cannabis-modules

Individual Cannabis Home Study Modules provide you with a deep understanding of the role that medical cannabis may - or may not - have in patient care. Pick topics that cater to your specific health care professional needs.

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Back by Popular Demand! Get the Bottom Line on cardiovascular meds from CU Pharmacy experts -- Drs. Joe Saseen and Robert Page. Each webinar covers a specific cardiovascular update, topic and or drug that will assist in a patient centered care. Take one, two or save some cash and take all six!

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ITS ALL ABOUT LOWERING LDL-C...
Are new LDL-C lowering drugs really needed?
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Considerations for "Laying" the Pillars of Drug Therapy in the HFrEF Patient
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Understanding which omega-3 fatty acids provide long-term benefits in patients with high triglycerides?
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THE CANNABIS CONUNDRUM:
What Pharmacists Need to Know about POT
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How data from cardiovascular outcomes trials with diabetes drugs have changed the treatment landscape.
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The Latest and Greatest Recommendations for the Management of Heart Failure

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Say What You See ID Puzzles

In this CE series you will solve Say-What-You-See puzzles and learn about infectious disease fundamentals and resources. Say-What-You-See Puzzles are also known as pictograms or rebus puzzles. These puzzles combine the use of pictures and letters to represent sounds or words. For example, the word “face” could be represented with F + an ace from a deck of cards.

Each picture is paired with an antibiotic, pathogen, or other infectious diseases (ID) term. The goal is to sort the ID terms in the correct order. When the ID terms are in the correct order, the pictures will create a word or phrase. You will have three attempts to solve each SWYS puzzle. Hints are provided after each incorrect attempt. Following each puzzle, the answer will be explained along with more information about the puzzle topic.

Example puzzle: Rank the following antibiotics in order of activity against E. coli in the US according to the website Resistance Map. Left to right, lowest rate of resistance to highest rate of resistance. When the antibiotics are in the correct order, what phrase do they create?

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After using the Resistance Map you would discover the following information:

  • Fluoroquinolone resistance rate = 31% (data from 2016)
  • Amoxicillin/clavulanate resistance rate = 18% (data from 2012)
  • 3rd generation cephalosporins resistance rate = 15% (data from 2016)

When the antibiotics are in the correct order, what phrase do they create?

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Solution = Stop, Hammer Time.

Puzzle groups –

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The Infectious Disease Home Study Series will include short courses that cover the most common antibacterial agents and bacterial infections seen in clinical practice.

Courses

integrative health and medicine

Should I recommend acupuncture or an alternative therapy to my patients? Do herbal supplements, like CDB oil, have a real benefit? Americans spend upwards of $34 billion on complementary healthcare. As the alternative medicine options continue to grow, so does the confusion. Today’s consumers are looking to their pharmacist, physician, nurse, and even dentist to help them make informed decisions.

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences developed a two-part continuing education program in Integrative Health and Medicine that addresses frequently asked topics. Integrative health and medicine (IHM) combines conventional western medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as herbal medicines, aromatherapy, culinary herbs, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and stress reduction techniques.

Our IHM Continuing Education Modules consist of two separate one-hour, self-paced video modules. You can register for each module separately, or combine both to receive the registration discount.

Course Descriptions

Integrative Medicine; What the Health is it and How Can I Use it?
Integrative Health and Medicine (IHM) has a rich history across the world, and currently holds an essential role in complementing traditional Western Medicine. Healthcare professionals are frequently approached with questions regarding the safety, efficacy, and use of herbal supplements. Unfortunately, well-designed large randomized controlled trials evaluating these products are frequently lacking. There is also a need to understand all of the various modalities within IHM and how these may affect (either complement or adversely impact) a patient’s drug therapy. Given this, there is a need for them to become familiar with the IHM field and appropriately assess the risk: benefit ratio of these modalities to provide recommendations to patients and providers

Herbal & Non-Botanical Dietary Supplements: It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Do you know why herbal medicines and dietary supplements continue to be regulated differently from prescription and over-the-counter drugs? Can you make rational, evidence-based recommendations on supplements and, if so, how can you know which specific products are reputable? In this module, we’ll discuss how dietary supplement regulation still presents a challenge to the practitioner and cover some more recent botanical products in the news, such as butterbur and feverfew, kratom, and cannabidiol (CBD).

motivational-interviewing

Overview: This online series of courses will provide an in-depth understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence based approach to support health behavior change. A health care provider's skill in recognizing patients' readiness, responding effectively to both sides of the patient's ambivalence and supporting motivation for change is essential to improving health outcomes. Attendees will participate in practice exercises and participatory learning experiences, and after courses 1 and 2 will be ready to try MI in patient encounters. Access to an interactive website for follow-up networking and peer support is also included.

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Guidelines and Tools for Improving Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship
With the opioid crisis on the rise, it’s never been more important for health professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest pain management methods. This online, self-paced course is designed for health professionals in Colorado who treat patients dealing with pain, including clinicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists, and pharmacists.​

Participants in this course will gain the skills and knowledge needed to:

  • Follow the latest state, federal, and professional association guidelines to improve patient care.
  • Apply evidence-based, comprehensive pain management practices and address opioid misuse.

Offered by the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, this course is based on leading research and best practices from experts at the forefront of combating the opioid crisis.

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Home Study Overview

The focus of the home study modules is on pattern management for complex diabetes patients. It is designed to prepare pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and practical training to use pattern management and technology to provide patient centered diabetes care. Home study modules provide comprehensive didactic instruction on key concepts for managing complex diabetes patients using current standards of practice and technology.

Self-Study - Complete 12 modules (30 minutes each - total of 6 hours) of asynchronous/self-study materials through the online learning classroom.

Material covers:

  • Module 1 - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) Technology
  • Module 2 - Utilizing SMBG to Maximize Patient Outcomes
  • Module 3 - Overview of Continuous Glucose Monitors for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Module 4 - Interpreting Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data and Reports
  • Module 5 - Optimizing diabetes management using CGM data
  • Module 6 - Reviewing the Past, Present and Future of Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Module 7 - Customizing Insulin Therapy: A Comparison of Insulin Products
  • Module 8 - Intensifying Non-Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: How and Why
  • Module 9 - Optimizing Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes
  • Module 10 - A Look at the Evidence: Optimizing Non-Insulin Therapy for Non-Glucose Outcomes
  • Module 11 - Optimizing Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: How and Why
  • Module 12 - Hypoglycemia
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The Measurement and Assessment of Blood Pressure - Hypertension is a common chronic disease impacting nearly half of the adult US population. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to severe consequences ranging from vision loss, myocardial infarction, to death. A third of patients are not even aware they have elevated blood pressure. Accurate measurement of blood pressure is vital to assisting patients control blood pressure. A single blood pressure measure cannot be used to diagnose, classify or assess effectiveness of treatment.

Pharmacists are in a unique position to help provide greater access to blood pressure monitoring, and support of pharmacies assessing blood pressure is supported by several professional organizations. Training on the accurate measurement of blood pressure is necessary to appropriately treat hypertension and prevent cardiovascular disease and mortality.

Participants in this course will gain the skills and knowledge needed to:

  • Explain the importance of accurately measuring blood pressure.
  • Describe how to prepare a patient for an accurate blood pressure measurement.
  • Demonstrate the accurate measurement of a patient’s blood pressure within the pharmacy setting.
  • Explain the role of the pharmacists in self-monitoring of blood pressure.
  • List blood pressure goals.
  • Describe the side effects of and monitoring required for first-line antihypertensive agents.
  • Recommend appropriate adjustments to antihypertensive medications.
marketing-clinicpharm

Marketing Clinical Pharmacy Services in a Community Pharmacy - Marketing clinical pharmacy services in a community pharmacy is a skill that is often not taught in the typical pharmacy curriculum. This may lead to a lack of confidence in marketing valuable pharmacy services. Literature demonstrates many clinical benefits of clinical pharmacy services; however, there is often low enrollment and retention in these services. Therefore, education surrounding marketing for clinical pharmacy services is important for improving pharmacist confidence in marketing. Participants in this course will gain the skills and knowledge needed to:

  • List passive and active methods of marketing in a community pharmacy.
  • Discuss the barriers to marketing clinical pharmacy services.
  • Design methods for overcoming marketing barriers in a community pharmacy setting.
  • Explain the importance of personal relationships in marketing pharmacy services.
  • Assess ways in which pharmacies can use the systems they already have in place to market clinical services.
  • Discuss how frequently a pharmacy needs to market clinical services.
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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Learn
By the end of this learning activity, attendees will be able to describe the importance of diabetes self-management education and support. Explain the information obtained in a comprehensive diabetes assessment. Interpret information obtained in a comprehensive diabetes assessment to tailor diabetes education for a specific patient. Utilize conversation maps to provide group diabetes education. List methods to involve the entire group in a group session and assist patients in creating SMART Goals.

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Chronic Disease Care within the Community pharmacy: maximizing medication therapy management
Learn about the current reimbursement issues within community pharmacy. Summarize programs aiming to transform community pharmacy and explain the benefits and limits of medication therapy management. In addition, this course will provide an understanding of medication therapy management to improve the management of: diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia. Finally, it will cover the benefit of various tools including the Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process and electronic-care plans for chronic disease management.