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On January 1, 2016, women’s access to oral and trans-dermal contraceptives expanded in the state of Oregon by allowing pharmacists to write prescriptions. Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Training for the Prescribing Pharmacist, a 5-credit-hour (0.5 CEUs) online certification course, is now available. The course, developed by Oregon State University College of Pharmacy faculty with guidance from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, the Oregon Health Authority, and others, prepares pharmacists to take on this new duty of prescribing hormonal birth control in Oregon.
Women’s access to oral and trans-dermal contraceptives continues to expand throughout the United State by allowing pharmacists to furnish contraceptives. Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Calfornia Pharmacist, a 4-credit-hour (0.4 CEUs) online certification course, is now available. The course, developed by Oregon State University College of Pharmacy faculty with guidance from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, the Oregon Health Authority, and others, prepares pharmacists to take on this new duty of prescribing hormonal birth control in California.
Today's pharmacist works in a fast-paced and outcomes-oriented health care environment. Management & HR Skills for Pharmacists fosters leadership skills by delivering engaging and evidence-based instruction in an efficient and accessible manner. Developed collaboratively with OSU's College of Pharmacy, the College of Business and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the course provides pharmacy managers with practical tools, case studies and a wealth of knowledge, all while earning pharmacy continuing education credits.
Pharmacists who are new managers or are seeking a management position will learn invaluable lessons about managing others in the pharmacy environment. Current managers will also find this course addresses essential concepts that help them navigate the challenges of an increasingly complex workplace. Pharmacy employers will benefit from improved critical management skills, optimized teamwork and decreased risk and cost of turnover.
The course utilizes interactive multimedia, video case studies and real-world examples of managerial tasks. Engaging material is regularly updated to reflect the most recent research and regulations. Participants can access the online courses 24/7.
Stress in a pharmacy can lead to occupational ill health, staff turnover and poor work performance—not to mention medication errors.
Learn how to alleviate workplace stress with Stress Management for Pharmacists. This online, self-paced course will help you learn your own stressors and sources of stress, determine how you respond to stress and develop techniques for managing stress.
Whether you’re a pharmacist or a manager, you’ll gain valuable insight on how different management styles contribute to workplace stress, what types of activities can help reduce stress amongst employees and how one can foster a positive work environment.
Those looking to develop managerial skills are welcome to enroll in Management & HR Skills for Pharmacists, developed by Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy and College of Business.
Patient safety is the number one priority in all pharmacy settings, with medication errors being the major contributing risk factor. New technology, reduction in workforce, and new mediations, mean the opportunity for error remains a major obstacle to overall patient safety.
Developed collaboratively by Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and The Oregon Patient Safety Commission, this course provides the necessary tools to reduce risk, improve communication, and resolve factors that directly lead to medication errors. The material covered in this course is monitored and updated regularly to ensure only the latest research and newest ideas are always being taught.
This unique course was developed to assist not only the Pharmacist, but all pharmacy employees, including pharmacy technicians and other auxiliary personnel. Medication error reduction will reduce risk, improve job satisfaction, lower expenses, improve your pharmacy's reputation, and most importatly, improve patient safety.
The complex nature of HIV management, the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy and the potential for medication errors has put pharmacists in a position to facilitate HIV management. As medication experts, pharmacists have the duty to educate patients and communicate with health care providers about the safe, appropriate and effective use of medications.
Effective HIV Care for Pharmacists will provide pharmacists with the most up-to-date information regarding the testing, treatment and care of HIV patients. Developed collaboratively with Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy, Oregon Health & Science University and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, this online, self-paced course allows pharmacists in all professional settings to earn continuing education credit.