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Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacy Technicians

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Details on Pharmacy Technician Certification and Renewals


Upcoming Live CE Webinars


Sorry, no upcoming live webinars will provide CE credit for technicians.

   

Home Study CE Activities

Duplicate credit will not be issued to individuals who already completed these programs.


Recorded Webinars

Digital Health 102: Patient Resources in Pharmacy Practice

This presentation will discuss updates to the digital health landscape and discuss  patient-specific resources that pharmacists might recommend in their practice. Resources covered will range from information resources, apps, and wearable devices. Presenters will share available resources and provide advice on critiquing them for accuracy, relevance, and security of information. Participants will be asked to use this advice to analyze presented topics in the context of the role and benefit in their practices. This session will be interactive and participants will be encouraged to have smart devices accessible in order to actively participate.

Target Audience: All pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists

CE Credit: 1 hour

Presenters: Kyle McCormick, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Gatti Pharmacy and RxHealthConnect; and Ravi Patel, PharmD, Pharmacy Innovation Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

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Non-Members Click Here for Access ($30)

              

Exclusive Member Benefit!

Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Regulations and Update

Ever wonder what the Board of Pharmacy does? Want to know why it takes so long to implement new regulations? Curious about revisions to current regulations? Watch this recorded webinar to learn about the structure and mission of the Pennsylvania State Board of pharmacy, discuss and explore new and revised regulations, and listen to a Q&A with Board Chairperson, Terry Talbott.

Target Audience: All Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

CE Credit: 1 hour

Presenter: Terry Talbott, RPh, Chairperson/Retail Chain Rep, PA State Board of Pharmacy

Members Click Here for Access (Free)

 

Measuring Quality Performance: The CMS 5 Star Ratings - What They Are & Why They Matter

Star Ratings continue to change and impact the healthcare industry, including pharmacy. As the environment changes and evolves it is necessary for pharmacists to understand what the Star measures are, where they come from and why they matter. New and significant opportunities are arising as our country shifts its healthcare focus from a numbers model to a performance model. This session will provide detail regarding the Star measures, where they come from, how they are created, a review of up & coming changes and tools to measure performance. This presentation will focus on why they matter to you and what you can do to embrace the changes, impact your ratings as well as impact the quality of care you provide to your patients.

Target Audience: All pharmacists and all pharmacy technicians, community pharmacists, health system pharmacists, managed care pharmacists

CE Credit: 1 hour

Presenter: Amy B. Scott, BS Pharm, RPh, Pharmacy Quality Consultant, Pharmacy Quality Solutions
Members Click Here for Access (Free)

Non-Members Click Here for Access ($30)

 

Pharmacy Law CE: Exclusive Member Benefit!

Board of Pharmacy Update for Pharmacy Technicians 

This webinar will provide information on the current laws and regulations which impact pharmacy technicians in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We will explore specific roles of technicians and examine recent and pending regulations and legislation that will also impact the role of the technician.

Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians

CE Credit: 30 minutes

Presenter: Terry Talbott, RPh, Member, Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy

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A Primer for Understanding ACOs

After completing this quick, 15-minute activity, you'll be able to describe the changing landscape of health care, define Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and differentiate the sub-types, and review implications for pharmacists in a transformed healthcare system.

Target Audience: Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

CE Credit: 15 minutes

Presenter: Maria Osborne PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Clinical Pharmacist, Family Practice, UPMC St. Margaret
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Non-Members Click Here for Access ($15)


      

    

Patient Safety CE: Exclusive Member Benefit

Improving Patient Safety in the Treatment of Diabetes: Opportunities for Pharmacy

Insulin has been associated with more medication errors than any other drug class and hospitalization rates for hypoglycemia now exceed those for hyperglycemia.  Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in both outpatient and inpatient settings are on the front lines of the battle to improve safety among patients treated for diabetes.  This interactive program will use a case based approach to make participants aware of common mistakes in the treatment of diabetes.  Participants will discuss and apply strategies to identify and prevent errors related to insulin and oral diabetes agents.

Target Audience: Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in community and health system practices

CE Credit: 1 hour

Presenter: Autumn Stewart, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy

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Pharmacy Law CE: Exclusive Member Benefit

Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Review and Update

The program is designed to provide an update on the structure and function of the Pennsylvania State Board of pharmacy. We will explore the regulatory process and also discuss recent regulatory changes as well as those that are pending. 

Target Audience: All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

CE Credit: 30 minutes

Presenter: Terry Talbott, RPh, Chair, Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy

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Article CEs

Complete details of each continuing education program, including Universal Activity Numbers (UANs), contact hours, activity types, release and expiration dates are included in the CE Information for each activity.

To receive CE credit for these activities, participants must read the article in its entirety, complete an evaluation survey on the activity, and earn a grade of 70% or higher on a short exam.

  

Naloxone Standing Order for Opioid Overdose

CE Article & Information

CE Survey & Exam for Pharmacy Technicians

   

Opioids: Current Issues & Prescribing Guideline Update

CE Article & Information

CE Survey & Exam for Pharmacy Technicians

 

Drug Abuse Among Health Professionals

CE Article & Information
CE Survey & Exam for Pharmacy Technicians

Opioid Addiction: How can Senate Bill 472 Help?

CE Article & Information

CE Survey & Exam for Pharmacy Technicians

 

Legal and Business Aspects of the Changing Medical Marijuana Landscape

CE Information

CE Article

CE Evaluation Survey and Exam

 

Pharmacy Law CE:
Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Pennsylvania

CE Article & Information

CE Survey & Exam for Pharmacy Technicians

 

CE credit is uploaded to CPE Monitor on a monthly basis.

If you have any questions regarding these CEs, please contact Sara Powers.

  The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Other resources for FREE Online CE

Most of these resources are free, but you must register on the website to access the CE.
Choose “Technician CE" when available, otherwise choose “Pharmacist CE”
Most resources allow you to save the CE certificates in your online profile for future use.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

An HIV Update for Pharmacy Technicians (expires 9/25/15)
What’s The Big Deal? Fraud, Waste and Abuse in the Pharmacy (expires 7/24/16)

Power-Pak CE

Prevention of Mediacation Errors in the Older Adult Patient (2 hours, expires 10/31/15)
FDA Pharmaceutical Labeling Requirements: Promoting Safe Use of “Approved as Safe” Yet Risky Drugs (Law, 2 hours, expires 8/31/15)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Meeting the Challenge of Drug Shortages (Free Trial) (expires 4/8/16)

Drug Store News

Aged and Engaged: Expanding Awareness, Support for the Elderly (expires 6/7/16)
An Overview of Diarrhea and Constipation (expires 4/4/16)
New Drug Approvals – What the Technician Needs to Know (expires 2/1/16)
Wound Care (expires 12/3/15)

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