Trending Topics in Ambulatory Care 2021

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This 13.5 credit course is intended for BCACP certified pharmacists who are seeking recertification credit. It covers 9 content areas from sessions at the APhA Annual Meeting based on the BPS Ambulatory Care Content Outline. You will have only one opportunity to pass the exams per BPS requirements.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Know  What’s New with Community-Acquired Pneumonia (1.0 credit hours)
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  • Review the literature supporting the treatment recommendations for inpatients and outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
  • Given a patient case, provide recommendations for treatment of CAP based on patient characteristics and risk factors for resistance.
  • Identify opportunities to implement antimicrobial stewardship initiatives to the diagnosis and management of CAP.

Tackling  Disparities: Inside the Social Determinants of Health (1.5 credit hours)
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  • Define social determinants of health (SDOH) and how they can impact an individuals health and well-being.
  • Identify the factors that influence health based on where one is born, grows, works, lives, and ages.
  • Identify and describe the pharmacist role in addressing SDOH.
  • Demonstrate how health care providers can collaborate in addressing SDOH
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Define social determinants of health (SDOH) and how they can impact an individual’s health and well-being.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Identify the factors that influence health based on where one is born, grows, works, lives, and ages.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Identify and describe the pharmacy technicians’ role in addressing SDOH.

Insulin  Treatment Tips: Reduce Anxiety, Improve Adherence (1.5 credit hours)
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  • Discuss the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of commercially available insulin products.
  • Demonstrate how to safely initiate, titrate, and convert between insulin products.
  • Describe strategies to mitigate the risk of insulin-induced adverse events.
  • Discuss strategies that reduce clinical inertia and enhance coordination of diabetes care across health care settings.

Beyond  Pronouns: Communicating Compassionately With LGBTQ Patients (1.0 credit hours)
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  • Define the components of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) sexuality and gender identity.
  • Identify ways to ask patients what appropriate pronouns to use when addressing members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Identify opportunities for pharmacists to provide positive, affirming care for LGBTQ patients.
  • Develop an appropriate dialogue to promote a safe and positive conversation with the LGBTQ community about health care.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Define the components of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) sexuality and gender identity.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Identify ways to ask patients what appropriate pronouns to use when addressing members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Identify opportunities for pharmacists to provide positive, affirming care for LGBTQ patients.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Develop an appropriate dialogue to promote a safe and positive conversation with the LGBTQ community about health care.

Hormonal  Contraception: Your Role in Ensuring Access and Overcoming Barriers (2.0 credit hours)
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  • Explain the evolving role of community pharmacists in managing women's contraceptive care.
  • Discuss and demonstrate how to apply the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process when initiating and adjusting contraception.
  • Identify and apply available resources, including the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, to patient cases.
  • Identify and apply strategies to promote adherence to contraception when barriers to access exist.

Managing  Cardiometabolic Disease During and After a Pandemic (2.0 credit hours)
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  • Describe expert consensus recommendations from guidelines applicable to the treatment of patients with cardiometabolic diseases
  • Select evidence-based pharmacotherapy to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in patients with hypertension and compelling indications
  • Apply data from cardiovascular outcomes studies evaluating glycemic-lowering medications in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure
  • Formulate patient-centered treatment plans for patients with uncontrolled ASCVD risk factors

From Novel Agents  to New Combinations: Your Annual HIV Update (1.5 credit hours)
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  • Identify important changes in recently updated guidelines that have the potential to influence the management of HIV/AIDS
  • Describe clinically important drug updates, adverse effects, and drug–drug interactions associated with new drug classes used in the management and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
  • Outline strategies for improving adherence to drug therapy in patients with HIV/AIDS.

Sharpening the Saw to Mitigate Bleeding: A Case-Based Approach to Anticoagulation Therapy (1.5 credit hours)
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  • Analyze anticoagulation therapy for appropriateness based on indication, patient-specific comorbidities, ease of use, and cost of care.
  • Develop an evidence-based care plan in counseling and monitoring for a patient requiring long-term anticoagulation therapy.
  • Identify patients who are at high risk for adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy and identify strategies for managing these patients.
  • Craft an approach to assess and mitigate drug–drug (including prescription, supplement, and herbal therapies) and drug–disease state interactions that can impact the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation therapy.

Advising Improvements : Helping Patients With Musculoskeletal Disease (1.5 credit hours)
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  • Discuss the initial conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologic DMARDs, and Janus kinase inhibitors for patients who present with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Describe a stepwise approach to minimize pain, lower uric acid concentrations, and prevent flares in patients with gout.
  • Discuss challenges posed by patients with lupus in a time of pandemic and strategies to overcome those challenges.
  • Develop effective strategies to enhance adherence to therapy by providing patients with education about medications, promoting cost-effective options, improving access to care, and providing follow-up with patients.

 

Activity type: Application-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.  This activity is approved for 13.5 contact hours of CPE credit (1.35 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are referenced above.

To obtain CPE creditcomplete the learning activities in full and the evaluation questions. You must then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password and CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript 

To obtain BCACP recertification creditcomplete the activities in full, the assessments with a score of 70% or better, answer the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM the Board Certification credit. Participants need to have a valid MyBPS account to claim recertification credit. After recertification credit has been claimed, a participant can access transcript by signing into your MyBPS account.

Per Board of Pharmacy Specialties policy you will only have one opportunity to successfully complete the BCACP recertification assessment during this release year.

ACPE Initial release date: June 30, 2021
ACPE Expiration date: June 30, 2024  No ACPE credit can be claimed after this date
BCACP Release date: June 30, 2021
BCACP Expiration date: June 30, 2022  No recertification credit can be claimed after this date

Development

Trending Topics in Ambulatory Care 2021 is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

Disclosures

APhA’s editorial staff declares 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

APhA Member: $270
APhA Non-member: $472.50

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.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-020-H04-P 0.1 CEUs March 12, 2021 - March 12, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-027-H01-P 0.15 CEUs March 12, 2021 - March 12, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-030-H01-P 0.15 CEUs March 13, 2021 - March 13, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-017-H01-P 0.15 CEUs March 13, 2021 - March 13, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-038-H04-P 0.15 CEUs March 14, 2021 - March 14, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-009-H04-P 0.1 CEUs March 14, 2021 - March 14, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-024-H01-P 0.15 CEUs March 14, 2021 - March 14, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-021-H04-P 0.2 CEUs March 15, 2021 - March 15, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-022-H01-P 0.2 CEUs March 15, 2021 - March 15, 2024
BCACPTT2021A2 5.5 Hours June 30, 2021 - June 30, 2022
BCACPTT2021A1 3.5 Hours June 30, 2021 - June 30, 2022
BCACPTT2021A3 4.5 Hours June 30, 2021 - June 30, 2022