Overview

Increasingly powerful and complex drug combinations are used to treat patients with chronic diseases and multiple health conditions. Even though prescription medications represent an expanding portion of health care costs, the complexity and potency of drug therapy does not always translate into improved patient outcomes. Side-effects, drug interactions, and confusion about how to take medications can impact a patient's adherence to a medication regimen. Positive health outcomes hinge on the effective use of medications in patient care.


Blood Pressure Control: Pharmacist-delivered Medication Management Strategies

Hypertension, referred to as the “silent killer”, affects millions of Americans annually and is the one of the leading causes of stroke and renal failure. Hypertension is often accompanied by other co-morbid conditions such as diabetes and heart failure. Numerous medications can be used to manage hypertension. Selected medications are preferred over others based on co-morbid conditions. Heal...
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Controlled Substances and Inventory: Issues for Maryland's Dispensing Physicians

The practice of dispensing any medication faces a certain amount of control and regulation, but when that medication is considered a "Controlled Substance" by the DEA, the control and regulation is taken to a whole new level. This module focuses on the intricacies of controlled substance laws and regulations as well as other practice nuances that will benefit any clinic considering dispensing th...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Counseling Patients at the Point of Dispensing: Requirements & Best Practices

Counseling for Medicare and dual-eligible Medicaid patients is required at the time of dispensing under certain conditions and with certain medications. This one hour module will acquaint learners with specific requirements for counseling, will define and sequence the steps in patient medication counseling, and will share best practices. This session will provide audiovisual case examples to ill...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Dispensing, Labeling and Documentation for Maryland Physicians

This interactive, web-based module details the step-by-step processes for dispensing, labeling, and documentation as required by Maryland law. Good dispensing practices are illustrated. The module aids the learner to track workflow from medication preparation before dispensing, through dispensing, and post-dispensing record keeping. Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, the physici...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Healthcare Quality in the US

The quality of healthcare services in the United States has gained recent attention, driven by concerns over poor outcomes, rising costs, poorly aligned payment incentives, and wide variations in care. Various stakeholders such as healthcare providers, researchers, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private industry are working in collaboration to improve healthcare quality. This course w...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Healthcare Quality: Measurement and Implications Series

This series provides vital information for evolving industry to align their services and products with the quality-focused healthcare marketplace. The Affordable Care Act helped to mark a transition in the United States healthcare system from a focus on volume to a focus on value. This value is being captured through the use of quality measures which have emerged from a variety of healthcare ...
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Management of Dyslipidemia

Dyslipidemia is one of the major risk factors for coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Strategies for primary and secondary prevention have been developed and published by panels of experts and are intended to serve as guidelines for management of patients at various levels of risk for cardiovascular disease. This course reviews the guidelines for diagnosis and pharm...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Pharmacologic Management of Diabetes to Achieve Optimal Glycemic Control

This online module will discuss oral and injectable medications to treat diabetes including combination regimens. The learner will consider the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines and the therapeutic experiment as they practice the pharmacotherapeutic management of patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participan...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

PharmTechX Certificate I: Leadership & Patient Care

Leadership & Patient Care is one of three interlinked certificate programs offered as part of the PharmTechX Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Currently pending approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), this certificate provides coaching and skill development in patient management, interviewing, therapeutic monitoring, and medication reconcili...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Physician Dispensing: An Overview of Maryland Law and Regulation

This module will address the laws relating to a physician's legal right to dispense prescription drugs, which the physician prescribes to his or her patients. The requirements and process for obtaining permission from the appropriate state board will be covered. Through learning exercises and online course presentations, the module will emphasize requirements for labeling, filing, inspections an...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Physician Dispensing: Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices

At the time of dispensing, health professionals are exposed to patients who are struggling with uncontrolled asthma or poorly controlled COPD. Caregivers are also seeking better ways to management this chronic condition. The online module entitled Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices will equip learners with a practical understanding of devices to deliver drug to the...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

The P3 Process of Care: Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management

The P3 Program™ Process of Care is an evidence-based therapeutic process delivered by trained pharmacists for the management of patients with chronic disease(s). This process is called Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management (CMTM) services, which is an interactive P3 clinical service guided by a propriety health information technology, ThinkEHRx™. P3 Program™ CMTM services have been s...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Toolkit for Community Pharmacists to Improve Patients’ Cardiovascular Health

The community pharmacist is positioned to engage patients in conversations about their health. Cardiovascular wellness has become a major focus through the Million Hearts™ Initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Because of their close proximity to patients, community pharmacists are able to contribute to this initiative by providing scr...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

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