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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    1.5 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, December 27, 2018

    Offline Date

    Friday, December 27, 2019

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, December 20, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Nurse

    Cost

    $0.00

    • Overview

      This 90-minute home study CE program will focus on ensuring pharmacists are prepared to prescribe birth control. More states continue to pass and propose legislation allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraception via statewide protocols. In states that do not allow prescribing or that have pending legislation, it is still crucial for pharmacists to increase their knowledge of contraception to improve patient interactions and their ability to provide appropriate recommendations to providers. This home study program aims to ensure that pharmacists are prepared to counsel and recommend contraceptive methods included in their practice agreement, as well as those that require a provider for insertion such as the intrauterine device (IUD) and implant. Information included will focus on the ability to provide education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific product. Important aspects for pharmacist prescribing will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to know or expect about a particular method, and any management strategies for mild side effects that occur. This activity will prepare pharmacists with an understanding of considerations and recommendations for various contraceptive options, with an emphasis on shared decision making in contraceptive choice during family planning.

      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   19249H04.pdf

      Financial Support By

      Merck and Co.
    • Pharmacist

      Compare and contrast available methods of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods
      Identify management strategies for commonly experienced side effects that are most likely to lead to contraceptive discontinuation
      Given patient specific scenarios, apply concepts related to contraceptive selection including expectations of therapy and timing of family planning
      Distinguish among patient specific factors to accurately identify women that are candidates for hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptives

      Nurse

      Given patient specific scenarios, apply concepts related to contraceptive selection including expectations of therapy and timing of family planning
      Distinguish among patient specific factors to accurately identify women that are candidates for hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptives
      Identify management strategies for commonly experienced side effects that are most likely to lead to contraceptive discontinuation
      Compare and contrast available methods of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-645837

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-249-H04-P
      Nurse 0798-0000-18-249-H04-N

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

      PharmCon 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
    Adobe Acrobat Reader


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

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