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Pharmacy Technician Series: Common Drugs for Frequently Encountered Disease States in the Community Pharmacy


The purpose of this CE activity is to build technicians knowledge base on common disease states seen in the community pharmacy and the drugs most commonly used to treat these disease states.  The activity focuses on technicians learning brand and generic names of these commonly used medications. 

Fee

$0.00

CE Hours

0.50

CE Units

0.050

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacy Technicians

Accreditation(s)

Disclosure Policy
The disclosure policies of the SIUE School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Education requires all persons in a position to control content to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. If a conflict is identified, the Office of Professional Continuing Education will initiate a process for resolving the conflict.  The existence of relationships does not necessarily imply bias or lessen the value of the activity.  All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.
The persons required to disclose conflicts include all course faculty, the SIUE CPE administrator, all activity planners and all reviewers.  The relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations must have occured over the past 12 months.

 
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  
 
 
 
The participant must provide the correct NABP ePID number/DOB combination in their electronic profile. All CPE evaluations must be completed within 60 days of completing the activity. It is the participant's responsibility to check that their credit records are correct within the 60 day period after completion of the activity.   Log in to CPE Monitor at www.mycpemonitor.net to view a list of all ACPE-accredited activities you have taken. Any discrepancies must be resolved with the CPE Provider directly and in a timely manner.
 
 
 

 

Requirements for CE Credit

Participants must complete the entire activity, the post-test exam with the stated passing grade, and complete an activity evaluation before they can be awarded credit. 

Support/Credits

WE acknowledge the assistance of Dr. Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD. and Dr. Terri Poirier, Pharm.D. at the SIUE School of Pharmacy for their guidance and input in preparing this presentation.

 

 

 

So as to properly fill prescriptions and communicate with patients, it is beneficial for pharmacy technicians to know about some commonly encountered disease conditions in the community pharmacy, and commonly requested brand/generic names of the drugs used to treat them.  When patients ask for their “blood pressure medicine” or “Toprol”,  technicians should readily identify the dugs and the disease states.  
 
Many pharmacy technicians are not aware of the the uses for commonly requested drugs in the community pharmacy.  To better serve an increasingly diverse patient population, pharmacy technicians would benefit from being able to recognize the most commonly used drugs for selected common disease states.  This knowledge will help them to better serve their patients, and may help with the workflow in the pharmacy.
 

Objectives

  • Recognize the four common disease states discussed in this training.
  • Match each disease state with the common drug used for treatment.
  • Identify brand and generic names of specific drugs identified in the lecture

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jami L Cain picture

Jami L Cain
Pharmacy Intern, SIUE School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : I am a last year pharmacy student. I have worked in community pharmacy throughout all my education years. I hope to work clinically in a psychiatric pharmacy and teach higher education.
Disclosure : Jami Cain has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Kevin L Cross picture

Kevin L Cross
Pharmacy Intern, SIUE School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : I am a last year pharmacy student and have worked in the community pharmacy while in school. I hope to work in long term care and teach higher education.
Disclosure : Kevin Cross has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

Activity Number

0480-0000-18-012-H01-T

Release Date: Sep 21, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 21, 2019

CE Hours

0.50