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CE Directory

Last updated: December 29, 2021

Are you looking for Continuing Education (CE) programs that will fulfill renewal requirements for your PTCB credential? PTCB developed this directory to assist Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) with their renewal process and provide a list of free CE programs in a variety of topics. 

All CE programs listed below are ACPE-accredited, free of charge, and shown in order of expiration date.

πŸ’‘ Here’s a tip: Look at the topic designator for each CE program!
PTCB requires CPhTs to complete a minimum of 1 hour in the subject of pharmacy law and 1 hour in the subject of patient safety. Each CE activity has a topic designator number that tells you the subject matter covered in the activity. For example, a designator number ending in 03 indicates pharmacy law and 05 indicates patient safety.


Review all requirements for renewal at ptcb.org/renew.

If you are an organization offering a free CE, we invite you to complete this form to add your CE programs to the directory. Please note: All CEs submitted to this listing must be ACPE-accredited and free of charge.

Best Practices for Monitoring Surfaces for Hazardous Drug Contamination: Consensus Conference Recommendations and Next Steps – 1.5 CE Hours

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists http://symposia.ashp.org/lms/content/safesurfaces/  

Topic Designator: 07 - Compounding

Surface contamination with hazardous drugs (HDs) is an ongoing concern that has been addressed in published standards and best practice guidelines by many organizations, including ASHP, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Oncology Nursing Society, and Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. However, even with knowledge that HDs pose a threat to healthcare workers and patients, environmental wipe sampling is underused in health systems. In this activity, the faculty review recommendations from the safetotouch National Consensus Conference on Hazardous Drug Surface Contamination held in September 2020 and share approaches for improving awareness of best practices in monitoring surfaces for contamination with hazardous drugs within health systems, including patient care areas. Strategies for implementing procedures for HD surface contamination monitoring are also discussed.

Expires: 2/1/22


Dietary Supplement Regulation: Recognizing Fact From Fiction – 1 CE Hour

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy • https://nabp.pharmacy/resource/dietary-supplement-regulation-home-study-webinar/

Topic Designator:​ 03 - Pharmacy Law

While many in the dietary supplement industry comply fully with federal law, some bad actors sell products that are adulterated and/or misbranded in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This webinar focuses on this subset of dietary supplements, particularly supplements tainted with undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients; supplements that contain declared adulterants, such as amphetamine derivatives, steroids, or investigational new drugs; and supplements impermissibly marketed with claims to treat diseases.

Expires: 2/3/22


Addressing Risk Associated with IV Push Medication Use in Adults – 1.5 CE Hours

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=858

Topic Designator:​ 05 - Patient Safety

While much emphasis has been placed on the improvement of IV infusion safety, there remains limited published information on safe practices associated with IV push injection safety. Recent ISMP insight has revealed significant risk associated with the preparation and administration of IV push medications. At this symposium, experts will address the variability of practice with IV push medication use, including unnecessary unit-based preparation and dilution and unsafe injection practices, highlighting strategies necessary for the mitigation of risk. A new gap analysis tool will be presented that can be used by organizations to align best practices.

Expires: 2/15/22


Rational Opioid Use: Continuous Learning After the CDC Guidelines – 2 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#disease  

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

The pharmacy team, both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, have an important role in counseling patients about safe use of opioids. The team can also work with prescribers to ensure their optimal and safe use in patients with chronic pain. Identification of factors putting patients at high risk for opioid overdose and methods to minimize those risks are provided.

Expires: 3/15/22


Update on GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and SGLT2 Inhibitors – 1 CE Hour

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC https://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/118381

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

After viewing this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors in the treatment of type 2 diabetes; and
  2. Recognize common side effects of GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors

Expires: 4/24/22


What’s New From the DEA Diversion Control Division – 1 CE Hour

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy • https://nabp.pharmacy/resource/whats-new-from-the-dea-diversion-control-division-home-study-webinar/

Topic Designator:​ 03 - Pharmacy Law

As opioid-related deaths continue to rise, pharmacists are in a unique position as accessible health care providers to offer crucial resources for patients. A guest speaker from Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Diversion Control Division will provide guidance on how pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can help curb the substance abuse epidemic and protect patient safety.

Expires: 4/25/22


A Team-Based Approach to Combatting Dry Eye Disease – 2 CE Hours

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC https://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/121133

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the symptoms, risk factors, and quality of life burden associated with dry eye disease
  • Discuss artificial tear preparations and supplements that have been shown to be beneficial in patients with dry eye disease
  • Integrate effective decision-making for referrals to specialists (by pharmacists) or referrals to pharmacists (by pharmacy technicians)
  • Apply appropriate administration techniques for dry eye therapy

Expires: 4/30/22


PSA (Prostate Specific Advancements): Understanding Supportive Care, Updated Guidelines and Novel Medications – 2 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#disease  

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

To date, targeted therapy has not been useful in prostate cancer. However, a small number of patients may have mutations that will respond to targeted therapy. These new treatment advancements in prostate cancer require the pharmacy team to be familiar with common side effects and methods to mitigate them. Appropriate monitoring and supportive care therapies that facilitate patient adherence and tolerance of therapy should be included as part of the continuum of care.

Expires: 5/1/22


15 on COVID-19: Accelerated Vaccine Development – 0.25 CE Hours

American Pharmacists Association • https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6592/15-on-covid-19-accelerated-vaccine-development

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

Vaccine and drug development is a process that usually takes years, if not decades. Despite this, the scientific, medical, and regulatory communities pulled together to design, test, review and distribute COVID-19 vaccines in less than 12 months. How was this possible? Join us for this episode of our 15 on COVID-19 series to learn more about how we were able to safely develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time. We'll start with a review of the standard drug development process, and then take a look at how the process was accelerated without compromising any safety steps during the COVID-19 vaccine development process.

Expires: 5/6/22


Addressing the Challenges of Controlled Substances Diversion in the Health System – 1.5 CE Hours

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8638/addressing-the-challenges-of-controlled-substances-diversion-in-the-health-system​ 

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

This online activity will explain the magnitude of drug diversion in health systems in the United States, including the impact of i.v. push waste. It will apply institutional strategies to prevent, detect, and investigate theft, loss, or diversion of controlled substances that comply with state and Drug Enforcement Agency regulations. It will also analyze critical points in the medication-use process with respect to diversion management and surveillance and allow you to develop a plan to identify and mitigate areas of risk for drug diversion within an institution.

Expires: 5/12/22


Biologics for Psoriasis: Community Pharmacy Interface with Special Populations – 2 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#disease  

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Psoriasis is frequently untreated or undertreated, especially in special populations (pregnant, pediatric, and immunocompromised patients). No clear treatment guidelines exist for special populations because clinical trials usually exclude these patients. Biologics have revolutionized the treatment of psoriasis, with most patients achieving a rapid and complete symptom resolution. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can help patients with self-management of psoriasis. Patients need dosing, administration, storage and handling, common adverse effects, and self-management education.

Expires: 5/15/22


Cancer in Non-Smokers: Who, What, Why and How to Treat – 2 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#disease  

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

The tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) target mutations that are more likely to occur in lung cancer in non-smokers. Available in three generations, the reversible TKIs are often used as first line treatments. If patients develop resistance, TKIs from the second and third generations can be used. These drugs have unique adverse effect profiles. Pharmacy teams need to be aware of management strategies for the most common adverse effects, including cutaneous reactions and diarrhea. In addition, all TKIs have drug-drug interactions, and pharmacy teams need to screen carefully to ensure that patients avoid some medications, or have dose modifications if they need to take others. Informed pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can help patients manage adverse effects, understand their therapies, and avoid medical misadventure.

Expires: 6/15/22


Evaluation of 503B Outsourcing Facilities – Going Beyond the Checklist – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8237/evaluation-of-503b-outsourcing-facilities-going-beyond-the-checklist

Topic Designator:​ 07 - Compounding

This session will assist the learner to differentiate USP standards from cGMP. Learn how to apply citations in FDA 483s to current practice as well as how to design a plan to evaluate an outsourcing facility. 

Expires: 6/29/23


Acting with Expediency: Medication as the Cornerstone of Stroke Prevention and Treatment – 2 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#disease  

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

It is unclear why there are disparities in stroke mortality among geographic regions and racial/ethnic groups. Furthermore, stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in our nation and causes enormous suffering among survivors. Correspondingly, total direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular disease and stroke exceed $350 billion a year in the U.S. Optimal stroke care requires urgent recognition of symptoms, timely initiation of appropriate treatment to all eligible patients, and appropriate secondary prevention measures.

Expires: 7/15/22


Diabetes Care in the Pharmacy: Tech Talk, Immunization Insight and Cognition Changes (And How to Handle Them) – 2 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy • https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#disease  

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Filling in the necessary gaps in care is imperative to ensuring ideal diabetes management. Additionally, selection of and counseling on glucose monitoring technologies plays an important role. However, despite our best efforts, without effective communication these strategies are frequently for naught. It is up to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians alike to stay on top of these constant changes and make certain that they convey current information to the patient appropriately.

Expires: 8/15/22


Technician Integration in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Services (Home Study) – 1 CE Hour

American Pharmacists Association • http://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/5704/technician-integration-in-pharmacy-based-immunization-services-home-study

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

Explain the need for pharmacy technicians to support pharmacy-based immunization services. Describe activities that pharmacy technicians can perform in support of immunization services. 

Expires: 8/15/22


Injection Technique for Diabetes Therapies for Technicians: Beyond the "How" to the "Why" – 1 CE Hour

CEimpact • https://learn.ceimpact.com/library/group/14/course/1442 

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Treatment of diabetes mellitus is ever-changing, with recent advancements occurring in not only the injectable drugs but also the delivery devices of these medications. In light of these changes, it is important for pharmacy technicians to have a basic understanding of these medications and their devices and identify when pharmacist intervention is necessary. This course reviews available injectable diabetes therapies, providing the pharmacy technician with practical information to advocate for patient care.

Expires: 9/22/22


The Mediterranean Diet’s Effect on Health – 1.5 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#general

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

Pharmacists are the most accessible health care professionals, and have several opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles with all of their patients. Diet can be described as empiric (what people actually eat) or normative (what they should eat). The Mediterranean Diet is a normative concept. Its unique food pyramid has been proven to contribute to improved overall health and cardiovascular health in particular. It influences the human microbiome positively. Many healthcare programs and providers recommend this diet for patients with chronic disease. A good understanding of its principles can help pharmacists shape their discussions with patients to guide them on a path to overall better health.

Expires: 10/15/22


Over-the-Counter Treatment Paradigms for Pain Management: Adapting to the “New Normal” – 1 CE Hour

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education https://www.pharmacytimes.org/courses/over-the-counter-treatment-paradigms-for-pain-management-adapting-to-the-new-normal-technician-credit

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Effective management of pain is needed to minimize the debilitating effects that it can have on patients’ quality of life. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can be key members of the pain management team and should be familiar with nonpharmacologic and over-the-counter (OTC) agents that adequately control pain while limiting adverse outcomes. Providing evidence-based treatment recommendations and individualized patient education for common pain disorders, including musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and migraine, among others, will help to enable pharmacists to enhance patients’ health-related quality of life and may reduce direct and indirect costs associated with pain.

Expires: 10/15/22


Expert Review of Recent Health System Specialty Pharmacy Research Studies, Part 1 – 1 CE Hour

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=1358

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

In this 2-part CE webinar series, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will learn about the design and findings of four research studies that evaluated how fully-integrated health system specialty pharmacy services impact patient care and clinical outcomes.

Presenters will also share practical recommendations for designing and implementing a successful research study and answer attendees’ questions about their research studies.

Expires: 10/19/22


Best Practices for the Safe and Cost-Effective Management of Controlled Substances – 1 CE Hour

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=1168

Topic Designator:​ 05 - Patient Safety

This session will provide guidance to assess an organization’s medication-use processes for vulnerabilities and identify strategies that may improve the capacity to prevent or detect diversion. Speakers will discuss known diversion cases, vulnerabilities in the medication use process, literature, case studies, guidelines, as well as their personal experiences. They will review a recent study that quantified the drug and workforce waste cost and discuss the use of healthcare technologies as a mechanism to reduce the opportunity for diversion. Thorough system-based strategies that can broaden an organization’s response to diversion beyond that of individual accountability will be reviewed.

Expires: 10/22/22


Digital Health Compliance: How to Avoid Common Traps and Pitfalls – 1 CE Hour

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy • https://nabp.pharmacy/resource/digital-health-compliance-homestudy/

Topic Designator:​ 03 - Pharmacy Law

In this home study, NABP Digital Health staff will provide an overview of common federal and state compliance issues for online pharmacies and telemedicine platforms and detail successful ways to remedy them. We will also cover common roadblocks encountered by .Pharmacy Verified Websites Program applicants.

Expires: 11/2/22


Expert Review of Recent Health System Specialty Pharmacy Research Studies, Part 2 – 1 CE Hour

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=1360

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

In this 2-part CE webinar series, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will learn about the design and findings of four research studies that evaluated how fully-integrated health system specialty pharmacy services impact patient care and clinical outcomes.

Presenters will also share practical recommendations for designing and implementing a successful research study and answer attendees’ questions about their research studies.

Expires: 11/3/22


Non-Medical Switching: Biosimilars in Inflammatory Conditions – 2 CE Hours

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy • https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#disease  

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Biosimilars, which are are biosimilar to an FDA-approved reference product, have the potential to save money for health systems and patients. Patients may prioritize biologic therapy over their small molecule therapies for common asymptomatic diseases like hypertension and hyperlipidemia for financial reasons. Pharmacists and technicians who understand which biosimilars are available and applicable state and federal laws can alert patients or their prescribers of the existence of a lower cost biosimilar. They can also dispel myths and combat nocebo effect.

Expires: 1/15/23


Call to Action: Experience in Adopting the ENFit System to Guard Against Accidental Tubing Misconnections – 1 CE Hour

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=1251 

Topic Designator:​ 05 - Patient Safety

Catheter misconnections involving enteral-to-IV tubing are well documented in the patient safety literature. They often lead to severe consequences for patients and families.Join ISMP faculty as they review the many challenges associated with wrong route errors, discuss the product design concerns that led to the re-engineering of the new ISO standard and the low-dose tip syringe. Most importantly, we will highlight the patient safety benefits to an ENFit transition. Also, hear directly from an organization who has successfully made the ENFit transition, their practice implications, and the lessons learned in the implementation of ENFit-compliant devices to advance patient safety.

Expires: 2/24/23


Your Annual Immunization Update: What’s New and What’s to Come – 2 CE Hours

American Pharmacists Association • https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6119/your-annual-immunization-update-whats-new-and-whats-to-come

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

The practice of immunization evolves constantly — requiring pharmacists to keep up. Attend this session to navigate the latest in immunizations with two leading experts in pharmacy-based immunization delivery. You’ll also discuss what’s on the horizon. Whether you’re an experienced or novice pharmacist immunizer, you’ll find value in this presentation.

Expires: 3/22/23


Legislation and Regulations Affecting Your Practice – 2 CE Hours

American Pharmacists Association • https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6138/legislation-and-regulations-affecting-your-practice

Topic Designator:​ 03 - Pharmacy Law

Another year means more new laws and regulations. Which ones affect your practice? Learn how recent efforts are changing the way we combat prescription drug abuse, improve Medicare, price drugs, and implement the Drug Quality and Security Act.

Expires: 3/22/23


COVID-19: An Update for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians on the Frontlines – 2 CE Hours

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC https://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/119443

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence and severity of diseases caused by human coronaviruses
  2. List symptoms and related pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
  3. Name public health strategies used for preventing and/or minimizing the number of people with and severity of COVID-19
  4. Identify antiviral agents with potential effectiveness in patients with COVID-19

Expires: 4/3/23


The Road to Resilience: Develop Your Map to Navigate Burnout – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8231/the-road-to-resilience-develop-your-map-to-navigate-burnout-pharmacytech-ce-free-trial​ 

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

The road from burnout to resiliency is fraught with obstacles, and this seems to be especially true for members of the healthcare workforce. Learn what burnout is, how it can affect our day-to-day and long-term perspective, and be equipped with strategies to enhance your personal resilience. This activity will provide an overview of burnout in the healthcare workforce and offer strategies to continue or get on the road to resilience.

Expires: 5/15/23


Opioid Use Disorder: Harm Reduction – 1 CE Hour

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy https://web.uri.edu/pharmce/opioid-use-disorder-harm-reduction-and-pharmacotherapy/  

Topic Designator:​ 08 - Pain Management

This educational activity focuses on diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder (OUD), treatment options for OUD, and harm reduction strategies.

Expires: 6/10/23


Microbial Evaluation for Sterile Compounders – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8232/microbial-evaluation-for-sterile-compounders 

Topic Designator:​ 07 - Compounding

A compounding specialist will guide a discussion on microbial evaluation including: alert and action levels relative to sample results, requirements to read results in-house vs. use of external microbiologists, and how to interpret example plates. This activity is approved for Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP) recertification credit.

Expires: 6/29/23


USP Compounding Chapters: Status and Strategies for Success – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8229/usp-compounding-chapters-status-and-strategies-for-success​  

Topic Designator:​ 07 - Compounding

Join a well-known expert for a status update of the compounding chapters. The discussion will include key facility elements as well as required personnel monitoring.

Expires: 6/29/23


ASHP Government Relations Update 2020: Advancing Pharmacy Practice Through Proactive Advocacy – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8240/ashp-government-relations-update-2020-advancing-pharmacy-practice-through-proactive-advocacy  

Topic Designator:​ 03 - Pharmacy Law

Join the ASHP Government Relations team for a timely update on recent developments, advocacy, and the future direction for the upcoming year.

Expires: 6/29/23


Legal Considerations in Specialty Practice – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8238/legal-considerations-in-specialty-practice

Topic Designator:​ 03 - Pharmacy Law

Join a legal expert for a discussion about the current pharmacy benefits landscape in the context of the drug supply channel, and the role of health system pharmacies in this context. Learn the details of PBM requirements and some suggested strategies to navigate the constantly changing guidance framework. Mr. Dresser will highlight the laws and regulations that impact health system pharmacies, including rules regarding network access, benefits design, fair audits, and reimbursement rates.

Expires: 6/29/23


Generating National Impact With The Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) 2030 – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8241/generating-national-impact-with-the-practice-advancement-initiative-pai-2030

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

As the original ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative reaches its tenth anniversary, the pharmacy profession still faces challenges related to changes in healthcare structure.  Continued disruption requires the profession to evolve to address pressures such as rising costs, changing workforce and business models, technological and therapeutic advances, and evolution of practice settings.  ASHP has revised the PAI recommendations accordingly to project the next ten years.  This session will review and describe the recommendations and some strategies for applying them.

Expires: 6/29/23


June 2020 ACIP Immunization Update – 1 CE Hour

American Pharmacists Association • https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6152/june-2020-acip-immunization-update

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

Are you an immunizing pharmacist or student pharmacist looking for current information pertaining to immunization schedules, newly licensed vaccines, and emerging vaccine technologies? The speaker for this webinar is APhA’s liaison member to the ACIP and will present the latest information from the June 2020 ACIP Meeting. Pharmacists are encouraged to attend this education event to stay abreast of recent immunization recommendations that may have a significant impact on your practice and continuing education.

Expires: 7/16/23


The Inside Track on Drug Naming Safety Standards – 1.25 CE Hours

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=1312

Topic Designator:​ 05 - Patient Safety

This program will take the participant down the “drug naming pathway" to learn the inner workings and decisions involving behind the scenes. Not widely known by most healthcare practitioners, learners will hear first-hand from several experts including a global pharmaceutical company, the Food and Drug Administration, and the European Medicines Agency about the role each plays in the drug name development process. Speakers will address the challenges that sometimes become evident during the initiation process and throughout drug approval.

Expires: 7/20/23


Reduce the Anxiety: Best Practice for Pediatric Immunizations – 1 CE Hour

CEimpact • https://learn.ceimpact.com/library/group/14/course/2351

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

In 2017, the combined 7-vaccine series for children 19-35 months was 70.4%. With schools starting, children and adolescent immunizations may need to take place at night, on weekends, or during holidays - a perfect time for pharmacy teams to support care. This program will help pharmacy teams navigate the nuances of immunization care in pediatrics and adolescents, understand how scope of practice may influence practice, and how to create interprofessional collaboration to improve vaccination rates.

Expires: 9/10/23


Simple Solutions to the Complicated Challenges of Biosimilar Uptake in the US Market – 1 CE Hour

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=1148 

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

Biologic drugs have been increasingly viewed as the future of medicine. This activity is designed to increase your understanding of the biosimilar, including a review of biologic medications, history, spending and usage. Strategies for implementation of biosimilars will provide key take-aways for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Expires: 9/20/23


New Technologies in Influenza Vaccines – 1 CE Hour

American Pharmacists Association • https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6329/new-technologies-in-influenza-vaccines

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

This online continuing education course will educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about innovative influenza vaccinations, the target population for each vaccine, and the clinical data supporting the targeted approach. Pharmacists will learn how to facilitate patient conversations regarding vaccine characteristics using shared clinical decision making strategies. A professional practice resource is included to serve as a quick reference guide for pharmacists to assist them when discussing vaccine options with patients.

Expires: 12/8/23


Immunization: A Quick Refresher: Perfect Intramuscular Injection Technique – 1 CE Hour

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/continuing-pharmacy-education/yafi/#immunization 

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

This activity reviews the best practices associated with intramuscular injection.

Expires: 1/8/24


Top Medication Errors Reported to ISMP in 2020 – 1.25 CE Hours

Institute for Safe Medication Practices • https://www.ismp.org/events/top-medication-errors-reported-ismp-2020

Topic Designator:​ 05 - Patient Safety

One of the most important ways to prevent medication errors is to learn from errors that have occurred in professional practice and to use that information to identify potential risk points or practices to prevent similar errors. This FREE webinar will provide an update on the top medication safety issues from 2020 based on actual reports to the ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program and will include suggested prevention and mitigation strategies

Expires: 1/21/24


APhA Quick Quiz: Systemic Racism – 0.5 CE Hours

American Pharmacists Association • https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6382/apha-quick-quiz-systemic-racism

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

As pharmacists and pharmacy staff, it is crucial not only to understand racial inequity issues, but also to recognize scenarios and strategies to actively combat racism. Take this quiz to learn what systemic racism is, policies to address it in your pharmacy, and how you can better serve patients through understanding of racial disparities.

Expires: 2/24/24


COVID-19: Pharmacists Immunizing in the Community (3/8/21) – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8804/covid-19-pharmacists-immunizing-in-the-community-03-08-2021 

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

Join ASHP in this one-hour activity to hear from pharmacists in the community-based setting as they work diligently to help administer the COVID-19 vaccines around the nation. Speakers from health-systems outpatient sites, the Indian Health Service, Boards of Pharmacy, and independent community pharmacies will share their impact and experiences with coordinating vaccine delivery and administration. This activity shares challenges and opportunities in the COVID-19 immunization efforts that could be helpful in your outpatient practice.

Expires: 3/8/24


Essential Elements of Successful Mass Immunization Programs: A Discussion with Pharmacy Leaders – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8854/essential-elements-of-successful-mass-immunization-programs-a-discussion-with-pharmacy-leaders

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout to hospitals and health-systems requires significant contribution from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as they work to successfully implement mass immunization programs. Join us for a webinar with three pharmacy leaders as they discuss the importance of communication and timely distribution of critical information. The speakers will also share best practices around vaccine storage, preparation and administration and resources to establish these policies at your institution.

Expires: 4/15/24


Speaking Clearly: Inclusive and Bias Free Negotiations in All Your Transactions – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/9123/speaking-clearly-inclusive-and-bias-free-negotiations-in-all-your-transactions

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

What you say, and what others hear are not always the same thing! Scenarios with practical and professionally developed solutions will help to ensure your negotiations are not sidelined with inaccurate communications.

Expires: 7/14/24


Ordering and Administering COVID-19 Therapeutics: Casirivimab and Imdevimab – 1.25 CE Hours

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/9224/ordering-and-administering-covid-19-therapeutics-casirivimab-and-imdevimab​ 

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has amended the declaration for medical countermeasures against COVID-19 under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to allow qualified pharmacists to order, and qualified pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns to administer specific COVID-19 therapeutics. Recent changes to monoclonal antibody emergency-use authorizations (EUAs) allow administration for post-exposure prophylaxis and additional routes of administration. This educational activity will explain the recent PREP Act declaration amendment, including qualifying criteria for pharmacy personnel, and discuss clinical considerations for ordering and administering subcutaneous COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies. This activity will also explain requirements for post-administration observation and emergency reaction recognition and response.

Expires: 10/4/24


Adult and Adolescent Immunization Schedules – 1 CE Hour

American Pharmacists Association • https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6219/adult-and-adolescent-immunization-schedules

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

COVID-19 has impacted vaccine hesitancy and willingness to receive routine vaccinations and other healthcare services in various care settings. As CDC and other guidance have been released and updated, pharmacists and other immunization providers have been taking steps to reintroduce and/or expand immunization services across the lifespan. Pharmacists must be knowledgeable about the adult and adolescent immunization catch-up schedules and guidance from the CDC to protect individuals from vaccine-preventable diseases, prior to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines. In this session, pharmacists will learn strategies and approaches to providing immunizations to adults and adolescents and addressing immunization gaps.

Expires: 10/27/23


Using CGM to Optimize Diabetes Care for Technicians – 1.5 CE Hours

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6874/using-cgm-to-optimize-diabetes-care-for-technicians

Topic Designator:​ 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Diabetes technology, just like diabetes therapy, is changing quickly. CGM has revolutionized the way people with diabetes are monitoring their glucose levels and is quickly becoming the standard of care. Imagine how much more easily you could help your patients with diabetes understand the way their dietary, exercise, and medication choices all come together to affect their glucose levels if you could get a glucose reading every 5 minutes. This is what CGM offers to people with diabetes and those who care for them. 

Expires: 11/4/24