This practice certificate utilizes case scenarios for learners to experience evidence-based interventions with patient-centered approaches to asthma. Video demonstrations of devices, visual tools, interactive learning, and placebo devices prepare clinicians to better manage patients with respiratory conditions. Learners engage in designing pharmacotherapeutic asthma regimens, counseling patients on tobacco cessation, and improving inhaler device technique. An individual feedback session is included as part of the program. Learners have ongoing access to a toolbox of interventions to help educate patients and optimize their treatment.
Health system leaders have called for better prepared pharmacy technicians who can help pharmacists respond to opportunities in the changing health care environment. This certificate program is designed to prepare pharmacy technicians for advanced roles through knowledge and skill development in patient management, interviewing, therapeutic monitoring and medication reconciliation. Learners examine case studies related to accreditation and safety standards, as well as federal regulations, medication safety and compliance. Learners will expand their human resource and team management skills in order to help achieve pharmacy operation objectives. The self-paced, interactive, online training design can help meet the career goals of advanced pharmacy technicians working in health systems and community pharmacies.
This training is essential for pharmacists who appraise studies and synthesize evidence in formulary and coverage decision-making. The CER certificate program guides learners in the application of CER research methods in order to rigorously assess relevant questions in real-world settings. Online practice modules and a live/phone session include: observational research methods, indirect treatment comparisons, modeling, meta-analyses, and utilization of the online CER Collaborative tool and resources. More than 100 learners report that training in CER methods helped them to improve real world decision-making abilities.