Utah Pharmacy Continuing Education

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A Review of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

4 Hrs
After completing this course, you will be able to understand the symptoms and complications, the methods for diagnosing, and the treatment of measles, mumps, and rubella. You will also understand strategies that can be used to improve immunization rates, including maintaining adequate records, reminding patients to vaccinate, and collaboration between the patient and provider.
$16.00
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A Review of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

5 Hrs
Vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis is the best method for preventing these potentially serious conditions. This course will discuss strategies to improve immunization rates and examine the collaboration between the patient and provider to help minimize barriers to immunization in an effort to reduce the spread of contagious diseases.
$20.00
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Addiction Medicine: When Patients Can’t “Just Quit”

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/18/2021

This course will offer insight into the impact of substance use disorders in the United States and help pharmacy professionals identify patients suffering from these diseases. After completing this course, pharmacy professionals will understand the pharmacologic treatments for addiction to opioids, alcohol and tobacco. The course will discuss the mechanisms, dosing, major side effects and drug interactions, and patient counseling points for these medications.
$8.00
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Antibiotic Stewardship

2 Hrs

The introduction of antibiotics into the practice of medicine has transformed the lives of millions of people. Infections that were once lethal are now easily treatable, and medical advances have been able to move forward through the use of antibiotics. Unfortunately, between 20 and 50 percent of all antibiotics administered in hospitals in the United States have been deemed either unnecessary or inappropriate. The misuse of antibiotics has contributed to increases in the rates of Clostridium difficile infections and adverse reactions to antibiotics, as well as the development of resistant strains of bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 23,000 deaths annually are caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms. 

$8.00
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Best Practices for Prescribing Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

3 Hrs
This course focuses on best practices for prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. It will emphasize the importance of appropriate prescribing of opiates, as well as using patient education to promote the safe use of long-acting opiates. This course offers pharmacists a solid foundation for responsible and vigilant opioid use.
$12.00
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Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease

2 Hrs
This course will discuss normal kidney function, effects of chronic kidney disease, complications associated with chronic kidney disease. management and medications used to treat the common complications.
$8.00
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) 101 For Healthcare Professionals

1 Hrs
Coronavirus, caused by COVID-19, is a rapidly developing disease.  As this disease continues to expand and engulf communities across the United States, it is critical that healthcare professionals become informed of the national standards of care provided by the Centers for Disease Control and other authoritative agencies.  This basic-level course to provides the latest standardized information that is known about the identification, care, and prevention of the disease.  
$17.95
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Developing a Pharmacy Based Immunization Program

2 Hrs
This course provides an overview of a pharmacy-based immunization program; it is not designed to cover all situations. Additionally, this course only discusses federal law. Pharmacists must also be familiar with the requirements laid out by their respective state pharmacy laws and practice guidelines.
$8.00
Online

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.
$24.00
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Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

2 Hrs
 Over the last decade, a new class of oral anticoagulant agents, now referred to as the direct oral anticoagulants, has changed clinical practice significantly. These new agents are used for a variety of indications, including treating deep vein thrombosis and non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The agents are pharmacologically different than warfarin, the traditional oral anticoagulant. This course will review individual anticoagulant agents in detail with regards to pharmacology, dosing, adjustments, and utilization in special populations. It will also discuss bleeding management for patients taking direct oral anticoagulants by focusing on reversal agents and antidotes.
$8.00
Online

Drug Administration

2 Hrs
Medication errors that occur at the point of drug administration comprise a significant portion of the errors that can occur in the medication use process. This course will discuss medication administration and focus on best practice standards to help reduce medication administration errors and increase patient safety.
$8.00
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General Principles of Toxicology: A Review for Pharmacists

2 Hrs

Toxicology has been described in literature for thousands of years. In the year 1230, the word “poison” first appeared in the literature, and was defined as a potion or draught that was prepared with deadly ingredients. Since then, poisons and toxicology have remained an important part of history. From intentional poisoning-related deaths to the significant increase in deaths related to drug abuse and overdose, toxicology remains a relevant topic in medicine today. This course will review general principles of toxicology as well as toxidromes and agents of toxicity. It includes specific discussion regarding antidotes and treating toxicologic emergencies with a focus on pharmacologic therapy. 

$8.00
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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. 

$12.00
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Medicines for the Treatment of Tuberculosis

2 Hrs
This course covers pharmacy professionals, nurses and physicians who currently are or could be involved in caring for patients infected with TB. This includes health-care professionals who work in both outpatient and inpatient settings
$8.00
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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.
$12.00
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Older and Wiser: Essential Knowledge for the Management of Older Adults

2 Hrs
This course will discuss specific medication issues that can occur in older adults and how pharmacists can help manage these issues. A discussion of fall risk and prevention and the Beer’s criteria for potentially inappropriate medications in older adults will be included, as well as a discussion about deprescribing guidelines.
$8.00
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Pain Management Awareness for Pharmacists

2 Hrs
By adopting a general understanding of pain you will be familiar with the main sources of pain experienced by patients, the various treatment options available along with potential side effects, and be able to distinguish different sources and types of pain, along with the individuality of pain and its perception.
$8.00
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Patient Safety and Medication Errors

3 Hrs
This course is for all pharmacists and pharmacist technicians with a need to better understand direct oral anticoagulants and the conditions that are best treated with these medications.
$12.00
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Pharmacist Responsibilities in the Management of Controlled Substances

1 Hrs
Gain understanding about the role of the Drug Enforcement Administration in regulating the use of controlled substances, describe the requirements of electronic and paper-based controlled substance record keeping, and appreciate the importance of a controlled system of distribution to manage transactions involving controlled substances.
$4.00
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Pharmacological Treatment of Heart Failure

4 Hrs

This course serves to review bothacute and chronic heart failure, including the risk factors for developingheart failure, signs and symptoms, and tests used in diagnosis of heartfailure. In addition, common medications used to treat both acute and chronicheart failure are reviewed, as well as current guidelines for the treatment ofchronic heart failure.

$16.00
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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.
$8.00
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Sterile Drug Preparation

1 Hrs
This course reviews the standards of sterile compounding as discussed in USP Chapter <797>. Compliance with these standards is critical to remain compliant with state and federal compounding regulations (United States Pharmacopieal Convention, 2008; American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 2014).
$4.00
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The Pharmacologic Treatment of Anxiety

1 Hrs
According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among the general population. This course is designed for pharmacists working in the community who want to increase their knowledge of pharmacologic treatments for anxiety disorders.
$4.00
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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. 

$8.00
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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.
$16.00