Release Date: March 13, 2019
Expiration Date: March 13, 2022
Immunizations are vital to the public health goal of preventing diseases that can cause significant death and disability. Vaccines can protect not only the person immunized, but also those with whom they come into contact. The purpose of this course is to provide information on immunizations, including updated recommendations provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The course begins with background on current immunization practice and then presents information about general contraindications and precautions. An overview of immunizations for children, adolescents, adults, and special populations is presented, along with recent updates, including the influenza vaccine for 2018/2019.
Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-19-002-H06-P
Type of Activity - Knowledge
Topic Designatior - 06 Immunizations
Fulfills the immunization requirement in AK, CA, DC, HI, ID, MA, ME, NJ, PA, TX & WY
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Release Date: March 5, 2019
Expiration Date: March 5, 2022
This course is intended to increase the knowledge and awareness of pharmacists about the diagnosis, management, and counseling of patients with asthma. After completing this course, it is anticipated that pharmacists will be able to select appropriate first-line and add-on treatment for the management of chronic and acute asthma based on current evidence-based practice guidelines. Additionally, pharmacists will be able to provide effective education and counseling on pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management.
Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-19-001-H04-P
Topic Designator - 04 - General Pharmacy
Release Date: November 29, 2018
Expiration Date: November 30, 2021
Pharmacists in multiple practice settings are confronted daily with the need to strike an ethically acceptable balance between appropriate treatment of a patient’s chronic pain and the avoidance of opioid addiction. This course will provide pharmacists with an understanding of the disease state of opioid use disorder, how opioids affect the brain, and the benefits of medically-assisted treatment and harm-reduction approaches in certain populations of patients. Pharmacists will gain an understanding of appropriate pain management and current guidelines for the prescribing of opioids and will review ways that the safety of a patient’s opioid therapy can be evaluated and improved.
Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-18-043-H04-P
Topic Designatior - 04 General Pharmacy
New Mexico - Fulfills safe use of opioids requirement in NM.
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Antibacterial therapy offers many choices. Guidelines help clinicians make the optimal antibiotic choice for treatment of specific infectious diseases, but recommended treatment options can change with the development of antimicrobial resistance and the introduction of newer agents. Pharmacists must maintain updated knowledge about antibiotics, including spectrum of activity, therapeutic uses, ADRs, and drug interactions. This course covers commonly used antibiotics, serving as a refresher on mechanism of action; spectrum of activity; common clinical uses, resistance mechanisms, ADRs and drug interactions; and patient counseling points.
Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-18-055-H04-P