Arrive early and maximize your trip with Thursday CE courses

Are you ready to supercharge your professional growth? Then get to McKesson ideaShare early this year!

On Thursday, we’ve lined up a group of dynamic and informative Continuing Education sessions aimed at arming you with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to take your career to new heights. From medication safety to innovative solutions, you can earn up to four (4) CE credits before the Opening Session officially launches the show at 4:30 pm.

Mark your calendars and get ready to learn!

Medication Safety: Be Proactive, Not Reactive
10:00-11:00 am
Medication errors account for more than 7,000 deaths per year in the United States.  Pharmacy professionals play a critical role in preventing medication errors.  Learners will leave this session with error prevention, safety culture, and reliable strategies to implement at their practice site to decrease medication errors.

Communicate, Assimilate, and Facilitate: Pharmacy Technician and Community Health Worker (CHW) Roles Collide
11:15-12:15 pm
Numerous pharmacy technicians across the country are seeking additional training to grow professionally and contribute in new ways to the pharmacy team.  A pharmacy technician who receives Community Health Worker (CHW) training can serve as a liaison between the pharmacy and the community to fulfill important functions related to education, advocacy, motivational interviewing, and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH).

Eliminating Stigma, Providing Care: Community Pharmacy Management of HIV
1:15-2:15 pm
Pharmacy team members have a responsibility to help end the HIV epidemic.  This course will discuss strategies to ensure proper screening in patients for HIV testing recommendations and the appropriate assessment and management of therapy for patients living with HIV.  The importance of the community pharmacy team in essential monitoring and follow-up care for patients living with HIV will be highlighted by the speaker of this course.

Appreciate and Accommodate: Understanding Etiquette for Persons with Unique Abilities
1:15-2:15 pm
There are approximately 61 million adults residing in the United States with a disability, and many of these individuals face challenges when accessing healthcare services.  Community pharmacy teams need to be aware of their legal obligations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). This course will provide the learner with background information on the ADA, general knowledge of what resources are available on the subject, and some basic sign language to use when communicating with the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Give Your Program a BOOST(er): Best Practices for a Successful Immunization Program
2:30-3:30 pm
The participation of community pharmacies in federal and state vaccine programs for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines highlighted the importance of having and following established vaccination guidelines and best practices to ensure the provision of optimal care.  Pharmacy teams will learn how to continuously focus on improving workflow and essential tasks associated with an immunization program during this session.

Innovative Solutions to Elevate Community Pharmacy Practice
2:30-3:30 pm
Independent pharmacies must set themselves apart from other community retail pharmacies.  Unique, creative, and innovative service opportunities for independent pharmacies are abundant.  Teams interested in successful implementation of an innovative service need only to have a desire to improve the quality of care for their patients and a small amount of time available to seek additional skills training.

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