Speed Dating with Pharmacists: 50 Practical Medication Tips

Speed Dating with Pharmacists: 50 Practical Medication Tips 

Complex medication decisions are an integral part of treating palliative care patients. Pharmacists have a unique perspective on using these medications creatively and effectively. This one-hour session will flirt with tips and tricks on using medications appropriately for patients facing advanced diseases. Whether debriding a medication profile, aggressively treating symptoms or strategizing a dosage formulation, it can be hard to commit to medication decisions. Two pharmacists will speed-date their way through medication tips designed to highlight important and little known medication facts that are important in palliative medicine. Find a tip that you are compatible with that may just change your life.

$40.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-AAHPM-SDP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-AAHPM-SDP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Discuss 3 pearls related to pharmacology of palliative medications.
Discuss 3 pearls related to appropriateness of maintenance medications in EOL care.
Discuss 3 pearls related to using palliative medications in a safe and effective manner.

Outline:

Speed Dating with Drugs

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Objectives

Disclosure

Risky (Opioid) Business

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Instructor: Kathryn A. Walker, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE
Kathryn Anne Walker, PharmD, BCPS, CPE is the Senior Clinical and Scientific Director for Palliative Care for MedStar Health System. She is charged with developing clinical outcomes, research and education along with developing the palliative clinical services at the ten hospitals and in the outpatient community of MedStar Health. She also serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy where she contributes to both didactic and experiential pharmacy education. She has served as principle investigator on several grants and co-investigator on an NIH/NINR R01 grant to validate a pain assessment tool for non-communicative patients. Dr. Walker has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally at professional conferences and disseminated her work through posters, paper sessions and peer reviewed journal articles. She has served as a research mentor for over ten years to medical students from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Medicine and Georgetown University. After her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University Dr. Walker completed the only specialty residency at the time in palliative care at University of Maryland School of pharmacy. She is also a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and certified pain educator. Dr. Walker's passion for safe and appropriate medication use includes a major focus on relief of suffering and drives her efforts in clinical practice, research and education. Disclosure: Kathryn A. Walker, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Mary Lynn McPherson, Pharm.D., MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
Mary Lynn McPherson, Pharm.D., MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, is Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Dr. McPherson has a Master's degree in Instructional Systems Development, and a Masters in Distance Education and e-Learning. Dr. McPherson has maintained a practice in both hospice (local and national) and ambulatory care her entire career. Dr. McPherson teaches extensively in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum on pain management and end of life care, including didactic and experiential content. She is the Program Director of the Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She also developed one of the first and few palliative care pharmacy residencies in the U.S. Dr. McPherson has won numerous awards for teaching, and her innovative practice in end of life care. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and four books including the best-selling "Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing." Disclosure: Mary Lynn McPherson, Pharm.D., MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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