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Maryland Comprehensive Contraceptive Education for the Prescribing Pharmacist is a Course

Maryland Comprehensive Contraceptive Education for the Prescribing Pharmacist

Started Mar 3, 2020
4 credits

$250 Enroll

Full course description

Registration Discounts:
Contact Employer, Chain, or NCPA

Continual Access:
2 Year Real-Time Access


Course Type:
Self-Paced, Exam Based

4 Hours/0.4 CEUs

Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification:

Dear Maryland Pharmacists,

Welcome to Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Maryland Pharmacist. Prior to completing this training program, please be aware that pharmacists will be required to follow the rules and regulations for contraception prescribing as approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy. In addition to the rules and regulations, the Board has approved several documents that pharmacists will also be required to utilize that include a self-assessment form, visit summary form and algorithm. Both this training program and the Maryland Board-approved documents are based on the contraceptive guidelines put out by the Centers for Disease Control also known as the US Medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC). However, per the Maryland Algorithm for prescribing contraception, there are some more stringent criteria for referral that pharmacists will be responsible for following when compared to the US MEC and applies to all methods of hormonal contraception that pharmacists can prescribe for.

These more stringent criteria and disease-states will require referral to a primary care provider:

    • Has had major surgery with prolonged immobilization.
    • Recent and worrisome change in vaginal bleeding.
    • All types of stomach reduction surgery; both restrictive AND malabsorptive procedures.
    • Solid organ transplant; both complicated AND uncomplicated.
    • All types of Lupus; including positive or unknown antiphospholipid antibodies, severe thrombocytopenia and immunosuppressive therapy.
    • All types of hepatitis, liver disease or cancer, gall bladder disease or jaundice; including mild or severe cirrhosis, benign and malignant liver cancer, symptomatic or asymptomatic gallbladder disease, and in cholecystectomy.

Maryland Contraception Prescribing Forms:

Maryland Self-Assessment Form PDF
Maryland Summary Form PDF
Maryland Summary Form – Optional Supplement PDF
Algorithm PDF

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through the sponsorship of OSU College of Pharmacy. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Credit shall be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Completion requires 1) Registration for the course 2) Completion of all modules and 3) Completion of the program evaluation.

UAN: 0036-0000-19-085-H04-P
Activity Type: Application
Activity Release Date: 6/10/2019
Activity Expiration Date: 6/10/2022

About the Course:

Additional Resources:

The guidelines for contraceptive use put out by the CDC have an app that can be downloaded for use. You can find it by searching "US MEC US SPR" in iTunes or Google Play, or by clicking on this link and scrolling down: US MEC App, the guidelines for contraceptive use put out by the CDC.

Contact Information:

An NABP e-Profile ID and NPI number must be provided to complete the registration process, if you need help credentialing please contact the OSU College of Pharmacy.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact OSU College of Pharmacy.

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