Maryland Registered Pharmacy Technician Package – 20 hours
New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension (3 hrs)
This course will help distinguish between primary and secondary hypertension, characterize the different stages of high blood pressure and identify factors implicated in the development of hypertension.
Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians (2 hrs)
This course serves to review the disease process of shingles and the use of vaccinations to prevent shingles. Treatment typically focuses on antiviral therapy and symptom control. Shingles can be prevented through vaccination, which is typically recommended for adults over 50 since the immune system weakens with age.
Treatment of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Adult Inpatients (2 hrs)
Infection is asignificant concern for people admitted to an inpatient setting. Infectionsacquired in the hospital setting oftentimes are resistant to antimicrobialtherapy and more virulent in nature. Types of infections include pneumonia,central line- and catheter-associated infections, and infections after surgery.Pharmacists working in inpatient settings should be familiar with theseinfections, common pathogens, and preferred treatment. This continuingeducation module will review these infections, pathogens, treatment regimens,and prevention.
Managing the Unique Needs of Female Patients (3 hrs)
Thiscourse covers women’s health management and medications used in this patientpopulation. It reviews the physiology of female hormones, and details thevarious hormonal and nonhormonal contraceptive methods available. Management ofpregnant and lactating patients and medication use in these populations isincluded. The course also discusses menopausal treatment and the currentrecommendations regarding hormonal use in this population. Additionally, the epidemiology,pathophysiology, risk factors, and diagnosis of osteoporosis will be discussed.This course gives detailed information on the medications used to treat theseconditions.
Diabetic Medications and Insulin Pump Therapies (6 hrs)
Diabetes and glycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treatment options is an uphill challenge. This course provides the latest in diabetic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies.
Wound Management Products (4 hrs)
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are key in helping health care professionals make choices for wound care products. In this course, we discuss the basics of the skin and wounds and the natural wound healing process. Additionally, the course reviews the wound care products available to augment this process, how to choose the correct product, and what new products to expect in the near future.