Continuing Education

A Practical Pharmacy Guide to the Controlled Substance Act – 1 CE – Live Webinar on October 4, 2023 8PM ET

The Controlled Substance Act was passed in 1970 and regulates the supply chain of certain medications, chemicals, and substances designated as having the potential for abuse. Pharmacies are one step in that supply chain, and community pharmacies are the last step before those medications reach the patient. It is critical that pharmacists and technicians understand the requirements of the Controlled Substance Act, both to protect the public’s health and to maintain compliance.

This course will review the major requirements of the Controlled Substance Act, as they apply to community pharmacies, and will highlight practical points that staff can implement into their everyday practice.

Protecting Patient Privacy in the Healthcare Setting - 1 CE

Pharmacy staff, regardless of practice setting, must access patient health information on a daily basis in order to perform their jobs. It is critical that they act in accordance with the law when interacting with and sharing patient-protected health information, or they could face action from their employer or their law, and their employer could face fines and lose the trust of the public. In order to prevent a breach in privacy, the pharmacy staff must understand privacy laws.

Mandatory Reporting in the Healthcare Setting

Mandatory reporting by healthcare professionals is often required by law. This course will assist you in recognizing suspected signs of abuse that require reporting, as well as developing a mandatory reporting system in your pharmacy practice.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:
1. Define mandatory reporting and reporting requirements
2. Describe mandatory reporting requirements within healthcare
3. Recognize the definitions and signs of occurrences or suspected occurrences that mandate reporting
4. Develop a mandatory reporting system in pharmacy practice

Hazardous Drug Handling and Disposal in the Community Pharmacy Setting

In spite of longstanding guidelines in the handling of hazardous drugs (HD), healthcare worker exposure to HD persists. This course is designed to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work in the community pharmacy setting on proper hazardous drug (HD) handling and disposal. Join us to review relevant legislation and describe how to develop site specifc HD lists as well as effective policies and procedures. Key considerations in the safe receiving, storage, dispensing and disposal of HD, as well as appropriate response to exposure incidents will also be discussed.

Homestudy OnDemand CE: Demystifying the Pharmacy Insurance Claim

Community pharmacists and technicians bill insurance claims every day, but especially in chain pharmacies reimbursement issues are not pursued at an individual store level. Because of this, there is little opportunity for many pharmacists to understand everything involved in the reimbursement of a claim. A thorough understanding of it, however, will help both resolve insurance claims as well as find opportunities to improve profitability.