Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

RIPA Spring Seminar - Pharmacists' Impact on Health Promotion and Prevention 5 Live Contact Hours (.5 CEU's)!

  • Thursday, May 03, 2012
  • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Radisson Airport Hotel, Warwick, RI


Registration is closed

7:30-8:30 AM

     Registration – Continental Breakfast, Greeting

8:30-9:30 AM

     Immunization Update: Using New Guidelines to

     Expand and Improve Your Practice

     Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD

     Clinical Associate Professor

     URI College of Pharmacy

  • List the current CDC / ACIP immunization recommendations*
  • Use local evidence to improve patient education and pneumococcal immunization uptake
  • Identify methods to improve Tdap uptake among all adults*

UAN: 060-999-12-30-L01-P, 060-999-12-30-L01-T. (0.1 CEU)

Application - Based Activity

9:30-10:30 AM

     Medication Management During Care Transitions

     Stephen Kogut, PhD

     Associate Professor

     URI College of Pharmacy

  • Describe medication-related problems that may occur during care transitions*
  • Identify interventions designed to promote medication use during care transitions*
  • Describe examples of how pharmacists can promote successful care transitions through MTM and patients’ personal health records

UAN: 060-999-12-31-L04-P, 060-999-12-31-L04-T (0.1 CEU)

Knowledge-Based Activity

10:30-10:45 AM

     Break – Coffee

10:45-11:45 AM

     A Team Approach to Quality Healthcare

     Tara Higgins, RPh, CDOE

     Clinical Pharmacist

     Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI

  • Explain quality incentives*
  • Describe how data is used to direct patient care priorities*
  • Discuss the opportunities for pharmacists to become engaged in quality incentives
  • Define the role of the pharmacists in quality, team-based care
UAN: 060-999-12-32-L04-P, 060-999-12-32-L04-T (0.1 CEU)

Knowledge-Based Activity

11:45-1:00 PM

     Lunch, Exhibits, RIPA Membership Meeting

1:00-2:00 PM

     Epidemiologic Trends in Rx Opioid Abuse and         

     Unintentional Opioid Poisoning: Pharmacy-    

     Based Interventions for Patient Safety

     Traci Craig Green, MSc, PhD

     Asst. Professor of Medicine and Community Health

     Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University

  • Explain the role of addiction within the chronic disease framework*
  • Discuss national & state level epidemiologic trends in Rx opioid abuse overdose*
  • Identify risk factors for unintentional opioid poisoning*
  • Describe two pharmacy-based interventions for safer dispensing of Rx opioids; Prescription Monitoring Program & naloxone collaborative practice agreement*

UAN: 060-999-12-33-L01-P, 060-999-12-33-L01-T (0.1 CEU)

Knowledge-Based Activity

2:00-3:00 PM

     The RI Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): A   

     Useful Tool to Protect the Public, Pharmacist,   and Profession (LAW)

     Patrick Kelly, PharmD

     Compliance/Regulatory Chief

     RI Board of Pharmacy

  • Discuss the purpose of the RI Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)*
  • Recognize the utility of the RI PMP*
  • Discuss future goals and direction of RI PMP*

UAN: 060-999-12-34-L03-P, 060-999-12-34-L03-T (0.1 CEU)

Application-Based Activity

*Learning Objectives apply to pharmacy technicians

TARGET AUDIENCE: This learning activity is intended for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other interested health care providers.

The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance and completion of online evaluations and self-assessment tools at the conclusion of the program are required for issuance of a statement of credit. 

PROGRAM EVALUATION: Participants must login to the URI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Management System at https://www.uripharmacycpd.org/ to complete evaluations and print statements of credit. Online evaluations, available at the conclusion of the program, will be available for 30 days following the live activity. Access codes will be given at the conclusion of the learning activity; learners must be present for the full session to receive the online evaluation access code and receive credit for that session. 

Rhode Island Pharmacists Association ∙ 1643 Warwick Ave PMB 113, Warwick, RI 02889 ∙ Phone: (401) 684-1874

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