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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Lyme is Ticking: Updates on the Management of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Infections Webcast- 1 CE

Activity Overview

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently published new guidelines on managing Lyme disease in 2021, the first time these guidelines have been updated since 2006. As such, there are several updates and knowledge gaps that healthcare professionals should be aware of to properly manage and prevent tick-borne infections that are rapidly increasing in the United States.

This activity reviews the epidemiology of various ticks and tick-borne infections, including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, Powassan virus, Borrelia miyamotoi disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment will also be described, along with the updated Lyme Disease guidelines released by the IDSA.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1.  Review the epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne infections
  2.  Describe the clinical presentation and diagnosis of various tick-borne infections
  3. Apply nationally-recognized clinical practice guide

Pharmacy Technician and Other Health Professional Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Review common ticks and tick-borne infection
  2. Describe treatment strategies for tick-borne infections
  3. Identify appropriate approaches to prevent tick-borne infections

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Accreditation Statement


AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

AchieveCE is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025. Provider ID# 386503.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

AchieveCE is an approved provider from July 14, 2022 to July 14, 2025. AchieveCE is also an accredited provider (Provider #50-20641) by
the Florida Board Of Clinical Social Work, Marriage And Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #50-20641) Ohio
Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, and West Virginia Board Of Social Work.

Faculty Information

Wesley D. Kufel, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Binghamton, NY. He is also a clinical infectious diseases pharmacist at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY, where he provides clinical services for the antimicrobial stewardship program and the infectious diseases consultation teams. He also holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Wesley D. Kufel, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Jaimini Patel, RPh and Pete Kreckel, RPh, planners for this educational event, also have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast



1.0 Contact Hour


Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Target Audience

All Healthcare Professionals

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Pharmacist Technician:

Activity Release Date

September 30, 2022

Activity Expiration Date

September 30, 2025



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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