CE PRN® Pharmacy Continuing Education Courses 2015

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“UPDATE: HCV” 707-000-15-011-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-011-H01-T (for Technicians) November/December (2.50 contact hours)

Hepatitis C Virus is a serious public health issue, and until recently, was untreatable. There are 5 types of viral hepatitis, each of which is caused by different types of viruses: Hepatitis A virus (HAV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Hepatitis D virus (HDV), and Hepatitis E virus (HEV). In this lesson we discuss the significance of new

“HD or PD- Best choice for ESRD” 707-000-15-010-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-010-H01-T (for Technicians) October (1.25 contact hours)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious public health issue in the United States.1, 2 Over 25 million individuals in the United States have CKD. End-stage renal disease (ESRD), or stage 5 CKD, is defined as requiring chronic dialysis or kidney transplant. In this lesson we discuss the significance of ESRD, and the pharmacist’s role in

“Pain Management: Opioids—Use & Misuse” 707-000-15-009-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-009-H01-T (for Technicians) September (1.25 contact hours)

Pain management is a controversial area of therapy. Narcotics are a viable portion of treatment; yet, where does use end, and misuse begin. Healthcare practitioners often conflict with regulatory bodies regarding this subject. In this lesson we discuss the use and misuse of

“Sleep Disorders (Insomnia)” 707-000-15-008-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-008-1-T (for Technicians) August (1.25 contact hours)

It has been estimated that there are 40 million adult Americans who complain of chronic sleep disorders and about 20 million suffer from occasional difficulties. In this lesson we review the dynamics and treatments associated with

“Ebola Virus Disease” 707-000-15-007-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-007-H01-T (for Technicians) July (1.25 contact hours)

Did the current/recent Ebola epidemic take us by surprise? Will we be better prepared in the future. Our goal is to take a look at significant epidemiological issues related to the Ebola

“New Drugs: 2014” 707-000-15-006-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-006-H01-T (for Technicians) June (1.25 contact hours)

In this lesson we discuss the more significant new drugs that were approved in the last 12 – 18 months. The goal is to focus on these newer agents. Information will be provided that includes dosing guidelines, common adverse effects, contraindications and key counseling

THIS IS A DOUBLE LESSON FOR 2 MONTHS “MEDICATION ERRORS PREVENTION-PHARMACY UPDATE” 707-000-15-004-H05-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-004-H05-T (for Technicians) April (3.0 contact hours)

This is our biannual lesson on ‘Medication Errors.’ Errors cannot be eliminated, but they can be reduced and minimized. Our goals are to: (1) describe a recent incident where a pharmacist error resulted in criminal charges & conviction, and (2) describe how CQI can reduce pharmacy medication

"Generics, Biosimilars & Product Selection Laws" 707-000-15-003-H03-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-003-H03-T (for Technicians) March (3.0 contact hours)

For hundreds of years product selection has been a significant consideration. First with generics, and now with biosimilars. Our goal in this lesson is to update the concepts of generics, biosimilars & product selecton

"Multiple Sclerosis--Pharmacy Perspective" 707-000-15-002-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-002-H01-T (for Technicians) February (1.25 contact hours)

Multiple Sclerosis (Sclerosis is derived from the word sclera meaning lesions or plaque) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that results in degeneration of the myelin and formation of plaques in the brain. Is incidence of MS increasing? It seems like it. Maybe it’s just that there is more information available. Our goals in this lesson are to update this topic, and discuss current treatment

"Update: Osteoporosis--Pharmacy Perspective" 707-000-15-001-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-15-001-H01-T (for Technicians) January (1.25 contact 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



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