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Feeling the Burn - The Pharmacist's Role in Treating Dry Eye

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Offline Date:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$0.00

  • Overview

    Dry eye disease is a common ocular condition affecting millions of Americans. With this condition, there is most often an insufficient amount of tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are essential for ensuring the health of the front surface of the eye and maintaining clear vision. Dry eye can cause irritation and lead to complications of the ocular surface, thus appropriate diagnosis and treatment is essential. Topical treatment includes numerous over the counter drops as well as prescription medications. A majority of the patients have milder or episodic symptoms, which will respond to the over-the-counter artificial tear supplements. Since patients frequently self-treat, pharmacists should have an understanding of the symptoms and treatments for dry eye and be prepared to discuss treatment options with patients who do not adequately respond to artificial tears. This program not only gives the pharmacist a solid knowledge base to make appropriate treatment recommendations for patients presenting with the signs and symptoms of dry eye but also identifies the point when a timely referral to an eye care specialist is appropriate.

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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   16124H01_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   16124H01_4pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Nurse

    Review the basics of dry eye including symptoms and causes
    Describe the FDA approved over-the-counter and prescription medications available to treat dry eye disease to include mechanism of action and side effects
    Outline key considerations regarding appropriate over-the-counter or prescription treatment and/or for referring patients to an eye care provider when appropriate


    Pharmacist

    Review the basics of dry eye including symptoms and causes
    Describe the FDA approved over-the-counter and prescription medications available to treat dry eye disease to include mechanism of action and side effects
    Outline key considerations regarding appropriate over-the-counter or prescription treatment and/or for referring patients to an eye care provider when appropriate


    Pharmacy Technician

    Review the basics of dry eye including symptoms and causes
    Describe the FDA approved over-the-counter and prescription medications available to treat dry eye disease to include mechanism of action and side effects

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-16-128-H01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-16-128-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-16-128-H01-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 

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