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Release Date: March 1, 2009 Expiration Date: February 28, 2011
Accreditation for Pharmacists
The 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.
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 ContentClick here to view an overview of the activity content.
At the conclusion of this knowledge-based activity, participants should be able to
- Summarize the types of contrast media available, including their use, dosing, and safety profiles.
- Develop a tool to screen patients for the risk of adverse effects associated with various contrast agents.
- Participate in the development of institutional clinical protocols regarding the use of contrast media.
- Ensure their institution’s compliance with applicable laws and standards, including the Joint Commission standards and National Patient Safety Goals, relating to the use of contrast media.
Peggy Bickham, Pharm.D.
Assistant Director, Specialty and Support Services
University of Illinois Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
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)
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Highland Park Hospital
Highland Park, Illinois
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.
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.