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Where Drug Meets Device: A Pharmacist's Role in Mechanical Ventilation

Learn essential skills for inpatient pharmacists in managing mechanically ventilated patients. Gain insights into pharmacotherapy during ventilation and post-extubation, optimizing medication use.

Andrea Sikora Newsome
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About this course

Especially in the era of COVID19, inpatient pharmacists (regardless of role or specialization) are seeing patients that are mechanically ventilated or have recently come off of a ventilator. The ability to have basic understanding of the patient’s ventilator course and apply this to the patient’s current status and medication therapy is becoming an essential skill for all pharmacists. However, this topic is rarely taught in the standard PharmD curriculum and is likely only seen in PGY2 Critical Care programs. As such, a key gap exists for currently practicing pharmacists given the COVID19 related surges in respiratory failure. In this live webinar, the audience will gain a basic introduction to key terminology and concepts associated with mechanical ventilation. Then, a particular focus will be made on the pharmacotherapy specifically associated with mechanical ventilation as well as the results of that therapy after the patient has been extubated. From here, the role of the pharmacist in optimizing safe and effective medication use practices associated with this device will be discussed so that every pharmacist walks away with a basic ‘toolkit’ for understanding this therapy.

Release Date:07/11/2022
Expiration Date:07/11/2025
CE Broker ID20-938860
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician
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Course Accreditation

This course is approved for the following professions. You can get more details on each profession by clicking on it.

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

  • Michigan Board of Pharmacy

  • Florida Board of Pharmacy



Andrea Sikora Newsome, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from the University of Georgia before completing her PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Critical Care at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical Research from Emory University and is also a KL2 Scholar through the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Program.

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Passing Grade

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 CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.1+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
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