Protocol

Length of course:

90 minutes – interactive, online, with assessment questions

Background:

The Colorado legislature approved HB20-1061, which provides pharmacists the authority to prescribe and dispense medications to prevent HIV infection. The two strategies, are referred to as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis). Both have CDC guidelines, specifying which medications should be taken and for what duration. In order for pharmacists to prescribe and dispense these medications under the Statewide Protocol, they must complete the necessary training as outlined by Colorado State Board of Pharmacy rules.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the basis of HIV infection and risk of transmission
  2. Select an antiviral regimen for a patient with a non-occupational exposure to potential HIV infection
  3. Define recommended treatment options for Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV
  4. Discuss how to best counsel a patient for PrEP and PEP therapies
  5. Demonstrate how to apply Colorado-specific rules for pharmacist-prescribed and dispensed PrEP and PEP regimens

Protocol

Educational Training

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched the “Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Colorado Pharmacist" training program, in partnership with the Oregon State University.

This training program allows Colorado pharmacists to meet the requirements necessary to provide contraceptive care to women in our state. The program has received significant support and guidance from several OBGYN members of ACOG, and is specifically designed to give pharmacists the tools needed to be confident and successful in prescribing and monitoring self-administered hormonal contraception.

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Educational Training

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched the “Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Colorado Pharmacist” training program, in partnership with the Oregon State University.

This training program allows Colorado pharmacists to meet the requirements necessary to provide smoking cessation care to eligible adults in our state. This training program will provide the educational resources to safely prescribe smoking cessation therapies. It includes background information (prevalence, burden of tobacco use, addiction and intervention strategies), comprehensive review of medication therapies (pharmacology, clinical approaches to treatment options, and crucial counseling points), practical and business considerations, and finally, Colorado-specific Protocol information to apply to your practice.