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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    2 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Friday, May 21, 2021

    Offline Date

    Tuesday, November 21, 2023

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, May 21, 2023

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

    Cost

    $8.00

    • Overview

      Improper medication disposal can lead to environmental contamination, pose hazards to wildlife, expose children, the elderly, and pets to potentially noxious substances, encourage drug diversion, and violate state and federal regulations. It is imperative that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practicing in various settings be familiar with proper drug disposal. It is equally important to educate patients on how to safely dispose of their unwanted medications.

      This monograph will discuss the scope of the problem of improper medication disposal, provide an overview of drug disposal methods, products and systems that can be utilized in outpatient and institutional practice settings, and discuss state and federal regulations that pertain to medication disposal. 


      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   21125H04.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Compare different methods of drug disposal in the institutional setting
      Identify the scope of the problem of improper medication disposal and its environmental and societal impact
      List standards of practice and state and federal regulations that pertain to safe medication disposal and disposal of hazardous drugs
      Define strategies that can be utilized in the outpatient setting to facilitate proper medication disposal

      Pharmacy Technician

      Identify the scope of the problem of improper medication disposal and its environmental and societal impact
      List standards of practice and state and federal regulations that pertain to safe medication disposal and disposal of hazardous drugs
      Compare different methods of drug disposal in the institutional setting
      Define strategies that can be utilized in the outpatient setting to facilitate proper medication disposal
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-858652

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-21-125-H04-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-21-125-H04-T

      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
     
     
     

    This continuing education activity is held as copyright by PharmCon, Inc. Through this notice, PharmCon, Inc. grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).