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Entries for May 2016

Continuing Education Home Study Package

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.

Posted in: Continuing Education
National Community Pharmacists Association Survey

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is curious to see how your pharmacy compares to others! Participation in this survey is extremely important for NCPA to ensure it is best representing the interests of community pharmacists. By participating in this survey, you will receive a free benchmarking report via email after successful completion of the survey. NCPA is gathering this data for its 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health. Responses are to be sent no later than June 17, 2016. Find the survey here! If you have any questions or concerns, call 703-600-1169 or email leon.michos@ncpanet.org.

Posted in: Professional Practice
Don’t Forget to Order PSI Controlled Substance Inventory List to Comply with Annual Requirement

Michigan law requires an annual inventory of controlled substances to be completed no more than 30 days prior to May 1 and no later than 60 days after May 1. Your copy must be submitted to the state between April 1 and June 30.

Complete this important task by using the Controlled Substance Inventory List available from Pharmacy Services Inc. (PSI). Contact PSI at (517) 484-1467, e-mail Products@PSI.solutions or click here to print the order form and fax back to (517) 484-1605.

Posted in: Professional Practice
Enjoy a Day on the Golf Course and Support the Foundation!

Join us Wednesday, June 22 for the 2016 Michigan Pharmacy Foundation Golf Classic, being held at Michigan State University’s picturesque Forest Akers West golf course in Lansing. In addition to an 18-hole, 4-person scramble, attendees will enjoy continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, access to the putting green and practice range, various contests and an awards ceremony.

Men’s, women’s and mixed team flights are permitted. Individuals may make up their own teams, and each team must submit a completed registration form listing all members. If you sign up as an individual, you will be placed on a team and assigned teammates.

Discounted registration rates are still available through June 10! Fees are $160 per individual registration and $600 per foursome registration. Payments must be received by June 10 in order for early registration discounts to apply. Beginning June 11 through onsite registration, the cost is $175 per individual registration and $700 per foursome registration. Registration includes greens fees and cart, practice range use, continental breakfast, lunch at the turn and awards ceremony. Click here to register your team today or contact Event Manager, Cynthia Rowe, at Cynthia@MichiganPharmacyFoundation.org or (517) 377-0222.

Posted in: Member News
MPA Summer Hours

We would like to reminder our members that Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) will begin observing summer hours this week, May 23, 2016 through Labor Day. Find us in the office Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to Noon on Fridays. Of course, for information available 24 hours a day, visit our website at www.MichiganPharmacists.org.

Posted in: Member News
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