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

Poly (Want a) Pharmacy – 1 CE – Live Webinar on November 29, 2021 8PM ET

Activity Overview

A patient walks into a pharmacy to pick up their half-dozen prescription medications. Do they have any drug-drug or drug-food/beverage interactions? More likely than not, yes. One of the fundamental roles that we pharmacists serve is to be the medication experts, highlighted never more so than when interpreting drug interactions for severity or actual concern. With multiple drug interaction review databases available, and all with varying explanations for the same drug interactions, we, as healthcare professionals, are absolutely needed in order to decipher and explain tangible medication concerns.
 
One of the most fundamental and pivotal roles of a pharmacist, and the entire pharmacy team, is performing a drug utilization review including a drug interaction check. Hands down, one of the defining efforts of our profession. However, pharmacists often juggle intense schedules and an over-abundance of software flagged drug interactions.
 
In this discussion, we will review a multitude of CYP450, pharmacogenetic, transporter, and overlapping sedative drug interactions, along with concerning resultant symptoms, such as the infamous “Serotonin Syndrome”, relevant to patient care. Any licensed healthcare professional with a pulse is aware of various drug interactions such as opioids and benzos, but just how does one handle a patient scenario involving the two? Join us for a dynamic discussion on what to do with our hands and voices when it comes to many common and concerning drug interactions.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Recall common drug-drug and drug-food/beverage interactions
  2. Describe the mechanisms of action of common pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacogenetic drug-drug interactions
  3. Recall key patient counseling points regarding common drug-drug and drug-food/beverage interactions

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Recall common drug-drug and drug-food/beverage interactions
  2. Review the mechanisms of action of common pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacogenetic drug-drug interactions
  3. Recall patient- and medication-safety practices regarding common drug-drug and drug-food/beverage interactions

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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. 20-890264.

Faculty Information

Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Learning for the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy (SoP), a faculty member in the WVU School of Medicine Pain Fellowship Program, and a Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Garofoli received his PharmD at the University of Pittsburgh SoP in 2004 and his MBA from Strayer University in 2008. He is board-certified in Geriatric Care (BGCP) along with being a certified pain educator (CPE) and certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS).

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Live Webinar

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Credits

1.0 Contact Hour

Category

General Pharmacy

Target Audience

Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type

Knowledge-based

Universal Activity Number

Pharmacist:
0657-0000-21-136-L04-P

Pharmacy Technician: 
0657-0000-21-136-L04-T

Airing Schedule

November 29, 2021 (Mon)
8PM Eastern Time

Activity Release Date

November 29, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

November 29, 2024

Cost

$25.00

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Requirements for Credit

Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

CE Broker Reporting

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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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