge. The nurse-led activity discusses treatment strategies, safety and efficacy of current available products, and how to improve patient adherence. In this clinical commentary Kerry H. Hansen, RN, BS and Skye Peltier, MPH, PA-C review best practices to facilitate successful therapeutic interventions with hemophilia A Kerry H. Hansen, RN, BS and Skye Peltier, MPH, PA-C
ACHL

A Next Generation of Pneumococcal Disease Protection

In this modular video-based activity, multidisciplinary faculty provide their perspectives on the changing epidemiology of pneumococcal disease and the protection afforded by a next generation of conjugate vaccines. Hear expert insights on considerations for next generation pneumococcal vaccine use, patient access to these newer vaccines, and strategies for engaging patients. Two case studies drive home practical strategies to implement in day-to-day practice.
ACHL

Integrating the FDA Mycophenolate Safety Standards to Prevent Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Target Audience This activity is intended for clinicians within the United States who write prescriptions for mycophenolate products in the treatment of patients and pharmacists involved in the care of patients taking mycophenolate products. Program Overview Mycophenolic acid (MPA) products, including mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium, were approved by the FDA in 1995 and 2004, respectively, as immunosuppressants used in preventing rejection of transplant...
Relias LLC

Answering the Call: Nurse-Led Strategies to Improve Compliance with Hemophilia Prophylaxis

Target Audience This educational activity is designed for advanced practice nurses (APRN) including nurses and nurse practitioners (NP), physicians, and other clinicians in a hematology setting treating patients with hemophilia A Program Overview Prophylactic management of hemophilia continues to be a challenge. The nurse-led activity discusses treatment strategies, safety and efficacy of current available products, and how to improve patient adherence. In this clinical commentary, expert...
Relias LLC

A Next Generation of Pneumococcal Disease Protection

Target Audience This activity is intended for infectious disease specialists, primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses and other clinicians who manage adult patients for whom pneumococcal vaccination is recommended. Program Overview In this modular video-based activity, multidisciplinary faculty provide their perspectives on the changing epidemiology of pneumococcal disease and the protection afforded by a next generation of conjugate vaccines. Hear expert...
Relias LLC

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder: Modern Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment

Target Audience This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, nursing professionals, PAs, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Program Overview The enduring activity is designed to provide evidence-based education on the diagnosis of patients with NMOSD, evidence on novel treatments, and considerations in personalizing therapy. Learning Objectives Upon comp...
Relias LLC

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder: Modern Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment

Target Audience This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, nursing professionals, PAs, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Program Overview The enduring activity is designed to provide evidence-based education on the diagnosis of patients with NMOSD, evidence on novel treatments, and considerations in personalizing therapy. Learning Objectives Upon comp...
Relias LLC

Ace the Case: Shortness of Breath and Hospital Admittance. What Can I Really Do? (Part 3 of 3-part Series)

Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza (flu) and possible complications, including pneumonia. Vaccination is especially important for people in groups that are at high risk for serious complications, hospitalization, or death. Physicians and pharmacists are poised to influence older adults’ decisions to become immunized against potentially preventable diseases. The underutilization and failure of older adults to seek out immunizations may be attributed to unawareness of ...
American Academy of CME

Ace the Case: To Vaccinate or Not? Making the Determination for Older Adults (Part 1 of 3-part series)

Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza (flu) and possible complications, including pneumonia. Vaccination is especially important for people in groups that are at high risk for serious complications, hospitalization, or death. Physicians and pharmacists are poised to influence older adults’ decisions to become immunized against potentially preventable diseases. The underutilization and failure of older adults to seek out immunizations may be attributed to unawareness of ...
American Academy of CME

Ace the Case: Preventing the Old Man’s Friend in the Absence of Family Support (Part 2 of 3-part Series)

Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza (flu) and possible complications, including pneumonia. Vaccination is especially important for people in groups that are at high risk for serious complications, hospitalization, or death. Physicians and pharmacists are poised to influence older adults’ decisions to become immunized against potentially preventable diseases. The underutilization and failure of older adults to seek out immunizations may be attributed to unawareness of ...
American Academy of CME

Diabetes Management Update: A Patient-Centered Approach

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 30 million people in the US have diabetes (9% of the US population). Only 23 million have an official diagnosis, while 7 million are undiagnosed. The prevalence of diabetes is highest in American Indians/Alaskan Natives at 15%, followed by African Americans (13%), people of Hispanic ethnicity (12%) and Caucasians (7%). An estimated 84 million people in the US have prediabetes (34% of the population) – including nearly half o...
The Rx Consultant

Targeted Therapies in CLL/SLL: Treatment Sequencing and Adverse Events Management

B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma management has advanced significantly in recent years, and patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) have been beneficiaries of these advances. However, studies have shown that as many as 40% of patients with CLL/SLL undergoing treatment with novel agents discontinue therapy—the majority of which do so because of adverse events (AEs)—and data suggest that the management of AEs is not consistent with recommendations. Moreover...
Lymphoma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

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