This article identifies AchieveCE’s best live CEs for 2022, especially in January!
The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is why it’s the perfect time to set goals and resolutions to implement for the next 12 months. The new year presents a fresh start and a great opportunity to change habits and establish new routines that will help you grow personally and professionally.
If getting ahead of your CE requirements is part of your early goals this year, AchieveCE is here to help. AchieveCE has many live CE courses that you can attend and earn credit from. Join our expert faculty in the following activities to interact with them in real-time, and complete your live CE requirements in no time!
Here are the best CEs for 2022 from AchieveCE that can help you start the year right!
Beers List Updates: A Review of Geriatric Patient Care on January 3, 2022 8PM ET
If the day ends in “Y”, there’s probably a new healthcare guideline being released! In 2019, the American Geriatric Society (AGS) released its most recent update of the Beers List of Medications. This guideline often leaves clinicians pondering just what treatment options are actually recommended to help elderly patient care. Then one can also realize that all of us are generally living longer these days as our geriatric population is exponentially growing. Thus healthcare professionals need to be knowledgeable of the most updated and comprehensive clinical guide to provide the highest quality patient care possible.
Presented by Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, this activity will discuss the multitude of medication-related scenarios within the 2019 AGS Beers List Update such as which medications to avoid or use with caution, and drug-drug interactions to avoid, all with particular attention to viable treatment alternatives. This 1-hour webinar, one of AchieveCE’s best CEs for 2022, is scheduled on January 3, 2022, at 8 PM ET.
Bad Bugs, ‘New’ Drugs: Updates on Antibiotic Treatment Options for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections on January 4, 2022, 10 AM ET
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a major problem both nationally and globally. Novel antibiotic options are being developed for the treatment of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections. This webinar aims to make pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses aware of these novel antibiotics to recognize their potential clinical utility, pharmacology, adverse effects, and clinical pearls, and evaluate available literature on their use for the treatment of such infections.
Presented by Wesley D. Kufel, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP of Binghamton University, this 1-hour webinar, one of AchieveCE’s best CEs for 2022, is scheduled on January 4, 2022, at 10 AM ET.
MS Newbies: Recently Approved and Pipeline Drugs for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis on January 10, 2022, 8 PM ET
The field of Multiple Sclerosis is ever-changing, with new targets and biomarkers being discovered each year. It can be challenging to stay up to date on newly approved agents given so many different components that play a role in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
Presented by Adrienne DeBerry, PharmD, BCACP, CSP, this activity will review the newest FDA-approved Multiple Sclerosis treatment agents including efficacy and safety features, and provide clinicians with drug/patient characteristics that are critical for appropriate treatment selection and recommendations. This 1-hour webinar is scheduled for January 10, 2022, at 8 PM ET.
Diabetes Update: Where We Are With GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and SGLT2 Inhibitors on January 11, 2022, 8PM ET
Medications used to manage type 2 diabetes continue to evolve. In the last 5 years we have seen new classes discovered, existing classes expanded, and diabetes management guidelines realigned to incorporate these changes. In addition, while there has been an expansion in product selection, the amount of clinical trial data has been overwhelming as each company works to delineate its products from the increasing number of options to manage adults with diabetes. Two examples of this are the GLP-1 agonists and SGLT2i class where, in the past year, we have seen significant updates with indications, side effects, and recommendations for each medications’ place in therapy.
Presented by Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP of the University of Georgia, this brings all clinical trial data concerning the newer diabetes medications together for one review. While the discussion will not center on diabetes management it will focus on tailoring therapy to the diabetic patient’s individualized needs and highlight the American Diabetes Association and American Endocrine Society guidelines. This 1-hour webinar, one of AchieveCE’s best CEs for 2022, is scheduled on January 11, 2022, at 8 PM ET.
Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing on January 12, 2022, 8 PM ET
Current practice scenarios for every healthcare professional have been challenging with unprecedented effects and adversity imposed by COVID 19 pandemic. A need for a paradigm shift in the strategies to cope with current scenarios calls for the development of this program.
This live CE, presented by Bhavana Mutha, RPH, BCMAS, BCMTMS, PDTM, contains tools and tips that will empower every pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and healthcare professional to refocus and align self-care and build strategies to maximize organizational success. It is scheduled to air on January 12, 2022, at 8 PM ET.
Smoking Cessation: It All Begins and Ends with Your Patient on January 17, 2022, 8PM ET
Our country has not had a U.S. Surgeon General over the past few decades avoid the general theme of smoking cessation being the single most important effort to discuss with respective patients. Can, or should, vaping be utilized as smoking cessation? To answer this question, and countless others, we as healthcare professionals truly need to understand the mindset of someone choosing to smoke tobacco or vape, along with the products being utilized, and the available cessation agents, to ultimately even attempt to have continual and impactful conversations with our patients.
Join this 1-hour live CE to “clear the air” on how to best improve and save the lives of our patients currently smoking or vaping. Presented by Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, this 1-hour live CE, one of AchieveCE’s best CEs for 2022, is scheduled on January 17, 2022, at 8 PM ET.
Pharmacotherapy Update 2021 on January 18, 2022, at 8PM ET
The FDA has increased the number of medication approvals exponentially over the past ten years. In 2020, it has approved 53 new drugs and biologics, as compared to 48 in 2019. Of the ones approved last year, 40% were first in class, and 58% received indications to manage rare diseases.
This CE addresses approximately 35 of the new medications approved in 2020 that the average pharmacist may not have had time to review and keep track of as they entered the market. This presentation will address this gap and focus on medications used primarily in the Ambulatory Care and Community practice settings. The information discussed will be centered on how the medications work and include clinical trial summaries that led to their approval by the FDA.
This best CE for 2022 is presented by Timothy R. Brown, PharmD, FASHP of the University of Georgia, and is scheduled on January 18, 2022, at 8 PM ET. Click the photo below to enroll.
Protecting Patient Privacy in the Healthcare Setting on January 19, 2022, at 8PM ET
Pharmacy staff, regardless of practice setting, must access patient health information daily to perform their jobs. It is critical that they act according to the law when interacting with and sharing patient-protected health information, or they could face action from their employer or their law, and their employer could face fines and lose the public’s trust. To prevent a breach of privacy, the pharmacy staff must understand privacy laws.
This CE activity will provide in-depth coverage of healthcare privacy law, focusing on HIPAA and HITECH. It will provide a background and history of those laws, review who must comply and what the requirements are, and use case studies and examples to discuss appropriate and inappropriate disclosure of PHI.
Presented by Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA of pharmcompliance.com, this 1-hour live CE, one of AchieveCE’s best CEs for 2022, aims to provide participants with the confidence in handling PHI in accordance with federal law and with appropriately reporting breaches of PHI. Join Dr. Evans on January 19, 2022, at 8 PM ET for this webinar.
Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases on January 24, 2022, 10 AM ET
The use of low-dose aspirin especially in elderly patients as a primary prevention strategy needs to be balanced with the potential risk of adverse events, such as bleeding. In the past, a low dose of aspirin was recommended to prevent stroke and myocardial infarction. However, recent evidence indicates that aspirin use in patients with low to moderate risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is not associated with a reduction in CVD. Rather, it presents with an increased risk of bleeding. The use of statin in patients at risk of CVD has evolved with recent evidence recommending the use of pooled cohort equation to calculate 10-year Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) risk when determining if a patient can benefit from statin use as a primary prevention strategy.
In this 1-hour live CE, evidence from the latest clinical trials will be presented to help determine when the use of low-dose aspirin and statin is recommended. Presented by Shreya Patel, PharmD, BCPS on January 24, 2022, at 10 AM ET, this live CE will review the use of statin with its correct dosing, allowing healthcare professionals to calculate 10-year ASCVD risk to guide decision making.
Dive into the Future Role of the Advanced Clinical Pharmacist on January 25, 2022, 10 AM ET
The large focus of practice in Pharmacy is shifting gears towards clinical skills and optimal outcomes. This activity will highlight the basic features of MTM and CCDM to more enhanced application models. Collaborative practice is an underutilized resource in most states, and the session will highlight pharmacist capability and autonomy to serve healthcare to the top levels of licensed practice. Pharmacists play a significant role in alleviating the healthcare burden of billions of dollars and supporting Physician dearth.
Presented by Bhavana Mutha, RPH, BCMAS, BCMTMS, PDTM on January 25, 2022, at 8 PM ET, this live CE course will uncover the gap of knowledge regarding a clinical pharmacist’s abilities to impact patient care and be reimbursed for such services.
Cannabis Conundrums: Medical vs Marijuana on January 31, 2022 8 PM ET
Our entire country, with 95% of states creating legislation related to Marijuana, is evolving its Marijuana supply chain via the recreational and “medical” formulations. Yet, we as healthcare professionals are left with barely any education on these substances. More education is needed in order to actually provide tangible life-saving, or at least life-improving, patient education.
Marijuana has been around for centuries and has never received more limelight than in recent years in respect to 95% of our country’s states enacting legislation regarding ‘recreational” and/or “medical” marijuana, even though it remains a Federal DEA Controlled Substance Class One agent. So how does that work in the criminal field? Better yet, how do we as healthcare professionals discuss such substances with our patients?
Presented by Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE, this live CE will discuss all things Cannabis, including botany concepts, legal concepts, and, of course, pharmacological concerns that every healthcare professional absolutely needs to know in order to provide “high” quality patient care. Join the webinar on January 31, 2022, at 8 PM ET.
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