Available Until 3/15/2026

Transgender Care in the Emergency Department

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Emergency Medicine SAG 

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-059-H04-P/T 
Release Date: 3/15/2023
Expiration Date: 3/15/2026 
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEU)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

Many transgender and gender diverse patients avoid seeking healthcare, including during medical emergencies, for fear of harassment and discrimination. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians can play a key role in ensuring that when patients across the identity spectrum visit the Emergency Department, their biopsychosocial needs are satisfied. This session will review medications used for gender affirming therapy including adverse reactions and complications from these regimens that may be clinically important during a medical emergency. This session will review lab interpretation for patients on hormone therapies and common clinical scenarios and discuss specific actionable steps to create a welcoming environment for transgender and gender diverse patients. 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of Phamacists and Pharmacy Technicians who encounter patients across the gender identity spectrum in the Emergency Department.  

After completing this activity, pharmacists  should be able to… 

1. Define terms related to gender identity. 

2. Identify challenges and solutions for transgender/gender diverse people navigating the emergency department including the role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  

3. Describe common clinical presentations for gender affirmative care in the emergency department. 

4. Identify pertinent ED clinical concerns and controversies in comprehensive medication management for transgender/gender diverse people. 

After completing this activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to… 

1. Define terms related to gender identity. 

2. Identify challenges and solutions for transgender/gender diverse people navigating the emergency department including the role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Karen M. Gunning, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, FCCP
Ombuds – University of Utah Health Sciences
Associate Dean, Community Engagement
Professor (Clinical)
Clinical Pharmacist – University of Utah Family Medicine Residency/Sugarhouse Clinic
PGY 2 Ambulatory Care Residency Director
Adjunct Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Cheyenne Frazier, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy
Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Spokane, WA

Ashley Martinelli, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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