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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Offline Date

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    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.

      Rating

         4.50  out of 5

      Handouts

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

      Financial Support By

      Shire Pharmaceuticals
    • Pharmacist

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

      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

      Nurse

      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
      Review the basics of dry eye including symptoms and causes
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-546685

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-16-128-H01-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-16-128-H01-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-16-128-H01-P

      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.


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


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    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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