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Toolkit: COPD Clinical Training Resources/ Continuing Education

AARC COPD Educator Course

The American Association for Respiratory Care COPD Educator course provides 10 hours of training to learn more about diagnosis, assessment, treatment, oxygen therapy, medication, and disease management. Additionally this course teaches how to educate patients about COPD and how to motivate them to control it. This course provides continuing nursing education credits, but is available to pharmacists to take.

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Continuing Education Programs

Below is a list of websites that currently offer continuing education related to COPD for pharmacists.   These are listed as a resource. *Please note-most programs are free of charge to subscribers to that resource, but fees may be associated with certain programs for non-subscribers.


PPA Continuing Education Courses

PPA offers a wide variety of recorded webinars as continuing education programs, as well as offerings at both their Mid Year and Annual Conferences. These are free to our Members!  To see what is being offered at any one time - please go to these links:

General Continuing Education Courses: Click here.

Mid-Year Conference: Click here.

Annual Conference: Click here.


American Pharmacists Association

In Addition to advanced training programs and certificate programs that may offer large continuing education units, APhA offers a variety of home-study modules and programs.  The website allows the user to type in the content area and search for currently offered programs by content area,

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Medscape is a part of WebMD Health Professional Network that includes theHeart.org and eMedicine.com. Medscape offers a website that links to the most current cardiology CE and education available.

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Pharmacist's Letter

Pharmacist’s Letter is a subscription service for pharmacists covering new developments in drug therapy and trends in pharmacy practice.  The service consists of a monthly letter as well as a variety of continuing education resources.  The website allows the user to browse continuing education by category.

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Pharmacy Times

PharmacyTimes.com provides free continuing education (CE) courses to subscribers in addition to a monthly newsletter. The website allows the user to browse continuing education by category.

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PowerPak CE

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC ("PHE") provides Power-Pak C.E.® educational programs for the broad spectrum of healthcare professions. The primary goal of the education programs is to provide and disseminate topical education to all medical personnel and pharmacists in order to maintain and improve their knowledge and skill.  Utilizing a variety of educational vehicles, Power Pak produces both live and self-study lessons.

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