Pharmacy Fall Conference - 2014

PEP - Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CPE
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Release: Feb 9, 2015
  • Expires: Oct 23, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
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Alice C.  Thornton Alice C. Thornton, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chief, Infectious Disease
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Project Director, Ryan White Part B, C, and D
KY AETC Program Chair
UK HealthCare
Medical Director, Blue Grass Care Clinic
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

A new update from the US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis that providers may not be familiar with include the following:
- Prompt management of occupational exposures
- Selection of effective / tolerable PEP regimens
- Potential toxicities /interactions of PEP drugs
- Consultation with experts for postexposure management strategies
- Counseling /follow-up of exposed personnel

Target Audience



Upon Completion of this activity Pharmacist will be able to:

1. Discuss the goals of post-exposure care
2. Discuss ways to prevent transmission
3. Describe how to avoid unnecessary PEP/minimize toxicity
4. Determine whether transmission has occurred


ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-15-011-H02-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Faculty Disclosure

Alice Thornton, MD (Speaker) has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Alice Thornton does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product.

No planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.