Mindfulness and Meditation for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP New Practitioners Forum

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-18-035-H04-P / 0204-0000-18-035-H04-T
Release Date: 
October 2, 2018
Expiration Date: October 2, 2021
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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

 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.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians who feel they may benefit from mindfulness and meditation, understanding the science behind these techniques, and learning how to incorporate these strategies into their personal and professional experiences to avoid burnout and promote resilience.

Activity Overview

Contemplative practices such as mindfulness and meditation are increasing in popularity as a stress management tool and wellness strategy and are useful in maintaining resilience. This activity will explore the history of meditation, review the major types of meditation, and outline the emerging science and health benefits behind this ancient practice. Attendees will learn two simple practices to use so that the benefits of meditation that can be applied to personal or professional settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the history and major types of meditation.
  • Discuss the emerging science and health benefits behind meditation.
  • Describe how meditation can improve clinician well-being.
  • Recognize the potential for meditation to improve medication safety.
  • Apply simple mindfulness and heart rhythm meditation practices that can be used in your personal and professional lives.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Describe the medical benefits of contemplative practices.
  • Participate in a short meditation exercise to apply practice into everyday lives.

Faculty Information

  • Lisa Hanlon Wilhelm, B.S.Pharm., R.Ph., Medication Safety and Compliance Specialist, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

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View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.