Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products

Activity Preview

Many states are allowing pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives to increase and ensure access. This online training program will prepare pharmacists to discuss the hormonal contraceptive options available to prescribe, furnish or dispense, in accordance with state laws. This training meets the requirements for most states that currently allow pharmacist-furnished contraception.

Modules & Learning Objectives

Module 1: Hormonal Contraceptive Products

  •   Describe how hormonal contraceptive products affect phases of the menstrual cycle to inhibit ovulation.
  •   Differentiate among types of hormonal contraceptive products.
  •   List non-contraceptive uses of various forms of hormonal contraceptive products.

Module 2: Assessing Women for Hormonal Contraception

  •   Assess whether a woman is an appropriate candidate for hormonal contraceptives.
  •   Describe features of the currently available forms of hormonal contraception.
  •   Determine if a woman meets the eligibility criteria for specific methods of hormonal contraception. 

Module 3: Communicating About Hormonal Contraceptives

  •   Formulate a plan to educate women on proper use of hormonal contraceptive products.
  •   Formulate a plan to educate women on the risks and benefits of hormonal contraceptive products.
  •   List counseling strategies to reduce risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
  •   List strategies on how to communicate information with other members of a patient’s care team.

Module 4: Pharmacy Practice Operations

  •   Discuss laws and regulations that allow pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives.
  •   Describe a process to furnish patients with hormonal contraceptives in pharmacy practice.
  •   Explain how to write a prescription for contraceptive products.
  •   Document patient care visits related to hormonal contraceptive products.

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products is approved for 4 contact hours (.4 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this advanced training program, participants must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on each module assessment and complete a program evaluation. To obtain credit, the learner must CLAIM credit once each module is completed. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript. Learners will be able to immediately print a Certificate of Completion will be upon successful completion of the program requirements.

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

ACPE UANs

Module 1: Hormonal Contraceptive Products is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-233-H01-P).

Release Date: September 1, 2017

Expiration Date: September 1, 2020

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

Module 2: Assessing Women for Hormonal Contraception is approved for 1 hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-234-H01-P).

Module 3: Communicating About Hormonal Contraceptives is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-235-H04-P).

Module 4: Pharmacy Practice Operations is approved for 1 hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-236-H04-P).

Release Date: September 1, 2017

Expiration Date: September 1, 2020 

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

 

Development

Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

 

Advisory Board

Chair and Primary Author:

Autumn Stewart, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Division of Pharmacy Practice

Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Advisory Board Members and Contributors:

Kathleen Besinque, PharmD, MS Ed, FCSHP, FASHP

Chair, Experiential Education, Experiential and Continuing Education

Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

Loma Linda, CA

 

Brooke L. Griffin, PharmD, BCACP

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Downers Grove, IL

 

Sarah E. Lynch, PharmD 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Binghamton, NY

 

Sarah McBane, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, FCCP, FCPhA

Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmacy Practice

West Coast University

Los Angeles, CA

 

Kathleen M. Vest, PharmD, CDE, BCACP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Downers Grove, IL

 

Additional Contributors

The following APhA staff members contributed to the development of this program:

Helen Sairany, Pharm.D, BCACP, Associate Director, Content Development

Thedra White, Associate Director, Advanced Training

Kelly French, MPH, Director, Advanced Training

 

Disclosures

All individuals involved in the development of this material declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

Support

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Merck & Co.

Technology Requirements

Computer and internet access is required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements for a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-233-H01-P 0.1 CEUs September 01, 2017 - September 01, 2020
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-234-H01-P 0.1 CEUs September 01, 2017 - September 01, 2020
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-235-H04-P 0.1 CEUs September 01, 2017 - September 01, 2020
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-236-H04-P 0.1 CEUs September 01, 2017 - September 01, 2020
HCP_2017 0.001 Hours from September 01, 2017