The Office of Continuing Education of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is dedicated to preparing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to serve and lead through life-long learning by providing quality continuing professional education designed to enhance professional competence, critical thinking, active learning, and skills development. Our primary target audiences are our alumni, preceptors and those pharmacists and technicians within our professional community.
As pharmacists expand their scope of practice under new legislation (AB493), physical assessment is a key skill necessary for advanced practice. This 32.25 hour course will prepare the pharmacist to obtain a history and perform a basic physical examination that will enable them to assess and monitor drug therapy. The course will employ written materials, videos, lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice and feedback. For detailed course information click here.
This 6 hour course will address the major changes occurring at the state and national level to ensure greater patient safety through new laws and regulations. Pharmacists and Pharmacist Technicians will have to learn to comply with stringent new standards of practice regulating sterile compounding in the hospital and community settings. For the first time, hospital pharmacies will have to be licensed as a “sterile compounding pharmacy” by the California State Board of Pharmacy. For detailed course information click here.
Compounded medications often play an extremely important role in the quality of patient care and prescribers have become increasingly aware of the benefits that customized medications offer. The pharmacist and pharmacy technician must have a strong foundation on how to prepare these products. Technology has provided the equipment and techniques necessary to compound effectively and accurately. To prepare participants to meet the needs of patients, we have designed a program that will provide the pharmacist and technician the knowledge and skills to prepare the highest quality of compounded medications and services. For detailed course information click here.
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