COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the Different Types of Tests and the Role of the Pharmacy Team

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (1:00PM - 2:00PM ET)

*Pre-registration is required to participate and claim CPE credit.  

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COVID-19 testing has become an important factor in understanding the full impact the virus has had in America and around the world. COVID-19 testing has various types of testing such as serology, antigen and molecular (RT-PCR) testing. Unfortunately, there are many different test kits available that have not been FDA approved and several test that have been granted Emergency Use Authorization. Many of the tests have given false results that have impacted patients’ health. As one of the most accessible providers of health care, Pharmacy teams can play a key role in ensuring that patients have accurate information on the dynamic landscape that is COVID-19 testing. During this session, a pharmacist will discuss the importance of the COVID testing, the role pharmacy team can play in getting patients appropriately tested, and opportunities for reimbursement.

Learning Objectives

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

    1. Discuss the various types of COVID-19 tests available and their differences (i.e., serology, antigen, and PCR-based).
    2. Describe the evolving landscape of testing and identify the current challenges with COVID-19 tests.
    3. Identify important factors to consider when implementing COVID-19 testing.
    4. Discuss the role pharmacy team members can play in COVID-19 testing and the value of integrating pharmacy technicians in the testing process.

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

    1. Discuss the various types of COVID-19 tests available and their differences (i.e., serology, antigen, and PCR-based).
    2. Discuss the role pharmacy team members can plan in COVID-19 testing and the value of integrating pharmacy technicians in the testing process.
    3. Describe the role of technicians in establishing a COVID-19 testing service.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience:
Pharmacists and Technicians
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 webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0202-0000-20-328-L01-P (pharmacists) and 0202-0000-20-328-L01-T (pharmacy technicians).

To obtain credit for completing COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the Different Types of Tests and the Role of the Pharmacy Team participants will need to complete the 2-step registration process, attend the live webinar, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. An attendance code and detailed instructions on how to claim credit will be provided during the webinar. 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 14, 2020
Expiration date to claim credit for LIVE webinar: December 13 at 11:59PM EDT, 2020 

Development

COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the Different Types of Tests and the Role of the Pharmacy Team is a live continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. ©2020 by the American Pharmacists Association.

Disclosures

Saswat Kabisatpathy, PharmD 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

There is no fee associated with this member-only activity. 

*This webinar will be archived and made available as an online learning activity (home study) within 1 week after the live offering has been presented. The home study will be available exclusively to APhA members as a free member benefit during the first 30 days after release. Thereafter, nonmembers may purchase the home study at a cost of $129.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

COVID-19 Testing Evaluation

Date 10/14/2020 1:00:00 PM
Address 2215 Constitution Ave, NW
City Washington State District of Columbia Zip Code 20037