Component Testing for Food Allergy Diagnosis

This interactive course outlines the shortcomings of the standard tests currently used to diagnose food allergy and explains the development and potential application of component resolved diagnosis (CRD). It describes, in depth, how CRD can be applied when evaluating potential allergies to plant (peanut and hazelnut) and animal (milk and eggs) products. The course also explains the limitations of CRD and makes suggestions for additional research.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Managing the Patient with Heart Failure: The Role of the Case Manager as a Team Member

This activity is accredited for nurses and case managers involved in the management and care of patients with heart failure (HF). Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: -Describe the high incidence and burden of HF and the factors that may contribute to the “HF paradox” –increases in HF despite better management of HF risk factors -Explain the complex pathophysiology and risk factors for HF -Plan to incorporate novel electronic mon...
Medical Learning Institute

Virtual Patient: Soccer Coach too Busy for Shots

This case simulation involves a female high school soccer coach with seasonal allergic rhinitis that has not been well controlled with over-the-counter medications. Symptoms have progressively worsened over the past four summers since she returned to Baltimore, Maryland, and now include cough and wheezing. She is interested in allergen immunotherapy but travels out of town frequently and wants to know about alternatives to immunotherapy injections (shots). Making IT Count is funded through...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Applied IV Therapy for the Allergy/Immunology Practice

Join AAAAI for a new hands-on training program focusing on the use of IV therapies in the allergy/immunology practice on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from 8:00am - 5:00pm. This unique one-day program will include skills training on the fundamentals of intravenous therapy and the short peripheral catheter insertion technique as well as education about the effective incorporation of infusion therapy services into the allergy/immunology practice....
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune response modifiers and how to assess and manage the risk-benefit ratio of treatment. The Life Spectr...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Gut Reactions: Probiotics and Their Role In Gastrointestinal Care

Goal: The goal of this CME initiative is to educate members of the intended audiences about the appropriate use of probiotic therapies in a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Describe the role of microbiota in GI health 2. Review clinical data for the use of probiotic therapies in irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Helicobacter pylori infection, and Clostridi...
Applied Clinical Education

Diagnosis and Treatment of NSCLC in The Era of Targeted Therapies: A 3-Part Series

Goal: The goal of this CME activity is to educate health care professionals about current standards for the diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with an emphasis on targeted therapies. Intended Audience: Oncologists Part 1: Screening and Diagnosis Learning Objectives 1. Review current epidemiologic data on NSCLC 2. Describe approaches to prevention and screening in NSCLC 3. Appraise the benefits and limitations of diagnostic modalities such a...
Applied Clinical Education

Improving Recognition and Prevention of Residual Paralysis After Surgery: Case Examples of Monitoring and Reversal

Target Audience This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists and anesthesia providers. Program Overview Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) cause generalized paralysis of skeletal muscles and prevent involuntary movement during surgical procedures. Often, residual paralysis remains postoperatively—a phenomenon known as residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB)—and is associated with both short- and long-term morbidity. Despite the risks associated ...
Applied Clinical Education

Virtual Patient: Needs Rapid IT Buildup

This patient simulation involves a 33-year-old female whose allergy symptoms in the spring and fall significantly affect her. She is a busy professional who travels a lot, so she is seeking an immunotherapy treatment option that requires fewer clinic visits than traditional immunotherapy treatment. You will be required to discuss cluster and rush immunotherapy as treatment options, then adjust her treatment as her symptoms change. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Mer...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Girl with Peanut Allergy

This patient simulation involves a young girl with severe peanut allergy whose parents are interested in a desensitization treatment, like oral immunotherapy (OIT). During the consultation, her parents ask several questions about the administration, safety, efficacy, and effects of peanut/food oral immunotherapy. The findings from food OIT clinical trials will be referenced to answer these questions. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Rhinitis and Asthma in a Pregnant Patient

This case simulation involves a female patient who has struggled with allergy and asthma symptoms, particularly in the spring and fall, for quite some time. Shortly after finding a comprehensive treatment regimen that relieves her symptoms, she becomes pregnant, and must explore with her care provider how the treatment will change during her pregnancy. FDA guidelines, practice parameters, and pertinent research will be discussed. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Mer...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

This is an interactive course that aims to educate physicians and allied health providers about the diagnosis and management of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). This course discusses symptoms, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help with the identification of FDEIA in patients, as well as pathophysiologic theories about its precipitation. We'll also cover management strategies that should be recommended to patients.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the challenging process of diagnosing food-induced atopic dermatitis. The course will provide a basis for understanding of atopic dermatitis and research-based information about its patterns in patients. In addition, it will discuss how to test for and treat atopic dermatitis. The course references a number of key studies in the field and directs learners to helpful resources. 
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Core Concepts in Allergen Immunotherapy

Review the fundamentals of allergen immunotherapy with this multimedia course. Topics covered include: - Patient benefits and safety concerns when receiving immunotherapy - The mechanisms of action and potential outcomes of immunotherapy -Appropriate patient selection and dosing strategies for the various forms of allergen immunotherapy. Making IT Count is supported through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2014 - Psychiatric Nursing

2014 - Psychiatric Nursing Content Origination Date: Apr 2, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Apr 19, 2017 Total CE Credits: 48.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 48.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.25 - Pharmacology The 2014 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls. Senior Program Mananger: Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN Disclosures: The Program Manager h...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Contraceptive Technology

2014 - Contraceptive Technology Content Origination Date: Apr 9, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2017 Total CE Credits: 73.25 - Physician 15.31 - Pharmacology 73.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 73.25 - CA RN/CA BRN This year we have much to share about new programs, initiatives, and guidelines! Come hear Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH cover the clinical wisdom in the newly published U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations. Ward Cates, MD, MPH, will preview the c...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing

2014 - The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing Content Origination Date: Apr 30, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 17, 2017 Total CE Credits: 64.75 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 64.75 - CA RN/CA BRN 4.25 - Pharmacology Caring for the complex critically ill neonate is certainly both rewarding and challenging. While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, and research progresses, it remains the goal of the patient care team to ensure and facilitate th...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Pediatric Nursing: Care of the Hospitalized Child

2014 - Pediatric Nursing: Care of the Hospitalized Child Content Origination Date: May 7, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 24, 2017 Total CE Credits: 57.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 57.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 7.75 - Pharmacology The 26th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference addresses best practices in the care of this unique patient population. The program was designed by a panel of pediatric nurses "in the trenches" to provide practical evidence-based strategies a...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2014 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: May 15, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 31, 2017 Total CE Credits: 27.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 27.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 16.50 - Pharmacology 27.50 - Physician The Neonatal Pharmacology conference offers cutting-edge pharmacologic information from some of the leading clinicians in neonatology. You will learn from these experts how to integrate best practices into your unit for a broad range of neonata...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Adolescent Health Care

2014 - Adolescent Health Care Content Origination Date: May 15, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 31, 2017 Total CE Credits: 61.00 - Physician 61.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 61.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 4.50 - Pharmacology The Adolescent Health Care conference addresses key issues affecting the clinical and psychosocial care of adolescents, providing you with tools for empowering teens to take control of their health and life. Program Manager: Kathryn Clayton...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40

2014 - Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Jun 1, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Jun 17, 2017 Total CE Credits: 50.25 - Physician 50.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 50.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 9.25 - Pharmacology This national conference features the latest research translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues women face during the transition. Learn practical clinical stra...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2014 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 20, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 1, 2017 Total CE Credits: 25.00 - Physician 25.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 25.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 5.50 - Pharmacology In the current environment of promoting health and prevention, ambulatory medicine and primary care practice are in the spotlight. The rational use of diagnostic tests and new medications, reduction of cardiovascular risk factors, issues in ...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Brain Injuries

2014 - Brain Injuries Content Origination Date: Sep 17, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Sep 24, 2017 Total CE Credits: 57.25 - Physician 57.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 57.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 57.25 - Physical Therapist Caring for the complex brain injury patient is certainly both rewarding and challenging. While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, and research progresses, it remains the goal of the patient care team to ensure and facilitate the b...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

2014 - Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing Content Origination Date: Sep 24, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Oct 13, 2017 Total CE Credits: 51.25 - Physician 51.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 51.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.25 - Pharmacology Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting. Now in its 29th year, this conference was designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs and promises to enrich your...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

2014 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Content Origination Date: Oct 11, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 4, 2017 Total CE Credits: 50.00 - Physician 50.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 50.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.25 - Pharmacology Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations addressing critical care hot topics and information on the latest technologies and evidence-based practice...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

2014 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 4, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 28, 2017 Total CE Credits: 66.75 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 66.75 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.00 - Pharmacology As pediatric nurses and advanced practice nurses, you know that caring for the complex critically ill or injured child is both challenging and rewarding. Keeping up with changes and coordinating all facets of the child’s care can turn daily practice into...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - The Fetus and Newborn

2014 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Nov 12, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2017 Total CE Credits: 59.00 - Physician 59.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 59.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 9.50 - Pharmacology The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with broad expertise and hands-on experience. The 2014 conference celebrates 30 years of presenting this exceptional education! ...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

2015 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference Content Origination Date: Jan 3, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2018 Total CE Credits: 49.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 49.50 - CA RN/CA BRN As nurse educators are bombarded with increased expectations and demands for curriculum change, they face faculty shortages and rapid turnover. Effective interactive teaching strategies to efficiently move students from knowledge based learners to high level thinkers is...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Contraceptive Technology - Boston

2015 - Contraceptive Technology - Boston Content Origination Date: Mar 25, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Apr 17, 2018 Total CE Credits: 68.50 - Physician 68.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 68.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 14.25 - Pharmacology The changing medical and policy climates continue to challenge reproductive health care providers. Top that off with the ever-present dilemma of unequal access to care, coupled with the ongoing political climate affecting family pla...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Psychiatric Nursing

2015 - Psychiatric Nursing Content Origination Date: Apr 15, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 17, 2018 Total CE Credits: 38.50 - Physician 38.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 38.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 6.75 - Pharmacology Review evidence-based information and fine-tune assessment and patient-care skills with the online Psychiatric Nursing conference. Learn clinical pearls that will help you provide recovery-oriented treatment for those in your care. A faculty of ex...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Healthcare for Women Over 40

2015 - Healthcare for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Apr 22, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 15, 2018 Total CE Credits: 29.00 - Physician 29.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 29.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 7.25 - Pharmacology The latest research will be translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues related to perimenopause, menopause and aging will be explored in sessions from this online conferenc...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 19, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 11, 2018 Total CE Credits: In the current environment of health promotion and disease prevention, the rational use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions as well as interprofessional management of chronic disease are mandates as we move forward in the 21st century. We all know that expanding access to insurance coverage will continue to put significant demands on our health c...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Oct 14, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 2, 2018 Total CE Credits: 62.50 - Physician 62.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 62.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.75 - Pharmacology 26.25 - Pharmacist The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with broad expertise and hands-on experience. Learn at your own pace from experts in the fields of neonatal ...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

2015 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 1, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 56.00 - Physician 56.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 56.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 7.50 - Pharmacology Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations addressing critical care hot topics and information on the latest technologies and evidence-based practice....
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

2015 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 10, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 64.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 64.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 6.50 - Pharmacology New technology and new approaches to treatment are just two of the stimulating areas that were brought into focus at the 31st annual Pediatric Critical Care Nursing conference in New Orleans. Learn at your own pace utilizing the on-demand sessions captured...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Women's Health & OB/GYN

2015 - Women's Health & OB/GYN Content Origination Date: Nov 11, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 58.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 58.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 13.00 - Pharmacology The Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting. Now in its 30thyear, this online conference recorded in New Orleans November 11-14, 2015 is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs a...
Contemporary Forums

2016 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

2016 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference Content Origination Date: Jan 3, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Jan 20, 2019 Total CE Credits: 34.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 34.00 - CA RN/CA BRN Nurse educators are challenged daily by the complex issues surrounding nursing education. Preparing students to become highly competent, knowledgeable and confident members of the healthcare team-in rapidly changing education and clinical practice environments - requires...
Contemporary Forums

2016 - Health Care for Women Over 40

2016 - Health Care for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Apr 11, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 2, 2019 Total CE Credits: 45.00 - Physician 45.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 45.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 11.25 - Pharmacology The latest research will be translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues related to perimenopause, menopause and aging will be explored in sessions from this online conferen...
Contemporary Forums

2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: Apr 14, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 5, 2019 Total CE Credits: 32.00 - Physician 32.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 32.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 20.00 - Pharmacology 20.50 - Pharmacist This online conference offers cutting edge information from leading clinicians and researchers in neonatology focusing on an interdisciplinary team approach to the pharmacologic treatment of critically ill newborns. You wil...
Contemporary Forums

2016 - Contraceptive Technology Boston

2016 - Contraceptive Technology Boston Content Origination Date: Apr 24, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 12, 2019 Total CE Credits: 76.00 - Physician 76.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 76.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 19.50 - Pharmacology The changing medical and policy climates continue to challenge reproductive health care providers, as we work at keeping our focus on providing high quality, evidence-based care for our patients. The 2016 online conference features cu...
Contemporary Forums

Improving Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Neuromuscular Blockade

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to: 1. Identify risk factors for complications from residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB) 2. Select neuromuscular blocking agents based on identified risk factors for RNMB 3. Debate the rationale for objective monitoring of depth of neuromuscular blockade in patients undergoing general anesthesia 4. Compare efficacy and safety profiles of neuromuscular blockade reversal agents to identi...
Applied Clinical Education

Highlights from the 2015 CTCA Forum: Advances & Controversies in Malignant Hematology & Oncology

Goal: The goal of this program is to educate health care providers involved in the care of patients with hematologic cancer about advances and evolving standards of care in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Interpret new and emerging data and apply newer evidence-based data to assess the care of patients with CLL 2. Translate knowledge gained into appropriate managemen...
Applied Clinical Education

Virtual Patient: Adult Male with Reaction to Yellow Jacket Sting

Course Description: This course contains a case simulation with a patient who has had a severe reaction to a yellow jacket sting. The learner will receive the patient history, and based on test results, choose the best way to treat the patient with immunotherapy. The learner will answer specific questions that explain the immunotherapy treatment, including benfits, risks, intervals, duration, and possibility of relapse to the patient. The learner will receive feedback for each decision that i...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Child with Allergy to Grass Pollen

Course Description: This course provides a case simulation that involves evaluation and management of a young child with seasonal allergic rhinitis with allergen immunotherapy (AIT). The benefits and risks of AIT in general in the context of a young child will be reviewed, and a summary of AIT literature supporting best practices will be provided. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. Target Audience: Allergist/Immunologists Fellows-in-Train...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Diagnosis and Natural History of Peanut Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the diagnosis and natural history of peanut allergy. We will cover a variety of topics that are important when evaluating a patient for peanut allergy, such as details about testing and interpreting the results. We'll also cover pertinent information about persistence and resolution of peanut allergy. Target audience: Allergist/Immunologists Fellows-in-Training Allied Health providers Upon completion of this activity,...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2016 Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings

Pre-order your 2016 Virtual Annual Meeting today! The AAAAI offers more than 300 educational sessions at the Annual Meeting each year. Because it's impossible to attend every session, and because many people are unable to attend, each year we offer select recordings from the live meeting in our Virtual Annual Meeting. These recordings are offered in two formats: streaming online and in MP4 format to download to your preferred device. Sessions that will be recorded will be marked with the fo...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

CLL Update on Treatment and Side Effects Management

This online virtual lecture is accredited for nurses and social workers at intermediate and advanced levels of practice, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with CLL. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: •Discuss the goal of treatment for CLL •Identify approved and emerging treatment options and the role of clinical trials for the treatment of CLL •Describe strategies to effectively manage pote...
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Pharmacy Law: Determining the Legitimacy of Opioid Prescriptions

The pharmacists at XYZ Pharmacy are concerned. The pharmacy is in close proximity to a pain management clinic and patients from this clinic regularly present the pharmacists with prescriptions for MS Contin®, oxycodone, methadone, and other opioids in quantities as large as 1,000 tablets for a 1-month supply. Those prescriptions are usually accompanied with prescriptions for fentanyl oral lozenges. A few other physicians in the area also write prescriptions for large quantities of opioids and...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Rescue Kits

Fatal drug overdoses, due to both illicit and prescription drug use, have become epidemic in the United States (US). The rate exceeds that of deaths from motor vehicle accidents, largely due to the increase in prescription opioid overdoses.1 In 2013, about 16,000 deaths occurred from prescription opioid overdoses, accounting for more than half of all prescription drug overdose deaths.2 Multiple substances (eg, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other sedating drugs) often contribute to these over...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Medication Errors

A pharmacist or pharmacy technician would be hard pressed to imagine anything worse than being responsible for an error that resulted in the death or serious injury of a patient. The psychological effect alone of seriously harming a patient would be difficult for most pharmacists and technicians to live with. Couple this with the stress and anxiety of a negligence lawsuit and a regulatory investigation and action by the state board of pharmacy, and the psychological effects can be devastating ...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

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