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.
Prescription drug abuse has become a serious national problem over the last few years. This 2 hour course will help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians identify prescription drug abuse issues and patients with red flags of possible abuse, misuse. The course will also explain the role of CURES in preventing abuse/misuse, current pharmacy laws regarding use of CURES and potential upgrades of CURES.
Sterile Compounding New Laws and Regulations - Save the Date
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.
Contemporary Compounding Intensive CE - Updated Course in Spring 2015 (dates coming soon)
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.
Cancellations made 10 days in advance of the class date are fully refundable. If cancelled less than 10 days, there is no refund, however, you may reschedule for a future date.
Please contact Renee Cook directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org / 909.706.3826