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The activities are offered for Technicians practicing in the state of Washington. The activities are PQAC accredited CE. You will get 8 hours of CE, 1 hour of law and 1.5 hours of safety.

10/11/2014
When: October 11, 2014
8:00 am - 5:15 pm
Where: WSPA Office
411 Williams Ave S
Renton, Washington  98057
United States
Contact: Rahwa Zerai
425-228-7171 ext: 0


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USP 795 and 797: Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Guidelines

Faculty: Roland Lopez, Pharm.D., Pharmacist, Kelley-Ross Compounding Pharmacy
Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 8:00 am -9:00 am | 1.0 hr
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians
  • Gain a better understanding of the current USP chapters <795> and <797>
  • Describe the current Beyond-Use-Dates (BUD) outlined in <795> and <797>
  • Apply a BUD to proposed compounded preparations

This talk will include a general overview and review of the current compounding guidelines and practices. 

Diabetes 101: A Pharmacy Technician Focus

Faculty: Annalisa Thomas, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Resident, Kelley-Ross Pharmacy
Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 9:00 am -10:00 am | 1.0 hr
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians
  • Differentiate between type 1 and 2 diabetes and who is affected by each
  • Explain the role of glucose and insulin in the body
  • Describe complications of diabetes and the general goals of treatment
  • Identify management strategies and common medications used for diabetes
The goal of this CE is to have the participants understand diabetes and develop appreciation for the complexity of managing this disease. This lecture will use interactive questions and answers as well as case-based scenarios. 

Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am

Getting to the Roots of Medication Safety

Faculty: Cris DuVall, BA, MS, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Manager, Friday Harbor Drug
Activity Type: Application | Disclosure: None | 10:15 am -11:45 am | 1.5 hr
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians
  • Describe the root cause analysis (RCA) process in medication error processing
  • Identify common medication errors
  • Utilize an action plan framework to reduce risks and improve safety
An error doesn’t become a mistake until you choose to ignore it. This interactive session will acknowledge the inevitability of human error and suggest how to address the pharmacy setting from the perspective of a technician. 

Lunch 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Chemical Dependency and the Pharmacy Profession

Faculty: William Rhodes, MSW, CDP, MHP, Program Manager, Washington Recovery Assistance Program for Pharmacy
Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | 1.0 hr
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians
  • Consider both legal and ethical responsibility with regard to reporting suspected drug diversion and suspected impairment
  • Develop a working awareness of the history, philosophy, and legal basis for the advocacy work of WRAPP in providing support and recovery assistance to pharmacy professionals whose ability to practice pharmacy with judgment, skill, competency and safety to the public may be impaired due to chemical dependence on alcohol or other drugs, emotional illness, the aging process or loss of memory and motor skills.
  • Identify the role that you personally can play and the actions you will take to promote awareness of the recovery services of WRAPP.

The purpose of this presentation is to inform participants of the history, philosophy and working advocacy of WRAPP in providing support and recovery assistance to pharmacy professionals whose ability to practice pharmacy with judgment, skill, competency and safety to the public may be impaired due to chemical dependence on alcohol or other drugs, emotional illness, the aging process or loss of memory and motor skills. Participants will develop an understanding of the Impaired Pharmacist Rehabilitation Rule and the WRAPP Referral and Monitoring Process.

Through consideration of a case study, participants will examine their legal and ethical responsibilities with regard to reporting suspected drug diversion and suspected impairment and consider enabling behaviors in the workplace. Following completion of this presentation, participants will have adequate information to actively promote advocacy for pharmacy professionals in Washington State.


WRAPP serves to protect the health and safety of the public while acting as a health resource and support of rehabilitation to Pharmacists in Washington State. WRAPP is a recovery assistance program providing confidential, professional assistance to the profession of pharmacy.

Law Update

Faculty: Chris Humberson, R.Ph., Executive Director, Pharmacist Consultant, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | 1.0 hr
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians
  • Describe how to apply new laws and rules to pharmacy practice
  • State how to put patient safety and pharmacy care first while adhering to pharmacy law
  • Identify the Commission’s agenda for new and updated areas of practice regulation
  • Recall the pharmacy practitioners’ responsibilities for new and updated regulations

This program will discuss application of new laws and regulations. Topics will include new state requirements for licensure, handling of hazardous drugs, practices requiring board approval, adverse event reporting, Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements, Pharmacy Compounding and tamper evident prescription paper and pads and more.

Break 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Adherence: A Pharmacy Technician’s Role

Faculty: Bridgett Edgar, CPhT, Technician/Owner, Pharm-A-Save
Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm | 1.5 hr
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians
  • Describe Medication Adherence
  • Recognize some flags that indicate that a patient may not be taking their medication as prescribed
  • Name and list strategies to reinforce a more patient focused mission in the profession

The State of Pharmacy Technicians

Faculty: Maureen Sparks, CPhT, Faculty, Clover Park Technical College
Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | 1.0 hr
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians
  • Name the states that have appointed pharmacy technicians to their perspective board of pharmacy
  • Explain the requirements that are looked at for a pharmacy technician to serve on a board of pharmacy
  • Analyze the state and any regulatory issues with serving on the boards
  • Compare the differences in responsibilities allowed pharmacy technicians in each state

This CE will present a multi-state comparative analysis of pharmacy technician duties of states that have pharmacy technicians on their boards of pharmacy.

 

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