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The Hospice Pharmacist - Advanced Course


 
 
 
 
 
 
This online CE program is designed to enhance pharmacist knowledge related to end-of-life issues and the care of patients in hospice. These 6 modules are presented by nationally-recognized experts in the field of hospice and palliative care. Participants will build upon foundational knowledge and enhance their skills related to prevalent diseases and disorders present at the end of life, such as gastrointestinal issues, psychiatric needs, and hematology. 
 
Pharmacists who wish to complete the advanced course should be prepared with previous experience in hospice and palliative care and/or have completed our basic course
 
Pharmacists can complete this course on-demand, from the comfort of home. All modules are delivered fully online, for your convenience!
 
 

Fee

$150.00

CE Hours

6.00

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To learn more about the specific program information, including universal activity numbers (UAN's) and learning objectives, please expand the modules below. Following successful completion of an evaluation, CE credit will be automatically reported to NABP through the CPE Monitor system, using the NABP ePID numbers and date of birth (MMDD) stored in participants' user profiles. Follow this link to learn more about CPE Monitor and the credit reporting process »  Participants are responsible for insuring receipt of credit; no credit can be corrected or awarded if more than 60 days have passed from the date of the event or if the home study is expired.
 
It is the policy of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in this program are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of the presentation.
 
  

Requirements for CE Credit

To claim continuing pharmacy education credit, all pharmacists must complete the following steps for each module:
  1. Log in and navigate to this pag (click "My Account" after logging in to view current registrations).
  2. Watch the video (click the + on the module to expand)
  3. Complete the post-test.
  4. Complete the evaluation.
Upon successful completion of an evaluation, a report will be generated using the NABP ePID and date of birth that are connected with your profile. This report will be automatically submitted to CPE Monitor. Please allow up to 48 hours for CPE Monitor to sync with NABP. Participants are responsible for ensuring accurate credit reporting. If a participant believes an error has been made, they should contact our office as soon as possible to resolve the issue. Credit cannot be awarded or corrected after the expiration date on each module has passed.
 

 

 

   

Objectives

  • Analyze the pathophysiology of various symptoms including: nausea / vomiting, constipation, malignant bowel obstruction, and diarrhea at the end of life.
  • Recommend treatment of various symptoms including: nausea / vomiting, constipation, malignant bowel obstruction, and diarrhea at the end of life.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Stephanie Abel, Pharm.D., BCPS


Brief Bio : Stephanie Abel is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Palliative Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – James Cancer Hospital. She rotates between the inpatient palliative medicine consult service and the benign hematology service. She received her PharmD from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska after which she completed a PGY-1 in Pharmacy Practice at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and a PGY-2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Activity Number

0033-0000-18-052-H01-P

Release Date: Dec 15, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2021

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • Analyze the pathophysiology of various symptoms including: hiccups, anorexia/cachexia, dysphagia, dyspepsia, end-stage renal disease, uremia, mucositis, oral care, and related symptoms at the end of life.
  • Recommend treatment of various symptoms including: hiccups, anorexia/cachexia, dysphagia, dyspepsia, end-stage renal disease, uremia, mucositis, oral care, and related symptoms at the end of life.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Stephanie Abel, Pharm.D., BCPS


Brief Bio : Stephanie Abel is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Palliative Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – James Cancer Hospital. She rotates between the inpatient palliative medicine consult service and the benign hematology service. She received her PharmD from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska after which she completed a PGY-1 in Pharmacy Practice at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and a PGY-2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Activity Number

0033-0000-18-053-H01-P

Release Date: Dec 15, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2021

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • Discuss hospice eligibility criteria for heart failure and COPD.
  • Describe symptoms associated with end-stage heart failure and COPD.
  • Given a patient case with end-stage heart failure or COPD, identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies to maximize symptom management.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Alexandra McPherson, Pharm.D., MPH


Brief Bio : Dr. Alexandra McPherson recently completed her PGY-2 Pain and Palliative Care Residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and accepted a position with the inpatient palliative care consult service at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. McPherson has published and presented nationally on topics pertaining to pain management and palliative care, and is an active member of AAHPM, SPCP, MPhA and MSHP. Her academic interests include early integration of palliative care in advanced illness, navigating transitions of care at the end-of-life, community-based palliative care, and palliative care in developing countries. Her newest interest involves the integration of narrative medicine practices as a tool for reducing burnout and improving resiliency among palliative care providers.

Activity Number

0033-0000-18-050-H01-P

Release Date: Dec 15, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2021

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • List distressing end of life care symptoms associated with dementia and recommend a treatment plan for each symptom.
  • List distressing end of life care symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and recommend a treatment plan for each symptom.
  • List distressing end of life care symptoms associated with a stroke and recommend a treatment plan for each symptom.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Justin Garret Kullgren, Pharm.D.


Brief Bio : As a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center James Cancer Hospital , Justin consults with nurses, physicians, and other palliative interdisciplinary team members on pain and symptom management, prevention and treatment of adverse drug events, medication dosing, and monitoring and disease state management. Dr. Kullgren has substantial experience developing curriculum and instructing on a variety of topics and to a variety of audiences.  Justin teaches in academia and has provided numerous education presentations to nurses, nurse practitioners, oncology trainees, pharmacists, and physicians.

Activity Number

0033-0000-18-047-H01-P

Release Date: Dec 15, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2021

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • Differentiate anxiety from other psychiatric symptoms and recommend an appropriate treatment regimen for an end of life care patient.
  • Differentiate depression from other psychiatric symptoms and recommend an appropriate treatment regimen for an end of life care patient.
  • Differentiate insomnia from other psychiatric symptoms and recommend an appropriate treatment regimen for an end of life care patient.
  • Differentiate delirium from other psychiatric symptoms and recommend an appropriate treatment regimen for an end of life care patient.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Justin Garret Kullgren, Pharm.D.


Brief Bio : As a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center James Cancer Hospital , Justin consults with nurses, physicians, and other palliative interdisciplinary team members on pain and symptom management, prevention and treatment of adverse drug events, medication dosing, and monitoring and disease state management. Dr. Kullgren has substantial experience developing curriculum and instructing on a variety of topics and to a variety of audiences.  Justin teaches in academia and has provided numerous education presentations to nurses, nurse practitioners, oncology trainees, pharmacists, and physicians.

Activity Number

0033-0000-18-048-H01-P

Release Date: Dec 15, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2021

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • Identify the corresponding patient symptoms and worries that may accompany the following: anemias, cytopenias, thrombosis, wound care, and fungating tumors at the end of life.
  • Recommend treatment at the end of life for various symptoms including: anemias, cytopenias, thrombosis, wound care, and fungating tumors.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Stephanie Abel, Pharm.D., BCPS


Brief Bio : Stephanie Abel is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Palliative Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – James Cancer Hospital. She rotates between the inpatient palliative medicine consult service and the benign hematology service. She received her PharmD from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska after which she completed a PGY-1 in Pharmacy Practice at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and a PGY-2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Activity Number

0033-0000-18-049-H01-P

Release Date: Dec 15, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2021

CE Hours

1.00