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On Purpose: Answering The Call To Be A Pharmacist Healthcare Provider
Published by Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc.



Summary
Activity Description:
Being a pharmacist is a higher calling and not a job. Practicing ON PURPOSE changes the lives of our patients and also changes ours as pharmacists. How do we disrupt and evolve the status quo to achieve this state of "Nirvana" in pharmacy practice? This program will show you how, inspire you and propel you to create your "nirvana" for you and most importantly, your patients.

Antiretroviral therapy is at the center of treatment strategies for HIV Infected individuals. The role of the HIV Pharmacist is critical in effective patient adherence, monitoring drug-drug interactions and managing adverse reactions. The pharmacist is an important member of the patient’s healthcare team, being a pivotal link in the HIV Continuum of Care.

Effective Pharmacist consultation programs identify key problems with HIV drug therapy and comorbidities, over the counter medications, supplements as well as illicit drug use. The pharmacist takes a holistic approach taking into consideration the patient’s mental health, psychosocial situation, identifying problems and developing solutions and care plans and referrals for the patient promoting positive outcomes and improved quality of life.

While improving care, antiretroviral adherence, outcomes and quality of life the pharmacist interventions also decrease healthcare costs, by preventing hospitalizations, decreased medication use, adverse reactions and in some cases even death.

The Ubuntu Pharmacist Care Program is a unique an innovative medication therapy management and chronic care management and pharmacist consultation program of MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services in Dana Point, California.

Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the role of the pharmacist in HIV as a calling vs a job
2. Identify aspects of a pharmacy career ON PURPOSE
3. Explain the Spirit of Ubuntu and caring for HIV patients
4. Identify Advanced Practice & MTM/CCM opportunities in HIV Pharmacy
5. Explain the Role of the Pharmacist in HIV and service to the community and HIV Continuum of Care

Accreditation Information:
This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians: ACPE UAN # 0201-9999-19-088-L02-P and 0201-9999-19-088-L02-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.

Presenters
Michelle J. Sherman, RPh, APh, FASCP, FACA AAHIVP
Founder - MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services, Inc.
Michelle Sherman founded MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services, Inc. in 2005. MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services is a healthcare and training company providing state of the art Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Telehealth consulting with a focus on HIV Care, resulting in improved patient outcomes and increased profits for our clients.

We create these results by focusing on the role of the pharmacist as a key healthcare provider, saving patients’ lives, improving outcomes and...More

Originally Published
September 24, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. On Purpose: Answering The Call To Be A Pharmacist Healthcare Provider - Video
  2. On Purpose: Answering The Call To Be A Pharmacist Healthcare Provider - Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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