A Practical Approach to PDMP Usage: A Townhall Event - Auburn
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.
This project is supported by Grant No 15PBJA-21-GG-02611-PDMP awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
This knowledge-based program is intended for Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, and Dentists.
- Discuss PDMP account maintenance activities
- Examine Prescriber Reports and MyRx Reports
- Conduct a multi-state query for an individual patient
- Review Alabama BME requirements for querying PDMP based on MME and LME
- Utilizing patient cases, interpret patient reports including NarxCare Risk Scores, Rx Graphs, Prescription Summary data, and individual prescription data
- Discuss the process for correcting common prescription errors, including the importance of the pharmacy PMP Clearinghouse email
Garrett Aikens, PharmD, BCACP is the Associate Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical Services at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. Dr. Aikens graduated from Auburn University’s Harrison College of Pharmacy in 2011 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Montana and Community Medical Center in Missoula, Montana. After completing his residency, Dr. Aikens joined the Central Alabama VA Health System as a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Primary Care from 2012-2016. In 2016 and 2017, Dr. Aikens helped create the VA Southeast Network's Academic Detailing Program providing services to multiple facilities throughout Alabama and Georgia. In addition to his clinical practice within the VA, Dr. Aikens practiced part time in community pharmacy at the Fairfax Drug Company in Valley, AL. In 2017, Dr. Aikens transitioned to his current position as the Associate Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical Services at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center where he serves on the P&T Committee and the VA Southeast Network Clinical Pharmacy Practice Council. Throughout his time within the Veterans Health Administration, Dr. Aikens has been directly involved in implementing and monitoring elements of the VHA Opioid Safety Initiative including utilizing the PDMP to improve patient safety.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-9999-22-047-L05-P and is intended for pharmacists.
Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.
Huntsville Hospital designates this online activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians and Nurse Practitioners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) through the joint providership of Huntsville Hospital and the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy. Huntsville Hospital is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.40 ABNAuburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
- 2.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 BDEA
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