Full course description
This one-day virtual continuing professional development program is targeted to pharmacy professionals and all healthcare providers who wish to update their knowledge and skills.
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
CONFERENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the program learners will be able to:
- Work with a patient to choose the best contraceptive method for their reproductive health needs, apply a strong knowledge base of contraception methods, effectively counsel a patient on adherence and potential side effects, help assess the benefits and risks for the individual, and refer to the patient’s primary care practitioner as needed.
- Understand why patients may be on Long Term Opioid Therapy (LTOT) and long-term benzodiazepines for chronic pain, describe the benefits in “patient-friendly terms” of reducing/removing them, and work with prescribers to implement medication tapers.
- Assess a patient for signs, symptoms, and risk factors of allergic rhinitis, outline differential diagnoses, describe the available over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription products utilized, and outline an evidence-based therapeutic plan dependant on severity and frequency of symptoms.
- Differentiate between an uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and a need for referral, consider the role of symptoms/signs/lab testing in their approach, utilize the most current treatment standards for an uncomplicated UTI, as well as answer questions about prevention of UTIs.
This conference is provided by the Division of Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The program has been approved for CE Credits using the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP)
Accreditation Standards and Guidelines.
BC File #: BC-2023-001
Credits: 5 CEUs
A Statement of Attendance will be available online following the conference. Before obtaining the CEU Statement, you are required to complete the online evaluation. The online evaluation and CEU Statement will be accessible from Saturday April 22nd after 3pm to Monday May 8th, 2023.
MOBILE DEVICES / HANDHELD COMPUTERS
You will need your mobile devices and/or computers to access the zoom link to participate in this virtual conference. The zoom link and any other additional materials will be provided to you via email one week prior to the conference.