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.


Asthma Community Pharmacy Series

Asthma is a prevalent health condition with significant public health, quality of life, and economic consequences. With increasing numbers of respiratory delivery devices being used to deliver medication to the lung, pharmacists need to keep current on asthma devices. Pharmacists can help improve patient outcomes by identifying at-risk patients and intervening briefly to ensure proper inhalation...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

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 Opioids: Decisions to Improve Medication Safety

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

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: 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 ...
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 II: Excellence in Health-System Pharmacy

Certificate II: Excellence in Health-System Pharmacy takes an in-depth look into the different disease states, including asthma in pediatric patients, cardiology, oncology, pain management, and infectious disease, that commonly result in hospital admissions and the different classes of medications that they will encounter when caring for these patients. Technicians will learn the basic pharmacol...
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

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