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HOW TO CLAIM CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education has a new process for obtaining credit for this year’s program.  

Important: The deadline for claiming your CE credit is 60 days from the end of the program.

The links below provide access to learning materials for the TSHP and TPA Winter Meeting programs.

Once you access the links above and enter your information, LecturePanda will email you a link that allows you to regain access to the program to claim your CE credit. Detailed instructions for claiming your CE credit are as follows: 

  1. Click on the link that LecturePanda sent after you accessed the learning materials, and register for the program using your name, e-mail address, DOB, and NABP number.
  2. Once you are registered, the first page you see will have all of the handouts for the program, in color and in black and white. Select the green ‘Confirm Information’ button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Once you verify that the information is correct, select the green ‘Claim Credits’ button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. You will see all available credits. Simply place a check next to each session you attended, and enter the code you were given at the end of the session.
  5. Fill out a speaker evaluation for each session.
  6. Once you have completed the evaluations, select the green ‘Complete Evaluations’ button at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Select the green ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the screen. Your credits will be automatically transmitted to the CPE Monitor.

If you have questions about this process at any time, please contact Lucy Adkins at lucy@tnpharm.org.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Tennessee Society of Health System Pharmacists


New and Novel Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Antimicrobial Stewardship 1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-049-L01-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Discuss the pros and cons of traditional microbial identification and susceptibility methods with new rapid diagnostic tests (RDT).
  • Describe the clinical and economic utility of incorporating new RDT with antimicrobial stewardship activities on patient outcomes.
  • Identify best practice strategies that antimicrobial stewardship programs and pharmacists can use for implementing and supporting new RDT.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Discuss the pros and cons of traditional microbial identification and susceptibility methods with new rapid diagnostic tests (RDT).
  • Describe the clinical and economic utility of incorporating new RDT with antimicrobial stewardship activities on patient outcomes.
  • Identify new opportunities for RDT in antimicrobial stewardship.

Keep Up with the Pace and Rhythm: Updates to the Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-050-L01-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Discuss recent updates and recommendations for optimal management of atrial fibrillation.
  • Outline available evidence/rationale for recent updates in the management of atrial fibrillation.
  • Describe evidence-based patient specific recommendations for management of atrial fibrillation.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of recent updates to atrial fibrillation management.
  • Identify patient populations that may be candidates for direct oral anticoagulant therapy.
  • Describe the importance of education in patients prescribed oral anticoagulant therapy.

Sweetening the Deal – Cardiovascular and Renal Benefits of SGLT2 Inhibitors1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-051-L01-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Discuss the proposed mechanisms by which SGLT2 inhibitors exert their nonglycemic benefits.
  • Review the effect of currently marketed SGLT2 inhibitors on cardiovascular and renal outcomes.
  • Describe a patient care plan utilizing SGLT2 inhibitor therapy to optimize cardiovascular and renal outcomes.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Identify SGLT2 inhibitors that have cardiovascular or renal benefits.
  • Identify patients who may benefit from SGLT2 inhibitor therapy.
  • Discuss medication access issues involving SGLT2 inhibitor therapy.

“How You Doin’?” Developing Effective Feedback Strategies1.5 Contact Hours, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-052-L04-P

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • List and utilize recommended strategies for providing valuable feedback to students.
  • Describe evaluation tools to fully and completely document student performance.
  • Discuss strategies for providing feedback to challenging students.
  • Describe appropriate ways for preceptors to solicit and receive feedback from students.

Innovative Practice Pearls1.5 Contact Hours, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-053-L01-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Discuss the risks versus benefits of e-cigarette use, including concerns regarding e-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury.
  • Identify updates in the 2018 AHA/ACC Guidelines on the Management of Blood Cholesterol and analyze the current evidence for the use of ezetimibe as a therapy for managing hyperlipidemia.
  • Describe resistant gram negative infections and identify optimal uses for newly approved antibiotics.
  • Describe appropriate recommendations for alternative beta lactam use in patients with penicillin allergies.
  • Examine the mechanism of using clonidine for dexmedetomidine weaning.
  • Describe evidence from clinical trials to support the uses of hydroxocobalamin and methylene blue in practice.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Recognize risks associated with e-cigarette use and common symptoms of e-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury.
  • Recognize medications used to treat hyperlipidemia in patients with clinical ASCVD.
  • Recognize newly approved antibiotics and their place in therapy.
  • Discuss the incidence and risks of penicillin allergies.
  • Discuss the cost savings of using a clonidine taper versus dexmedetomidine.
  • Describe considerations for determining the appropriateness of using hydroxocobalamin and methylene blue in practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Community Pharmacy Workshop


Front-End Profit Building SeminarIncluding:
Creating Curb Appeal – Looking Alive and Well
Is the Interior of Your Store Up to Par?
OTC Basic to Advanced
Marketing5.5 Contact Hours, Application-Based Activity, UAN: 0207‐9999‐20‐200‐L04‐P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Identify aspects of the exterior of a pharmacy that may inhibit traffic.
  • Discuss pharmacy layout that enhances the pharmacy’s professional image and helps the pharmacy’s patients to navigate the front end successfully.
  • Identify the placement of OTC departments to encourage interaction between the pharmacist, and pharmacy staff members and patients.
  • Describe how the store’s front end can be cross merchandised to build pharmacy sales and customer satisfaction.
  • List and describe tools for keeping inventory fresh and cutting edge.
  • Discuss out front pricing strategies that use the many options and formulas available for pricing and maintaining profit margins on price sensitive items.
  • Outline a strategy for increasing sales on private label/store brands.
  • Layout a private label merchandising plan to stock, promote, sign, and up‐sell cost saving private label brands to pharmacy patients.
  • Describe ways to create ads and marketing material by focusing on your unique strengths and benefits that your pharmacy has to offer.
  • Discuss how to properly evaluate your market for a pharmacy niche and how to best launch a new niche to your patient population.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Identify aspects of the exterior of a pharmacy that may inhibit traffic.
  • Discuss pharmacy layout that enhances the pharmacy’s professional image and helps the pharmacy’s patients to navigate the front end successfully.
  • Identify the placement of OTC departments to encourage interaction between the pharmacist, and pharmacy staff members and patients.
  • Describe how the store’s front end can be cross merchandised to build pharmacy sales and customer satisfaction.
  • List and describe tools for keeping inventory fresh and cutting edge.
  • Discuss out front pricing strategies that use the many options and formulas available for pricing and maintaining profit margins on price sensitive items.
  • Outline a strategy for increasing sales on private label/store brands.
  • Layout a private label merchandising plan to stock, promote, sign, and up‐sell cost saving private label brands to pharmacy patients.
  • Describe ways to create ads and marketing material by focusing on your unique strengths and benefits that your pharmacy has to offer.
  • Discuss how to properly evaluate your market for a pharmacy niche and how to best launch a new niche to your patient population.

Best Practices for Staff Development in Community Pharmacy 1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-047-L04-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Discuss strategies for identifying new staff roles and responsibilities.
  • Illustrate methods to facilitate staff development in changing practice models.
  • Identify resources for staff development and motivation.
  • Outline 1-2 opportunities to maximize staff potential at your practice.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Discuss importance of staff advocacy to advance roles and responsibilities.
  • Describe value of personal/professional development plan.
  • Identify resources to support personal/professional development and advanced training.
  • Outline 1-2 opportunities to maximize staff potential at your practice.

Practice Innovation Panel 1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-048-L04-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Discuss current trends in community pharmacy practice.
  • Describe ways to incorporate innovative services into your practice setting.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Discuss current trends in community pharmacy practice.
  • Describe ways to incorporate innovative services into your practice setting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Tennessee Pharmacists Association


State of Tennessee Health1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-054-L04-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Discuss the role pharmacists can play in the health care process.
  • Discuss key strategies that the Tennessee Department of Health is taking to improve healthcare.
  • Identify Department of Health programs that pharmacists can participate in.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Discuss the role pharmacy technicians in play in the health care process.
  • Discuss key strategies that the Tennessee Department of Health is taking to improve healthcare.
  • Identify Department of Health programs that pharmacy technicians can participate in.

The What? How? and Why? of Pharmacy Credentialing1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-055-L04-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Define credentialing and privileging and how they relate to pharmacists serving as health care providers.
  • Explain the benefits of credentialing and privileging programs to the advancement of pharmacists’ patient care service delivery.
  • Describe examples of pharmacist credentialing and privileging programs in the marketplace.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Define credentialing and privileging and how they relate to pharmacists serving as health care providers.
  • Explain the benefits of credentialing and privileging programs to the advancement of pharmacists’ patient care service delivery.
  • Describe examples of pharmacist credentialing and privileging programs in the marketplace.

National Legislative Update1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-058-L03-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • List current national legislative issues that affect pharmacy.
  • Describe current national trends in pharmacy practice.
  • Discuss current opportunities for pharmacy to become active in federal legislation.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • List current national legislative issues that affect pharmacy.
  • Describe current national trends in pharmacy practice.
  • Discuss current opportunities for pharmacy to become active in federal legislation.

Winter 2020 Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Update1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-057-L03-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • List new and pending regulations of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.
  • Differentiate boundaries between pharmacist and pharmacy technician responsibilities.
  • Explain how to practice safely and effectively under Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health guidelines and regulations.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • List new and pending regulations of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.
  • Differentiate boundaries between pharmacist and pharmacy technician responsibilities.
  • Explain how to practice safely and effectively under Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health guidelines and regulations.

2020 Tennessee Pharmacists Association Legislative and Regulatory Priorities1.5 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-059-L03-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • Identify recently enacted state and federal legislation affecting pharmacy practice.
  • Describe relevant proposed legislation and potential impact on pharmacy practice.
  • Outline ongoing pharmacy-related health policy and patient care initiatives.
  • Discuss updates on “Pharmacists as Providers” initiatives.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • Identify recently enacted state and federal legislation affecting pharmacy practice.
  • Describe relevant proposed legislation and potential impact on pharmacy practice.
  • Outline ongoing pharmacy-related health policy and patient care initiatives.
  • Discuss updates on “Pharmacists as Providers” initiatives.

TennCare Update1.0 Contact Hour, Knowledge-Based Activity, UAN: 0575-0000-20-056-L04-P/T

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACISTS will be able to:

  • List three TennCare issues currently facing pharmacy.
  • Explain current TennCare Pharmacy strategies and payment reform models.
  • Describe ways that pharmacists in Tennessee can help with current TennCare initiatives.

At the completion of this activity, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS will be able to:

  • List three TennCare issues currently facing pharmacy.
  • Explain current TennCare Pharmacy strategies and payment reform models.
  • Describe ways that pharmacy technicians in Tennessee can help with current TennCare initiatives.
QUESTIONS?
Please email Lucy Adkins at lucy@tnpharm.org or call 615-256-3023.