How Does This Thing Work? A Pharmacist's Guide to Medication Devices

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

This lesson is an application-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit (0.15 CEUs).

Description: New medications with specialized delivery systems and new medical devices arrive in the pharmacy regularly, and pharmacists must counsel patients on them. The program provides a refresher course for pharmacists on key counseling points related to some of these medications and devices.

By the end of this presentation, pharmacist will be able to:
1. Counsel a patient on the correct use of glucometer.
2. Provide advice on the differences between common glucometers and lancing devices.
3. Counsel a patient on appropriate use of metered dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, spacers, and respimat inhalers.
4. Counsel a patient on the use of common insulin pens and GLP-1 inhibitor pens.
5. Counsel a patient on the use of naloxone auto-injectors and nasal spray.
6. Counsel a patient on the use of etanercept and adalimumab injections.

By the end of this presentation, technician will be able to:
1. Recognize a glucometer.
2. Understand the differences between common glucometers and lancing devices.
3. Recognize metered dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, spacers, and respimat inhalers.
4. Recognize common insulin pens and GLP-1 inhibitor pens.
5. Recognize naloxone auto-injectors and nasal spray.
6. Recognize etanercept and adalimumab injections.

”ACPE Texas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements.

 

ACPE 0154-0000-17-015-L01-P
ACPE 0154-0000-17-015-L01-T

This lesson is an application-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit (0.15 CEUs).

Presenters
Mary Klein
Dr. Klein is involved primarily with laboratory teaching and maintains a practice site at the TTUHSC Abilene Community Health Center. Dr. Klein teaches in Clinical Immunizations and Administration, Patient Assessment, and Pharmaceutical Care Lab, in addition to precepting the P3 and P4 Ambulatory Care rotations. Dr. Klein received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Tech University in 2003 and Doctor of Pharmacy from the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in 2007. She then completed a...More

Originally Published

July 8, 2017


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • How Does This Thing Work? A Pharmacist's Guide to Medication Devices - Video
  • How Does This Thing Work? A Pharmacist's Guide to Medication Devices - Paper

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Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.


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