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Emergency Preparedness, Response, and the Role of the Oregon Pharmacist

Started Mar 2, 2020
3 credits

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Self-Paced, Exam Based

3 Hours/0.3 CEUs

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and the Role of the Oregon Pharmacist:

This continuing education course provides pharmacists with valuable background on preparedness and emergency response. It reviews simple strategies to keep family members safe and maintain critical pharmacy operations at work during public health emergencies. The course reviews the legal framework for pharmacy emergency response in Oregon and describes specific activities through which pharmacists can meet the pharmaceutical needs of their communities during public health incidents.

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 Statement 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 3) Passing a final exam with 80% or higher and 4) Completion of the program evaluation.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1) Identify the triggers for a declared emergency, activating Division 7 rules
2) Explain the new labeling and distribution rules
3) Discuss how to modify drug therapy and how to dispense a medication with an emergency prescription
4) Identify the different permissible forms of emergency prescription
5) Describe the purpose of the Oregon Pharmacy-Public Health Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
6) Discuss how a pharmacy may be involved in community mass-vaccination or dispensing campaigns
7) Identify ways pharmacists can increase the timeliness and efficiency of mass-vaccination or antibiotic dispensing clinics that use a Point of Dispensing (POD) model
8) Recognize the types of public health emergencies or natural disasters that would potentially alter the normal operation of the pharmacy
9) Identify areas of the pharmacy operation that would be most susceptible to damage or discontinuation as a result of a public health emergency or natural disaster
10) Outline a contingency plan that would allow the pharmacy to operate during a public health emergency or natural disaster
11) List at least two situations in which pharmacists can play key roles in response to public health incidents
12) Describe specific strategies for assessing the pharmaceutical needs of displaced people, and for meeting the needs identified

UAN: 0036-0000-22-030-H03-P - 2 Hours/0.2 CEUs of Law Related to Pharmacy Practice
UAN: 0036-0000-22-031-H05-P - 1 Hour/0.1 CEUs of Patient Safety
Target Audience: Pharmacists licensed in Oregon
Activity Type: Knowledge
Activity Release Date: 6/26/2022
Activity Expiration Date: 6/26/2025
Richard Lehman, MD, Oregon Health Authority, Chief Medical Officer for Health Security Preparedness, and Response
Juancho Ramirez, PharmD, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, Assistant Dean for Experiential Education
Gary Miner, RPh, Oregon State Pharmacy Assosication, Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairman
Declarations: None of the faculty, designers, or reviewers for this activity have any financial relationships with ineligible companies to declare.

Contact Information:

An NABP e-Profile ID and NPI number must be provided to register. 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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  • Chrome 102 and 103
  • Firefox 100 and 101 (*extended releases are not supported)
  • Edge 101 and 102
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
  • Safari 14 and 15 (Macintosh only)

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