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Learning Objectives OPA Home Study Educational Programming

Goals and Objectives for OPF Home Study Continuing Education

A New Generation of Medical Errors with the Rise of Health Information Technology
ACPE #0129-0000-16-007-H05-P
Goal. The goal of this lesson is to review the impact of e-prescribing and health information technology (IT) on medication errors in the community pharmacy setting.  The use of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) and the impact of alert fatigue on overriding potentially clinically significant medication-related alerts will be reviewed.  The role of pharmacists in identifying and minimizing medication errors will also be discussed.
Objectives. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for the continued development and implementation of electronic prescribing in community pharmacies and across other health systems;
  2. list advantages of utilization of electronic prescribing in community pharmacies;
  3. identify drawbacks, common sources of errors, and workflow issues related to electronic prescribing; and
  4. recognize solutions for identifying and resolving medication-related errors associated with electronic prescribing and for reducing alert fatigue.

Immunizations for HPV, Varicella, Hib, and Polio
ACPE #0129-0000-15-062-H01-P
Goals.  The goals for this lesson are to provide background information on human papillomavirus (HPV), varicella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and polio; and a working knowledge of HPV, varicella, Hib, and polio vaccines.
Objectives.  At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. identify the diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), varicella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and polio; and state the epidemiology of these vaccine-preventable diseases;
2. list the recommendations for immunization of patients seven years of age or older for these vaccines, including appropriate patient populations, doses, route of administration, and injection sites;
3. recognize the precautions, contraindications, and adverse reactions associated with these vaccines, as well as monitoring and treatment of patients with adverse reactions; and
4. list the storage and handling requirements of HPV, varicella, Hib, and polio vaccines.

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
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

Legislative and Regulatory Interventions to Combat Opioid Abuse
ACPE #0129-0000-16-013-H03-P
Goals: The goals of this lesson are to provide an overview of legislative efforts to permit dispensing of naloxone without a prescription, and rule changes to increase the use of OARRS to help combat opioid abuse in Ohio.
Objectives. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic pharmacology of naloxone, available products, and rationale for use in opioid overdoses;
2. list the provisions of recent legislation in Ohio which permits a pharmacist to dispense naloxone without a prescription;
3. outline recent changes in criteria for increased OARRS monitoring; and
4. explain how legislative and regulatory efforts have affected opioid overdose deaths in Ohio.

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances in Ohio
ACPE 0129-0000-15-081-H03-P
Goal. The goal of this lesson is to review state and federal requirements for e-prescribing, particularly of controlled substances.
Objectives. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. list common methods, accepted by Ohio rules, for positive identification of  electronically stored pharmacy records;
2. recognize basic legal requirements for e-prescribing systems in Ohio;
3. identify DEA requirements for the approval of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for the e-prescribing of controlled substances
4. demonstrate an understanding of the basic flow of an electronic controlled substance prescription from the prescriber to the pharmacy; and
5. list the basic requirements for a DEA-approved pharmacy system for electronically prescribed controlled substances.

Controlled Substances: DEA Take-Back and Informed Consent for Minors
ACPE #0129-0000-15-013-H03-P
Goal. The goal of this lesson is to review new Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations permitting transfer of controlled substances to an authorized collector for destruction. In addition, new Ohio law requiring legal prescribers to obtain written consent from a parent or guardian before prescribing opioids to a minor will be detailed.
Objectives. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. recognize the problem of prescription drug abuse and resulting deaths from overdose of these drugs;
2. demonstrate understanding of drug disposal in the Controlled Substances Act and the exceptions to the regulation;
3. identify key elements of the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 and subsequent DEA regulations to enforce it;
4. list requirements for collection receptacles;
5. compare and contrast takeback events and mail-back programs; and
6. state the new law for Ohio prescribers to obtain written consent from a parent or guardian before prescribing opioids to minors.

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.


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October 9, 2016

OPA/IACP: The Compound Conference

Hilton Columbus at Easton

October 13, 2016
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists

October 27, 2016
5:30-7:30PM

Pharmacy Fundraiser for Senator Dave Burke

October 27, 2016
6:00-8:00PM

Jefferson County Pharmacist Fundraiser for Senator Lou Gentile

November 6, 2016

2016 OPA Midyear Meeting

Makoy Center, Hilliard