Western Schools 365 Pharmacy Membership
Go beyond fulfilling your CE requirements with the Western Schools 365 Online Pharmacy Membership.
Gain new levels of knowledge with access to our full library of courses for Pharmacists. With your WS365 Pharmacy Membership you get:
- Unlimited access to our high-quality, evidence-based, and timely online CE courses for pharmacists for one full year, including courses to fulfill state requirements
- One price to fulfill all your CE needs
- The ability to manage all your CE needs through one easy membership
- Instant access to certificates upon successful course completion
- When we publish New or Updated courses, they will automatically be added to your membership
Individual Puerto Rico Pharmacy courses
A Review of Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics: Back to Basics – Y8045
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.
Comprehensive Management of Asthma for Pharmacists – Y8055
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.
Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety – Y8014
Fish oil is currently the number one dietary supplement used by adults and children in the United States. According to the 2012 NHIS, nearly 8% of adults and approximately 1% of children had taken fish oil within the previous 30 days before completing the survey. Many uses have been proposed for fish oil supplements. Consumers have difficulty evaluating the literature and making appropriate choices with regard to the uses, dosing, adverse effects, interactions, and product quality. Health professionals who are knowledgeable about omega-3 fatty acid supplements can assist patients in the appropriate use of these products to achieve better health.
Medication Therapy Management: An Overview for Pharmacists – Y8059
This course provides an understanding of Medication Therapy Management (MTM), essential for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. As a result of the passing of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (2003), beginning in 2006, health plans that provide Medicare Part D benefits were required to establish MTM programs to offer to customers who met certain criteria for enrollment. The goal of these MTM programs is to improve the use of prescription medications, improve the outcomes of medication use, and reduce adverse drug interactions, especially in high risk individuals such as those receiving Medicare benefits.
Medicinal Marijuana – Y8051
The emerging climate of medical marijuana now calls for healthcare professionals to be knowledgeable of the plant and its inherent characteristics. State regulatory challenges differ and in order to guide patients who often have questions related to the risk/benefits of this plant, pharmacists need to understand the different extractions and their properties. The course highlights the botanical perspective and strives to teach pharmacists about the plant and its origin in healthcare. This information is foundational in better understanding the medical applications of cannabis.
Pharmacotherapy to Assist with Smoking Cessation – Y8047
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature disease in the United States. This course is intended to educate pharmacists on the health consequences of smoking, the health benefits of quitting, and the medications available to assist with smoking cessation.
Pharmacy Law – Y8039
Pharmacy is the most regulated profession in healthcare. Pharmacists need to aware of the development of laws and regulations, and the implications for practice and patient care. Beginning with the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938, legislation has distinguished between prescription and over-the-counter medications; established that drugs must be safe, effective, and properly labeled. The Controlled Substances Act has expanded to allow for electronic prescribing and re-scheduling medications to reflect misuse and abuse. This course provides in depth information on FDCA and CSA while providing an overview of federal laws that affect how pharmacy is practiced.
Pharmacy Law Fundamentals – Y8041
Pharmacy is the most regulated profession in healthcare. Beginning with the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938, legislation has been enacted to distinguish between prescription and OTC medications and to establish that drugs must be both safe and effective, must be properly labeled, and must be manufactured and stored under sanitary conditions. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 provides a regulatory foundation for the distribution of controlled substances. This course reviews the history and fundamentals of pharmacy law, focusing on the FDCA and Amendments and the CSA, along with implications of these laws for practice and patient care today.
Pharmacy Law: A Brief Introduction – Y8042
Pharmacy is the most regulated profession in healthcare. Beginning with the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938, legislation has been enacted to distinguish between prescription and OTC medications and to establish that drugs must be both safe and effective, must be properly labeled, and must be manufactured and stored under sanitary conditions. This course reviews the history and essentials of pharmacy law, focusing on the FDCA and Amendments, along with implications of these laws for practice and patient care today.
Review of Immunization Practice, 2018/2019 – Y8067
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.
Telepharmacy: Serving Underserved Populations in a Community Setting – Y8044
Telepharmacy is a growing practice model in many states, but telepharmacy practice is still in its infancy; its relative newness and the many variations among state regulations leaves many pharmacists and other healthcare stake holders unclear about the details and various uses of telepharmacy practice. This course reviews the current landscape of telepharmacy practice and regulations, telepharmacy technology and workflow, remote oversight of advanced pharmacy technicians, and patient care through telepharmacy.
The Role of the Pharmacist in the Opioid Crisis – Y8043
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.