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CE PRN® Pharmacy Continuing Education Courses 2014

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"Parenteral Nutrition: Feeding Our Patients" 707-000-14-011-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-14-011-H01-T (for Technicians) November/December (2.5 credit hours)

In this lesson we focus on parenteral nutrition (PN). Although it is most applicable to hospital practice, the homecare setting & providing information to patients are both significant for community pharmacy as well. The goals are to increase awareness of appropriate use of nutritional therapy & the role of the pharmacist in managing these patients.buy-button

"Anticoagulants: Review" 707-000-14-010-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-14-010-H01-T (for Technicians) October (1.25 credit hours)

Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, are medications that are capable of preventing or reducing the risk of blood clotting. Anticoagulation is an ever increasing therapy consideration. Our goals in this lesson are to consider the clotting process & therapeutic options.buy-button

"Drug Considerations in Geriatric Patients" 707-000-14-009-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-14-009-H01-T (for Technicians) September (1.25 credit hours)

Geriatrics is a term used to describe a medical specialty or the study that deals with health care of the elderly, i.e. persons whose age has reached or surpassed the accepted mandatory retirement age or life expectancy. Age related disorders are significant in numbers, & they generate considerable drug related challenges. Our goal in this lesson is to re-visit these ever increasing situations.buy-button

"Hospital Acquired Infections" 707-000-14-008-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-14-008-H01-T (for Technicians) August (1.25 credit hours)

Hospital-acquired Infections (HAI) or nosocomial infections are infectious complications that patients acquire from a hospital stay. These can be devastating and even fatal. Hospital Acquired infections continue to be a significant issue, and necessitates periodic reviews & updates. Our goal in this lesson is to describe this challenging & significant problem.buy-button

"Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste – Keeping Things Clean" 707-000-14-007-H04-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-14-007-H04-T (for Technicians) July (1.25 credit hours)

The management of hazardous pharmaceutical waste (HPW) is complicated. Multiple regulatory agencies are involved in the oversight of disposal of these agents, at federal, state and local levels. This lesson focuses on HPW in hospital & community pharmacies. The goal is to increase awareness of the need for proper management.buy-button

"Shingles (Herpes Zoster)" 707-000-14-006-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-14-006-H01-T (for Technicians) June (1.25 credit hours)

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a nerve infection caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV) which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. This is a herpes simplex type virus (HSV-1 & HSV- 2) which involve sensory ganglia and the surrounding skin. The infections are accompanied by pain along the affected nerves, as well as rash or blisters. The emergence of the lesions occurs as a result of reactivation of latent VZV. Other names for VZV are chickenpox virus, varicella virus, zoster virus, and herpes virus type 3. VZV is related to human herpes simplex viruses, but they are not the same. Patients have previously been infected with chickenpox.buy-button

"New Drugs: 2013-2014" 707-000-14-005-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-14-005-H01-T (for Technicians) May (1.25 credit hours)

In this lesson, we will specifically review 2 of the 3 new breakthrough drugs. Additionally, we will discuss a few of the other new drugs that are being seen most frequently in the pharmacy. (See our website---www.wfprofessional.com---for a full list of all 27 drugs approved in 2013. Go to the website; click on ‘Courses,’ Click on ‘2014,’ open the most recent lesson, and scroll to the list of New Approved Drugs 2013).buy-button

"A Pharmacy View of Adherence" 707-000-14-004-H04-P April (1.25 credit hours)

Adherence is a consideration that has become increasingly significant---for positive patient outcomes & to insurers & other 3rd party providers. Therefore, we update & review this concept periodically. The goals of this lesson are to provide an understanding of where non-adherence can arise & to suggest techniques for reducing non-adherence.buy-button

"Review of Common Vaccinations" 707-000-14-003-H01-P March (1.25 credit hours)

It is time to update & review vaccinations. This is a topic that you request most often In this lesson it is our goal to present the vaccines/inoculations that are most important. The term immunization is derived from the word immunis meaning safe. An immune individual is one who is protected from or not susceptible to diseases or infections caused by pathogens. Such immunity is due to either the development of antibodies in the system as a result of exposure to an antigen or to cell-mediation.buy-button

"Legal Considerations: Technician Supervision" 707-000-14-002-H03-P February (3.0 credit hours)

Each year we present at least one lesson relevant to some sort of legal consideration & its impact on pharmacy practice. It is speculated that technician responsibilities will increase in the coming years. This is a good thing. At the same time, liability may increase—both to the pharmacist & to the technician. In this lesson it is our goal to take a look at this issue.buy-button

"Gout: Update & Therapeutic Considerations" 707-000-14-001-H01-P January (1.25 credit hours)

Gout is a complex, hereditary disorder of purine metabolism. It is characterized by hyperuricemia (abnormally high amounts of monosodium urate, MSU, in the blood) and the formation of deposits of MSU crystals in the connective tissue and articular cartilage of the joints causing sudden, severe and painful recurring attacks of acute gouty arthritis. We periodically review & update consideration of gout for two reasons: 1st it is the most common inflammatory joint disease; 2nd because there are two new drugs that are being used for treatment. Our goals are to revisit this important topic & review treatment options.buy-button

 

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