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Using Evidence to Advance Your Practice

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This online program will guide pharmacists in handling uncertainty when making drug-related recommendations by considering the findings from current literature evidence. The program focuses on learning the principles and approaches used in evidence-based practice to assess patients’ medication needs, formulate and document patient care plans, and collaborate with other members of the health care team.

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Program Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Generate focused clinical questions for therapeutic dilemmas.
  • Answer clinical questions using current guidelines and summaries in the evidence-based medical literature.
  • Evaluate the methodological quality of a study, describe and interpret study results, and apply results to an individual patient.
  • Justify medication-related decisions using medical literature, patient and clinician information regarding values and preferences, and situational context and constraints.

Program Completion Requirements

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

  • Complete five self-study modules, each of which consists of a presentation, a study to review, and an assessment.
  • Receive a passing score of 70% or better on each assessment. Participants will have two opportunities to pass each assessment.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information

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

The self-study program, Using Evidence to Advance Your Practice, is approved for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit.

ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-000-17-166-H04-P

Release Date: June 1, 2017

Expiration Date: June 1, 2020

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

Technology Requirements: Computer and internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit the Technology/Troubleshooting section of our website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

 

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