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.


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 dispensin...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

Counseling Patients at the Point of Dispensing: Requirements and 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 i...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

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 brief model prepares pharmacists for new roles in clinical care using the P3 process called Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management (CMTM) services. This interactive, patient-centered clinical service provides a framework for...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

The Science of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA) in Medical Product Development - An Intensive Online Educational Series

Clinical outcome assessments (COAs) are the tools used to assess clinical outcomes (i.e., how a patient feels, functions in day-to-day life, or survives) and are fundamental in establishing evidence of clinical benefit in medical-product development. Training in the science of clinical outcome assessments has been largely limited to academic degree programs hosted by universities. The objecti...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

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