The Georgia Pharmacy Association

CPEasy

Clickable ACPE-accredited instruction. Anytime. Anywhere.

You need CPE — on average, 15 hours a year. But fitting that into your busy schedule isn’t always easy. You need CPE that’s flexible and accessible no matter where in Georgia you call home.

That’s why GPhA now offers CPEasy.

Live or on demand: Take CPEasy courses live (via the Web) so you can interact with instructors. Or take them on demand in any order you like for a custom fit to your busy schedule. Some of these ACPE-accredited 90-minute course costs are free. Others are just $20. How’s that for accessible?

The software is free and installs in a couple of minutes. Once you register, you’ll get a link in your inbox. You click, and in a few seconds, you’re learning.

Check out our 2017 lineup below.

 

CPEasy Live

Available in December: Medication Safety and Adverse Drug Event Prevention

Training on how to prevent medication errors and improve patient safety.

Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Event Prevention: New Quality Measures for Medication Safety

7:30 PM | December 7 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Michael Crooks | 0142-0000-16-077-L04-P/T

Join Alliant Quality’s Mike Crooks for an overview of adverse drug event risks, rates and the role of the pharmacist in prevention. Participants will build on the foundation of the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention. Participants will also review existing and proposed quality measures related to medication management and safety.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Quality Prescribing National Action Plan for ADE Prevention: Strategies to Prevent Common and Significant Medication Harm

7:30 PM | December 9 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Sharon Clackum | 0142-0000-16-090-L04-P/T

Quality Care is a national healthcare initiative, and pharmacists are an integral part. Learn how you and your interdisciplinary team can identify and prevent common adverse drug events and keep your patients healthy. Providing quality care and preventing hospitalizations will ensure that the pharmacist is an integral part of the healthcare team.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Pharmacogenomics of Drug Metabolism: A New Opportunity for Pharmacists

7:30 PM | December 12 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Kathryn Momary | 0142-0000-16-078-L04-P/T

Pharmacogenomics is emerging a fertile ground for expanding your clinical services. Join Kathryn Momary for her review of the pharmacogenomics of drug metabolizing enzymes. She’ll discuss drugs of concern and the potential for maximizing efficacy and reducing risk through patient genotyping. Patient case studies round out this application-based session.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Available in March 2018: Pharmacy Technician Training 201

Technicians, dig even deeper. Pharmacists, take your pharmacy team to the next level.

Future Trends for Pharmacy Technicians

7:30 PM | March 1 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Pedro A. Valentin | 0142-0000-16-086-L04-P/T

The role(s) of pharmacy technicians is forever evolving. In this session, Columbus Tech’s Pedro Valentin looks at the past and present knowledge, skills and abilities required of today’s pharmacy technicians. Then we will dive into required knowledge, skills, and abilities for future demand.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

The Technician’s Role in Supporting Chronic Care Management

7:30 PM | March 8 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Carlie Traylor | 0142-0000-16-074-L04-P/T

Medication synchronization and adherence programs are a necessity in today’s pharmacy practice. Learn about the most effective programs available today, including the latest practice improvements from Med Sync and other adherence programs.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Technicians and the High-Performing Pharmacy Team

7:30 PM | March 15 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Carlie Traylor | 0142-0000-16-073-L04-P/T

As demand on their time increases, pharmacists are going need able technicians more than ever — technicians who can facilitate patient care and support pharmacists in their clinical encounters. Learn about current and future opportunities for technicians to gain and demonstrate competence, as well as, advanced credentialing opportunities for technicians.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

 

Available in April 2018: Women’s Health Series

Get the latest information on the needs of women patients. 

Is it Hot in Here? Navigating Therapy Options for Menopausal Patients

7:30 |April 12 |Amanda Moon | 0142-0000-16-069-L04-P/T

A woman’s health and well-being are closely related to her hormonal balance. As menopause approaches, the pharmacist’s role is crucial. Explore how pharmacists can identify symptoms and address treatment options to allow the woman to feel her best.

 

Hormonal Contraception: A Review of Therapy Options

7:30 | April 19 | Kendra Manigault | 0142-0000-16-070-L04-P/T

Pharmacists in several states have been given the authority to provide hormonal contraceptives to patients without a prescription. This presentation will provide an overview of hormonal contraception and important factors to consider when selecting therapy for patients. This course will also discuss common adverse reactions and how to identify patients who are ineligible to receive hormonal contraceptive pharmacotherapy.

 

What Pharmacists Need to Know about Medication Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

7:30 | April 26 | Kalen Manasco | 0142-0000-16-083-L04-P/T

 

Pediatric pharmacy specialist Kalen Manasco reviews medication use in pregnant and nursing women. Session content includes drug transfer across the placenta and into breast milk and the new FDA fetal risk summary categories for medications. There will be time to look at resources available for pharmacists to make recommendations for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding.

 

CPEasy on Demand

Anytime, anywhere (as long as there’s Internet access): Take these Web-based CPEasy courses whenever you like — think of it as home study credit.

Each course is just 25 bucks and gives you an hour and a half of CPE credit in most cases.

Collaborative Practice Models

Embedding pharmacists in primary care practices is an idea whose time has come. Thanks to new ACA regulations, physicians are paid for their outcomes and pharmacists are all about improving outcomes. Bryan Zeigler and Greg Reybold walk you through the ins and outs of collaborative practice agreements.

Exploring Primary Care Provider Partnerships

On Demand | 2 hours CPE | $25 | Bryan Zeigler | 0142-0000-16-007-H04-P/T | Release date: 03/18/2016

The primary care practice model is changing, and with change comes new opportunities for pharmacist to provide value. More than ever, physicians need pharmacists if they are to expand their patient care services to improve health outcomes. We’ll help you to get ready, with an overview of revenue models and a look at proven strategies for identifying collaborative partners.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

Implementing Community Pharmacy Services in Primary Care Settings

On Demand | 2 hours CPE| $25 | Bryan Zeigler | 0142-0000-16-008-H04-P/T | Release date: 05/20/2016

Embedding pharmacists in primary care settings is a great idea, but how do you make it a practical one. This hands-on session explores the process, with interactive activities allow participants to apply presentation topics to their own practice setting.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

An Overview of Collaborative Practice Agreements Under Current Georgia Law

On Demand | 2 hours CPE | $25 | Greg Reybold, JD | 0142-0000-16-009-H03-P/T | Release date: 05/20/2016

There’s no denying it: Georgia law hasn’t caught up the array of services that pharmacists can offer the state’s patients. But that’s not to say there aren’t hidden opportunities for Georgia pharmacists. GPhA legal counsel Greg Reybold takes a look at state law and how pharmacists can creatively respond to current opportunities under it.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

 

Practice-Enhancing CPE

New services. New models. 

 

MTM and the Successful Business Plan

On Demand | 1.5 hours CPE | $25 | Jake Galdo | 0142-0000-16-003-H03-P | 0142-0000-16-003-H03-T

You’ve heard about outcomes or potential cost savings behind MTM. But what about the cost and time to implement a successful MTM program? Let Jake Galdo give you the business case of MTMs for community practice — from direct revenue to indirect costs.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

Fine print

ACPE-logo_highresblackThe Georgia Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To earn CPE credit for live study, learners are required to attend the live webinar, participate in class discussion, respond to quiz questions, and complete an online survey within one week of the class.

To earn credit for home study, learners are required to listen to the recorded webinar, complete an online quiz. Upon completion of the webinar recording and online quiz, learners must notify the CPE administrator at pratliff@gpha.org.