Keep Up! Keeping Up

General Information

Keep Up! is an on-demand and interactive professional development program created with the busy pharmacist in mind. Keep Up! is ACPE accredited and designed to be completed in 30 minutes, with two to three short mini-lessons on timely topics relevant to pharmacists in all practice settings. The series will consist of six total modules, with a new topic launching every other month.

Activity Preview

Keep Up! Keeping Up explores the tips and tricks for keeping current with the biomedical literature.  Using a case-based approach, participants will learn how to use the PICO acronym (P = Patient Population, I = Intervention, C = Comparator, and O = Outcomes) to identify articles and education materials that are most relevant to their daily work. Participants will learn how participation in a community of practice can increase their awareness of contemporary issues and provide opportunities to share knowledge to address problems pertinent to patient care. The features and capabilities of the most common tools used for culling relevant information from the primary literature – including abstract services and computer/smart phone applications – will be explored.  Finally, participants will learn the basic tenants of applying information from the primary literature to make well informed decisions about their practice and to the care of individual patients.

 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare tools for grazing literature relevant to your practice area.
  2. Describe a process using drilling techniques to address a practice-based problem applying the best available evidence.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following online activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of CPE credit (0.5 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-287-H04-P

To obtain credit for completing Keep Up! Keeping Upcomplete the learning activity, evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: October 22, 2019

Expiration date: October 22, 2022 

Development

Keep Up! Keeping Up is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the University of Mississippi in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association. The executive producer for this online activity is Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP.  

Program Faculty

Kashelle Lockman, Pharm.D., M.A., Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, Professor - University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Disclosures

Kashelle Lockman, Pharm.D., M.A., and Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, and APhA’s editorial staff 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. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Fee

Special Member Pricing: Get all six modules for only $35.00, or $12.00 à la carte 

Non-Member Pricing: Six Module Bundle $45.00, or $15.00 à la carte

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements.