Accreditation Information

CPE

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

This application-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-19-123-L01-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 signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at 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.

Needs Statement

POC testing and treatment by pharmacists for GAS pharyngitis can help to improve public health by facilitating rapid disease identification and initiation of therapy, and reducing inappropriate
microbial use. However, the majority of Kentucky pharmacists do not have the training required by the BOP and state law to provide POC testing and initiate the dispensing of medications to treat GAS per KY BOP authorized protocols.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Utilizing the differential diagnosis process, apply the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy Protocol for Acute GAS Pharyngitis to a patient care scenario
2. Develop an appropriate treatment and/or referral plan for Acute GAS Pharyngitis to a patient care scenario
3. Establish a documentation process for protocol-driven care
4. Review the steps in collecting samples for POCT for acute streptococcal pharyngitis infection
5. Demonstrate correct throat swab testing technique and appropriate interpretation of POCT results

Target Audience

Ky Pharmacists

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.