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Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacy Technicians

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Continuing Education Resources

CE credit is uploaded to CPE Monitor on a monthly basis. If you have any questions regarding these CEs, please contact Sara Powers.

Upcoming Live CE Activities

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (12 to 1 PM)

Online Webinar

Diversion Prevention in a Health System Setting




On-Demand CE Activities

Recorded Webinars

Overdose vs. Patients: The Dawn of Naloxone

Pennsylvania is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.  Ten Pennsylvanians die every day due to an opioid/heroin overdose.  With figures for 2016 expected to be worse than 2015, the state is turning to health care providers for help.  As pharmacy providers, we are equipped with the opportunity to dispense the lifesaving medication naloxone.  This program will provide an overview of the current state of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and provide you with the tools needed to properly respond to an overdose scene and to provide top level patient education on the topic.

Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

CE Credit: 1 hour

Presenter: Thomas Franko, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

Recorded On: March 30, 2017

Members Click Here for Access (Free)
Non-Members Click Here for Access ($30)



Pharmacy Technicians and MTM (5 part series)

PPA has developed a series of videos for presenting information on utilizing Pharmacy Technicians in medication management.

Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians (a different series has been developed for pharmacists)

CE Credit: 2.5 hours total (30 minutes per module, accredited individually)

Expires: September 27, 2019

Members and Non-Members Click Here for Access (Free for all)



Pharmacy Law CE - Exclusive Member Benefit!
Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Review and Update 2017

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? Participate in this webinar to learn about the structure and mission of the Pennsylvania State Board of pharmacy, discuss and explore new and revised regulations, and participate in Q&A with board member Terry Talbott.

Target Audience: All Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

CE Credit: 1 hour

Presenter: Terry Talbott, RPh, PA State Board of Pharmacy Member
Recording Date: March 1, 2017

Members Click Here for Access (Free)


The Lehigh Valley Pain Management Alliance Experience

This presentation highlights the establishment of a community pharmacy-based pain management service -The Lehigh Valley Pain Management Alliance - a collaborative effort between the pain management practices of the region and the member pharmacies of the alliance. This relationship will assure that bona fide pain management patients will have a pharmacy dedicated to their treatment, that these medical practices will have a partner in the care of their patients, and that illicit distribution of dangerous drugs through mainstream medical channels will be eliminated by enhanced patient selection.

Target Audience: All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians involved in ambulatory care and health system settings.

CE Credit: 1 hour

Presenter: Howard C. Cook, Jr, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, Pharmacist and Consultant, Yeager’s Pharmacy

Expires: September 23, 2019

Members Click Here for Access (Free)

Non-Members Click Here for Access ($60)



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.

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

Expires: January 29, 2019

Members Click Here for Access (Free)

Non-Members Click Here for Access ($30)



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.

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

Expires: October 4, 2018
Members Click Here for Access (Free)

Non-Members Click Here for Access ($30)



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

Expires: March 30, 2018
Members Click Here for Access (Free)

Non-Members Click Here for Access ($15)



Patient Safety CE - Exclusive Member Benefit
Improving Patient Safety in the Treatment of Diabetes: Opportunities for Pharmacy

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. Viewers will 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

Expires: February 20, 2018

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Click here to view a listing of a variety of home study articles available for pharmacy technicians to earn CE credit.



  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.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board


Power-Pak CE


American Society of Health-System Pharmacists


Drug Store News


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