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CE Directory

Last updated: July 23, 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.

Protect your Patients' Health: How the Entire Pharmacy Team Becomes Vaccine Advocates – 1 CE Hour

CEimpact • https://learn.ceimpact.com/library/group/14/course/414

Topic Designator:​ 06 - Immunizations

Being an advocate for vaccinating your patients should be a team effort at the community pharmacy. There are many ways pharmacy technicians can work in partnership with pharmacists as an integral part of the pharmacy’s workflow, interacting with patients. Participate in this course to learn more about the how your role as a pharmacy technician can support vaccine services in the community pharmacy setting and help protect the health of your patients.

Expires: 8/13/21


Anticoagulants and Reversal Agents: Algorithm for Patient Safety – 2 CE Hours

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

Topic Designator:​ 05 - Patient Safety

Anticoagulants carry a high risk of adverse events, from treatment failures that may result in life-altering medical events to serious side effects that include internal bleeding. Pharmacy staff in community or ambulatory settings can use an algorithm to conduct fast, accurate assessment; standardize procedures; and improve the margin of safety for patients who take anticoagulants.

Expires: 8/15/21


Augmenting Pain Therapy with Self-Massage – 2 CE Hours

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC • https://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/118644

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

This continuing education activity will introduce the concept of self-massage to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, focusing on types of pain most likely to respond to massage. It will discuss the history of massage and the evidence that supports its use in a variety of conditions. It will also discuss massage devices and counseling points that pharmacists can use when assisting patients.

Expires: 8/30/21


Enhancing Patient Care & Outcomes in the Infectious Disease Setting with Clinically-Integrated Health System Specialty Pharmacy Services – 1 CE Hour

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=1142 

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

Patients living with HIV, Hepatitis C and other infectious diseases sometimes require specialty medications to manage or treat their conditions. These medications are often difficult for patients to afford and often cause challenging side effects. Without appropriate support from their pharmacy, patients may struggle to adhere to their therapy regimens, resulting in subpar clinical outcomes. The clinically-integrated health system specialty pharmacy care model has proven effective at ensuring patients receive the coordinated, high-touch care needed to improve adherence and enhance outcomes.

Expires: 9/9/21


Patient Assistance Programs: Technicians Impacting Access to Care – 1 CE Hour

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists https://elearning.ashp.org/products/5911/patient-assistance-programs-technicians-impacting-access-to-care-free-trial​ 

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

This continuing education activity will highlight the role of pharmacy technicians in assisting patients with limited financial means to receive the medications they require. Pharmacy technicians will learn about various resources available to help cover prescription drug copayments and deductibles for patients in financial need. In addition to learning about the resources that are available, participants will also learn about the process of locating, applying for, and securing financial assistance.

Expires: 9/10/21


Proficient in Parkinson’s: Understanding Symptoms, Patient Impact, and Medication Advancements – 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

Often considered a movement-related disorder, PD’s non-motor symptoms that do not affect movement directly have a substantial impact on quality of life. Pharmacologic treatment is effective; levodopa is the gold standard. Pharmacy teams should be up-to-date on newer treatments to treat motor and non-motor symptoms and cognizant of PD patients’ ever-changing clinical picture. Clinicians often suggest that patients whose symptoms persist despite careful, appropriate medication management consider surgical options – either ablative surgery or deep brain stimulation (DBS). Most patients will remain on PD medications post-DBS, but many will substantially lower their daily doses. Rarely, a patient may be able to stop medications completely, but pharmacy teams should help set realistic patient expectations. Non-motor symptoms also have a vast impact on quality of life for PD patients and pharmacy teams should be sure they are adequately addressed.

Expires: 9/15/21


An Octet of Ocular Conditions: Current “Eye” Diology – 3 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

Ocular problems—many of which cause severe vision loss or blindness—are on the rise in the US. Common eye diseases include glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, dry eye, conjunctivitis and blepharitis. Pharmacy staff may be the first providers a patient approaches to consult about an eye condition since many treatment options are available over-the-counter. Armed with knowledge of ophthalmic conditions and treatments, pharmacists can determine if patients are candidates for self-treatment, evaluate the appropriateness of pharmacotherapy, screen for medication-induced eye disorders, and promote proper medication adherence. Patients often use ophthalmic products; patient education should be a top priority for pharmacy staff.

Expires: 9/24/21


Product Quality Verification of Dietary Supplements – 1 CE Hour

ProCE • https://www.proce.com/activities/activity_detail?id=41

Topic Designator:​ 03 - Law (related to pharmacy practice)

Patients have thousands of dietary supplement options available to them in todays market. Many of these patients will ask you, their physician, physician assistant, local pharmacist, nurse provider or dietitian, for help in deciding if they need a dietary supplement and which one to purchase. This activity is designed to support your counseling efforts by examining dietary supplement regulation with specific emphasis on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), describing voluntary quality verification programs, identifying counseling points for assisting patients, and discussing the adverse event reporting process.

Expires: 9/28/21


Perspectives Regarding the Use of Homeopathic Approaches for Managing Cough and Cold – .5 CE Hours

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education • https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/perspectives-regarding-the-use-of-homeopathic-approaches-for-managing-cough-and-cold-techs

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

Homeopathic remedies have been available for over 200 years and utilized to manage symptoms of common ailments such as cough and cold. Despite the longstanding practice of homeopathy, there exists considerable misunderstanding and uncertainty amongst healthcare providers. In recent years there has been an increased public interest in complementary and integrative medicine and pharmacists are likely to encounter patients seeking counseling regarding homeopathic products found in pharmacies. In this discussion, we address the misconceptions and present the available facts regarding homeopathic products, with a focus on cough and cold, so pharmacists can make educated and informed decisions in their practice.

Expires: 9/30/21


Addressing Cold and Flu Symptoms With OTC Options: An Evaluation of Homeopathic Approaches – 2.5 CE Hours

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education • https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/addressing-cold-and-flu-symptoms-with-otc-options-an-evaluation-of-homeopathic-approaches-techs

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

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine that has been practiced for over 200 years and continues to be used by about 2% of Americans. Many patients experiencing self-limiting illnesses such as the common cold seek over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for symptomatic relief, and pharmacists are likely to receive questions related to their selection and use. This activity will provide a review of the appropriate use of OTC products for self-care and the role of homeopathic remedies so that they may make informed decisions for their patients. Pharmacists will be able to participate in an interactive posttest simulating real patient cases.

Expires: 10/22/21


Exploring the Role of Natural Treatments in Wound Healing: An Update on Calendula – 2 CE Hours

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education • https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/exploring-the-role-of-natural-treatments-in-wound-healing-an-update-on-calendula-techs 

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

Pharmacists are frequently approached by patients with specific questions on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for dermatologic conditions, including homeopathic therapies. It is important for pharmacists to be able to answer patients’ questions and address their concerns appropriately. Most CAM products for wound healing are plant-based. Homeopathic therapies have been available and used for more than 200 years. They are founded on a system of medicine that consists of specific, highly diluted remedies, and can often be a challenging topic of discussion. This activity intends to bring awareness about the various types of CAM and homeopathic treatments available for wound healing, with a focus on calendula.

Expires: 11/15/21


Injecting Pharmaceutical Skill into Schizophrenia Care – 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

Lack of insight, stigma, and side effects put individuals with schizophrenia at high risk for medication nonadherence, poor clinical outcomes, and costly hospitalizations. More antipsychotics are available in long-acting injectable formulations. These delayed-release formulations allow patients to maintain therapeutic levels of antipsychotics for weeks to months after an injection. Such properties can help improve medication adherence. In some states, pharmacists can administer LAIAs in community pharmacies and improve patient access to these valuable medications.

Expires: 11/15/21


DOAC-Associated Bleeding: Risks and Reversal Strategies – 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 American College of Cardiology recently published a consensus decision pathway to help guide the management of oral anticoagulant-associated bleeding. This pathway is a useful tool in the management of DOACs, but the topic of DOAC-associated bleeding is a rapidly evolving topic, with new data becoming available, and further reversal agents in the pipeline.

Expires: 12/15/21


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


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


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


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


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


Bipolar Disorder: Using Drugs We are More Comfortable With – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/cc5b7a0a-689a-403f-81c0-663f61fc01d0

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

In this micro-learning session, the role of anti-epileptic drugs is explored for the treatment of bipolar disease. Special patient counseling considerations are highlighted, along with major clinical monitoring requirements for these agents.

Expires: 8/21/22


Discussion of Selected Antidepressants – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/4db35cd9-b429-43b7-b9d1-1aa3c20f6bf2

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

In this micro-learning session, antidepressants vortioxetine, vilazodone, esketamine, and St. Johns Wort are examined for their roles in the management of depression. Special emphasis is placed on special clinical considerations and patient counseling points for these medications.

Expires: 8/21/22


Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Were the First Antidepressants; Still Used Today! – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/c4a19a64-8bf4-410b-ada3-22ada8d0d82a

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

In this micro-learning session, the role of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) is explored as an option in the management of depression. The session places emphasis on the special monitoring parameters and patient counseling considerations with this group of drugs.

Expires: 8/21/22


Older Antidepressants with Unique Mechanisms of Action are Still Frequently Used! – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon •  https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/29ce97ff-9d30-43f7-89b0-d04db8cf7bbd

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

In this micro-learning session, the role of legend antidepressant drugs trazodone, bupropion, and mirtazapine are examined. Emphasis is placed on special clinical considerations and patient counseling points for these medications.

Expires: 8/21/22


Ready to Start Behavioral Health? – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/6824323e-c742-4d00-87f4-9d5e8c66112c

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

In this micro-learning session, the basic role of neurotransmitters is examined within the context of mental health. The goal for this session is to create a foundation for future sessions that will explore the clinical significance of these neurotransmitters.

Expires: 8/21/22


SNRIs: A Much Broader Spectrum of Indications than SSRIs – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/bbfef500-0066-4083-a58e-f426e29df0b1

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

In this micro-learning session, the various indications for SNRIs is examined. Agents are compared and contrasted, with an emphasis on the most significant patient counseling points.

Expires: 8/21/22


SSRIs: Seems Like Everyone Gets Them! Let’s Cover the Differences – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/5468c6dc-5a89-4dfc-a55c-4cbb98811a1c

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

In this micro-learning session, the role of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) is examined for the treatment of depression. SSRIs are compared and contrasted, with focused attention on pertinent patient counseling points.

Expires: 8/21/22


Switching Methods for Antidepressant Therapy – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/c3686133-fcb1-46a2-8881-4edcf6f1eb30

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

In this micro-learning session, considerations are explored when therapeutic changes are being made both within an antidepressant class and between classes. The role of weight gain and pregnancy are explored as it relates to the management of depression.

Expires: 8/28/22


Continuing Our Journey Through Mental Health Medications – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/0281b1d0-1573-45ba-967d-6378a28743bb

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

In this micro-learning session, the role of antipsychotics is discussed for the management of schizophrenia. Emphasis is placed on mechanism of action as it relates to the management of this disease.

Expires: 9/6/22


Atypically, We Use These TYPICAL Antipsychotics – .25 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/1e757be2-0758-4203-b74f-d415a227b8ac

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

In this micro-learning session, the role of typical antipsychotics is examined. Emphasis is placed on special clinical considerations and patient counseling points for these medications.

Expires: 9/17/22


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


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


Hypoglycemia in the Elderly Patient with Diabetes - A Vulnerable Population Full of Complexities – 2 CE Hours

PharmCon • https://www.freece.com/Home/CECatalogDetails/18dd89de-fdc2-418d-8573-03a2e5b1546b

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

This program offers a comprehensive approach to safely and effectively managing diabetes among older adults. Practical and evidence-based guidance is provided to guide individualization of therapy with a focus on patient-centeredness. The program reviews the scope of hypoglycemia and associated risks among older diabetics. An emphasis is placed on identifying modifiable hypoglycemic risk factors and constructive strategies are provided to assist the care team in developing patient-centered regimens.

Expires: 11/25/22


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


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


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


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


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


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


Understanding Current Issues in Pediatric Medication Adherence – 1 CE Hour

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) • https://www.pharmacytechnician.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=42700131

Topic Designator:​ 04 - General Pharmacy

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Understand the common barriers to medication adherence, discuss implications of poor medication adherence, review the anatomy and physiology of taste, identify how taste can impact medication adherence, list common medications associated with poor palatability, list considerations for flavoring medications in clinical practice, explain the importance of choice and patient preferences with regards to medication adherence, and explain how flavoring can improve the patient medication experience and ultimately improve medication adherence. 

Expires: 3/25/24