Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, as the only publicly funded higher education
pharmacy institution in the state, often works at the behest of the state of Oregon.
The college is asked to respond to pharmacy education needs driven by the legislature,
such as in statues and those driven by the Oregon Health Authority by public health care policy.
Women’s access to oral and trans-dermal contraceptives continues to expand throughout the United State by allowing pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives. Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification, an online certification course, is now available for pharmacists practicing in participating states. 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, prepare pharmacists to take on this new duty of prescribing hormonal birth control.
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The following program is based on the billing components and processing construct built in the State of Oregon. This came about in response to the Legislature direction to have pharmacist's accessibility leveraged to increased accessibility to hormonal contraceptives in Oregon. The patient assessment and ensuing billing-places pharmacists in the realm of medical billing. It is crucial that pharmacists providing such patient assessments fully and completely understand how and when to utilize standard medical billing codes associated with provisions of patient assessments for the purpose of providing hormonal contraception or other areas deemed part of a pharmacist's scope of practice. The billing mechanics presented here place pharmacist clinical assessments in the same category as all other medical practitioners who assess patients. Oregon has led the way in legislation, regulation and when necessary, certification, which leads to credentialing and enrollment and code utilization.
For the purpose of pharmacists fully understanding the audit responsibility in the utilization of billing codes and under the associated liability, it is imperative that pharmacists be fully trained on the elements that must be present how billing codes are to be properly utilized.
Upon successful completion of the post-exam, a pharmacist will be able to print a Certificate of Mastery in the Successful Implementation of Patient and Assessment and Proper Billing in Oregon. These concepts and content will also apply similarly in additional states who enable pharmacists to assess patients and bill for those services.
Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, as the only publicly funded higher education pharmacy institution in the state, often works at the behest of the state of Oregon. The college is asked to respond to pharmacy education needs driven by the legislature, such as in statues and those driven by the Oregon Health Authority by public health care policy, such as with this course.
Health disparities are an ongoing issue in the American healthcare system. These health disparities have effects on the health of the individual, health of the society as well as large effects on the economy. These health disparities often occur because there are systematic barriers that make accessing health care more difficult for some groups. This program will look at the social determinants of health and some of the ways that culture can affect health beliefs. In addition, this program introduces the concept of cultural competence as a process to improve patient interactions. The goal of this training is to expose the learner to these ideas and tools in order to prevent health disparities.
This continuing education course provides pharmacists with valuable background on preparedness and emergency response. It reviews simple strategies to keep family members safe and maintain critical pharmacy operations at work during public health emergencies. The course reviews the legal framework for pharmacy emergency response in Oregon and describes specific activities through which pharmacists can meet the pharmaceutical needs of their communities during public health incidents.
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 continuation 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 online courses 24/7.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States, causing more deaths than motor vehicle crashes. The CDC attributes the rise in drug overdose deaths to higher use of prescription opioid painkillers.
Providing overdose prevention, recognition, and response education to those who have been prescribed opioids, drug users, their families, and their neighbors is a harm reduction intervention that saves lives.
Heroin and other opioid overdoses are particularly amenable to intervention because risk factors are well understood and there is a safe antidote -- NALOXONE.
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 among 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 medications 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 importantly, improve patient safety.
This course is available for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
This course was developed by Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy as an optional supplement to the course Patient Safety and Medication Error Reduction. This course discusses the qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations of the pharmacist.
The United States Opioid epidemic claims approximately 15,000 lives, leads to over 300,000 emergency department visits, and costs over $72 billion annually (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Because pharmacists are the last line of defense before prescriptions are dispensed, they occupy a critical role for potentially reducing risks associated with unsafe opioid prescribing and use as well as providing tailored patient education on potential side effects. The R.E.S.P.O.N.D. Toolkit is intended to help community pharmacists identify patients for whom an opioid prescription may present a safety risk, communicate more effectively with patients at the point of care, and coordinate with prescribers to maximize patient safety in the use of prescription opioid pain relievers.
This course was developed by Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy as an optional supplement to the course Technician Patient Safety and Medication Error Prevention. As a key member of the pharmacy team, the pharmacy technician performs essential duties in a complex work environment. This course discusses the qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations of the pharmacy technician.
Offered in Partnership with University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The comprehensive training program “Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Colorado Pharmacist” and all supporting materials were developed in Colorado via a collaborative group of clinical experts and dedicated stakeholders in the pharmacy profession. We are honored to partner with Oregon State University to offer this training program that allows Colorado pharmacists to meet the requirements necessary to provide smoking cessation care to eligible adults in our state.
This training program will provide you the educational resources to safely prescribe smoking cessation therapies. It includes background information (prevalence, burden of tobacco use, addiction and intervention strategies), comprehensive review of medication therapies (pharmacology, clinical approaches to treatment options, and crucial counseling points), practical and business considerations, and finally, Colorado-specific protocol information to apply to your practice.