Overview of Contrast Media: Critical Knowledge for Health-System Pharmacists

Program Overview

Please read the following program information before accessing the presentations using links located at the bottom of this page

Release Date:  March 1, 2009              Expiration Date:  February 28, 2011

Accreditation for Pharmacists

ACPE LogoThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The program provides 2 hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing education credit (program number 204-000-08-480-H01P).

Methods and Format

This is an online activity consisting of audio and slides for three presentations, a post-test, and an activity evaluation tool. Participants must view all presentations, take the activity post-test, and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing education credit. A minimum score of 70% is required on the test for credit to be awarded, and participants may print their official statements of continuing education credit immediately. The estimated time to complete this activity is 2 hours. This activity is provided free of charge.

Target Audience

This continuing education activity was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists in a variety of practice settings, including large and small health systems, managed-care organizations, long-term care facilities, ambulatory clinics, outpatient pharmacies, and academia. This activity would be particularly beneficial for pharmacists, including clinicians, managers, and educators, who are interested in learning about the safe and appropriate use of contrast media.

Activity Content

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based activity, participants should be able to


Peggy Bickham, Pharm.D.
Program Chair
Assistant Director, Specialty and Support Services
University of Illinois Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois

Jeffery Brown, M.D., FACR
Professor of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Darryl S. Rich, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP
The Joint Commission
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Peter Mui, Pharm.D.
(Content development only)
Pharmacy Manager
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Highland Park Hospital
Highland Park, Illinois

Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP Advantage requires that all individuals involved in the development of program content disclose their relevant financial relationships and that conflicts of interest be identified and resolved prior to delivery of the activity.

The faculty and planners report the following relationships:

Peggy Bickham, Pharm.D., declares that she has no relationships pertinent to this activity.

Jeffery J. Brown, M.D., FACR , declares the following relationships: consultant for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Covidien, GE Healthcare, and Bracco Diagnostics.

Peter Mui, R.Ph., declares that he has no relationships pertinent to this activity.

Darryl S. Rich, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP, declares the following relationship: employee of and speaker bureau member for The Joint Commission.

Lorrie LeClair, Pharm.D., declares that she has no relationships pertinent to this activity.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

Launch Presentation

Launch PresentationClinical Overview of Contrast Agents (30 minutes)
Jeffery Brown, M.D., FACR

Launch PresentationAppropriate Use of Contrast Media: Clinical Protocols and Opportunities for Pharmacist Involvement (35 minutes)
Peggy Bickham, Pharm.D.

Launch PresentationAppropriate Medication Management Strategies for Contrast Media with Pharmacy – Radiology Collaboration (30 minutes)
Darryl S. Rich, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP

Download Post-Test

Click here to print the post-test for your reference.  Please note that to be eligible for continuing education credit, you must go to the ASHP Learning Center and complete the test online.