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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1.25 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    Offline Date

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, March 2, 2020

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $0.00

    • Overview

      When thinking about contraceptive options, many providers (pharmacists included) do not think beyond "typical" combined hormonal contraceptive options such as the pill, patch or vaginal ring. Long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as IUDs and the rod implant are highly effective options that have recently come into favor as first line recommendations for appropriate patients, including teenagers and women who have never been pregnant. There is a gap in knowledge which leads to a lack of application and appropriate use of these options. This program will begin with a brief review of key concepts related to LARCs, including efficacy, mechanism of action, side effect profiles. There will be special attention given to exploring the recommended place in therapy based on stage of a woman's reproductive lifespan (ie: adolescence, college, family planning, etc.) and highlighting patient specific factors that would indicate a woman is an appropriate or inappropriate candidate for a LARC. Because pharmacist prescribing of contraceptives is a reality in two states currently (and on the horizon in multiple other states), there will be a discussion of the most appropriate approaches to discussing contraceptives with women (ie: from most effective to least effective), as well as the appropriate way for the woman to obtain her selected method (ie: in the pharmacy or via the physician/clinic). Lastly, participants will be given the opportunity to apply concepts to patient cases.

      Rating

         4.50  out of 5

      Handouts

      • Slide Document :   17050H01_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   17050H01_4pp.pdf

      Financial Support By

      Merck & Co, Inc.
    • Pharmacist

      Apply concepts related to LARCs to specific patient scenarios
      Determine the appropriate recommendation for use of a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) throughout different phases of a woman's reproductive lifespan
      Recognize acceptable methods for discussing and accessing contraceptive options
      Distinguish among patient specific factors to accurately identify women that are candidates for LARCs

      Pharmacy Technician

      Recognize appropriate recommendations for long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) throughout different phases of a woman’s reproductive lifespan
      Recognize acceptable methods for discussing contraceptive options
      Identify patient specific factors that must be considered to determine if LARCs are appropriate.

      Nurse

      Apply concepts related to LARCs to specific patient scenarios
      Recognize acceptable methods for discussing and accessing contraceptive options
      Distinguish among patient specific factors to accurately identify women that are candidates for LARCs
      Determine the appropriate recommendation for use of a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) throughout different phases of a woman's reproductive lifespan
    • Activity Type

      Application

      CE Broker

      20-595190

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-050-H01-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-050-H01-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-17-050-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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