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Asthma Clinical Pharmacy Certificate Program

Credit Hours: 20.5  |   Fee: $500.00

** This course is closed and can be accessed by existing registrants only. **

Asthma is a serious medical condition that can impact the daily function of adults and children. Pharmacists in primary care and community settings can help patients to manage their asthma through comprehensive medication therapy management (CMTM). With an increasing variety of respiratory delivery devices being used to deliver medication to the lung, pharmacists need to keep current on asthma and COPD medications.

Sneak Peak: Asthma Clinical Pharmacy Program


This certificate program utilizes case scenarios to demonstrate evidence-based interventions and ensure patient-centered approaches. Video demonstrations of devices, visual displays, and a package of placebo devices enhance the hands-on learning experience. The learner acquires practice in adjusting pharmacotherapeutic asthma regimens, counseling patients on tobacco cessation, and improving inhaler device technique. An individual feedback session is included. This certificate program provides a toolbox of interventions to assist pharmacists in optimizing treatments for their patients with asthma. Supporting materials located in the online classroom help health professionals to remain current. The Asthma Clinical Pharmacy Certificate Program consists of the following courses:

  1. Respiratory Drug Delivery Tools: Effective Use & Safety
  2. Inhaler Device Counseling Technique
  3. Essentials of Rx for Asthma
  4. Peak Flow and Spirometry for Pharmacists Working with COPD and Asthma
  5. Tobacco Cessation: Pharmacist Impact through a Brief, Targeted Intervention
  6. The P3 Process of Care: Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management
  7. Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management for Asthma: A Patient-Centered Approach

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this certificate program, learners should be able to:
  1. Obtain, interpret, and evaluate patient information to determine the presence of a disease or medical condition, assess the need for treatment and/or referral;
  2. Interpret spirometry and peak flow reports, patient's dependence on tobacco, inhaler device utilization and errors;
  3. Using national treatment guidelines, identify, evaluate and communicate with the patient or health-care provider to optimize the patient's specific pharmacotherapeutic agents, dosing regimens, dosage forms, routes of administration, and delivery systems;
  4. Evaluate patient understanding and adherence through the use of asthma action plans, tobacco cessation tools, and counseling on inhaler device technique;
  5. Manage and monitor drug regimens through implanting step-up, step-down therapy and other disease management techniques;
  6. Calculate asthma controller ration and predicated peak flow measures; and
  7. Identify patient-specific factors that affect health, pharmacotherapy, and/or disease management.


CE: 20.5 Contact Hours
UAN: 0025-0000-14-098-H01-P
Expiration Date: June 26, 2017
Program Number: KE-CN#RSPC01
Instructors:
  • Mona Tsouleris, PharmD, MS, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Kathleen Pincus, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Universit of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Charmaine Rochester, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, BCACP, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Fee: 500.00

Questions? Call or Email us 410-706-3381 or cips@rx.umaryland.edu

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