Protecting the Public Health Through Enhanced Networks and Expanded Access
Home Study Webinar
$20 Activity Fee – available through August 31, 2022
The first in a 2-part series, board of pharmacy and school and college of pharmacy representatives present various poster displays related to working together to educate on pharmacy practices in furtherance of protecting the public health. Topics include impact of COVID-19 emergency authorizations in Maryland; student pharmacist delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations in New Hampshire; addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy; and evaluation of pharmacy technician laws related to CLIA waivers. Learn more about part 2 of the Poster Session series.
Impact of COVID-19 Emergency Orders on the Practice of Pharmacy in Maryland:
In the ever-changing medical field, health care providers must be ready for anything, including a global pandemic. This presentation explores unique pharmacy-related COVID-19 emergency orders that have been implemented in Maryland and how the orders have impacted the practice of pharmacy over the past year.
- Deena Speights-Napata, Executive Director, Maryland Board of Pharmacy
- Nancy Richard, Inspector Supervisor, Maryland Board of Pharmacy
- Additional Authors: Brittany Jackson and Dhruv Patel, PharmD Candidates
Incorporating Student Pharmacists to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccinations in the State of NH:
In response to the demands for the administration of the COVID‐19 vaccine, utilizing all available and trained health care individuals to expand access of care to patients in the state of New Hampshire is essential. To assist with the vaccination efforts, the governor of New Hampshire has established 11 vaccination sites across the state. Student pharmacists enrolled in the MCPHS University accelerated PharmD program are certified and trained to administer vaccines and assist with vaccination efforts.
- Helen Pervanas, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS University School of Pharmacy
- Additional Authors: Kristine Willett, Maryann Cooper, Cheryl Durand, Amanda Morrill, Jennifer Towle, and Nicole Carace
Addressing Fears and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines:
This poster examines the use of the first COVID-19 vaccines to be approved for emergency use authorization in the United States. Concerns regarding the components, the speed with which these vaccines were created, as well as plans for distribution are all addressed through this poster with the aim of relieving vaccine hesitancy. Although the end of the global pandemic caused by COVID‐19 and a future without masks and restrictions are promising with the discovery of a vaccine, still there is much worry about what is inside the vaccine, how quickly it was created and plans for distribution.
- Sarah Akel, PharmD Candidate, Class of 2023, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
- Fatin Bleibel, PharmD Candidate, Class of 2022, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
- Genevieve Hale, Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
- Additional Author: Nile Khanfar, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy
RxSWAB: A National Evaluation of Laws on Pharmacy Technician Support Servicing CLIA-Waived POCTs and Venipuncture:
Technician roles in pharmacy continue to evolve. The goal of this project was to serve as a resource to expand the overall scope of pharmacy practice in the performance of clinical and technical services. The data being presented includes compiled and categorized statutes and regulations of pharmacy technician allowances to perform point of care testing and venipuncture across the country.
- Bryanna M. Dunston, PharmD Candidate, Class of 2022, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
- Lauren K. Fennema, PharmD Candidate, Class of 2022, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
- Deeb D. Eid, Regulatory Affairs Advisor & Affiliate Preceptor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
- Additional Author: Erin Duma, PharmD Candidate, Class of 2022
This home study webinar is a recording of the live activity that was held on May 12, 2021.
The webinar is eligible for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. More details regarding the presentations, CPE activity credits, and browser requirements can be found in the CPE Activity Information Guide .