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MPA is offering a special package for pharmacists to earn 4.5 hours of continuing education home study credit. From now until June 15, MPA bundled four home study articles for a packaged deal of $20! Topics include Prescription Drug Abuse and Prevention, Pharmacy-based Rapid Diagnostic Testing: Improving Patient Care and Outcomes, Speaking to Patients about Medication Adherence, and The Future Impact of USP 800 in the Health Care Setting.

Simply complete the application here and mail, fax or email it to MPA along with payment. After payment and application are received, MPA will e-mail all four articles to you along with links to complete an evaluation and post-test for each article. Completion of evaluations and post-tests with a score of 70 percent or greater is necessary to receive continuing education credit.

If you are renewing your license this year and short a few credits, this is a great deal, but act quickly because this offer expires June 15, 2016.

Prescription Drug Abuse and Prevention

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to define physical and psychological dependence, explain the methods by which pharmacy professionals can impact rates of drug abuse and diversion, and explain the role of corresponding responsibility in pharmacy practice.


Faculty

Katie Wenstrom, Pharm.D., staff/clinical pharmacist, Meijer, and residency coordinator, Meijer/Pfizer/Ferris State University (FSU), and Brooke McComb, Pharm.D., pharmacist, Meijer


ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-004-H04-P; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 7/5/15; Expiration Date: 7/5/18

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; and recognize proper procedures for implementation of RDT.

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

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-14-002-H01-P; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 1/5/14; Expiration Date: 1/5/17

Speaking to Patients about Medication Adherence

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to define medication adherence and adherence rates, explain how community pharmacies measure medication adherence, identify barriers to non-adherence for the patient and for pharmacists, and discuss communication strategies that pharmacists can use to increase adherence among the non-adherent patient population.


Faculty

Kathryn Dudzinski, Pharm.D., Postgraduate Year 1 pharmacy resident, Meijer/Pfizer/Ferris State University College of Pharmacy


ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-240-L04-P; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 10/26/15; Expiration Date: 10/26/18


The Future Impact of USP 800 in the Health Care Setting

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to state the definition of a hazardous drug; identify drugs which are hazardous in nature; identify potential health risks associated with exposure to hazardous drugs; recognize differences between required engineering controls for nonsterile and sterile hazardous drug compounding and explain how to create a medical surveillance program within a health system.

Faculty
Ashley Tocco, Pharm.D., BCPS, lead IV room pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-001-H05-P; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 1/5/15; Expiration Date: 1/5/18

If you have any questions, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education, Mary Farrington, at Mary@MichiganPharmacists.org or at (517) 377-0234.

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