Pharmacists are becoming more involved in direct patient administration of long-acting injectable medications that range in scope from psychiatric to gynecologic applications. The preparation and administration of these drugs, however, can be much different from other injectables. This series seeks to build a foundation for pharmacists to confidently consult with patients and administer long-acting injectables drugs.
The program utilizes video resources so that the learner can observe proper injection techniques first-hand and covers related scenarios that pharmacists who administer long-acting injectables may come across. For example, billing and payment options are explored to aid in improving patient access and strategies for identifying and providing appropriate interventions during a mental health crisis are also covered.
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This module will provide the pharmacist with the basic pathophysiology and clinical implications in which long-acting antipsychotics (LAI) may be prescribed, prepared, and administered for use in individuals diagnosed with mental health conditions. The necessary clinical information, including administration schedule, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interactions, monitoring parameters and counseling points, wlll be provided for the pharmacist to prescribe and administer an appropriate LAI regimen safely and effectively.
This module will provide the pharmacist with the necessary background to identify warning signs and symptoms of an emerging or escalating mental health crisis and to describe the steps that should be taken to ensure both the pharmacist’s safety and the individual experiencing the crisis. This program will also provide resources that can be shared with patients and families when dealing with a mental health challenge and will also provide opportunities to develop self-care skills to ensure mental wellness for healthcare professionals dealing with stress and professional burnout.
This module will provide the pharmacist with information on the basic pathophysiology and clinical implications in which depot medroxyprogesterone, a long-acting injectable, may be prescribed for contraceptive use. The necessary clinical information, including administration schedule, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interactions, monitoring parameters, and counseling points, will be provided in order for the pharmacist to safely and effectively prescribe this contraceptive method.
This module will provide the pharmacist with information about the basic psychosocial issues involved in the provision of care for individuals challenged with mental illness and will provide insight into how pharmacists can intervene to increase adherence and ensure appropriate reimbursement for services provided.
This module will provide the pharmacist with information on appropriate injection techniques and will demonstrate administration of various injection administrations, including intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) injections. This program will also provide information on patient specific factors, including contraindications and other clinical considerations that may impact the preparation and administration of long-acting injections.