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Learning Objectives OPA Home Study Educational Programming

Goals and Objectives for OPF Home Study Continuing Education

Immunizations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella
ACPE# 0129-0000-14-052-H01-P
Goal. 
The goal of this lesson is to provide information on advances in immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), and a working knowledge of MMR vaccine.
Objectives.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. discuss the viruses that cause measles, mumps and rubella, and the epidemiology of these vaccine-preventable diseases;
2. identify individuals who are at risk for measles, mumps and rubella diseases, and are candidates for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and recognize individuals for whom the vaccine is not appropriate;
3. list adverse reactions reported with MMR vaccine;
4. state the storage and handling requirements of MMR vaccine; and
5. describe the dose, route of administration, and recommendations for adult immunization for MMR vaccine.

Immunizations for Selected Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Adults
ACPE# 0129-0000-14-052-H01-P
Goal.  The goal of this lesson is to provide background information on adult immunizations and vaccine- preventable diseases, and a working knowledge of influenza, pneumococcal, hepatitis A & B, meningococcal, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and zoster vaccines.
Objectives.  At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
1.  exhibit 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 and herpes zoster in at-risk populations, and the roles of health care providers;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the currently available adult vaccines for the diseases discussed, including indications, dosing recommendations, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and storage requirements;
4. outline appropriate monitoring and treatment of the vaccinee for adverse reactions including the use of epinephrine and diphenhydramine;
5. recognize how to report vaccine adverse events; and
6. list key sources for current information on vaccines.

Home Study Law CE

The Value of OARRS in Combating Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse
ACPE #0129-0000-14-013-H03-P

Goal. The goal of this lesson is to provide an overview of drug abuse and how Ohio’s prescription monitoring program, OARRS, is being used to decrease addiction and accidental deaths due to the abuse of prescription drugs.

Objectives. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. relate the history of drug abuse, and describe early prescription drug monitoring programs;
2. explain the implementation of the OARRS database, and list the information and drugs which must be reported to OARRS;
3. identify standards and procedures established by the Medical Board of Ohio for use of OARRS by physicians, and the rules adopted by the State Board of Pharmacy to implement HB 93;
4. describe how to monitor the use of controlled substances using the Morphine Equivalency Dosing; and
5. list helpful tips in using OARRS reports and potential enhancements to the program.

Legal Requirements for Drug Distribution in Long Term Care Facilities
ACPE #0129-0000-13-086-H03-P
Goal. The goal of this lesson is to provide information on how dangerous drugs are regulated in long term care facilities in Ohio.
Objectives. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. explain worldwide aging patterns as related to increased demand for health care services;
2. define and list examples of long term care facility services, and the state agencies by which they are regulated;
3. describe how long term care facilities handle dangerous drugs, including contingency and emergency drug supplies; and
4. explain the authority of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy in regulating distribution of controlled substances in long term care facilities, including transmission of prescriptions, partial filling and automated dispensing systems. 

Revocation: The Ultimate Board Disciplinary Action
ACPE #0129-0000-13-013-H03-P
Goal. The goal of this lesson is to provide an overview of state laws/ regulations pertinent to pharmacy practice and the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy adjudication and dis­ciplinary processes.
Objectives. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understand­ing of the Board of Pharmacy’s disciplinary authority;
2. exhibit knowledge of the adjudication process; and
3. identify potential disciplin­ary actions by the Board of Phar­macy.


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