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Continuing Education

The College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education is dedicated to preparing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to serve and lead through lifelong 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.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Renee Cook at: rcook@westernu.edu or 909-706-3826.

  • APhA’s Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care – May 22, 2024

    A healthcare professional prepares to check a patient's blood sugar level, alongside an advertisement for a pharmacist diabetes care certificate program. May 22, 2024
    5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    0.8 CEU’s or 8 Contact Hours
    Zoom Online Presentation

    APhA’s “The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care” Certificate Training Program was the recipient of the 2015 Award, Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions’, for outstanding Live CE Activity. This award recognizes an organization for innovation and excellence in the design, educational format, and instructional delivery of a live CE activity or educational initiative.

    The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) developed The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program, is an educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. The program provides comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care and incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

    PHARMACISTS: $450.00

    Fee for WesternU Faculty, Preceptors and Alumni: $425.00 (Contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu for a discount code). Cancellations made 10 days in advance of class date are fully refundable less a $125 administrative fee. If canceled in less than 10 days, there is no refund, however, you may reschedule for the same WesternU COP/APhA course within 24 months from the date of the original course, if available.

    COURSE GOALS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    The goal of The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care is to teach the pharmacist how to integrate diabetes education and management into practice. This overriding goal incorporates the goal of pharmaceutical care, which is to ensure that patients make the best use of their medications and achieve the desired therapeutic outcomes.
    Specific program goals are to:

    • Provide comprehensive instruction on current standards of care for patients with diabetes.
    • Increase pharmacists’ ability to apply pharmacotherapeutic information and serve as the drug therapy expert on the diabetes health care team.
    • Refresh pharmacists’ knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and the acute and long-term complications of the disease.
    • Familiarize pharmacists with important concepts in nutrition, exercise, and weight control that contribute to optimal diabetes care.
    • Provide training on the use of diabetes-related devices and physical assessments involved with optimal diabetes care.
    • Describe business opportunities and roles for pharmacists in improving health outcomes for patients with diabetes.

    This ACPE activity does not provide a certification in this topic but rather advanced professional training which upon successful completion the learner will be able to download a certificate of achievement.

    HOW TO REGISTER
    To register and receive CE credit for this course you must visit WesternU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education. If you have any problems with this process, please contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu.

    Register Now

    • Log in or create an account.
    • Create a profile (if not already done).
    • Click on the submit link at the bottom of profile page.
    • Click on “Click Here to Register for Upcoming Courses”.
    • Click on the course “APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program” to register.
    • Click on Continue Registration at the bottom of the page (if you have a discount code, enter it into the box below the cost of the course).

    Once you are in WesternU system, you will only need to log in and sign up for future courses.

    • Watch for an email confirmation with instructions on how to access the home-study materials once you pay the fees.
    • Access your home study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the online live training program.
    • Attend the online training program & receive instructions on accessing the final exam.
    • Complete/pass the final exam within one week of the live training program to receive your certificate.

    SELF-STUDY LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Module 1. Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of Diabetes
    At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Explain important concepts in glucose homeostasis.
    • Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
    • List diagnostic criteria and the treatment goals for patients with diabetes.
    • Describe the implications of cardiorenal metabolic syndrome and obesity in patients with diabetes.

    Module 2. Monitoring Glucose Levels
    At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Describe outcomes-based evidence related to glycemic control in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
    • Explain strategies for managing hypoglycemia.

    Module 3. Goals of Care and Approaches to Nonpharmacologic Management
    At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss basic concepts of carbohydrate counting and meal planning for patients with diabetes.
    • Identify best practices for lifestyle management in patients with diabetes.

    Module 4. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes
    At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Describe antidiabetic agents according to their primary mechanism of action, efficacy for various outcomes, principal adverse effects, and appropriate clinical use.
    • Explain currently recommended pharmacologic approaches for managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Identify medications that impact cardiorenal outcomes.

    Module 5. Managing Comorbidities
    At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Identify screening and treatment recommendations for comorbidities commonly associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including autoimmune diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, nephropathy, retinopathy, and gastroparesis.

    Module 6. The Pharmacist’s Role in Diabetes Self- Management Education and Support
    At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Explain how pharmacists can obtain recognized diabetes care credentials.
    • Describe the value of obtaining advanced diabetes care credentials.

    SEMINAR LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Apply key concepts of diabetes care, including selection of appropriate treatment approaches, to patient cases.
    • Demonstrate effective communication strategies for educating patients with diabetes to manage their condition.
    • Demonstrate how to perform a fingerstick for assessing blood glucose levels and inject medications with syringes or pens.
    • Discuss the clinical value of CGM for patients living with diabetes.
    • Evaluate data from various blood glucose logs, including those generated by continuous glucose monitoring.

    CE Accreditation
    Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
    Activity Type: Application and Practice-based
    Learning Level: Level 3

    The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program is approved for a total of 8 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (0.8 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

    • Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 4 contact hours of CPE credit (0.4 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-23-436-H01-P
    • Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully demonstrate competency in the utilization and/or evaluation of these devices, and completing the online assessment and evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 4 contact hours of CPE credit (0.4 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-23-437-L01-P / 0202-9999-23-437-L01-P

    To obtain 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEUs) for APhA’s The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page on www.pharmacist.com.

    APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

    Release Date: December 20, 2023

    Expiration Date: December 20, 2026

    PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.

  • Basic Principles of Sterile Compounding – June 29, 2024

    Iv bag labeled "0.9% sodium chloride injection usp" next to an advertisement for a sterile compounding course at western university college of pharmacy, dated june 29, 2024. June 29, 2024
    8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)

    0.6 CEU’s or 6 Contact Hours

    Western University of Health Sciences
    Health Professions Center
    550 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA, 91766

    For pharmacists and pharmacy technicians engaged in preparing compounded sterile preparations (CSP). This course puts forward up-to date knowledge, key skills and hands-on training on aseptic techniques, all in a one day workshop. The contents focus on the standards and best practices before a CSP reaches a patient. The material is thorough and balanced to ensure an easy-flow of information. At the end of the course, you are expected to be well-versed and equipped with skills to further your career or reinforce your knowledge base.

    Cost: $399

    This course includes both lectures and hands-on training. Cancellations made 10 days in advance of class date are fully refundable less a $25 administrative fee. If canceled in less than 10 days, there is no refund, however, you may reschedule for a future class.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Describe the history behind the development of sterile compounding standards and regulations in the United States.
    • Explain the role of the compounder in assuring the safety of compounded sterile preparations.
    • Describe sterile compounding facility requirements and engineering controls.
    • Apply USP risk categories to assigning a proper beyond-use date for compounded sterile preparations.
    • Demonstrate garbing sequence for non-hazardous and hazardous compounding.
    • Explain how environmental conditions are measured and maintained.
    • Illustrate how to properly perform moving products, mixing, hand hygiene, fingertips sampling and growth media.
    • Compare and contrast the vascular access options available for administering parenteral nutrition.
    • Design a parenteral nutrition formulation based on estimated requirements.

    CONTENT COVERED:

    • USP 797 updates 2023
    • Use, calibration, cleaning, and maintenance of all related compounding equipment
    • Introduction into sterile compounding
    • Handling Hazardous Drugs
    • Common pharmaceutical calculations
    • Documentation of compounding process
    • Common compounded preparations
    • Comparison of common intravenous catheters
    • Compounding facilities and engineering controls
    • Enteral (EN) vs. Parenteral (PN) feeding
    • Compounding material
    • Types of enteral products
    • Beyond Use Date (BUD)
    • Nutritional requirements in adults
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Considerations for product selection
    • Quality Assurance QA, and Quality Control QC
    • Parenteral nutrition 2-in-1 vs. 3-in-1
    • Infection control
    • Medication co-administration with EN/PN
    • Hand hygiene and garbing
    • Lab work and formula adjustments
    • Proper clean room behavior and material movement
    • Common feeding errors
    • Aseptic manipulations (Media fill & Fingertips sampling)
    • Special populations on TPN
    • Principles of HEPA-filtered unidirectional airflow
    • PNLAD and cTPN
    • Measuring and mixing


    HOW TO REGISTER

    To register and receive CE credit for this course you must visit WesternU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education. If you have any problems with this process, please contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu.

    Register Now

    • Log in or create an account.
    • Create a profile (if not already done).
    • Click on the submit link at the bottom of profile page.
    • Click on “Click Here to Register for Upcoming Courses”.
    • Click on the course “APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program” to register.
    • Click on Continue Registration at the bottom of the page (if you have a discount code, enter it into the box below the cost of the course).

    Once you are in WesternU system, you will only need to log in and sign up for future courses.

    • Watch for an email confirmation with instructions on how to access the home-study materials once you pay the fees.
    • Access your home study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the online live training program.
    • Attend the online training program & receive instructions on accessing the final exam.
    • Complete/pass the final exam within one week of the live training program to receive your certificate.

    Target Audience: Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians

    Activity Type: Application Based

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    UAN # 0059-0000-22-007-L07-P

    0059-0000-22-007-L07-T

    0.6 CEU’s or 6 Contact Hours

    To earn CE credit, attendees will be required to actively participate in the entire session, and successfully pass a post test and achieve 70% or higher score and evaluate the program. Partial credit will not be given.

  • Physical Assessment – A Certificate Training Workshop for Pharmacy Practitioners – July 26-28, 2024

    Medical tools including a stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, and otoscope on a table next to a workshop flyer for western university college of pharmacy.

    July 26-28, 2024
    Friday and Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Sunday – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    2.1 CEU’s or 21 Contact Hours

    WesternU, Health Professions Center
    1st floor, Classroom 1
    550 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766

    As pharmacists expand their scope of practice under new legislation (SB493), physical assessment is a key skill necessary for advanced practice. This 21 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, lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice and feedback.

    “The program was top notch and focused on improving our clinical pharmacists capabilities during face to face clinic visits. This training has transformed our pharmacist patient encounters and now we are referring these patients back to our PCP’s with issues identified during these assessments. The possibilities now remain endless for our
    pharmacists – as we create our own future instead of waiting for it to arrive.”

    Brian Hodgkins, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHPEVP
    Clinical Operations & HPN ACO
    Desert Oasis Healthcare

    PHARMACISTS: $1,200
    Deadline to register – July 15, 2024, or upon full class whichever comes first.

    Early registration: $1,000

    Register by July 1, 2024 to save $200 Use code 82699 when registering. Cancellations made 10 days in advance of class date are fully refundable less a $25 administrative fee. If canceled in less than 10 days, there is no refund, however, you may reschedule for a future class.

    OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACISTS
    At the conclusion of the course the pharmacist attendee will be able to:

    • Explain the components of effective communication to obtain a comprehensive health history.
    • Perform a basic physical assessment of the following organ systems using the appropriate assessment tools: Vitals, Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat (HEENT), Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Dermatological, Musculoskeletal and Central Nervous System.
    • Review medical records and document findings accordingly.

    COURSE GOALS
    As pharmacists expand their scope of practice under new legislation (SB493), physical assessment is a key skill necessary for advanced practice. This 21 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, lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice and feedback.

    HOW TO REGISTER
    To register and receive CE credit for this course you must visit WesternU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education. If you have any problems with this process, please contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu. Deadline to register July 15, 2024, or upon full class whichever comes first. *Early registration discount $1,000 register by July 1, 2024. Use code 82699 when registering.

    Register Now

    • Log in or create an account.
    • Create a profile (if not already done).
    • Click on the submit link at the bottom of profile page.
    • Click on “Click Here to Register for Upcoming Courses”.
    • Click on the course “APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program” to register.
    • Click on Continue Registration at the bottom of the page (if you have a discount code, enter it into the box below the cost of the course).

    Once you are in WesternU system, you will only need to log in and sign up for future courses.

    • Watch for an email confirmation with instructions on how to access the home-study materials once you pay the fees.
    • Access your home study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the online live training program.
    • Attend the online training program & receive instructions on accessing the final exam.
    • Complete/pass the final exam within one week of the live training program to receive your certificate.

    Target Audience: Pharmacists
    Activity Type: Certificate Program

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    (UAN) # 0059-0000-22-005-L04-P
    21 Contact Hours

    There will be a pre and post examination for this course. Additionally, the participants must obtain successful performance on the physical assessment practicum along with the completion of the physical exam skills sheet checklist. Participants will be responsible to obtain the faculty initials on the skills checklist for completion and credit.
    Participants must achieve 70% or higher in both an online post test and physical assessment practicum for successful completion of the physical assessment course, or will be held over to remediate that day. After completion of all the requirements CPE credit will be electronically uploaded to participants CPE monitor account after they successfully
    complete their exams and evaluation online.

  • APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Administration By Pharmacy Technicians – August 24, 2024

    A black man receives a vaccination from a healthcare worker against a yellow background, with text promoting a pharmacy immunization administration event. August 24, 2024
    8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    0.6 CEU’s or 6 Contact Hours
    Zoom Online Presentation and

    Western University of Health Sciences
    Health Professions Center
    550 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA, 91766

    Originally developed by Washington State University (WSU) and recently revised through a partnership between WSU and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the APhA/WSU Pharmacy-Based Immunization Administration by Pharmacy Technicians training program explores the expanding role of the pharmacy technician by providing additional skills training to administer immunizations. This two-part program emphasizes a health care team collaboration between pharmacists and technicians which seeks to improve population health by increasing immunization rates in states that allow technicians to immunize.

    Composed of an online self-study component combined with a live seminar that teaches hands-on immunization techniques, this program will provide a total of six hours of continuing education for technicians and pharmacists.

    Pharmacy Technicians: $225.00

    Cancellations made 10 days in advance of class date are fully refundable less a $125 administrative fee. If canceled in less than 10 days, there is no refund, however, you may reschedule for the same WesternU COP/APhA.

    COURSE GOALS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    Self-Study Learning Objectives:

    • Describe proper technique when drawing up and administering immunizations.
    • Recognize commonly used vaccines and their corresponding routes of administration.
    • Distinguish proper needle length selection based on vaccine and patient age and size.
    • Identify proper documentation procedures.
    • Recall vaccine storage requirements.
    • Describe safety measures to avoid accidental needle stick injuries.
    • Recognize appropriate actions to take in emergency situations.

    Live Seminar Learning Objectives:

    • Demonstrate a successful technique when administering an intramuscular and subcutaneous injection.
    • Demonstrate appropriate distraction techniques during immunization administration.
    • Demonstrate the use of universal precautions as they pertain to blood borne pathogens.
    • Explain the procedures for managing a vaccine reaction emergency.

    This ACPE activity does not provide a certification in this topic but rather advanced professional training which upon successful completion the learner will be able to download a certificate of achievement.

    HOW TO REGISTER
    To register and receive CE credit for this course you must visit WesternU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education. If you have any problems with this process, please contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu.

    Register Now

    • Log in or create an account.
    • Create a profile (if not already done).
    • Click on the submit link at the bottom of profile page.
    • Click on “Click Here to Register for Upcoming Courses”.
    • Click on the course “APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program” to register.
    • Click on Continue Registration at the bottom of the page (if you have a discount code, enter it into the box below the cost of the course).

    Once you are in WesternU system, you will only need to log in and sign up for future courses.

    • Watch for an email confirmation with instructions on how to access the home-study materials once you pay the fees.
    • Access your home study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the online live training program.
    • Attend the online training program & receive instructions on accessing the final exam.
    • Complete/pass the final exam within one week of the live training program to receive your certificate.

    CE Accreditation
    Target Audience: Technicians in all practice settings and pharmacists
    Activity Type: Application based

    The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Pharmacy-Based Immunization Administration by Pharmacy Technicians training program is approved for a total of 6.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (0.6 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

    Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 2 contact hours of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-23-152-H06-T

    Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully completing the injection technique assessment, and completing the online assessment and evaluation.

    Successful completion of this component will result in 4 contact hours of CPE credit (0.4 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-23-153-L06-T/0202-9999-23-153-L06-T

    To obtain 6.0 contact hours of CPE credit 0.6 CEUs) for the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Administration by Pharmacy Technicians training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.

    APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

    Release Date: February 6, 2023

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2026

    PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.

  • APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services – September 10 and 12, 2024

    A pharmacist consulting with an elderly woman in a pharmacy alongside an advertisement for a medication therapy management services program. September 10 & 12, 2024
    5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    2.1 CEU’s or 21 Contact Hours
    Zoom Online Presentation

    APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services presents a systematic approach for developing, implementing, delivering, and sustaining MTM services. It includes an overview of the marketplace for delivering MTM services, guidance for implementing MTM services in pharmacy practice, a review of the essential skills and knowledge needed for performing MTM successfully, and an organized process for identifying medication-related problems. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists to improve medication use through the delivery of MTM services in a variety of practice settings.

    *Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community was originally created in 2007 by the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Copyright © 2018 by the American Pharmacists Association

    PHARMACISTS: $349.00

    Fee for WesternU Students: $200.00 (Contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu for a discount code.)

    Fee for WesternU Faculty, Preceptors and Alumni: $325.00 (Contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu for a discount code.)

    Cancellations made 10 days in advance of class date are fully refundable less a $125 administrative fee. If canceled in less than 10 days, there is no refund, however, you may reschedule for the same WesternU COP/APhA course within 24 months from the date of the original course, if available.

    COURSE GOALS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    The goals of this program are to educate pharmacists about:

    • Advance public health and patient care through improved medication use.
    • Provide training to enhance pharmacists’ ability to effectively provide MTM services.
    • Motivate increased numbers of pharmacists to establish MTM services.
    • Communicate benchmark practices for providing MTM services.

    At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

    • Conduct a thorough medication therapy review (MTR).
    • When interviewing a patient, employ effective communication skills to overcome communication barriers.
    • Complete a personal medication record (PMR).
    • Develop a medication-related action plan (MAP).
    • Document medication therapy management (MTM) services in a manner that allows for evaluating patient progress, billing, and tracking clinical and financial outcomes.
    • Create a plan for patient follow-up.
    • Perform the following tasks, given a patient case that includes one or more medications:
      • Assess patient-specific data and issues, and interpret these findings to identify medication related problems.
      • Develop a patient problem list and a list of the patient’s medication-related problems.
      • Establish goals of therapy for each medical condition and medication-related problem identified.
      • Make recommendations for resolving situations in which a patient’s medications are potentially inappropriate.
    • Discuss the elements of an effective medication therapy recommendation to another health care practitioner.
    • Describe the medication use concerns and adverse drug events that are more common in elderly patients.
    • Account for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly person’s medication regimen.
    • List important considerations when determining the operations of an MTM service.
    • Identify potential payers for MTM services.
    • Explain how to bill for MTM services using CPT codes.
    • Describe strategies for marketing MTM services.
    • Describe emerging opportunities for delivering MTM services.

    At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    • Conduct a thorough medication history.
    • Complete a personal medication record (PMR).
    • Develop a medication-related action plan (MAP).
    • Assess a patient’s health conditions and medication use to generate a list of medication related problems.
    • Prioritize a list of medication-related problems and provide recommendations to address those problems.
    • Appropriately document medication therapy management services provided to a patient.

    For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website: http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacybased-immunization-delivery.

    HOW TO REGISTER
    To register and receive CE credit for this course you must visit WesternU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education. If you have any problems with this process, please contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu.

    Register Now

    • Log in or create an account.
    • Create a profile (if not already done).
    • Click on the submit link at the bottom of profile page.
    • Click on “Click Here to Register for Upcoming Courses”.
    • Click on the course “APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program” to register.
    • Click on Continue Registration at the bottom of the page (if you have a discount code, enter it into the box below the cost of the course).

    Once you are in WesternU system, you will only need to log in and sign up for future courses.

    • Watch for an email confirmation with instructions on how to access the home-study materials once you pay the fees.
    • Access your home study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the online live training program.
    • Attend the online training program & receive instructions on accessing the final exam.
    • Complete/pass the final exam within one week of the live training program to receive your certificate.

    Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

    Activity Type: Certificate Program

    The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The APhA delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program is approved for a total of 21.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

    • Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 10 contact hours of CPE credit (1.0 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-18-164-H04-P / 0202-9999-18-164-H04-P
    • Successful completion of the online live seminar component involves attending the full seminar and completing the online evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU).
    • ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-18-165-L04-P / 0202-9999-18-165-L04-P
    • Successful completion of the post seminar case exercise component involves completing 3 post cases and submitting an online attestation statement of completion.
    • Successful completion of this component will result in 3 contact hours of CPE credit (0.3 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-18-166-H04-P / 0202-9999-18-166-H04-P

    To obtain 21.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.1 CEUs) for APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.

    APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

    Release Date: July 1, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

    PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended or before the expiration date, whichever is sooner.

  • Becoming Inclusive in a Diverse Community Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community in our Pharmacies – 2024 Date Coming Soon

    A pharmacy interior with a pharmacist and elderly customer interacting over the counter, and an advertisement for a pharmacy school diversity webinar. 2024 Date Coming Soon

    0.1 CEU’s or 1 Contact Hours
    Zoom Online Presentation

    As of January 1, 2024, pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, and advanced practice pharmacists renewing their licenses are obligated to fulfill a minimum of one hour of continuing education (CE) on cultural competency.

    Pharmacists: $40

    Cancellations made 10 days in advance of class date are fully refundable less a $20 administrative fee. If canceled in less than 10 days, there is no refund, however, you may reschedule for the same WesternU COP course within 24 months from the date of the original course, if available.

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    1. Define intersectionality as it impacts sexual identity and health outcomes.
    2. List key health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ and BIPoC communities.
    3. Describe how one can be inclusive to individuals to members of the LGBTQ+ and BIPoC communities.
    4. Recognize how intersectionality impacts members of LGBTQ+ and BIPoC communities.
    5. Describe how a pharmacy practice setting can help members of LGBTQ+ and BIPoC communities know they belong there.

    HOW TO REGISTER
    To register and receive CE credit for this course you must visit WesternU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education. If you have any problems with this process, please contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu.

    • Log in or create an account.
    • Create a profile (if not already done).
    • Click on the submit link at the bottom of profile page.
    • Click on “Click Here to Register for Upcoming Courses”.
    • Click on the course “APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program” to register.
    • Click on Continue Registration at the bottom of the page (if you have a discount code, enter it into the box below the cost of the course).

    Once you are in WesternU system, you will only need to log in and sign up for future courses.

    • Watch for an email confirmation with instructions on how to access the home-study materials once you pay the fees.
    • Access your home study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the online live training program.
    • Attend the online training program & receive instructions on accessing the final exam.
    • Complete/pass the final exam within one week of the live training program to receive your certificate.

    Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, passing the post test with a grade of 70% or higher, and completing the online evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in for 1hour of continuing pharmacy education credit.

    Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information
    Release Date: April 25, 2024
    Expiration Date: April 25, 2027
    Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
    Target Audience: Practicing Pharmacists

    CE Accreditation Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This is a Knowledge Based activity. (UAN) #059-0000-24-015-L04-P

     

  • Contemporary Compounding Intensive CE – 2024 Date Coming Soon

    2024 Date Coming Soon
    1.8 CEU’s or 18 Contact Hours

    Western University of Health Sciences
    Health Professions Center
    550 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA, 91766

    Non-sterile 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. As part of the course, attendees will receive a template of a policy and procedure manual.

  • Compounding Sterile Products – 2024 Date Coming Soon

    Compounding Sterile Products - a certificate training workshop on May 31 to June 2, 2019

    2024 Date Coming Soon
    2.0 CEU’s or 20 Contact Hours

    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.

  • APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services (2nd Edition) – 2025 date Coming Soon

    2025 Date Coming Soon

    Online Zoom Presentation

    1.0 CEU’s or 10 Contact Hours

    The American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services (2nd Edition) is an innovative and interactive advanced competency training (ACT) program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing travel health services to patients. This application-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills necessary to successfully provide travel health services.

    Program pre-requisite: Pharmacists must have completed the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and received a Certificate of Achievement or have previously completed an immunization training program and are authorized to provide immunizations in the state in which they practice.

    COURSE GOALS
    The goals of this program are to:

    • Provide pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and deliver a successful travel health service.
    • Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations in need of preventative and travel care.
    • Enhance pharmacists’ ability to effectively counsel patients on travel health.
    • Motivate increased numbers of pharmacists to establish travel health services.

    There are two components to the APhA Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services advanced competency training (ACT) program:

    • 6.0 hour (0.60 CEU) web based self-study modules with case studies and assessment exam.
    • 4.0 hour (0.40 CEU) live seminar with assessment exam.

    KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THE LIVE SEMINAR
    After completing the live seminar, pharmacists will be able to:

    • Distinguish the information necessary to obtain from patients to conduct a quality travel health risk assessment.
    • Explain elements of a 20-minute pre-travel consultation in the community pharmacy setting.
    • Demonstrate appropriate health risk communication and management for international travelers.
    • Select appropriate vaccinations to prevent diseases associated with travel to certain geographic regions.
    • Justify the use and timing of vaccinations to prevent diseases associated with travel to certain geographic regions.

    For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website.

    HOW TO REGISTER
    To register and receive CE credit for this course you must visit WesternU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education. If you have any problems with this process, please contact Renee Cook at rcook@westernu.edu.

    • Log in or create an account.
    • Create a profile (if not already done).
    • Click on the submit link at the bottom of profile page.
    • Click on “Click Here to Register for Upcoming Courses”.
    • Click on the course “APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program” to register.
    • Click on Continue Registration at the bottom of the page (if you have a discount code, enter it into the box below the cost of the course).

    Once you are in WesternU system, you will only need to log in and sign up for future courses.

    • Watch for an email confirmation with instructions on how to access the home-study materials once you pay the fees.
    • Access your home study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the online live training program.
    • Attend the online training program & receive instructions on accessing the final exam.
    • Complete/pass the final exam within one week of the live training program to receive your certificate.

    Target Audience: Pharmacists who have completed the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and received a Certificate of Achievement or have previously completed an immunization training program and are authorized to provide immunizations in the state in which they practice.

    Activity Type: Application-based

    Learning Level: 3 – Substantial knowledge of and experience in the subject area of immunization is required, no prior knowledge in travel health is required.

    The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services program is approved for a total of 10.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (1.0 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

    Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 6 hours (0.6 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-24-174-H06-P

    Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, passing the final assessment with a grade of 70% or higher, and completing the online evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in for 4 hours (0.4 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-24-175-L06-P / 0202-9999-24-175-L06-P

    To obtain 10 contact hours of CPE credit (1.0 CEUs) for APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services advanced competency program, the learner must successfully complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Learners will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Completion will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the learner’s My Training page on www.pharmacist.com.

    APhA’s continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

    Release Date: February 16, 2024

    Expiration Date: February 16, 2027

    PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.