College of Pharmacy Continuing Education

Continuing Education - College of Pharmacy

  • A Certificate Program for Pharmacists

    Hosted by: University of Utah College of Pharmacy

    • Friday, September 17, 2021
    • 7AM – 5PM
    • College of Pharmacy, 30 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

    For questions about this program, please contact:

     

    Only 20 pharmacists will be allowed to participate in this year’s training so register soon!

    APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.  The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span. 

    The goals of this program are to:

    Educate pharmacists about:

    • The impact of vaccines on public health.
    • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
    • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
    • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
    • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
    • Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.

    Prepare pharmacists to:

    • Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the life span and with special needs.
    • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
    • Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
    • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
    • Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.

    Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

    • Promote public health through immunizations.
    • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
    • Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
    • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

    For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website, http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery .

    Seminar Agenda

    • Check-in
    • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
    • Clinical Review
    • Morning Break
    • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
    • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
    • Lunch on your own
    • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
    • Communicating with Patients
    • Afternoon Break
    • Vaccine Administration Technique
    • Transitional/Summary Remarks
    • Skills Assessment

     

    Faculty
    • Karen Gunning, PharmD
    • Dave Young, PharmD

     

    Accreditation Information

    The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home-study portion of the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P).

    Initial Release Date: July 15, 2017

    Expiration date: July 15, 2020 - PLEASE NOTE:  NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.

    Activity Completion Requirements

    To obtain credit for "Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" complete home study activities, complete both home study and final assessments with a grade of 70% or better, attend the live seminar, successfully complete the injection technique assessment, complete the evaluation, and CLAIM credit. To obtain credit, the Learner must CLAIM credit once each component is completed. Once credit is claimed, Transcripts of CPE will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’s CPE Monitor profile at www.nabp.net.  The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on www.pharmacist.com.

    Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

    Technology Requirements -  Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit APhA’s website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

    The Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy.  The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.   This program is conducted in two parts: 

    Part One – An on-line self-study learning component.  This component is made up of 5 modules with pre-tests, reinforcement exercises to practice what you have learned, and a self-study assessment.   Very Important:  Follow the instructions that will be emailed to you in order to access the on-line APhA course materials and complete the self-study component.  The on-line self-study program and assessment are required to be completed prior to attending.   (Please note that the Pre-Assessment (15 questions) though required, does not have a “passing” grade.  This Pre-Exam is NOT the self-study exam which is completed after the self-study modules.)

    Part Two – Live seminar The training seminar reinforces and expands on the self-study program, addressing areas such as applying ACIP immunization schedules, communicating with patients, and injection-technique training.  Speakers for the seminar will include faculty knowledgeable about vaccine preventable diseases, immunizations, and their administration. Participants will be expected to participate in case studies, and practice giving intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. Once you have successfully passed your injection technique assessment, you will be given directions to complete your final assessment, claim your credit, & to print your certificate of achievement. –This can be completed once you have returned home, but within a deadline that will be provided at the conclusion of the seminar.

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  • Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Utah Pharmacist

    Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Utah Pharmacist

    The University of Utah College of Pharmacy in partnership with Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

     

    Dear Utah Pharmacist,

    On March 27, 2019, the executive director of the Utah Department of Health signed a statewide standing order allowing pharmacists to dispense contraceptive pills, patch, or ring to women ages 18 or older. Through this standing order, any woman can walk into a participating pharmacy and purchase hormonal contraception without needing a prescription. Women will be able to receive birth control pills, contraceptive patches, or vaginal rings from participating pharmacists after they complete a health history form, have their blood pressure taken, and talk with the pharmacist about which contraceptive method will work best for them. Patients will still be responsible for covering the cost of their medications and the consultation with the pharmacist; either by utilizing insurance coverage or paying out of their pocket. Women will be required to provide proof of a visit with their women’s health care provider every two years.

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    UAN: 0036-0000-19-080-H04-P
    Activity Type: Application
    Activity Release Date: 4/1/2019
    Activity Expiration Date: 4/1/2022

     

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  • What's Hot in Infectious Diseases 2018

    What's Hot in Infectious Diseases 2018

    Originally presented by: James Lewis, PharmD

    03/14/2018

     

    A home study webinar for Pharmacists 

    1.5 Contact Hours Available

    Objectives for Pharmacists:

    1) Identify emerging organisms of concern that are antibiotic resistant and present a public health concern.

    2) List new therapies for multi-resistant gram negative organisms and the strengths and weaknesses of these agents.

    3) Describe new evidence or guidelines that change the management of common infections or multi-resistant organisms.

    Register Here

     

    UAN:  0068-0000-18-005-H04-P

    This is a HOME STUDY WEBINAR CPE activity for pharmacists. Successful completion of the webinar involves passing the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher. Successful completion of this exam will result in 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU). 

    Program Funding: no grant has been received for this program. 

    The University of Utah College of Pharmacy Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

    Please provide your payment information below. Confirmation of payment will be sent to the email address provided. 

    Once you have registered, the information regarding access to the webinar and the post-webinar exam will be sent to you from the CE Coordinator via email. 

    This program will be conducted in the form of a "meeting" through Cisco WebEx. Once you have registered for the event, you will receive further instructionson how to join the meeting a couple of days in advance of the live program. 

    http://pharmacy.utah.edu/ce/

  • Asthma & COPD Update 2018: Take a Deep Breath

    Asthma & COPD Update 2018: Take a Deep Breath

    Originally presented by: Dave Young, PharmD
    02/21/2018

    A LIVE Webinar for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

    1.5 LIVE Contact Hours Available

    Objectives for Pharmacists:

    1. Differentiate between the stages of asthma and COPD based on current guidelines
    2. Review the current therapeutic options to treat patients with asthma and COPD
    3. Discuss the role of combination therapy to treat patients with asthma and COPD
    4. Formulate a stepwise approach to treat patients with asthma and COPD
    5. Discuss the importance of correct inhaler technique

    Register Here

     

    Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians:

    1. Define asthma and COPD
    2. Identify which medications are classified as long-term control and quick-relief medications
    3. List potential adverse effects from long-term control and quick-relief medications
    4. Discuss the importance of correct inhaler technique 

    Register Here

     

    UAN:

                 0068-0000-18-002-L01-P

                  0068-0000-18-002-L01-T

     

    This is a LIVE knowledge based WEBINAR CPE activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Successful completion of the webinar involves passing the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher. Successful completion of this exam will result in 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU). 

    Program Funding: no grant has been received for this program. 

    The University of Utah College of Pharmacy Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

    Please provide your payment information below. Confirmation of payment will be sent to the email address provided. 

    This program will be conducted in the form of a "meeting" through Cisco WebEx. Once you have registered for the event, you will receive further instructionson how to join the meeting a couple of days in advance of the live program. 

     

  • 2018 Pharmacy Law Update: So What’s New?

    2018 Pharmacy Law Update: So What’s New?

    Originally presented by Dr. Roger B. Fitzpatrick, R. Ph.

    January 24, 2018

     

    A Home Study Webinar for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.

    Pharmacist objectives:

    1. List at least three changes to the Utah Pharmacy Practice & Act Rules and their implications on the current practice of pharmacy.
    2. Identify key areas of concern for DOPL Inspectors and Investigators.
    3. Review recent changes and enhancements to the Utah Controlled Substance Database (CSD) and determine their impact to your practice.
    4. Discuss changes to Federal and State Schedule II controlled substance laws and rules that have impacted the practice of pharmacy.
    5. Describe changes you will make to your personal practice from the information presented during this continuing education offering. 

    Register Here

     

    Pharmacy Technician objectives:

    1. Describe at least three changes to the Utah Pharmacy Act & Rules and how they will impact your practice as a pharmacy technician.
    2. Identify key areas of concern for DOPL Inspectors and Investigators where pharmacy technicians can and should be involved.
    3. Discuss how pharmacy technicians can better support the pharmacist because of recent changes and enhancements to the Utah Controlled Substance Database (CSD). 
    4. Review key elements to the changes in the Federal and State Schedule II controlled substance laws and rules and how they involve pharmacy technicians.
    5. Develop a plan for implementing the changes in pharmacy laws and rules into your personal practice and work setting as a result of attending this continuing education offering.

    Register Here

      

    This is a HOME STUDY WEBINAR CPE activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Successful completion of the webinar involves passing the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher. Successful completion of this exam will result in 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU).

     

    0068-0000-18-007-H03-P (Pharmacist)

    0068-0000-18-007-H03-T (Pharmacy Technician)

     

    Program Funding: no grant has been received for this program. 

    The University of Utah College of Pharmacy Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

    Please provide your payment information below. Confirmation of payment will be sentto the email address provided. 

    Once you have registered, the information regarding access to the webinar and the post-webinar exam will be sent to you from the CE Coordinator via email. 

  • New Research and Implementation of Drug Interactions in Practice

    New Research and Implementation of Drug Interactions in Practice

    Home study program for Pharmacists

    Originally broadcast live from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy

    Presented by: John Horn, PharmD, FCCP

    10/18/2017

    Pharmacist Objectives:

    1. Understand how DDI databases are constructed
    2. Identify limitations to current DDI alerting software
    3. Identify the causes of alert fatigue
    4. Assess various methods to avoid alert fatigue

    Register Here

    This is a HOME STUDY WEBINAR CPE knowledge-based activity for pharmacists. Successful completion of the webinar involves passing the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher. Successful completion of this exam will result in 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU). 

    UAN:   0068-0000-18-006-H04-P

     

    Program Funding: no grant has been received for this program. 

    The University of Utah College of Pharmacy Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

    Please provide your payment information below. Confirmation of payment will be sent to the email address provided. 

    Once you have registered, the information regarding access to the webinar and the post-webinar exam will be sent to you from the CE Coordinator via email. 

     

  • There’s a Pill for That! Updates in Weight Loss Therapy

    There’s a Pill for That! Updates in Weight Loss Therapy

    Originally presented by Dr. Hanna Raber
    September 13, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    This is a HOME STUDY WEBINAR CPE activity for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians. Successful completion of the webinar involves passing the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher. Successful completion of this exam will result in 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU).

    Pharmacist Objectives:

    1. Calculate a patient specific safe goal weight loss over 6 months
    2. Counsel a patient on basic recommendations for exercise and dietary modifications to promote weight loss
    3. Discuss currently available over-the-counter options for weight loss
    4. Identify patients who are candidates for prescription weight loss therapy
    5. Assess the safety and efficacy of currently availability prescription weight loss therapy


    Technician Objectives:

    1. Define obesity and classify a patient as overweight or obese based on body mass index
    2. Calculate a patient specific safe goal weight loss over 6 months
    3. Counsel a patient on basic recommendations for exercise and dietary modifications to promote weight loss
    4. Discuss currently available over-the-counter options for weight loss


    UAN:
    0068-0000-17-004-L01-P
    0068-0000-17-004-L01-T

    1.5 contact hours available

    Please follow the steps below to register, view the webinar, and claim CE credit

    1. To Register: click below
    2. View the Webinar:


    Complete the Exam:

    • After watching the webinar, you will be prompted to complete the exam & event assessment. Please do so to receive CE credit.


    Please note that you must have paid through the registration link AND completed the exam with a score of 75% or better to receive CE credit through CPE Monitor.

    The CE Coordinator will be checking all exam results against confirmed paid registrations prior to uploading credit to CPE Monitor.

    The CE Coordinator will be checking for new exam results on Tuesday of each week. You will be notified via email when your credit is ready to view in CPE Monitor.

    Program Funding: no grant has been received for this program.

     

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Pharmacotherapy

    Ethical Dilemmas in Pharmacotherapy

    Originally Presented by Dr. Jim Ruble
    January 11, 2017

    This is a HOME STUDY WEBINAR CPE activity for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians. Successful completion of the webinar involves passing the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher. Successful completion of this exam will result in 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU).

    UAN

    0068-0000-17-003-H03-P
    0068-0000-17-003-H03-T

    2.0 contact hours LAW CPE Available

    Please follow the steps below to register, view the webinar, and claim CE credit

    1. To Register: click below

    2. View the Webinar:

    Complete the Exam:

    • After watching the webinar, you will be prompted to complete the exam & event assessment. Please do so to receive CE credit.

    Please note that you must have paid through the registration link AND completed the exam with a score of 75% or better to receive CE credit through CPE Monitor.

    The CE Coordinator will be checking all exam results against confirmed paid registrations prior to uploading credit to CPE Monitor.

    The CE Coordinator will be checking for new exam results on Tuesday of each week. You will be notified via email when your credit is ready to view in CPE Monitor.

    Program Funding: no grant has been received for this program.