The Georgia Pharmacy Association

GPhA Education Resources

We’re always updating this page with new education opportunities for Georgia’s pharmacy pros. Bookmark it and check back often!

Prevent medication errors

You’ve heard about the recent Chicago Tribune investigation that discovered numerous instances in which pharmacists failed to identify potentially deadly drug interactions. The fact is, adverse interactions are preventable and YOU are the patients’ last line of defense.

This was a wake-up call to the profession; we simply cannot let this happen here.

Georgia pharmacists are shocked and disappointed, and we are going to bend over backwards to make sure that patients of Peach State pharmacies are kept safer from medication errors and dangerous interactions.

A major first step is this webinar. Take it, and have your employees take it.

Preventing Medication Errors in the Retail Setting:What Pharmacists MUST Know, Do, and Say is free for all Georgia pharmacists.

Click here to get more information at GPhA.org/medicationerrors.

Get Certified

Several times during the year we offer diabetes certification, MTM certification, and of course the APhA’s immunization certification course.

We also have a lot of info on Diabetes Self Management Education — check out GPhA.org/dsme.

Click here to get more information at GPhA.org/certifications.

Practical Skills Refresher

Pharmacy school graduates and out-of-state transfers alike love GPhA’s Practical Skills Refresher Courses. Why? Because they’re concentrated, four-hour courses on the terminology, measurements, and procedures you’ll use in the day-to-day practice of pharmacy*.

If you’re a student pharmacist or a transfer to Georgia, you want this course for review of critical parts of the pharmacy school curriculum.

Click here to get more information at GPhA.org/practicalskills.

CPEasy: Lots of courses, lots of credit (not lots of money)

You asked for it: Simple, timely, relevant CPE courses you can take in your PJs. Meet CPEasy: Web-based courses you can take anytime that can help you become a more effective healthcare provider — and your pharmacy more efficient and more profitable. To find a class that’s right for you, visit GPhA.org/cpeasy.

Other courses

PDMP Compliance for pharmacists and techs (on demand for $25)

Technicians: are you scratching your head over revisions to Georgia PDMP policy? Pharmacists, do you want to ensure that you and your entire team know how to navigate the new requirements in a penalty-avoiding sort of way?

We’ve got you covered with Complying with Georgia’s PDMP Updates: A Primer for Pharmacists and Technicians — part of our CPEasy program of live and on-demand online training.

More information at GPhA.org/pdmp.

 

Printable CPE Lessons

The Georgia Pharmacy Association offers these approved CPE lessons for you to read, download, and receive credit for.

To receive that credit, print and take the quiz at the end of each article and mail it to:

Ohio Pharmacy Association
2674 Federated Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235-4990

All statements of credit are now uploaded to CPE Monitor. They will not be mailed.

Questions? Contact Phil Ratliff at pratliff@gpha.org or write to opa@ohiopharmacists.org.

2015 – 2016 CPE Articles

November 2016: Long-Acting Contraceptives

October 2016: Hepatitis

September 2016: Pulmonary Disease in Cystic Fibrosis

August 2016: Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics

July 2016: Medical Errors & Technology

June 2016: New Drugs: Corlanor+

May 2016: Naloxone

April 2016: Lactation and Pregnancy

March 2016: Pneumococcal Disease

February 2016: Cholesterol, Praluent, Repatha

January 2016: Mental Illness Counseling

December 2015: An Update on Smoking Cessation Treatments and Electronic Cigarettes

November 2015: New Drug: Dalvance

September 2015: Heart Failure

July 2015: New Drug: Cyramza

May 2015: Macular Degeneration

February/March 2015: Parkinson’s

Older CPE Articles

2014-December | Due: 9/15/2017:
New Drugs: Impavido, Myalept, Neuraceq and Otezla

2014 October | Due: 6/15/2017:
New Drugs, Aptiom, Imbruvica, Luzu and Sovaldi

2014 August | Due: 5/15/2017:
Atypical Antipsychotics: Overview, Metabolic Abnormalities, and Newer Agents

2014 June | Due: 4/15/2017:
Advances in the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension: Focus on Adempas and Opsumit

2014 May | Due: 3/15/2017:
Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections: Review and Update