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An Overview of HIV/AIDS Management{For Pharmacist}--Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes the HIV infection and weakens the immune system.  Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease caused by the HIV virus.  In 2011, there were 34 million people living with HIV in the world with Sub-Saharan Africa bearing two-third of the burden.  Approximately 50% of the infected people are not aware of their HIV status.  Total number of AIDS-related deaths reported was 1.7 million and new HIV infections were 2.5 million.  Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in managing the disease state of HIV/AIDS patients.

An Overview of HIV/AIDS Management{For Technician}--Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes the HIV infection and weakens the immune system.  Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease caused by the HIV virus.  In 2011, there were 34 million people living with HIV in the world with Sub-Saharan Africa bearing two-third of the burden.  Approximately 50% of the infected people are not aware of their HIV status.  Total number of AIDS-related deaths reported was 1.7 million and new HIV infections were 2.5 million.  Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in managing the disease state of HIV/AIDS patients.


Florida Board of Pharmacy Approved Medication Error Correspondence Course "Making the Case for Quality"--The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines a medication

error as "any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice, health care products, procedures, and systems, including prescribing; order communication; product labeling, packaging, and nomenclature; compounding; dispensing; distribution; administration; education; monitoring; and use."

An Overview of Diabetes Management--Diabetes mellitus, often referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. The incidence of diabetes is increasing rapidly. The health care costs associated with diabetes and its complications are growing at an alarming rate.  The ADA has released new standards of medical care for diabetes which will give clinicians the tools to provide desirable goals and targets for patients. APPROVED FOR CONSULTANT RECERTIFICATION CE

Overview of Geriatric Disorders--In 2011, the oldest baby boomers—Americans born between 1946 and 1964—will start to turn 65. Today, 40 million people in the United States are ages 65 and older, but this number is projected to more than double to 89 million by 2050. Although the "oldest old"—those ages 85 and older—represent only 15 percent of the population ages 65 and older today, their numbers are projected to rise rapidly over the next 40 years. By 2050, the oldest old will number 19 million, over one-fifth of the total population ages 65 and older.  As the elderly population continues to increase, the elderly will become more vulnerable to certain diseases due to aging and physical deterioration of the body. APPROVED FOR CONSULTANT RECERTIFICATION CE

An Overview of Hypertension Management--Hypertension, often referred to as high blood pressure, is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately.  Hypertension affects 1 billion people worldwide and is the number one reason listed for office visits. The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) focused on a rigorous, evidence-based approach to recommend treatment thresholds, goals, and medications in the management of hypertension in adults.  The home study will provide a detailed review of hypertension and evidence based recommendations for the management of high blood pressure. APPROVED FOR CONSULTANT RECERTIFICATION CE

An Overview of Lipid Management--Dyslipidemia is a medical condition that refers to an abnormal level of blood lipids.  The most common type of dyslipidemia is hyperlipidemia, or high lipid levels. Dyslipidemias can affect any lipid parameter, including LDL cholesterol, levels, HDL cholesterol levels, triglycerides, or a combination of these lipids. There are many factors that can cause dyslipidemia – ranging from inherited disorders to your lifestyle. 
The health care costs associated with hyperlipidemia and its complications are growing at an alarming rate.  The American College of Cardiology–American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) has released new guidelines on the treatment of high cholesterol which will give clinicians the tools to provide desirable goals and targets for patients
APPROVED FOR CONSULTANT RECERTIFICATION CE

Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances--In 2010 prescription drug abuse hit an all-time high in Florida. Florida led the nation in diverted prescription drugs. Florida was at the forefront of the drug abuse problem because Florida did not have a strong oversight of physician prescribing practices, and there was not a prescription drug monitoring program. Laws and regulations have changed, and there is significantly less pain management clinics registered in Florida. Pharmacists must now complete the required continuing education course on controlled substances at each renewal cycle.

 

  

 

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