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BCPS Re-Certification Ambassador: Group 3 of the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Review Course

By David Martin posted 04-28-2016 13:32


Where in the world has April gone?  Even though the tulips and daffodils have sprung, unfortunately here in Chicago, March went out like a lion and it looks like April is going out as lion as well.  However, with all that nasty weather, I was able to spend some time working on a few ASHP re-certification CE courses for BCPS.  This month, I completed group 3 of the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Review Course and Recertification Test Package.  This package includes 3 groups, and the one I completed provides a total of 5.5 hours of credit towards recertification.  The modules included the following topics:

  • Pediatric asthma, allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis/otitis media
  • HIV
  • Medication Safety
  • Pneumonia

I thought the speakers of all of these modules did an excellent job engaging the audience and making the topics easy to listen to and understand.  The HIV module didn't overwhelm the audience with too much specific information, but rather provided practical guidance on how to manage a patient with HIV.  The speaker also helped the audience understand where to look for answers to questions that may come up.  Having been trained in infectious diseases, I was particularly partial to the pneumonia module.  I thought the speaker did an excellent job addressing clinical controversies (vancomycin vs linezolid, vancomycin-induced nephrotoxicity, etc) by providing the evidence behind these issues.  The module will better help pharmacists address these difficult questions with providers.  If you are interested in completing these modules, just a reminder that you have until May 18th to earn re-certification credit, so I would start soon!

Until next time, David

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