Navigating the Unknown in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-407-H04-P&T
Release Date: May 12, 2021
Expiration Date: May 12, 2022
Activity Type: Application-based  
CE Credits: 1.5 hours
Activity FeeFree of charge 

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.

Accreditation for Pharmacists 

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 and pharmacy technicians who practice in hospitals and health systems.

Activity Overview

It’s important to reflect on how the pandemic was managed, as well as how a future event might pan out. This activity will review which agencies were responsive, how to obtain reliable information/data, and barriers encountered. The response of the various regulators and accrediting bodies will be explained. The activity will conclude with a discussion of key points to consider when managing a crisis, including developing a plan/template to guide personnel through a future event.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to

  1. Explain how the COVID-19 pandemic differs from other emergency management situations.
  2. Describe how to integrate pandemic-related changes in procedures taking into account how such changes may affect individual departments in the health system.
  3. Summarize strategies for managing the supply chain that minimize the impact on patient care.
  4. Explain best practices for sterile compounding during the COVID-19 pandemic in practice.

Faculty Information

Patricia C. Kienle, B.S.Pharm., M.P.A, FASHP
Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety
Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Richard Montgomery, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A.
Contracts and Operations Manager
Advent Health System
Orlando, Florida

Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company.
  • As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education definition of ineligible company.

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.

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