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Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products: A Training Program for Pharmacists

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Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products: A Training Program for Pharmacists

 

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Many states are allowing pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives to increase and ensure access. This online training program will prepare pharmacists to discuss the hormonal contraceptive options available to prescribe, furnish or dispense, in accordance with state laws. This training meets the requirements for most states that currently allow pharmacist-furnished contraception.

 

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Modules and Learning Objectives

Module 1: Hormonal Contraceptive Products

  • Describe how hormonal contraceptive products affect phases of the menstrual cycle to inhibit ovulation. 
  • Differentiate among types of hormonal contraceptive products.
  • List non-contraceptive uses of various forms of hormonal contraceptive products.

Module 2: Assessing Women for Hormonal Contraception

  • Assess whether a woman is an appropriate candidate for hormonal contraceptives.
  • Describe features of the currently available forms of hormonal contraception.
  • Determine if a woman meets the eligibility criteria for specific methods of hormonal contraception. 

Module 3: Communicating About Hormonal Contraceptives

  • Formulate a plan to educate women on proper use of hormonal contraceptive products.
  • Formulate a plan to educate women on the risks and benefits of hormonal contraceptive products. 
  • List counseling strategies to reduce risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • List strategies on how to communicate information with other members of a patient’s care team.

Module 4: Pharmacy Practice Operations

  • Discuss laws and regulations that allow pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives.
  • Describe a process to furnish patients with hormonal contraceptives in pharmacy practice.
  • Explain how to write a prescription for contraceptive products.
  • Document patient care visits related to hormonal contraceptive products.

Program Completion Requirements

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit and/or a Certificate of Completion, participants must meet all the following requirements:

  • Complete four self-study modules, each of which consists of a presentation, an assessment, and a module evaluation.
  • Achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on each module assessment.

To obtain credit, the participant must CLAIM credit once each module is completed. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript. A Certificate of Completion will be available online for immediate printing upon successful completion of program requirements.

 

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products is approved for 4 contact hours (.4 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

 

ACPE UANs

  • Module 1: Hormonal Contraceptive Products is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-233-H01-P).

Release Date: September 1, 2017

Expiration Date: September 1, 2020

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

  • Module 2: Assessing Women for Hormonal Contraception is approved for 1 hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-234-H01-P).
  • Module 3: Communicating About Hormonal Contraceptives is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-235-H04-P).
  • Module 4: Pharmacy Practice Operations is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-17-236-H04-P)

Release Date: September 1, 2017

Expiration Date: September 1, 2020

Activity Type: Application -based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

Advisory Board

Chair and Primary Author:

Autumn Stewart, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Division of Pharmacy Practice, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Advisory Board Members and Contributors
 
Kathleen Besinque, PharmD, MS Ed, FCSHP, FASHP, Chair, Experiential Education, Experiential and Continuing Education, Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, Loma Linda, CA
 
Brooke L. Griffin, PharmD, BCACP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL
 
Sarah E. Lynch, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Binghamton, NY
 
Sarah McBane, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, FCCP, FCPhA,  Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, West Coast University, Los Angeles, CA
 
Kathleen M. Vest, PharmD, CDE, BCACP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL
 

 

Technology Requirements

Computer and internet access is required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements for a positive learning experience.

 

Development

Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

 

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Merck & Co.

 

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