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 (SB493), 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.
“As a practicing in-patient hospital pharmacist, the more information I know about the patient, the better. The Physical Assessment Course at WesternU provided me with the necessary tools needed to understand the H&P in-depth and teaches pharmacists how to become knowledgeable of the different Physical Assessment skills utilized in healthcare to ensure correct assessment and monitoring of drug therapy. The Advance Practice Pharmacist will need to know how a Physical Assessment is done, which will help any pharmacist in any field.”
Dennis Andrew Ancheta, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
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.
Health-system pharmacists and technicians need more training in sterile compounding as the California State Board of Pharmacy is now requiring special licenses for sterile compounding pharmacies with stricter requirements for education and training of staff. This course provides sterile compounding lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice as well as the applicable training in the standards, regulations and laws. For detailed course information click here.
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