CE PRN® Pharmacy Continuing Education Courses 2017

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"New Drugs Approved in 2016" 707-000-17-007-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 07-000-17-007-H01-T (for Technicians) July (1.25 contact hours)

The FDA approved only 22 new molecular entities (NME) in 2016. In the next two lessons, we focus on some of the newer agents that are of interest to pharmacy practitioners. Information is provided that includes dosing guidelines, common adverse effects, contraindications and key counseling

"Update: C. diff." 707-000-17-006-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-17-006-H01-T (for Technicians) June (1.25 contact hours)

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) remains a leading source of morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients, since its original description as the cause of pseudomembranous colitis This lesson reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of C. difficile

"Parkinson’s Disease" 707-000-17-005-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-17-005-H01-T (for Technicians) May (1.25 contact hours)

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative neurologic disease that affects body movement, muscle control and balance. It is considered the most common movement disorder. It is a topic that we revisit every few years because it is the third most common neurologic disease (10 in 1000), and new therapies are often coming into

"MEDICATION ERRORS PREVENTION—PHARMACY UPDATE" 707-000-17-003-H05-P (for Pharmacists); 07-000-17-003-H05-T (for Technicians) March and April (3.0 contact hours)

This is our biannual lesson on ‘Medication Errors.’ Errors cannot be eliminated, but they can be reduced and minimized. The general goal of this lesson is to review the concepts related to medication error reduction. This is a knowledge – based CPE activity. We shall include a situation that resulted in criminal charges and conviction against a pharmacist as a result of an error. Medication error reduction can, hopefully, be achieved with a program of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). We shall discuss this

"Stroke Therapy" 707-000-17-002-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-17-002-H01-T (for Technicians) February (1.25 contact hours)

The medical term for stroke is cerebrovascular accident (CVA). It involves the sudden death of brain cells due to deprivation of oxygen and nutrients and is caused by obstruction of blood flow in an artery or rupture of an artery in the brain. Pharmacists may not be actively involved with patient care regarding stroke; however, it IS an area where we can provide invaluable service by counseling patients and their

"Seizure Disorders" 707-000-17-001-H01-P (for Pharmacists); 707-000-17-001-H01-T (for Technicians) January (1.25 contact hours)

Seizure disorders are a chronic group of neurological diseases characterized by episodes of abnormal, unorganized, electrical activity that takes place in the cortical gray matter of the brain and temporarily disrupt and interfere with normal charges in the brain. The primary goal of seizure disorder treatment is to achieve a seizure-free patient. We update this topic often because it’s so



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