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Pharmacist Continuing Education Pharmacists are educators and important partners in patient care. Often on the front lines of care, pharmacists dispense more than medication. Offering expert counseling and recommendations, pharmacists serve as medication experts on care teams. As pharmacy practice scope continues to broaden, so do pharmacists’ education needs.

CME Outfitters Pharmacist Central is committed to providing evidence and outcomes-based educational activities to help pharmacists stay up-to-date on the latest data, best practices, and innovations while earning CPE credits and improving patient outcomes.  Check back often and please feel free to contact us at info@cmeoutfitters.com with questions, or with any information you feel would be helpful to have on CMEO Pharmacist Central.

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Part 1: Screening and Interpreting Hepatitis B Serologic Results to Inform Treatment Decisions

 

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This CMEO webcast features expert faculty discussing the ways pharmacists can best engage with at-risk patients to promote screening for HBV.

Part 2: Patients with Hepatitis B: Medical Comorbidities That Can Impact Treatment and Prompt the Provider to Switch

 

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This CME Outfitters webcast focuses on how pharmacists can partner with patients to help them to better understand their HBV, as well as best practices for communicating and collaborating with health care professionals about patients’ HBV treatment plans, and how they might be impacted by medical comorbidities, in order to optimize patient outcomes.

Part 3: Beyond the Prescription Refill: The Role of the Pharmacist in Ongoing Monitoring of Patients with HBV

 

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The final installment in this CMEO webcast series on the role of pharmacists in improving HBV care focuses on utilizing interactions during medication refills to ask about regular monitoring and surveillance for HCC, heightening awareness of HBVr, querying patients receiving immunosuppression and about regular monitoring by their HCP, and advising patients to inform all current and future medical professionals of their HBsAg-positive status, especially if they ever need treatment for cancer or other immune disorders.

Weighing the Evidence: A Pharmacy Approach to Stroke Prevention in Obese Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

 

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In this CME Outfitters on demand virtual symposium, expert faculty will review key aspects of the prescribing information, guidelines, and recently published safety and efficacy data for DOACs and warfarin in order to enable pharmacists and other clinicians to support evidence-based therapeutic treatment decisions in obese patients with NVAF.

Giving Shingles Immunization Your Best Shot: Implementing a Shingles Vaccination Protocol in Your Practice

 

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This CME Outfitters OnDemand webcast will focus on the burden imposed by shingles, improving uptake of vaccination and series completion for shingles through patient education, and applying real-world strategies to implement shingles immunization protocols.

Finding Your Footing in the Shifting Landscape of Multiple Sclerosis

 

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In this CME Outfitters OnDemand webcast, animated 3-D models will illustrate the immune processes that contribute to MS pathology and serve as targets for immune-directed therapies. Expert faculty will review clinical data supporting the efficacy and safety of novel and emerging immune-directed therapies as well as the role of biomarkers in assessing disease progression and guiding treatment decisions in patients with MS.

All Hands: Integrating a Team Approach to Risk-Benefit Individualization of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis Therapy

 

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This CME Outfitters OnDemand webcast focuses on integrating a multidisciplinary approach to treating PsA and RA through case-based learning, with expert faculty discussing management strategies and how to integrate shared decision-making (SDM) into practice to facilitate appropriate treatment selection and empower patients.

Ulcerative Colitis in the 21st Century: Incorporating Guidelines and Real-World Evidence in Practice to Enhance Patient-Centered Care

 

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This CME Outfitters virtual symposium features the UC guideline authors discussing the newest recommendations and their translation to practice. Additionally, a shared decision-making (SDM) demonstration video will be integrated into the symposium to illustrate effective and ineffective patient-provider communication on treatment decisions.

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Patient Care in IBD: What Clinicians Need to Know

 

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This OnDemand webcast provides clinicians with the latest information and consensus recommendations for the management of patients with IBD during the COVID-19 era. Expert faculty will also examine the latest evidence on treatment and prevention strategies for COVID-19.

Looking Ahead: Integrating Emerging Therapies and Tools in Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease

 

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This OnDemand webcast will feature interactive and lively discussion among specialists who treat patients with AD, with a focus on recognizing early-stage symptoms of AD, the potential role of emerging therapies in treating patients with early-stage AD, and integrating multimodal imaging strategies into the diagnostic process.

Heeding the Call for Safe and Responsible Pain Management in Our Communities

 

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This webcast features an expert faculty panel discussion on the underlying mechanisms of acute and chronic pain pathways and how to utilize this knowledge to implement appropriate pain management strategies and educate patients about their pain, thus optimizing safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.

Completion of the post-test and evaluation is necessary to meet the requirements of REMS. CME Outfitters is responsible for submitting your completion information to the FDA.

Putting Pressure on Opioid Prescribing: Novel Approaches to Pain Management

 

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Opioids continue to impact all corners of the United States and its communities, a burden that continues to grow at a rapid pace. The current opioid crisis is incredibly challenging for both patients and health care providers (HCPs). There has been a 30% increase in overdoses among men and a 24% increase among women, with all ages affected. While changing these current trends is important, it cannot be accomplished by policy changes alone. There is no one size fits all model for communities to address this crisis.

Time To Listen: What The Experts Have To Say About Safe Opioid Prescribing And Addiction Treatment

 

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This CME Outfitters activity features insight from a panel of experts on the challenges, consequences, and opportunities for the development of education to help meet the pain management needs of patients amid rising concerns of addiction and diversion.

Can We Talk: Strategies to Communicate Long-Acting Injectables (LAIs) as an Effective Treatment Option for Bipolar I Disorder

 

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Bipolar I disorder (BD-I) is an often chronic, debilitating condition in which medication is a mainstay of treatment. However, medication non adherence can negatively impact clinical outcomes, increasing the risk for relapse and (re)hospitalization. Long-acting injectables (LAIs), particularly relative to oral therapies, are an effective treatment option for BD-I that overcomes nonadherence, thereby promoting remission and functional recovery. However, despite their safety and efficacy, both clinician and patient factors impede their use in routine practice.
This CME Outfitters BriefCase utilizes a patient case to guide clinicians on best practices to engage patients in treatment planning for BD-I, including the feasibility of LAIs as an effective treatment option.

Opioid Red Flags: Examining the Options and Taking the Next Steps

 

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The final episode of this CME Outfitters Briefcase series focuses on identifying the red flags of OUD and best options for taking the next steps to engage patients and develop appropriate treatment strategies.

Ask Before Dispensing: Risk Assessment and Counseling of Patients Prescribed Opioids

 

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This CME Outfitters BriefCase will replicate a real-world patient case scenario and use interactive technology focused on proper risk assessment, and strategies for counseling patients about their pain and utilizing nonopioid pain management as a means of optimizing a safe and effective, multimodal treatment plan.

Partnering with Patients: Counseling Patients About Non-Opioid Pain Options

 

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The second installment of this CME Outfitters BriefCase series on addressing the opioid epidemic in our communities focuses on how HCPs can educate their patients about their pain and about nonopioid pain management in order to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.

Keeping Patients Safe: Educating About Safe Disposal of Opioids to Prevent Diversion

 

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The final installment in this CME Outfitters BriefCase series highlights a patient case study that focuses on keeping patients safe by educating them on the proper storage and disposal of opioids.

The Pharmacist's Role in Improving Early Diagnosis for Patients with Chronic Cough

 

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This CME Outfitters podcast will present a patient case that shows how pharmacists can talk to patients presenting with cough, including recommending cough products, discussions about cough hypersensitivity syndrome, and facilitating patients who may have chronic cough to the next steps.

A Guide to New and Emerging Treatment Options for Chronic Cough

 

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In this CME Outfitters podcast, expert faculty will discuss new concepts related to our understanding of cough hypersensitivity and the data emerging from trials of new agents to build the foundation of these novel, targeted mechanisms, and the promise of these drug therapies to address unmet needs in chronic cough.

Implementing a Shingles Protocol in Pharmacies

 

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Community pharmacists play a critical role in educating at-risk patients about shingles and the availability of vaccines to prevent shingles-related complications, as well as easing the accessibility of shingles vaccination. However, barriers may impede the implementation of shingles vaccination protocols in community pharmacy settings.

This CMEOCast podcast features expert faculty focusing on best practices to increase vaccine uptake by engaging and educating patients in pharmacy settings.

Matching Treatment Choice to the Pathophysiology of Sleep

 

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In the second episode of this CME Outfitters podcast series on EDS, expert faculty will focus on identifying key neurotransmitters involved in the sleep-wake cycle and recognizing how therapies targeted to those key neurotransmitters exert their therapeutic effect on EDS in narcolepsy and OSA.

Differentiators When Choosing Novel Treatment Options for EDS

 

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This CMEOCast podcast focuses on developing personalized, effective strategies to reduce EDS in patients with OSA or narcolepsy, including an overview of data on incorporating the use of safer, lower sodium alternatives to mitigate EDS without imposing cardiovascular burden.

Matching Treatment Options to the Patient: The Role of Botulinum Toxin in Pediatric Patients with Spasticity

 

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This CMEOCast podcast episode highlights how best to match treatment options with patients, with a specific focus on the safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin as a treatment for patients with spasticity.

Improving Outcomes for Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis: Integrating a Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Care Model into Your Practice

 

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In this CMEOCast podcast, expert faculty focus on the latest evidence on screening patients for PsA, individualizing treatment that considers patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and using patient-centered approaches for care, with the goal of optimizing patient outcomes.

The Role of the Pharmacist in Identifying Signs of Opioid Use Disorder

 

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The impact of opioids on the United States and its communities is a constantly growing burden and is challenging for patients and the health care community. Pharmacists are important members of the treatment team, particularly when it comes to addressing the opioid crisis.

This CMEOCast podcast episode features expert faculty focused on the role of the pharmacist in communicating with patients about their prescribed opioids and in recommending and/or dispensing naloxone to individuals prescribed opioids who may be at risk for overdose, and available options for medicated assisted treatment (MAT).

Can an Over-the-Counter Drug Really Take Care of Post-Operative Pain?

 

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Expert faculty discuss utilizing a validated tool to assess patients for risk of misuse and diversion of opioids, as well as applying evidence that supports non-opioid management and whether over-the-counter treatment options can adequately treat post-operative pain.

Resources

Chronic Cough

 

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Pharmacists are in an ideal position to help encourage patients to seek additional care and provide counseling on prescribed treatments. Access this guide to learn more about chronic cough and the pharmacists’ role in chronic cough care.

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