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ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): An Overview for Pharmacy Professionals – 0.25 CE

Activity Overview

Middle East respiratory syndrome, commonly known as MERS, is a serious and potentially fatal respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus. Although the illness is rare, there is the possibility that U.S. health care providers, especially those working in hospital and emergency room settings, could encounter the disease. This course is designed to help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to recognize the signs and symptoms of MERS and take prompt action to help improve the prognosis for infected patients and limit the possibility that the virus will spread to others.This self-directed course is a 0.25 credit CE and can be completed using a mobile device or a laptop.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the mode of transmission, common signs and symptoms, and management of MERS-CoV.
  2. List the ways to prevent the transmission of MERS-CoV and keep the patients and the general public informed.

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the mode of transmission, common signs and symptoms, and management of MERS-CoV.
  2. List the ways to prevent the transmission of MERS-CoV and keep the general public informed.

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Accreditation Statement

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

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-867710.

Faculty Information

Jaimini Patel, RPH, PhD, MBA is a Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice in healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. She has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose. She has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Jaimini Patel, RPH, PhD, MBA has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph

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Credits

0.25 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type

Knowledge-based

Universal Activity Number

Pharmacist: 
0657-0000-21-043-H04-P

Pharmacy Technician:
0657-0000-21-043-H04-T

Activity Release Date

June 21, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

June 21, 2024

Handout Download Link(s)

Cost

$1.00

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.

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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