Available Until 8/4/2023

Ambulatory Care Pearls 2020

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-20-144-H01-P
Release Date: August 4, 2020
Expiration Date: August 4, 2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.5 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – 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

The object of each pearl presentation is to convey one idea, concept, or fact that has been useful in day-to-day practice and may not be widely known, understood, published, or taught. This session was planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners.


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

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who practice in ambulatory care.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify novel clinical practice options for patient care in the ambulatory care setting.
  • Discuss opportunities to improve ambulatory care services.
  • Describe effective medication management strategies for ambulatory care service.
  • Outline teaching and learning activities that may add benefit to your practice.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


Misuse beyond opioids: What to Do About Gabapentin

  • Courtenay Gilmore Wilson, Pharm.D., BCACP, CPP, Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy, MAHEC Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Closing the Gap with PAP: Implementing a patient assistance program

  • Meredith Lopez, Pharm.D., MPH, BCACP, Pharmacy Supervisor – Ambulatory Services, Augusta University Health

Breathe easy: COPD care bundle prescribing

  • Christina DeRemer, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FASHP, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

PNEWmococcal Vaccine update

  • Amber Lanae Martirosov (Smith), Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care, Henry Ford Health Systems

Let’s Eradicate Hepatitis C! Strategies to Improve Access to Treatment

  • Christa Tetuan, Pharm.D., BCACP, Clinical Lead Pharmacist Ambulatory Care, UMKC Health Sciences District

Making and Measuring Impact: Creating Value Added Experiences for Learner and Health Systems

  • Kyle Turner, Pharm.D., BCACP, Assistant Professor (Clinical), Leadership Initiative, University of Utah College of Pharmacy

Work smarter: Tracking an increased relative value unit through collaborative care models

  • Eric A. Dietrich, Pharm.D., BCACP, CPC, CPB, CEMC​, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Make sure to TIND to a1c lowering: A Discussion on Treatment Induced Neuropathy of Diabetes

  • Kanesha Day, Pharm.D., CPP, PGY2 Ambulatory Care & Academia Pharmacy Resident, MAHEC Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Going with the FLO-zin: use of SGLT-2 inhibitors in heart failure

  • Rimmal Khan, PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident – Ambulatory Care, Boston Medical Center

SNAC Enhancer for oral semaglutide: No snacks allowed

  • Avni Patel, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident, Yale New Haven Hospital

Video Visits: Connecting Patients to Better Outcomes

  • Stephanie Luon, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care, Yale New Haven Hospital

Amyloid cardiomyopathy: everything that you need to know in 5 min or less

  • Kristin Watson, Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Clinical Services, University of Maryland

Low Dose Naltrexone: Missing Piece in Chronic Pain?

  • Allie Fay, Pharm.D., CPP, BCACP, BC-ADM, Clinical Pharmacist, The Family Health Centers

MS Monitoring Madness: How Pharmacists Play a Key Role

  • Roma Amin, Pharm.D., BCACP, Clinical Coordinator-Pharmacist, Specialty Services, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity. 

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a 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 eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.