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Starting Medication Synchronization with Clinical Services: Tackling the Elephant Sized Task

Taming the Jungle:  Starting Medication Synchronization with Clinical Services: Tackling the Elephant Sized Task 

Please read the following information about this continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity before viewing the presentation at the bottom of this page.

UAN: 0159-0000-17-506-H04-P/T

Release Date:9/23/2017
Expiration Date: 9/23/2020

Activity Type: Application-based

CE Credit: 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEU)

Cost: Free for PPA Members, $30 for non-members

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

Community pharmacists and community technicians

Program Description

Whether you are looking to launch your med sync service or looking to grow an already successful program, join us in tackling this elephant sized task! We will discuss the steps needed to launch a new medication synchronization service within a community pharmacy and promote the integration of med sync with existing clinical services. Obstacles and resistance to launch or sustainability of the service will be addressed with group brainstorming of solutions.

Program Objectives

"1. Describe the startup materials, staffing, and work flow modifications needed to launch a medication synchronization service 2. Identify opportunities to link current clinical services to medication synchronization and design and integration process 3. Develop strategies to overcome obstacles and resistance to medication synchronization launch and sustainability"


Dr. Ashley Firm is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a community pharmacy residency with the University of Georgia and Barney's Pharmacy in Augusta Georgia where she focused in community outreach and pharmacy operations, including medication synchronization. Once completing her residency, Dr. Firm returned to the Pittsburgh area and started at Asti's South Hills Pharmacy as the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator. Since that time, her role at Asti's has expanded to include managing the Long Term Care Pharmacy and co-managing the adherence packaging program. Asti's Pharmacy started many clinical services under Dr Firm including Point of Care Testing, Disease State Educations, and Medication Synchronization.

CE Requirements

To receive CE credit for this home study, you will need to watch the entire video, complete an online survey evaluation, and pass a short quiz. Access to the survey and quiz will be automatically provided after you have watched the video. PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.

Disregard instructions given in the video on receiving credit. CE Credit will be sent to CPE Monitor early next month.

This CE program was recorded with a live audience on 3/8/2018 .

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Contact Linsley Gentile at lgentile@papharmacists.com or (717) 234-6151 x2 with questions.

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