College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Continuing Professional Development

Office of Continuing Professional Development

“Last Chance” CPE Minicourse Series: Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice

 

Medication and Patient Safety Case Studies and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program Updates 2015 (Pharmacy Law )

June 10, 2015

Radisson Airport Hotel

2081 Post Road

Warwick, RI 02886

 

Program Schedule

5:00 pm Registration, Networking & Dinner

Mary-Jane Kanaczet, MEd
Director, Continuing Professional Development
Welcome, Program Overview, Introductions

6:00 pm – 6:40 pm MEDICATION SAFETY: ERROR DETECTION & RESPONSE
Caroline Belshe, PharmD
PGY-1 Corporate Community Pharmacy Resident
CVS Health

Jordan Daniel, PharmD
Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Fellow
CVS Health

6:40 pm – 7:00 pm GABAPENTIN: TREATING OR CAUSING ADDICTION?
Kathryn Conti, PharmD
PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT PROGRAM UPDATES 2015
CDR Kelly Valente, PharmD, USPHS
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Division of Medicare Health Plan Operations

9:00 pm – 9:15 pm Program Wrap-up, Evaluations

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this application and knowledge-based program, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe elements of the medication-use system and review factors which may contribute to errors within the system;
  • Explain how medication errors occur in practice and discuss strategies to mitigate these errors;
  • Formulate a response to a patient who received a prescription dispensed incorrectly;
  • Discuss the abuse potential of gabapentin;
  • Identify “red flags” that may exacerbate abuse potential and increase risk of adverse effects;
  • Identify signs of gabapentin withdrawal and choose appropriate therapy to minimize hospitalization stay.
  • Identify specific categories of drugs which may qualify for coverage under Parts A, B and D;
  • Discuss the resources available to pharmacists to facilitate understanding of the Medicare Part D drug benefit;
  • Describe some key policy changes for 2014, 2015, and 2015 benefit years.

Upon completion of this application and know-ledge-based program, technicians will be able to:

  • Describe elements of the medication-use system and review factors which may contribute to errors within the system;
  • Explain how medication errors occur in practice and discuss strategies to mitigate these errors;
  • Discuss the abuse potential of gabapentin;
  • Identify specific categories of drugs which may qualify for coverage under Parts A, B and D;
  • Describe some key policy changes for 2014, 2015, and 2015 benefit years.

Facilities & Parking

Free Parking on-site at the Radisson Hotel at the Airport, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886. (401) 739-3000. Directions available at: www.radisson.com/warwick-hotel-ri-02886/riproair/area/map.

Target Audience Community, hospital, managed care & consultant pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and mental health professionals and other interested healthcare professionals.

Registration & Refund Policy   

Register online at https://www.uripharmacycpd.org/. On-site registration available, as space permits. Registration fee on or before June 3, 2015 is $52.50; after June 3, 2015 registration is $62.50. Registration fee includes program materials and a light dinner. Registration fees, subject to a $15 processing fee, will be refunded provided written notification is received 7 days prior to the program.

Continuing Education Credits

acpesmallerThe University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This application and knowledge-based program has been accredited for 3.0 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs), including 2 hours of Pharmacy Law for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Attendance and completion of online program evaluations at the conclusion of each session are required to report credit. Evaluations must be completed within 30 days of the program. CE data will be reported to the CPE Monitor upon completing the program; it may take up to 72 hours to appear in your CPE Monitor account.  CPE transcripts and statements of credit are available via the CPE Monitor at www.mycpemonitor.net.

Medication Safety, Application-based Learning Activity:

UAN: 0060-0000-15-011-L05-P (Pharmacists) 1.0 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) UAN: 0060-0000-15-011-L05-T (Technicians)  1.0 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs)

 

Pharmacy Law Update, Knowledge-based Learning Activity:

UAN: 0060-0000-15-012-L03-P (Pharmacists) 2.0 Contact Hour (0.2 CEUs) UAN: 0060-0000-15-012-L03-T (Technicians)  2.0 Contact Hour (0.2 CEUs)

 

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