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Convention Details

Target Audience:                                Pharmacy Technician

Convention Location:                          Virtual

Dates:                                               Offered June 13 – 21, 2015

Registration:                                       $89 AAPT Member     $99 Non-Member

Link for On-Line Registration:                        

Registration Fee includes Convention Packet of handouts and t-shirt mailed to participant’s home.

AAPT 2015 Virtual Convention Justification for Employer ContributionBenefits of Convention Attendance

*      Cost Effective

Participant has access to 14 Different Pharmacy Technician-Specific CE.  

Pay for CE, but no need to pay for travel expenses or time off work.  This virtual CE is affordable and cost saving.

*      Convenience

Virtual Convention is on-demand allowing 24 hour participation on multiple occasions during convention dates.

Participants complete convention CE at their own pace.

AAPT Virtual Convention 2015 is offered 24/7 for 9 days.  Participate individually or as a group.

 Convention CE is available via computer and on all mobile devices.

*      Unify-Educate-Advance

Employer sponsorship demonstrates commitment to advancing pharmacy practice.

Convention participation shows commitment to professional advancement.


      AAPT Virtual Convention 2015 Presentations                                                                                  

Unify · Educate · Advance


Session 1

Adverse Drug Reactions and the Role of the Pharmacy Technician

 

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-113-H05-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  


Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are both preventable and non-preventable, and are easily confused with side effects.  Pharmacy Technicians can assist in patient ADR by monitoring trends and frequency of medications that have caused ADRs, and evaluating prescribing patterns to help minimize the potential for an ADR to occur. 

Presenter Kristy Malacos, CPhT, MS is the Pharmacy Administrator at Magruder Hospital Pharmacy Systems, Inc Port Clinton, Ohio.

 

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Define an Adverse Drug Reaction and distinguish it from a side effect.

2. Describe the importance of accurate adverse drug reaction reporting.

3. Discuss medication use evaluation when trends are observed among adverse drug reactions.

 

 

Session 2

**Law CEU**

The Pharmacy Audit: What is it & are you Prepared?

 

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-114-H03-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  


Pharmacy technicians are front-line personnel responsible for recordkeeping associated with reimbursement compliance.  This presentation will move from defining non-compliance terms such as fraud, waste, and abuse to describing common mistakes made when seeking 3rd party reimbursement and ways to mitigate.  Participants will walk away from this presentation with specific tasks to bring to their pharmacy to help ensure payer compliance.         Presenter Judy Neville, CPhT, BA is a pharmacy auditor at HMS Federal in Omaha, Nebraska.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Describe the process for audit selection and review.

2. Define fraud, waste, and abuse.

3. Describe how to report suspected fraud.

4. List examples of Medicaid program non-compliance.

5. Recognize the importance of documentation and following provider guidelines set forth by the payer.

 

 

Session 3

Practical Considerations in Managing Patients with COPD

 

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-115-H01-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  


A discussion on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using patient case scenarios, explanation of the disease, and medication used for treatment.

 

Presenter Dennis Williams, PhD is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activ
ity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Describe the symptoms and findings that patients with COPD exhibit.

2. List the pharmacological strategies used for managing patients with COPD.

3. Discuss the role of the pharmacy technician in providing counseling, monitoring, and education for the COPD patient.

 

 

Session 4

 

Tips to Improve Customer Service

 

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-116-H04-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  


The importance of customer service in a pharmacy setting is explored in this presentation.

Presenter Marci Knorr, CPhT is a pharmacy technician III at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Describe the key concepts of customer service in a community pharmacy setting.

2. Discuss the concepts of service, attitude, consistency, and teamwork.

3. Emulate scenarios for customer service in their practice settings, such as ""Give 'Em the Pickle"

 

 

Session 5

 

Medication Safety in the Elderly

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-117-H05-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  


This presentation reviews mediation safety concerns for the elderly.

Presenter Lisa Powell, Pharm D is a clinical pharmacist at Cone Moses Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. List reasons why medication safety is important in the elderly.

2. Discuss factors that make medication safety issues more of a concern in this patient population.

3. Review the etiology of medication errors in this population.

 

 

 

 

Session 6

 

Pharmacy Technician Duties in Extended Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-118-H04-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

21st Century pharmacy is more than dispensing medications.  This presentation discusses pharmacy technician duties associated with extended pharmacy services such as blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol screening, body composition screening, immunizations, and MTM.

Presenters Emma Wickland, CPhT is a lead pharmacy technician at Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Burlington, Iowa and Megan Irlmeier, PharmD Candidate is completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha, Nebraska.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. List the steps involved with well-testing (cholesterol, body mass, blood pressure).

2. Define cholesterol testing results of LDL, HDL, and total cholesterol.

3. Describe the role of the pharmacy technician in providing MTM services.

4. List the documents needed for performing immunization services.

 

 

Session 7

**Home Study: Written CE Included in Convention Packet of Handouts**

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-119-H01-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

This presentation covers the anatomy and physiology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the causes and symptoms, and the medications used to treat.

Presenter Marci Knorr, CPhT is a pharmacy technician III at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

 

Session 7: IBS continued-

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Review the anatomy and normal physiology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

2. Identify the causes, risk factors, and clinical presentation of IBS.

3. Describe the use of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment for IBS.

 

 

Session 8

 

The Role of the Oncology Nurse Navigator

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-120-H04-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

This presentation describes how an oncology nurse navigator helps the cancer patient as well as the patient’s family.  The importance of working with multi-disciplines such as physician, pharmacy, and support is explored.

Presenter Tina Watts, RN, MSN is an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Fry Medical Center in Hickery, North Carolina.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Differentiate between a patient navigator and case manager.

2. Discuss the history and process of navigation.

3. Describe the role of a nurse navigator in the continuum of care and when a pharmacy technician might interact with him/her.

 

 

Session 9

 

Oral Anticoagulation

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-121-H01-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

A discussion about the use of oral anticoagulation medication is presented.

Presenter Tom Jefferies, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Review the basic physiologic steps of natural coagulation pathways.

2. List medications used for prophylactic and therapeutic anticoagulation.

3. Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action and indications of use for warfarin compared to the novel

anticoagulant agents.

 

 

Session 10

 

Just Because

Pharmacy Technician UAN 0107-9999-15-122-H05-T

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

National Patient Safety Goal 2015 is discussed and how the pharmacy technician can put these goals into practice. 

Presenter Steve Mooney, RN is a Research and Nursing Excellence Coordinator at Fry Medical Center in Hickery, North Carolina.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. Discuss the science behind errors and system failures.

2. Assess how job functions of the pharmacy technician help meet the National Patient Safety Goals.

3. Identify areas of concern in your workplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 11

 

Learning from Pharmacy Practice in China

Pharmacy Technician CEU

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

4th –Year pharmacist interns visit about their pharmacy experience in West China during clinical rotation.

Presenters Hannah Snyder, Pharm D candidate and Emily Prinz, PharmD candidate are completing their Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha, Nebraska.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1.Discuss the similarities and differences between outpatient pharmacy workflow in America and China.

2.Discuss pharmacist’s role on the healthcare team in China.

3.Discuss the two different types of medicine in China, Traditional Chinese Medicine or Western Medicine.

 

 

Session 12

 

Hurricane Sandy Deployment: Pharmacy Technician Lessons Learned

Pharmacy Technician CEU

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

This presentation focuses on lessons learned while on a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) deployment.  Also covered is where to apply for a DMAT, review of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and disaster planning.

Presenter Suzanne Gonzales-Webb, CPhT is a Software Security Architects Project Manager (VA CHIO SSA) for the Disaster Medical Assistance Team California Four (DMAT CA-4) Engility Corporation in San Diego, California.

 

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1. List possible occurrences of close quarter living for patients and emergency medical workers. 

2. Suggest possible alternative sources for obtaining medication while on an emergency deployment.

3. When deploying, how many days should a DMAT member be prepared to sustain them?

4. What types of disasters occur near your home and place of work or school?  Prepare a plan.

 

 

Session 13

Expanding Roles, Expanding Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician CEU

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

The evolution of the pharmacy technician is described and looking at expanded roles for technicians.

Presenter Zachary Green, CPhT is a Partnership Development Coordinator for PTCB in Washington, D.C.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1.To track evolution of pharmacy industry’s definition of the pharmacy technician.

2.To understand how the pharmacy technician’s responsibilities have expanded in recent history.

3.To learn how pharmacy organizations are collaborating to support the expanded role of the pharmacy technician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 14

 

Safety Considerations for Mixing Chemotherapy and Other Hazardous Drugs

Pharmacy Technician CEU

1 Contact Hours Or 0.1 CEU  

 

The safety requirements for mixing chemotherapy and other hazardous products are discussed as well as video demonstration of compounding products.

Presenter Jacquelyn Curtis, CPhT is a pharmacy technician supervisor at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

1.Discuss the regulatory safety requirements for admixing chemotherapy and other hazardous products.

2.Discuss the need and use of chemotherapy protection products.

3.Compare and contrast various products used to promote safe mixing of chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs.

 

 

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