During these uncertain times, there is a need for pharmacists to plan ahead and be prepared to work together to respond to public health emergencies. Beyond COVID-19, a response to public health emergencies, such as hurricanes, requires pharmacists to be ready for a variety of challenges. The use of telehealth has become a critical tool to help continue pharmacy services when there may be closures, power loss, flooding, or loss of supplies and staff. This session will help you get prepared for the inevitable through case studies of how pharmacists have risen to the challenge.
At the completion of this activity, pharmacists & pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- Discuss the need to develop a plan in preparation for a pharmacy response to public health emergencies and natural disasters.
- Define the role of pharmacists in public health emergency preparedness and response.
- Describe the use of telehealth to provide pharmacy support during an emergency.
- List resources needed to address clinical and operational support during a public health emergency
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
Learning Level: 1
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 0.15 contact hour of CPE credit (0.15 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-312-H04-P/T
To obtain credit for completing Opening General Session: Emergency Preparedness Beyond COVID-19: The Role of Pharmacists in Federal Response participants will need to watch the archived webinar on www.jfpsmeeting.pharmacist.com, complete the 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: November 13, 2020
Expiration date: May 13, 2021 - No credit granted after this date
Opening General Session: Emergency Preparedness Beyond COVID-19: The Role of Pharmacists in Federal Response is an activity for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association
Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, Andy Stergachis, PhD, BPharm, CDR Ashley Schaber, PharmD, MBA, BCPS,LCDR Theresa Castellanos, PharmD, CLC , 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.
This learning product is a component of the JFPS 2020 Virtual Education package.
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.
|Activity Number||Credit Amount||Accreditation Period|
|ACPE# 0202-0000-20-312-H04-T||0.15 CEUs||November 13, 2020 - May 13, 2021|
|ACPE# 0202-0000-20-312-H04-P||0.15 CEUs||November 13, 2020 - May 13, 2021|