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Learning Objectives OPA Home Study Educational Programming: Patient Safety, Law & Immunization

Objectives for OPF Home-Study Continuing Education

Patient/Medication Safety Home-Study CPE

Medication Error Reporting
ACPE #0129-0000-21-033-H05-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    1. describe the importance of reporting medication errors in an accurate and timely manner;
    2. differentiate between active, mandatory, and passive/voluntary reporting mechanisms; and
    3. apply the steps necessary to report a medication error.

Medication Safety: Minimizing Patient Harm
ACPE #0129-0000-21-046-H05-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    1. identify important resources in the literature, such as To Err is Human, that helped stimulate a focus on medication safety in hospitals;
    2. describe Just Culture principles, and their importance in healthcare institutions; and
    3. identify roles pharmacists play in patient and medication safety at different levels of healthcare

Application of Just Culture Principles to Pharmacy Practice
ACPE #0129-0000-19-002-H05-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    1. recognize the five skills present in building and maintaining a Just Culture, and application of this model in pharmacy practice;
    2. differentiate between types of behaviors using cognitive psychology labels and types of errors; and
    3. demonstrate an understanding of the role of system design in preventing and mitigating errors.

Ensuring Medication Safety Through REMS Programs
ACPE #0129-0000-20-006-H05-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. recognize the purpose of the FDA REMS program in relation to the safe use of medications;
  2. list the components of a REMS program that may be utilized to help providers balance the benefits of medications versus the risks;
  3. identify counseling methods that focus on relaying medication safety information to patients; and
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the requirements that pharmacies may need to fulfill to dispense REMS medications and protect patient safety.

Law Home-Study CPE

Pharmacist Dispensing of Naloxone, Insulin, and Epinephrine Autoinjectors
ACPE #0129-0000-20-013-H03-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. list the circumstances in which a pharmacist may dispense naloxone, insulin, or epinephrine autoinjectors without a prescription in an emergency situation;
  2. recognize the labeling and documentation requirements when dispensing naloxone, insulin, or epinephrine autoinjectors without a prescription in an emergency;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the legal and professional requirements to consult and educate the patient on the proper use of these medications; and
  4. identify the requirements for substituting a less expensive epinephrine autoinjector for a prescribed product

2019 Updates to Ohio Pharmacy Laws and Rules
ACPE #0129-0000-19-013-H03-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. outline the processes for license renewal of a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, pharmacy technician, terminal distributor of dangerous drugs, and wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the responsibility of a dangerous drug distributor to monitor and report suspicious orders for controlled substances;
  3. recognize the signs and symptoms of elder abuse and the pharmacist’s responsibility to report to appropriate authorities;
  4. list the requirements and processes to report significant loss or theft of dangerous drugs, including both controlled and non-controlled substances; and
  5. outline recent updates to the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).

Pharmacy Technician Updates to Ohio Pharmacy Laws and Rules
ACPE #0129-0000-18-013-H03-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. list the requirements for and permitted functions of registered pharmacy technicians, certified pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician trainees in the state of Ohio;
  2. identify educational programs approved for training registered and certified pharmacy technicians;
  3. differentiate didactic and experiential training required of employer-based pharmacy training programs;
  4. recognize continuing education requirements of registered and certified pharmacy technicians; and
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the disciplinary authority granted to the Board of Pharmacy.

Immunization Home-Study CPE

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Overview and Recommended Immunizations
ACPE #0129-0000-20-062-H06-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the immune system, types of antigens, and types of immunity;
  2. identify effective immunization strategies for prevention of influenza, pneumonia, hepatitis A & B, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, varicella, herpes zoster, measles, mumps, rubella, Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib), polio, and human papillomavirus (HPV) in at-risk populations, and the role healthcare providers play;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the currently available vaccines for the diseases discussed, including indications, dosing recommendations, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and storage requirements;
  4. outline how to appropriately monitor for and treat adverse reactions, including the use of epinephrine and diphenhydramine;
  5. recognize how to report vaccine adverse events; and
  6. list key resources for current information on vaccines.

Long-Acting Injectables Home-Study CPE

Injectable Cobalamin Review for Pharmacists
ACPE #0129-0000-21-076-H01-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. identify the mechanism of action of cobalamin and etiology of cobalamin deficiency;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of appropriate treatment of cobalamin deficiency, including affected patient populations, dosages, administration schedules, routes of administration, and storage;
  3. list adverse reactions, precautions, and contraindications of cobalamin injections, as well as monitoring and treatment of patients who experience an allergic reaction; and
  4. recognize patient concerns that may arise, including patient privacy and storage of patient-specific medications in the pharmacy.

Injectable Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Review for Pharmacists
ACPE #0129-0000-21-078-H01-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. recognize the therapeutic role of medroxyprogesterone acetate in contraception;
  2. identify pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of medroxyprogesterone acetate;
  3. list precautions, warnings, contraindications, and adverse reactions of medroxyprogesterone acetate; and recognize appropriate treatment for severe allergic reactions; and
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate dosing and administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate.

Injectable Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Review for Pharmacists
ACPE #0129-0000-21-077-H01-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. identify patients who are indicated to receive hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection;
  2. identify contraindications to hydroxyprogesterone caproate therapy;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of proper storage and administration of hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection; and
  4. recognize common adverse reactions associated with hydroxyprogesterone injections and how to manage them.

Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Review for Pharmacists
ACPE #0129-0000-21-079-H01-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. recognize the therapeutic role of long-acting injectable antipsychotics and demonstrate an understanding of the disorders they are used to treat;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of mechanisms of action and appropriate dosing and administration of long-acting injectable antipsychotics;
  3. list precautions, contraindications, and adverse reactions of long-acting injectable antipsychotics; and recognize appropriate treatment for severe allergic reactions; and
  4. recognize the importance of acute and chronic monitoring for these medications

Review of Injectable Extended-Release Naltrexone and Buprenorphine
ACPE #0129-0000-21-080-H01-P
Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. identify the indication(s), mechanism of action, dose, preparation and administration of ER naltrexone and ER buprenorphine;
  2. list the adverse effects, precautions, and contraindications of ER naltrexone and ER buprenorphine;
  3. recognize the appropriate monitoring parameters for patients receiving ER naltrexone and ER buprenorphine; and
  4. demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based treatment plans for the use of ER naltrexone in the treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorder and ER buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder

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