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Upcoming Courses

November

A Practical Approach to PDMP Usage: A Townhall Event

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 6pm - 8:30pm CT - In-Person @ Prattville 

An interactive, 2-hour training session regarding PDMP Usage. Practical application across healthcare professionals with targeted content around common prescribing errors, account maintenance, understanding of prescriber, and patient reports.

 

A Practical Approach to PDMP Usage: A Townhall Event

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm CT - In-Person @ Mobile

An interactive, 2-hour training session regarding PDMP Usage. Practical application across healthcare professionals with targeted content around common prescribing errors, account maintenance, understanding of prescriber, and patient reports.

 

Recovery Focused Practice: The Role of Medication in SUD Treatment  

Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 12:45pm - 5:15pm CT - In-Person @ Birmingham   

The Harrison College of Pharmacy is partnering with VitAL to offer this in-person program. To obtain the access code to enroll through the HCOP system, participants must first register with VitAL by clicking HERE

All events for that weekend will be listed, but pharmacists should only select the “Recovery Focused Practice: The Role of Medication in SUD Treatment” session.

VitAL registration closes at 5:00 pm on November 14th and there is no onsite registration. 


December 

Live @ Lunch - Webinar Series Subscription 

May 25/ June 8/ August 24/ October 5/ December 7 - Zoom 

There are five 1-hour courses included in the webinar series and each can be purchased separately.  A recording of each of these programs are posted after the live program for non-live credit. 

 

New Drug Update

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 @ 12pm - 1pm CT - Zoom 

The presentation will provide an update on new drugs approved by the FDA over the past calendar year.

This program has been approved by the ALBOP for continuing education credit to meet Consultant licensure requirements. 


Featured On-Demand Programs

RECORDED - STERILE COMPOUNDING: 2022 UPDATE FOR USP 797 AND BEYOND

Appropriate sterile compounding is an essential skill for pharmacists involved in the provision of sterile products. The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) has established standards for preparing sterile products, but these standards undergo periodic revisions and updates.  This program will provide an update on the current status of USP guidance for sterile compounding. 

 

Recorded - Are You Up-To-Date? Immunization Update 2022 

Pharmacists who administer vaccines are required to have continuing education on the topic. In Alabama, 2 hours are needed every renewal cycle. This presentation will review how to determine what vaccines a patient needs, provide an update on immunization requirements, and discuss best practices and techniques for administering vaccines. 

 

Recorded 2022 Preceptor Development

This unique program was developed to educate and assist preceptors on interprofessional education, motivating students, improving student performance, demonstrating to students the importance all practice settings, and improving overall communication. Engaging material will include interactive lectures, group discussions, and real-world examples.

 

Smoking Cessation: Part 1 - Recorded - FREE 

This module will focus on incorporating the 5As (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange) of smoking cessation into everyday practice. The module provides an overview of resources to assist patients with smoking cessation as well as coverage of smoking cessation therapy and services available for Alabama Medicaid patients.

 

Smoking Cessation: Part 2 - Recorded - FREE 

This is part 2 of a two-part CE series. The focus of this presentation is pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation. FDA-approved products are discussed including general considerations, dosing, and patient education. 

 

Principles of Pharmacogenomics - Recorded 

This presentation will provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of pharmacogenomics.  

 

Prescription Stimulant Misuse - Recorded - FREE 

Current statistics of misuse, vulnerable populations, and rationale for misuse will be discussed. Signs and symptoms of misuse and abuse, along with how to manage patients presenting with toxic effects of prescription stimulants.

 

Hidden (and Legal) Highs - Substances of Abuse You May Not Have Heard Of - Recorded - FREE

An evaluation of non-traditional, legal, substances that are being misused and abused in the community to achieve legal intoxications.

 

Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping - Recorded - FREE

This presentation will provide an overview of the history, regulation, and marketing of e-cigs, as well as the potential health and safety risks. It will also include counseling points for providers.

 

Treatment for Tobacco Use Disorder: A Focus on Medications - Recorded - FREE

This presentation will discuss prevalence, impact, and treatment of tobacco use disorder. FDA-Approved medications for smoking cessation will be reviewed, including counseling points and access limitations.

 

Opioid Use Disorder - Recorded - FREE

This presentation will review National and AL data on OUD and use pattern trends. We will discuss risk factors, behavioral clues, and DSM criteria. Epidemiology and prevalence will be discussed. The changing opioid crisis will be discussed, as well as the impact of medical cannabis use on patients prescribed opioids for various conditions. 

 

Cannabis Use Disorder - Recorded - FREE

National and Alabama use patterns & trends will be discussed including data from treatment admissions. Risk factors and DSM criteria along with prevalence and epidemiology will be reviewed. A description of available products and relative potency.

 

THE ALABAMA PHARMACY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE ACT: How to get started - RECORDED

This program will provide an overview of the Alabama Pharmacy Collaborative Practice Act (CPA) and offer guidance to pharmacists on how to get started.

 

Recorded: Live @ Lunch - The "Weight" of Pharmacotherapy: A Patient - Centered Approach for Patients of Higher Weight  

Key updates to the management of obesity will be highlighted in the session. 

 

Recorded: Live @ Lunch - Category X: Out with the Old, In with the New Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling 

This presentation will summarize the FDA Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule approved December 2014 which was fully implemented 2020. 

 

Recorded: Live @ Lunch - PrEParing for the Future: New and Upcoming Treatment Options for HIV PrEP

This presentation will provide an overview of the recent changes to treatment guidelines for HIV prevention as well as review new therapeutic agents in the pipeline. The presentation will include a series of case presentations to provide attendees the opportunity to apply their knowledge to patient care.

 

Recorded: LIVE @ LUNCH - Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder: Clearing the Confusion 

Researchers and clinicians differ on the distinctiveness of bipolar disorder (BPAD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) and there is concern about misdiagnosis due to symptom overlap despite general agreement that BPAD and BPD are distinct diagnostic entities. Treatment for these two disorders differ dramatically, and misdiagnosis can lead to struggles to treat BPD appropriately.

 

Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment - Recorded - FREE

This presentation was developed in conjunction with the Alabama Cardiovascular Cooperative in effort to educate healthcare providers on the recognition and management of cardiovascular disease and risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

 

The Role of Mental Health in the Opioid Epidemic - Recorded 

There is a common gap in the knowledge that the opioid epidemic and mental health are linked and this presentation is meant to bring attention to that knowledge gap.

 

What do you need to know about the most popular supplements? - Recorded 

As popularity of these supplements changes, so does the evidence showing their benefits and risks. Pharmacists need to be aware of these benefits and risks and we will discuss that in the presentation.

 

Improving Alabamians Health Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke - Home Study

Use Discount Code: ADPHDMCVD to participate free of charge

The goal of this program is to provide the information and resources needed to implement diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and management services within the community pharmacy setting. 

 

 

 

 

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