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 September: Back to School

Get the latest updates in law and new drugs – and knock out your OSHA training for good measure.

The Dreaded — But Required — OSHA Update

7:30 PM | August 15 or September 7 | 1 hour CPE | $20 | Liza Chapman | 0142-0000-16-080-L04-P/T

If you offer immunizations you’re required to take an annual live OSHA update course. Here it is. This OSHA training session will keep your immunization practice compliant, and earn you 1 hour of CPE toward your license renewal.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

2017 New Law Update

7:30 PM | September 14 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Greg Reybold | 0142-0000-16-082-L03-P/T

Now that legislative decisions have been made, what’s next for Georgia pharmacists, and what new responsibilities do they need to be aware of? Vice President of Public Policy & Association Counsel Greg Reybold will present a rundown of all that’s gone on over the past few months.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

*POSTPONED: 2017 New Drug Update: A Formulary Approach

Rescheduling: Check back for the time and date| 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Rusty May | 0142-0000-16-072-L04-P/T

Join Rusty May, Clinical Professor at the UGA College of Pharmacy, as he reviews selected new drugs. He’ll look at each new medication’s pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, dosing, and cost — comparing it to current medications used for similar indications.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Available in October: Pharmacy Technician Training 101

Technicians, up your game. Pharmacists, Optimize your pharmacy team with this suite of pharmacy technician basics.

Pharmacy Abbreviations and Calculations for Technicians

7:30 PM | October 5 | 1.5 hours CPE | Free! | Pedro A. Valentin | 0142-0000-16-085-L04-P/T

Pharmacy Technicians need to develop their knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical calculations procedures. This session, led by certified technician and Columbus Tech’s Pedro Valentin gives addresses measurement, medication dispensing calculations, pharmacy mathematical procedures, and calculation tools and techniques.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Laws and Regulations in Georgia: What Pharmacy Technicians Must Know

7:30 PM | October 12 | 1.5 hours CPE | Free! | Greg Reybold | 0142-0000-16-087-L04-P/T

The Georgia legislature and the Georgia Board of Pharmacy have carefully prescribed what pharmacy technicians can and cannot do. Running afoul of rules and regulations can cost people their jobs and can even shut down a pharmacy. Join GPhA VP of Public Policy Greg Reybold to find out what you need to know to stay compliant. Pharmacists will want to take this course, too!

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Basic Training: 30 Medications and Classifications Pharmacy Technicians Need to Know

7:30 PM | October 17 | 1.5 hours CPE | Free! | Frank F. Barnett | 0142-0000-16-074-L04-P/T

Pharmacy technicians need to be able to readily identify the top 30 medications and the disease states they are used to treat. Join Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Frank F. Barnett and he drills you on brand name and generic nomenclatures.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

Available in November: Results! How to improve patient outcomes (and get paid for it)

Making quality improvement and value-based billing work.

Value-Based Payment Models: Fee for Quality in Outpatient Community Settings and Beyond

7:30 PM | November 2 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Anne L. Burns | 0142-0000-16-084-L04-P/T

Health care payment models are rapidly evolving away from volume-based fee for service to value-based pay for quality. In this program, you’ll learn about factors driving the transformation to value-based payment, the different types of value-based models, and how pharmacists are being integrated to improve outcomes and control costs.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

LEAN In: Quality Improvement in the Highly Efficient Pharmacy

7:30 PM | November 9 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Joe Ed Holt | 0142-0000-16-076-L04-P/T

In order to minimize wasted effort and maximize productivity, your pharmacy needs a quality improvement methodology. Pharmacist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Joe Ed Holt can help you develop just that. Joe Ed will discuss principles and practices of Quality Improvement, cover Measures of Quality, Models of Quality Improvement, and the Differences between Quality Improvement and Quality Assessment.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

The Pharmacist’s Role in Improving Quality Measures and Coordination of Care

7:30 PM | November 16 | 1.5 hours CPE | $20 | Michael Azzolin | 0142-0000-16-079-L04-P/T

Pharmacists should be active agents in improving quality measures. And opportunities for pharmacists to implement quality improvement initiatives abound. In this session, Michael Azzolin explores quality improvement strategies and tools, with an eye toward helping participants plan and implement their own FOCUS-PDCA process.

After completing this session, learners will be able to:

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.