Saturday, July 16, 2022

12:45-1:00PM – Welcome and announcements 

Kem Krueger PharmD, PhD, Dean, UW School of Pharmacy

1:00-3:00PM – Meeting Legal Requirements in Pharmacy Practice: A Case Study Approach

David Brushwood, RPh, JD, Lecturer, UW School of Pharmacy

    • Part One: Pharmacy Technician Training and Supervision
      • Learning Objectives:
        • List the tasks that may be delegated to a pharmacy technician under the supervision of a pharmacist.
        • Describe multiple system failures that resulted in the death of a patient due to the failure of a pharmacist to correct a technician error.
        • Discuss the implementation of system improvements to protect patients from fatal pharmacy errors.
    • Part Two: Managing Red Flags of Opioid Diversion
      • Learning Objectives:
        • Discuss the pharmacist’s “corresponding responsibility” to screen controlled substance prescriptions for legitimacy under DEA regulations.
        • Explain the significance of the phrase “red flags” as applied to pharmacist monitoring of opioid prescribing and use.
        • Develop a systematic approach to opioid prescription screening that allows access to medications for chronic pain patients and denies access for diverters and abusers.

3:00 – 3:15PM Break

Light refreshments will be provided.

3:15 – 6:15 PM Continuation of topic

  • Part Three: Drug Therapy Evaluation and Consultation
    • Learning Objectives:
      • List the requirements for point-of-sale assessment of prescriptions under the Prospective Drug Use Review regulations.
      • Explain the pharmacist’s responsibility in the prevention of patient harm from off-label use or from contraindicated medications.
      • Discuss strategies for effective consultation with prescribers and patients to reduce harm from high-risk medications.
  • Part Four: Pharmacy Management of Escalating Drug Costs
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Explain how drug shortages and market exclusivity can lead to increased drug costs.
      • Describe the application of antitrust law to allegations of price-fixing of pharmaceutical products.
      • Discuss policies that can be adopted to provide pharmacists the opportunity to improve the efficiency of drug therapy.
  • Part Five: Patient Rights and Pharmacist Standards of Care
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Discuss the appropriate response to a patient’s demand that a specific medication be used in the patient’s treatment when scientific evidence does not support use of the medication.
      • Explain the difference between a patient’s right to refuse drug therapy and a patient’s right to demand drug therapy.
      • Discuss the development of a policy that acknowledges a pharmacist’s right to practice within the pharmacy profession’s recognized standard of care.

ACPE# 0653-0000-22-001-L03-P

6:15-7:00 PM – Networking Reception

Enjoy networking with participants, exhibitors, and program faculty. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.*


Sunday, July 17, 2022

Regulatory Risk Management Strategies for the Pharmacy Practitioner and Pharmacy Educator

7:30 – 9:30 AMGeneral Session: Pharmacist Disciplined for Being “Too Respectful” of Physician

David Brushwood, RPh, JD, Lecturer, UW School of Pharmacy

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss pharmacist responsibility for management of a fatal prescription that is verified as correct by the prescriber.
    • Evaluate possible regulatory responses when a pharmacist “follows doctor’s orders” resulting in the death of a patient due to an uncorrected prescribing error.
    • Develop a process through which pharmacists placed in a challenging position can find support from a colleague in determining the appropriate course of action.

ACPE# 0653-0000-22-002-L03-P

9:30 – 10:00 Network Break

Light refreshments will be provided.

10:00 – 1:00PM –  Breakout sections

  • Breakout Session #1: Legal Challenges for the Pharmacist-in-Charge
    Elliott M. Sogol RPh, PhD, FAPhA, Director Postgraduate and Continuing Education, UW School of Pharmacy

    • Learning Objectives:
      • List the responsibilities that are assigned to the PIC as a matter of law.
      • Discuss how a PIC may be blamed for regulatory violations in which the PIC did not participate and of which the PIC was completely unaware.
      • Explain how multiple recordkeeping violations can result in the revocation of a PIC’s pharmacy license based on “gross negligence.”
      • Exercise: Develop a PIC Safety Checklist

ACPE#   0653-0000-22-003-L03-P

  • Breakout Session #2: Legal Challenges in Pharmacy Experiential Learning
    Kathy Schott, VP Business Operations, CE Impact

    • Learning Objectives:
      • Discuss methods for teaching responsibility and professionalism through examples of irresponsibility and unprofessionalism.
      • Consider approaches to reducing the liability of universities, rotation sites, students, and preceptors/faculty, for an error made by an IPPE or APPE student that harms a patient.
      • Explain the legal due process requirements for discipline or dismissal of an IPPE or APPE student based on poor non-cognitive performance.
      • Exercise: Risk Management Skills in Pharmacist-Patient Consultation

ACPE#   0653-0000-22-004-L03-P

  • Breakout Session #3: Legal Challenges in Pharmacy Residency Programs
    Suzanne Feeney, PharmD, VP Business Development, CE Impact
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Discuss the necessity of effective communication with patients and healthcare team members to promote risk management and regulatory compliance during a pharmacy residency.
      • Explain the necessity of documentation to provide an enduring record of pharmacist consultation regarding drug therapy modifications.
      • Distinguish between the responsibilities of providing innovative drug therapy and the responsibilities of human experimentation with investigational drugs.
      • Exercise: Risk Management Skills in Pharmacy Documentation

ACPE# 0653-0000-22-005-L03-P

 1:00 – 1:15 wrapup – completion of CE evaluation forms


*Meals will not be provided by the conference. Explore Laramie’s restaurants for a diverse dining experience.