MPA Continuing Education: Online Programs

MPA Continuing Education

MPA offers a variety of online continuing education home study activities. Click on the blue bars below to expand each available home study.

Pharmacist and Technician Accreditation
Activities are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for pharmacist continuing education credit. Most activities are also Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE)-accredited exclusively through MPA for pharmacy technician certification. PTCE accreditation is not in any way related to ACPE accreditation. Pharmacists are required to earn 10 hours of live PCE credit and one hour of pain credit, both requirements inclusive of the 30 hours normally earned.

Even though MPA may accredit an activity for technicians, it is the technician’s responsibility to determine whether the subject matter is acceptable to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) for recertification. Programs designated by PTCB to be appropriate for technicians pertain to the following topics: medication distribution and inventory control systems, pharmacy administration and management, calculations, programs specific to pharmacy technicians, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, pharmacy law and pharmacology/drug therapy. Programs relating to functions outside the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians will not be accepted by PTCB. Certified pharmacy technicians must obtain one hour of pharmacy law continuing education credit every two years.

Activities with this logo meet requirements for obtaining pain management continuing education credit for pharmacists.
Activities with this logo meet pharmacy law requirements for certified pharmacy technicians.
Activities with this logo may meet requirements for fraud, waste and abuse compliance training as required under the Medicare Part D program.

 

Activities are structured to meet knowledge- or application-type educational needs. A knowledge-type activity acquires factual knowledge. Application-type activities apply to information learned in the timeframe allotted. Information is based on evidence as accepted in literature by the health care professions. Each activity below is identified as being knowledge- or application-type.

Requirements to Earn Continuing Education Credit
Individuals completing knowledge-type home studies must complete an online evaluation and posttest with a passing score of 70 percent or greater. Posttests will not be graded automatically. Posttest questions are not applicable to application-type activities; however, an evaluation must be completed. Upon successful completion of the posttest and/or evaluation, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education credit in the following manner. Partial credit will not be awarded. Please allow 60 days for processing. A failed test may be retaken only once without additional cost within 30 days upon notification of a failing score. There are no refunds for failed tests.

Pharmacists
CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists to track their completed PCE credits, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. MPA, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist PCE credit using this new tracking system. Pharmacist participants must provide their NABP e-Profile identification number and date of birth when they complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the pharmacist to provide the correct information (i.e., e-Profile identification number and date of birth in MMDD format). If this information is not provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit MPA from issuing CPE credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, MPA will not provide printed statements of credit to pharmacists.

Pharmacy Technicians
PTCB does not require certified pharmacy technicians to earn credit through ACPE-accredited activities. Therefore, technician activities are approved through MPA’s PTCE process, which is not ACPE-affiliated and, therefore, MPA will not submit program information to NABP and ACPE for PTCE-accredited activities and they will not be available on CPE Monitor. Printed statements of credit will be provided to pharmacy technician participants. For additional information on CPE Monitor, including e-Profile set-up and its impact on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, go to MichiganPharmacists.org/education/continuingEducation.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
Information received by Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) for continuing education (CE) programs will be maintained in a confidential and secure manner. If a person completes a CE program on the MPA Web site, the Association will collect personal information, such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card information. In appropriate circumstances, and upon request, MPA may release personal information concerning a candidate or certificant to government regulatory agencies, including the Michigan Board of Pharmacy, or as otherwise authorized by law or MPA policies. For additional information, please see MPA's complete privacy statement.

 

MPA Continuing Education Video Presentations

Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Sedation Guideline Pearls (1.5 hours)

Guideline Pearls: Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines, Sedation Guidelines

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the impact of surgical site infections on patient outcomes.
  • identify the different surgical procedures that require antimicrobial prophylaxis.
  • identify and recommend an evidence-based antimicrobial regimen for a patient undergoing a surgical procedure.
  • describe the importance of adequate treatment of pain and its consequences in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
  • discuss the changes to the 2002 Society of Critical Care Medicine pain and agitation guidelines in critically ill patients.
  • explain new recommendations on pharmacologic management of ICU delirium.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Ryan P. Mynatt, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist specialist, infectious diseases, Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Detroit, Mich.; and Mark H. Pangrazzi, Pharm.D., intensive care unit clinical specialist, Detroit Medical Center, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Guideline Pearls activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-239-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-11-947-HOM

Initial Release Date: 11/8/13; Expiration Date: 11/8/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenters have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Choosing an Opioid for Chronic Pain (1.0 hour, Pain)

Choosing an Opioid for Chronic Pain

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing methadone for chronic pain management.
  • explain the various methods for conversion from morphine (or other opioid) to methadone.
  • recall appropriate monitoring and follow up for a patient receiving methadone.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Claire E. Saadeh, Pharm.D., BCOP, associate professor, pharmacy practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Choosing an Opioid for Chronic Pain activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity handout.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-223-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2011-08-923-HOM

Initial Release Date: 8/23/11; Expiration Date: 8/23/14

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Clinical Pearls: Oncology, Infectious Diseases,
Drug Dosing in Dialysis (1.5 hours)

Clinical Pearls: Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Drug Dosing in Dialysis

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify new oral anticancer medications.
  • describe key patient, drug and dialysis factors that influence drug removal with dialysis.
  • describe the role of procalictonin in identifcation of bacterial infections.
  • identify the antifungal agents that are currently being utilized for the treatment of patients with confirmed or suspected infections from contaminated methylprednisolone acetate injections.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Shawna L. Kraft, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist, hematology/oncology, University of Michigan Health System, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Michael D. Tiberg, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, infectious diseases, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich.; and Suzette R. Gendjar, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy manager, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Clinical Pearls activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity slides for oncology; the slides and outline for infectious diseases; and the slides and outline for drug dosing in dialysis.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-247-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-11-947-HOM

Initial Release Date: 11/2/12; Expiration Date: 11/2/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenters have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Clinical Pearls: Transplant and Immunosuppression Medications, Parenteral Nutrition and Alcohol Withdrawal (1.5 hours)

Clinical Pearls: Transplant and Immunosuppression Medications, Clinical Considerations When Initiating Parenteral Nutrition and Alcohol Withdrawal

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • review appropriate indications for parenteral nutrition.
  • discuss safety considerations when initiating parenteral nutrition.
  • describe a pharmacist's role in initiating parenteral nutrition.
  • discuss the new immunosuppressive agents utilized in solid organ transplantation.
  • define the role of everolimus in liver transplantation based on new clinical evidence.
  • describe the adverse effects and monitoring parameters of belatacept.
  • recognize the differences between Astragraf and tacrolimus in regard to pharmacokinetic parameters and dosing.
  • identify neurotransmitters involved in alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS).
  • discuss symptom-triggered treatment of AWS.
  • list key medications in the management of AWS.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Linda J. Stuckey, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist specialist, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Danielle Holowecky, Pharm.D., neurology/neurosurgery clinical pharmacist, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Cesar Alaniz, Pharm.D., clinical associate professor, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Clinical Pearls activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-241-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-11-949-HOM

Initial Release Date: 11/8/13; Expiration Date: 11/8/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenters have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Grow to Your Health (1.5 hours)

Grow to Your Health

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • recommend if almonds, blueberries, strawberries or garlic should be included in a patient's diet if they have hyperlipidemia.
  • recommend if almonds, blueberries, strawberries or garlic should be included in a patient's diet if they have hypertension.
  • recommend if almonds, blueberries, strawberries or garlic should be included in a patient's diet if they have diabetes.
  • identify if working in a garden can improve cardiovascular health outcomes.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Tracey L. Mersfelder, Pharm.D., professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Grow to Your Health activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity handout.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-222-H04-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-08-930-HOM

Initial Release Date: 8/21/13; Expiration Date: 8/21/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Immunization Update 2012 (1.5 hours)

Immunization Update 2012

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe concerns and contemporary controversies of vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • recognize a patient's need for vaccinations.
  • state appropriate vaccine dosing based on the most recent evidence.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and student pharmacists committed to implementing an immunization service.

Faculty
Dean A. Van Loo, Pharm.D., associate professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $28
Nonmember - $56

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Immunization Update 2012 activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity slides.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-211-H01-P

Pharmacy Technician
Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.


Initial Release Date: 5/31/12; Expiration Date: 5/31/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Additional Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Losing Weight and Keeping it Off (1.5 hours)

Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • summarize current clinical practice guidelines for the identification and treatment of obesity.
  • explain the concept of energy balance and identify important gaps in our understanding of this concept.
  • discuss existing evidence regarding optimal lifestyle interventions for weight loss and maintenance.
  • describe drug therapy options for chronic weight management in terms of efficacy, adverse effects, monitoring and other key characteristics.
  • recognize emerging thinking about, and treatment options for, weight loss and maintenance.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Cynthia Knapp Dlugosz, president, CKD Associates, LLC, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Losing Weight activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity slides.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-224-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-08-932-HOM


Initial Release Date: 8/21/13; Expiration Date: 8/21/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Additional Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

The Medicare Trilogy (1.0 hour, Fraud, Waste and Abuse)

The Medicare Trilogy: Effective Compliance Program; Fraud, Waste and Abuse Education; and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2011 Surveillance Program

All individuals employed by the pharmacy who have any interaction with a Part D beneficiary must receive fraud, waste and abuse mandatory training (pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, cashiers, drivers, etc. Training must be completed yearly and can be completed in the calendar year to meet the requirement (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31).


Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify the elements of an effective compliance program.
  • describe the required aspects of a fraud, waste and abuse program.
  • discuss the CMS 2011 surveillance program.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Deborah A. Sopo, R.Ph., MBA, FMPA, Medicare operations administrator, HealthPlus of Michigan, Flint, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20
**To obtain continuing education credit for this activity, you must first purchase the DVD presentation for $5 in the MPA Online Store. The activity fees listed above apply to processing your statement of credit.

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Purchase a DVD of the Medicare Trilogy activity from the MPA Online Store and view, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-214-H04-P

Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2011-08-972-HOM


Initial Release Date: 8/22/11; Expiration Date: 8/22/14

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

System Requirements
You must have a DVD player or computer with the ability to play a DVD to view this activity.

Additional Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Medication Adherence (1.5 hours)

"I Never Miss a Dose" - Medication Adherence for the Practice of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • discuss various measures of medication adherence.
  • list several positive and negative factors correlating with medication adherence.
  • identify negative outcomes of medication nonadherence.
  • describe available tools for predicting and improving a patient’s medication adherence.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Michael W. Crowe, Pharm.D., president and founder, My Pharmacist Now, PLLC; and pharmacist, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Medication Adherence activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity handout.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-219-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-08-919-HOM

Initial Release Date: 8/21/12; Expiration Date: 8/21/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Medication Use by Patients with Chronic Neck Pain (1.5 hours, Pain)

Medication Use by Patients with
Chronic Neck Pain: Risk or Benefit?

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe types and frequency of medications and supplements used by patients with moderate to severe chronic neck pain.
  • identify the potential for drug-related problems, including inadequate pain control, drug interactions, drug-disease interactions, therapeutic duplications and fall risks in patients with chronic neck pain.
  • recall how to develop a safe and effective pharmacotherapeutic regimen for a patient with chronic neck pain with appropriate patient education.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Victoria Tutag Lehr, Pharm.D., associate professor of pharmacy practice, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Medication Use by Patients with Chronic Neck Pain activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-147-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-02-847-HOM

Initial Release Date: 2/24/13; Expiration Date: 2/24/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Michigan Automated Prescription System (1.5 hours)

Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) program.
  • identify who should use MAPS reporting.
  • identify the exemptions to MAPS reporting.
  • explain the benefits of consistent use of MAPS reports.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Faculty
Michael F. Wissel, B.S. Pharm., pharmacy services manager, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Investigation Division, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the MAPS activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-221-H04-P


Pharmacy Technician
Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 11/30/11; Expiration Date: 11/30/14

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

New Drug Update, Part 1: Community Pharmacy Focus (1.5 hours)

New Drug Update, Part 1: Community Pharmacy Focus

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify significant therapeutic agents that were granted Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year.
  • describe indications, doses, adverse effects, drug interactions and pertinent patient counseling points for recently-approved medications.
  • discuss the clinical impact and potential role in therapy of recently-approved medications.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Jacqueline Morse, Pharm.D., assistant professor, pharmacy practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy; and clinical pharmacist, Meijer Pharmacy, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the New Drug Update, Part 1 activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-114-H01-P

 

Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-02-814-HOM


Initial Release Date: 2/22/13; Expiration Date: 2/22/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

New Drug Update, Part 2: Non-Community Practice Focus (1.5 hours)

New Drug Update, Part 2: Non-Community Practice Focus

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify significant therapeutic agents that were granted Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year.
  • describe indications, doses, adverse effects, drug interactions and pertinent patient counseling points for recently-approved medications.
  • discuss the clinical impact and potential role in therapy of recently-approved medications.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
H. Stephen Lee, Pharm.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the New Drug Update, Part 2 activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-131-H01-P

 

Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-02-831-HOM


Initial Release Date: 2/23/13; Expiration Date: 2/23/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Perspective on Pain Management (1.5 hours, Pain)

painPerspective on Pain Management: Changing Culture

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe individuals at high risk for opioid abuse and misuse.
  • discuss strategies to improve opioid safety.
  • identify the problems associated with the use of high-risk opioids (fentanyl, hydromorphone and methadone).

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Terry J. Baumann, Pharm.D., clinical manager, Munson Health System, Traverse City, Mich.; and Claire Saadeh, Pharm.D., professor of oncology and pain management, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy; and pharmacist, Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Perspective on Pain Management activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-238-H01-P

 

Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-11-946-HOM


Initial Release Date: 11/8/13; Expiration Date: 11/8/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenters have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Pharmacy Law is in a State of Transition (1.0 hour, Law)

Pharmacy Law is in a State of Transition

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify a recent change to the Public Health Code related to new requirements for reporting the sale of pseudoephedrine products.
  • describe recent changes to the scope of practice for physician assistants and how it differs from that of advanced practice nurses.
  • explain the change in both the controlled substance section and the pharmacy and drug control section related to dispensing for out-of-state practitioner.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Gregory J. Baran, pharmacist, director of governmental affairs, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Pharmacy Law is in a State of Transition activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity slides, handout and frequently asked questions.

Continuing Education

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-222-H03-P

 

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2011-12-989-HOM


Initial Release Date: 12/13/11; Expiration Date: 12/13/14

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Pharmacy Law Refresher (1.0 hour, Law)

Pharmacy Law Refresher

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify what is an acceptable signature for electronically-communicated prescriptions for both noncontrolled and controlled substances.
  • understand what is required on prescriptions authorized by mid-level prescribers.
  • identify what elements a pharmacist may change on Schedule 2 controlled substance prescriptions following consultation with a prescriber.
  • recognize which controlled substance schedules a mid-level practitioner (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) may prescribe and restrictions on those prescriptions.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Karen A. Jonas, R.Ph., director of governmental affairs, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $19.99
Nonmember - $40

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Pharmacy Law Refresher activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity slides.

Continuing Education

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-217-H03-P

 

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-08-925-HOM


Initial Release Date: 8/27/13; Expiration Date: 8/27/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (1.5 hours)

The Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Paradigm Shift:
Impact on Health-System Pharmacy

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the goals of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI).
  • discuss implications of the PPMI to health-system pharmacy practice.
  • identify steps practitioners and hospitals can take to support the PPMI.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Kathleen S. Pawlicki, administrative director, professional services; and director, pharmaceutical services, Beaumont Hospital, Novi, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Paradigm Shift activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity slides.

Continuing Education

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-243-H04-P

 

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-11-943-HOM


Initial Release Date: 11/2/12; Expiration Date: 11/2/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Precepting the Difficult Student (1.5 hours)

How to Precept the Difficult Student

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify behavior changes the preceptor can undertake to improve a student’s respect.
  • describe the principles of constructive feedback.
  • explain how to respond to difficult student encounters.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
John P. Jameson, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Rockford, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the How to Precept the Difficult Student activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity outline.

Continuing Education

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-244-H04-P

 

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-11-944-HOM


Initial Release Date: 11/2/12; Expiration Date: 11/2/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Preparing for and Mastering a Pharmacy Interview (1.0 hour)

Preparing for and Mastering
a Pharmacy Interview

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • list tasks to complete before, during and following an interview.
  • recognize and recall the appropriate attire, etiquette and attitude necessary be a competitive applicant for a pharmacist position.
  • describe the different types of interview styles and formats.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Faculty
Alexis M. Smeltzer, Pharm.D. candidate, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Lake Orion, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20
Student Pharmacist - $0

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Preparing for and Mastering a Pharmacy Interview activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity handout.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-202-H04-P


Pharmacy Technician
Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 4/14/12; Expiration Date: 4/14/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Role of the Pharmacist in Palliative Care (1.0 hour)

Role of the Pharmacist in Palliative Care

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • explain the difference between curative care and palliative care.
  • discuss the role of the pharmacist in a variety of palliative care settings.
  • recall a pharmacologic treatment strategy for common symptoms encountered in patients receiving palliative care.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Claire E. Saadeh, Pharm.D., BCOP, associate professor, pharmacy practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Role of the Pharmacist in Palliative Care activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity handout.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-224-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2011-08-924-HOM


Initial Release Date: 8/23/11; Expiration Date: 8/23/14

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

The Safe and Effective Use of New Oral Anticoagulants (1.5 hours)

The Safe and Effective Use of New Oral Anticoagulants

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • explain the mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics and Food and Drug Administration-approved indications for the newest anticoagulants.
  • discuss how clinical trial data is used to select an appropriate anticoagulant for an individual patient.
  • describe the safety concerns, monitoring options and reversal strategies for the newest anticoagulants.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Carrie W. Nemerovski, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, cardiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Safe and Effective Use of New Oral Anticoagulants activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation. Also, review the activity outline and slides.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-245-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-11-945-HOM


Initial Release Date: 11/2/12; Expiration Date: 11/2/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Update on Pharmacy Law (1.0 hour, Law)

Update on Pharmacy Law: How to Avoid a Painful Experience

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the role of an authorized agent in communicating a controlled substance to a pharmacist
  • explain the requirements for the utilization of electronic prescribing for controlled substances
  • explain the new Public Act that defines what a pharmacist can change on a prescription

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Gregory J. Baran, R.Ph., director of governmental affairs, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Update on Pharmacy Law - How to Avoid a Painful Experience activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-217-H03-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-09-931-HOM


Initial Release Date: 9/18/12; Expiration Date: 9/18/15

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Where's Waldo? Finding the Pharmacist in
Community Health Programming (1.5 hours)

Where's Waldo? Finding the Pharmacist in Community Health Programming

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify two key elements of Stanford’s Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self- Management, known as PATH.
  • explain the role of the pharmacist as it relates to Standard 5 in the National Standards for Diabetes Self- Management Education program.
  • identify two evidence-based behaviors shown to reduce diabetes risk as the foundation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP).
  • explain the basic concepts involved with using the Pharmacist's Asthma Report (PAR).

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty
Dawn Crane, RN, MS, ACNS-BC, CDE, DSMT, certification program coordinator, Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Mich.; Meghan Faulkner, MA, community health associate, Michigan Arthritis Program, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Mich.; Kristi Pier, MHS, MCHES, public health consultant, Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Mich.; and Tisa Vorce, MA, RRT, asthma and partnership and communication consultant, Asthma Prevention and Control Program, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $10
Nonmember - $20

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
View a video of the Where's Waldo? activity online, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Also, review the following: introduction slides; diabetes self-management slides; PATH handout; PATH slides; diabetes prevention programs handout; diabetes prevention program slides; pharmacist's asthma report handout; and asthma slides.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-219-H04-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-08-927-HOM


Initial Release Date: 8/20/13; Expiration Date: 8/20/16

Disclosure Statement
The presenters have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.



MPA Continuing Education Articles

Click on the blue bars below to read an article featured in Michigan Pharmacist. Refer to the continuing education requirements at the top of this page. Please note that technician continuing education credit is issued exclusively through MPA and is not related in any way to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation (1.5 hours)

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation Update for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Reprinted with permission of the authors and the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance where this article originally appeared. This activity may appear in other state pharmacy association journals.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • recall the basic physiologic roles of calcium and vitamin D.
  • identify appropriate calcium and vitamin D supplementation dietary reference intakes and new tolerable upper limits set by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for osteoporosis prevention and treatment.
  • discuss recent information investigating the risks of calcium/vitamin D on cardiovascular health.
  • review the different types of calcium and vitamin D supplements and dosing strategies.
  • discuss effective counseling strategies for calcium and vitamin D use, dosing and adverse effects.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Authors
Kimberly A.B. Cauthon, Pharm.D., CGP, assistant professor, Midwestern University, Glendale, Ariz.; and Shannon Li, Pharm.D. candidate, pharmacy intern, Walgreens, Peoria, Ariz.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-008-HO1-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-01-972-HOM


Initial Release Date: 9/5/11; Expiration Date: 9/5/14

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Communicating Key Pharmacy Messages (1.0 hour)

Effective Communication Strategies for Sharing Key Pharmacy Messages

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • reproduce talking points on concepts important to the profession and utilize resources available through MPA.
  • identify ways to reach out to the community and share significant pharmacy messages.
  • identify ways to effectively communicate with the media on key pharmacy issues.
  • define strategies for different types of media interviews, including in-person, over the phone and on-camera.
  • establish and maintain effective media relationships.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Author
Leah M. Ball, B.A., MPA director of communications, Lansing, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-004-H04-P



Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2011-05-916-HOM


Initial Release Date: 5/5/11; Expiration Date: 5/5/14

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Cyanide Poisoning Treatment (1.0 hour)

Red, White and Blue: Cyanide Poisoning Treatment in the 21st Century

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • list at least three common sources of cyanide poisoning.
  • given a patient scenario, recognize the physical, laboratory and clinical signs consistent with cyanide poisoning.
  • discuss available antidotal therapies for cyanide poisoning.
  • discuss at least one advantage and disadvantage of each therapeutic option.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Authors
Zachary B. Kirschner, Pharm.D., PGY2 critical care resident, Spectrum Health Hospitals, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Wendy Thomas, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, adult critical care, Spectrum Health Hospitals, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Karen J. McAllen, Pharm.D., FCCM, clinical pharmacy specialist, neuroscience critical care, Spectrum Health Hospitals, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-001-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician
Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.


Initial Release Date: 1/5/13; Expiration Date: 1/5/16

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Delirium in the ICU (1.0 hour)

Delirium in the ICU

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify available delirium risk assessment strategies and tools for delirium
    identification.
  • describe the negative patient outcomes associated with intensive care unit (ICU) delirium development.
  • discuss the various therapeutic options for the management of delirium in the ICU patient.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Author
Megan Cadiz, Pharm.D., PGY-2 critical care pharmacy resident, Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-012-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 10/5/12; Expiration Date: 10/5/15

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Diabetes Dispatch (1.0 hour)

Diabetes Dispatch

Reprinted with permission of the author and the Alaska Pharmacists Association where this article originally appeared. This activity may appear in other state pharmacy association journals. MPA would like to thank Joan Rider-Becker, Pharm.D., CDE, BC-ADM, and John Jameson, Pharm.D., BCPS, for reviewing and updating this article.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the algorithms for type 2 diabetes developed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).
  • identify the goals of therapy for the treatment of diabetes.
  • discuss the role of newer agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Author
Judy B. Thompson, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, Anchorage, Alaska

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-010-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-01-989-HOM


Initial Release Date: 1/5/12; Expiration Date: 1/5/15

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Helicobacter pylori Infection (1.0 hour)

Helicobacter pylori Infection: Navigating the Roadblocks to Treatment Success

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • recognize risk factors and complications associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection.
  • explain the differences between the available diagnostic tests for H. pylori.
  • discuss challenges to H. pylori treatment and strategies for management.
  • describe monitoring parameters for efficacy and safety for H. pylori treatment.
  • discuss the pharmacist’s role in caring for patients with H. pylori.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Authors
Kari L. Vavra, Pharm.D., BCPS, assistant professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Amanda Niemi, Pharm.D., pharmacy practice resident, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich.; and Elise VanRemortel, Pharm.D. , Pharm.D. candidate, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy,
Marquette, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-214-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-06-915-LIV


Initial Release Date: 7/5/12; Expiration Date: 7/5/15

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Hepatitis C Treatment (1.5 hours)

An Overview of Hepatitis C Treatment

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • explain the mechanism of action of the medications used in the treatment of Hepatitis C as well as potential targets for the development of new therapies.
  • discuss how to analyze patient information, including history and laboratory values to determine appropriate treatment, influential side effect management and therapeutic success and/or failures.
  • recognize appropriate and inappropriate drug selection, dosing and the need for dose adjustment.
  • describe the appropriate management of drug side effects to maximize successful outcomes.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Author
Kimberly A. Proffer, Pharm.D., clinical help desk supervisor, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-002-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2013-04- 902-HOM


Initial Release Date: 4/5/13; Expiration Date: 4/5/16

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Influenza Vaccines (1.5 hours)

Update on Influenza Vaccines

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • define the updated influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2013-2014 season.
  • describe the antigen composition of the 2013-2014 influenza vaccines.
  • compare and contrast the influenza vaccines available for the 2013-2014 season.
  • identify the appropriate influenza vaccine(s) for an individual.
  • outline a patient-specific immunization plan for the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Author
Casey M. Kamps, Pharm.D., pharmacy resident, SpartanNash, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-14-001-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study

Initial Release Date: 1/5/14; Expiration Date: 1/5/17

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Medicare Drugs: A Pharmacist's Guide to Filing Claims (1.0 hour)

Medicare Drugs: A Pharmacist's Guide to Filing Claims

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the basic delineation of which prescriptions are covered by Medicare medical benefits (Part A and Part B) and Medicare’s prescription drug benefit (Part D).
  • recognize the drugs that may be covered under either benefit and understand why.
  • describe how Medicare drug coverage may change based on the beneficiary’s location or disease profile.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Authors
Deborah Sopo, R.Ph, MBA, FMPA, director, Medicare Pharmacy Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.; and Susan Van Der Maas, MA, Part D communications coordinator, Medicare Pharmacy Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-011-H04-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-10-932-HOM


Initial Release Date: 10/5/12; Expiration Date: 10/5/15

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (1.5 hours)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Review of Current Antibiotic Therapy

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • review mechanisms of resistance associated with methicillin-resistant
    Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
  • describe the molecular and antimicrobial susceptibility characteristics for
    community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA).
  • identify antibiotics that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be utilized in the treatment of MRSA infections.
  • describe the major adverse reactions associated with antibiotics used to treat MRSA infections.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Authors
John D. Snider, Pharm.D., PGY-2 critical care pharmacy resident, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Beata M. Rivard, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, infectious disease, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-001-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2012-04-901-HOM


Initial Release Date: 4/5/12; Expiration Date: 4/5/15

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Multiple Sclerosis (1.5 hours)

Multiple Sclerosis: Getting Underneath the Sheaths

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • list symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and characteristics that may increase a patient’s risk for developing MS.
  • explain the differences between the types of MS based on a patient’s pattern of exacerbations and remissions.
  • discuss the available treatment options for patients with MS, including appropriate place in therapy, mechanism of action and adverse events.
  • recall how to effectively counsel a patient regarding common adverse events associated with MS therapies and offer multiple mitigation strategies.
  • identify investigational and emerging therapies for the treatment of MS.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Authors
Stephanie L. Freed, Pharm.D., clinical education coordinator, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich.; Stephen A. Lott, Pharm.D., PA supervisor, clinical services, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich.; and Jennifer K. Hagerman, Pharm.D., AE-C, senior director of education and quality, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-009-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 10/5/13; Expiration Date: 10/5/16

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have personal financial relationships with any commercial interest, as related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

New and Notable Medications Approved in 2010 and 2011 (1.0 hour)

New and Notable Medications Approved in 2010 and 2011

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • recall recent novel drug therapies that are expected to significantly impact future practice.
  • review the pharmacology of newly approved drug therapies.
  • discuss Food and Drug Administration-approved indications, contraindications, warnings/precautions and pertinent counseling points.
  • identify the role of these medications in disease management and indicated disease states.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Authors
Kimberly Claeys, Pharm.D. candidate, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.; and Patrick Dodd, Pharm.D. candidate, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-009-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2011-11-988-HOM


Initial Release Date: 11/5/11; Expiration Date: 11/5/14

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

New Psychoactive Substances (1.5 hours)

Trends in Illicit Drug Abuse: The Emergence of New Psychoactive Substances

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • identify new psychoactive substances (NPS).
  • describe the public health concerns surrounding NPS.
  • recognize the route of administration for NPS.
  • discuss the toxicity profile and management strategies for NPS.
  • identify the controlled substance schedule for NPS in the United States and Michigan.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Authors
Christopher J. Michaud, Pharm.D., PGY2 critical care resident, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Kari Vavra, Pharm.D., BCPS, assistant professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-008-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 10/5/13; Expiration Date: 10/5/16

Disclosure Statement
The authors have indicated that they do not have any conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Obesity: A Weighty Problem for Type 2 Diabetics (1.0 hour)

Obesity: A Weighty Problem for Type 2 Diabetics

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • recognize the relationship between type 2 diabetes and obesity.
  • identify lifestyle changes that should be recommended to patients with diabetes and prediabetes.
  • describe medication options that can assist diabetic patients in weight management.
  • discuss resources available to patients as they work toward attaining and maintaining a healthy weight.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Author
Nicki Baker, Pharm.D., pharmacy intern, Grass Lake Community Pharmacy, Williamston, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-12-203-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 4/14/12; Expiration Date: 4/14/15

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Pediatric Pain Management, Part 2 (1.5 hours, Pain)

Make the Pain Go Away
Pediatric Pain Management: Update for Pharmacists
Part II – Nonopioid and Adjuvant Analgesics

Learning Objectives 
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the common visceral, somatic and neuropathic pains present in the pediatric population.
  • list the common types of neuropathic pain affecting children and adolescents.
  • identify patients with pain that is likely less sensitive to opioid analgesics.
  • list the nonopioid and adjuvant analgesics commonly used for pediatric patients.
  • define the pharmacist’s and technician’s role in assessing and monitoring pediatric patients receiving nonopioid and adjuvant analgesics.
  • recall an appropriate analgesic regimen for a child given specific patient factors.
  • identify children at risk for adverse effects of nonopioid and/or adjuvant analgesics and recommend strategies for prevention.
  • explain how to effectively counsel patients, parents and caregivers on safe and effective use of nonopioid/adjuvant analgesics, including acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), gabapentin, pregabalin, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), duloxetine and topiramate.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience 
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Author
Victoria Tutag Lehr, B.S. Pharm, Pharm.D., associate professor, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.5 contact hours

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-11-006-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician

PTCEPharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE) is provided exclusively through Michigan Pharmacists Association. PTCE Program #TEC-2011-07-922-HOM


Initial Release Date: 7/5/11; Expiration Date: 7/5/14

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Pertussis (1.0 hour)

Pertussis: Rising Concern for a Preventable Condition

Learning Objectives 
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • discuss the pathogenesis and signs and symptoms of Bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis) infections.
  • identify patients in need of B. pertussis vaccination and select the appropriate vaccine based upon patient characteristics.
  • explain the importance of B. pertussis vaccination.
  • discuss pertussis vaccine concerns with patients.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience 
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Author
Sarah F. Mahoney, 2014 Pharm.D. candidate

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-13-006-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician
Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 9/4/13; Expiration Date: 9/4/16

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Pharmacy-Based Rapid Diagnostic Testing:
Improving Patient Care and Outcomes (1.0 hour)

Pharmacy-Based Rapid Diagnostic Testing:
Improving Patient Care and Outcomes

Learning Objectives 
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the value of rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) to patient care.
  • identify some of the current tests available by pharmacy-based RDT.
  • explain how to overcome obstacles associated with RDT.
  • recognize proper procedures for implementation of RDT.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience 
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Author
Brooke McComb, 2014 Pharm.D. candidate, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy

Activity Fees
MPA Member - $7
Nonmember - $15

1.0 contact hour

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the linked article, then complete the posttest and evaluation.

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist

ACPEMichigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-14-002-H01-P


Pharmacy Technician
Technician continuing education is not being awarded for this home study.

Initial Release Date: 1/5/14; Expiration Date: 1/5/17

Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the Adobe Web site for the latest technical specifications for your version of Adobe Reader.

Software Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, you must have Adobe Reader 6.0+. To download the latest version based on your operating system, please visit the Adobe Web site.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view articles, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.



Free Continuing Education
Click on the bar below to below to learn about opportunities to earn free continuing education credits. For questions regarding the Web site and Internet requirements, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at (517) 377-0232.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Courses from the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Pharmacists
The Michigan Board of Pharmacy has approved the FEMA Incident Command 100, 200 and 700 level courses for pharmacy continuing education (CE) credit. Each course has been approved for three hours of CE. The Board has recognized that pharmacists are first responders in a crisis event, and that they tend to be placed in decision-making positions during these events.

Receive FREE CE credit for these three programs, each approved for three hours:

Following successful completion of these courses and a 75 percent or greater score on the posttest, a certificate will be generated online from FEMA. Mail a copy of this certificate and a completed copy of this form to MPA, Attn: Greg Pratt, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933. After review, a completed coopy of the form will be returned to you in approximately four to six weeks. Pharmacists must retain a copy of the completed form that is returned to them as proof of completion because credits will not be reported to CPE Monitor. Take advantage of this offer for up to nine hours of free CE by Oct. 9, 2014.

Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy technicians will not be left out when a pharmacy or health-system is faced with responding to and managing a major crisis event. They are the day-to-day support for pharmacists, and would certainly play a pivotal role in the response to a crisis event. In recognition of this, MPA is providing three continuing education credits for completion of the following FEMA online program:

Following successful completion of this course and a 75 percent or greater score on the posttest, a certificate will be generated online from FEMA. Mail a copy of this certificate and a completed copy of this form to MPA, Attn: Greg Pratt, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933. After review, a completed coopy of the form will be returned to you in approximately four to six weeks. Pharmacy technicians must retain a copy of the completed form that is returned to them as proof of completion because credits will not be reported to CPE Monitor. Take advantage of this offer for three hours of free CE by Oct. 9, 2014.

 

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