Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Offline Date

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      This webcast reviews the drugs that are commonly used as murder weapons when a health care professional commits pharmaceutical homicide, victimizing patients within a health care setting. The reasons for murder by medication in health care settings are discussed. Case studies of actual health care murderers are used to illustrate how and why a health professional would intentionally kill a patient in a health care setting.


      This webcast is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be used as legal advice. For legal advice, a licensed attorney should be consulted.


      • Slide Document :   18021H03_4pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18021H03_2pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Formulate a plan for hospital public relations, with the goal of public protection, rather than self-preservation, when a health care murderer is discovered in the hospital.
      Demonstrate the circumstances under which health professionals may become murderers in a health care setting.
      Identify the drugs that are generally used by health care professionals to commit murder within a health care setting.

      Pharmacy Technician

      List the medication that are most frequently used in pharmaceutical homicide.
      Describe examples of pharmaceutical homicide, based on actual case studies.
      Discuss how “quiet killings” can occur within a hospital.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-021-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-021-H03-T

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      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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