Home Study Programs

To help you obtain continuing education credit as conveniently as possible, NJPhA provides an ongoing and expanding collection of coursework that can be completed from home. As indicated below, some programs are available to NJPhA members only.

If you have any questions about the home study programs, please contact the office.

Important credit information

Please note: If you completed the home study when the original issue of the journal was released, you can not obtain credit for completing it again online. Credit issued to an individual by the course UAN number once.  Please carefully review your   education record on CPE Monitor before enrolling in a home study program.


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A Systematic Review of Current eHealth Technologies That Foster Medication Adherence

Zika and the Pharmacist's Role

Resources to Optimize Medication Adherence

Post-Lumbar Puncture Headacahe: A Mini-Review for Pharmacists

Oral Emergency Contraception - Clinical and Law Overview for the Pharmacist

JNC8 Evidence-Based Guidelines for Management of Hypertension in Adults: What Pharmacists Need to Know

The Role of Probiotic Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

A Brief Review of Acetaminophen and N-Acetylcysteine and its Potential Concomitant Administration

Current Landscape in Parenteral Nutrition

A Review of Hyperhidrosis: Assessment and Management of the Disorder

Biologic Response Modifiers Used in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis

The Pharmacist's Role in Wound Care with a Focus on Dressing Selection

 

A Systematic Review of Current eHealth Technologies That Foster Medication Adherence 

Gino Sinigaglio, PharmD; Aakash Gandhi, PharmD; Rima Patel, MS; Grace Earl, PharmD*

*corresponding author

**The authors have no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Credit

  • Contact hours:  1.0 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-17-034-H04-P
  • UAN: 0136-0000-17-034-H04-T

Release Date:  December 1, 2017       Expiration Date:  December 1, 2020

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal  

The purpose of this assessment is to inform healthcare professionals and allied health professionals of emerging eHealth technologies that can be integrated into their practice to overcome adherence barriers.

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Objectives

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Justify the use of specific eHealth technologies in improving medication adherence based on the evidence
  • Identify the specific kind of adherence support provided by eHealth technology in improving medication adherence
  • Distinguish the types of eHealth tools based on how the technology is used by the patient or pharmacist in improving medication adherence

At the completion of this activity, pharmacist technicians will be able to:

  • ​Describe the extent of medication non-adherence affecting management of chronic diseases
  • Identify the specific type of adherence support provided by eHealth technology in improving medication adherence
  • Compare the specific types of eHealth technology tools based on the type of technology and type of adherence support

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Resources to Optimize Medication Adherence

Sibyl M. Cherian, PharmD; Christine Lam, PharmD, BCPS

**The author has no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Credit

  • Contact hours:  1.0 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-17-019-H04-P
  • UAN: 0136-0000-17-019-H04-T

Release Date:  September 8, 2017       Expiration Date:  September 8, 2020

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal  

The purpose of this lesson is to provide a brief overview of resources to help optimize medication adherence

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Objectives

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Identify barriers to medication adherence
  • Describe management systems and accountability system for coupons, vouchers, and patient assistant program
  • Describe different strategies for improving patient education

At the completion of this activity, pharmacist technicians will be able to:

  • ​List common medication adherence barriers
  • Describe coupon options, vouchers, and patient assistance programs
  • Explain patient education strategies

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Zika and the Pharmacist

Asha Gupta, PharmD, RPh

**The author has no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians 

Credit

  • Contact hours:  1.0 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-16-035-H04-P
  • UAN: 0136-0000-16-035-H04-T

Release Date:  December 02, 2016       Expiration Date:  December 02, 2019

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal 

This paper aims to highlight key points that healthcare professionals should know about the Zika virus, as it persists to threaten our communities and healthcare settings.

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At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe Zika viral transmission and prevalence
  • Investigate the prevalence of the Zika virus globally, using information from reliable resources
  • Explain to patients any available prevention methods
  • Identify high-risk areas, populations at-risk, and patients who should be tested if there is possible Zika virus exposure
  • Compile additional resources for personal knowledge and patient education

At the completion of this activity, technicians will be able to:

  • Describe Zika viral transmission and prevalence
  • Investigate the prevalence of the Zika virus globally, using information from reliable resources
  • Identify additional resources for more information on Zika virus

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Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache: A Mini-Review for Pharmacists

Maria Leibfried, BS, PharmD, BCNSP, CCP, Daniel Sievers, BS, PharmD Candidate, 2016

**The authors have no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

Members must log in to obtain the members fee. Not a member? Join the Association.

Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians 

Credit

  • Contact hours:  0.5 (0.05 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-16-015-H04-P
  • UAN: 0136-0000-16-015-H04-T

Release Date:  June 03, 2016       Expiration Date:  June 03, 2019

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal 

The goal of this lesson is to provide basic background on post-lumbar puncture headaches including epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and recommended treatment options. 

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At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to

  • Define lumbar puncture (LP)
  • List common adverse effects from LP
  • Discuss post-LP headache
  • Describe treatment options for post-LP headache

At the completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians will be able to 

  • Define lumbar puncture (LP)
  • List common adverse effects from LP
  • Define post-LP headache
  • List treatment options for post-LP headache

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Oral Emergency Contraception - Clinical and Law Overview for the Pharmacist

Maria Leibfried, BS, PharmD, BCNSP, CCP, Alexandra Libman, PharmD

**The authors have no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists

Credit

  • Contact hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-16-007-H04-P

Release Date:  March, 10, 2016       Expiration Date:  March 10, 2019

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal 

The goal of this lesson is to provide information on currently available oral emergency contraceptives (EC). It will also compare the different oral EC options and discuss New Jersey's laws and regulations that affect the utilization of EC.

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At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to

  • Define emergency contraception
  • Describe the different types of emergency contraceptives that are available
  • Explain the regulations surrounding the dispensing of emergency contraception

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JNC8 Evidence-Based Guidelines for Management of Hypertension in Adults: What Pharmacists Need to Know 

Julie Kalabalik, PharmD, BCPS, Nina Elk, PharmD, Jesse Sullivan, PharmD, BCPS

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Credit

  • Contact hours: 1 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-15-019-H01P
  • UAN: 0136-0000-15-019-H01T

Release Date:  July 06, 2015        Expiration Date:  July 06, 2018

Goal 

The goal of this lesson is to provide information on the updates and differences between previous JNC7 guidelines and JNC8 guidelines to provide hypertensive care using current evidence based recommendations.

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At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to

  • Describe JNC8 guidelines
  • List treatment goals for JNC8

 

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The Role of Probiotic Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Celia Lu, PharmD, BCACP

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Credit

  • Contact hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN number: 0136-0000-16-018-H01-P
  • UAN number: 0136-0000-16-018-H01-T

Release Date:  September, 14, 2016        Expiration Date:  September, 14, 2019

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal

This program will review current data that is available regarding the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of Atopic Dermatitis. 

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After participating in this activity, the pharmacist shall be able to:

  • Discuss the possible role of genetics in atopic dermatitis
  • Recognize the role of probiocits in the primary prevention of atopic dermatitis
  • State the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis

After participating in this activity, the pharmacy technician shall be able to:

  • Discuss the definition of a probiotic
  • Discuss the possible roles of probiotics in the management of inflammatory disease
  • State the role of atopic dermatitis in the allergy 

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A Brief Review of Acetaminophen and N-Acetylcysteine and its Potential Concomitant Administration

Timothy Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, CCP, FASCP

**The author has no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Credit

  • Contact hours – 1.0 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-17-001-H04-P; 0136-0000-17-001-H04-T

Release Date:  February 1, 2017   Expiration Date: February 1, 2020

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal

The purpose of this study was to provide a brief overview of acetaminophen (APAP), N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and the effects of concomitant administration of APAP and NAC.

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After participating in this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe the history and the roles of acetaminophen (APAP)
  • Explain the role of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for APAP overdose and its concomitant administration with APAP
  • Explain the impact of co-administering APAP and NAC in terms of protecting the liver from toxicity

After participating in this activity, pharmacy technician will be able to:

  • Recall the history and the roles of acetaminophen (APAP)
  • Recognize the role of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for APAP overdose and its concomitant administration with APAP
  • Identify the impact of co-administering APAP and NAC in terms of protecting the liver from toxicity

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Current Landscape in Parenteral Nutrition

Malgorzata Slugocki, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy, Florham Park, NJ

Rachel L. Rivera, PharmD, MHA, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy, Florham Park, NJ

Authors acknowledge Julie Kalabalik, PharmD,BCPS for contributing to the article

**The author has no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Credit

Contact hours – 1.0 (0.1 CEU)

UAN: 0136-0000-15-032-H04-P; 0136-0000-15-032-H04-T

Release Date:12/14/15   Expiration Date: 12/14/18

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based

Goal

The goal of this activity is to provide a review of the current treatment of identifying patients who benefit from parenteral nutrition and assessing the administration, sources, and treatments options available to patients.

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After participating in this activity, pharmacists and the pharmacy technicians will be able to:

Pharmacist:

  • Define parenteral nutrition.
  • Identify patients who can benefit from parenteral nutrition.
  • Name common sources and commercially available solutions of macronutrients.
  • Describe the caloric contribution from each macronutrient.
  • Describe benefits and possible risks of lipid administration.
  • Differentiate between the routes of administration of total parenteral nutrition and name the concentrations limits that need to be observed.
  • Describe the macro- and micronutrient requirements for adult and pediatric patients.
  • Describe the present challenges in of parenteral nutrition prescribing and preparations.

Pharmacy Technician:

  • Define parenteral nutrition.
  • Identify patients who can benefit from parenteral nutrition.
  • Name common sources and commercially available solutions of macronutrients

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A Review of Hyperhidrosis: Assessment and Management of the Disorder

William Maidhof, PharmD

Assistant Professor/Industry Professional, St. Johns University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

**The author has no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.
 

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Credit

  • Contact hours: 1 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-15-011-H01-P
  • UAN: 0136-0000-15-011-H01-T

Release Date:  04/01/2015        Expiration Date:  04/01/2018

Goal 

The goal of this activity is to provide a review of Hyperhidrosis Disorder describing treatment options and identifying differences in the primary and secondary types of the disorder.

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At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to

  • Define hyperhidrosis
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary hyperhidrosis
  • Describe treatment options for hyperhidrosis

At the completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians will be able to

  • Define hyperhidrosis, primary hyperhidrosis, and secondary hyperhidrosis
  • Identify treatment options for hyperhidrosis

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Biologic Response Modifiers Used in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis

Julie Kalabalik, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Fairleigh Dickison University, School of Pharmacy, Florham Park, NJ

Janna Denisenko, BS, PharmD Candidate, Fairleigh Dickison University, School of Pharmacy, Florham Park, NJ

Ligia Westrich, PhD, RPh, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fairleigh Dickison University, School of Pharmacy, Florham Park, NJ

**The authors have no financial or other relevant relationships to disclose.
 

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Credit

  • Contact hours: 1 (0.1 CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-15-H01-P 
  • UAN: 0136-0000-15-H01-T

Release Date:  09/15/2015      Expiration Date:  09/15/2018

Goal 

The goal of this activity is to provide a review of the Biologic Response Modifiers used in the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

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At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to

  • Describe the incidence of psoriasis
  • Identify the symptoms of psoriasis
  • Discuss new treatment options for psoriasis

At the completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians will be able to

  • Describe the incidence of psoriasis
  • Identify the symptoms of psoriasis
  • List new treatment options for psoriasis

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The Pharmacist's Role In Wound Care witha Focus on Dressing Selection

Sean LaFlamme, PharmD, CWCA, CGP, BCPS

**The author has no financial or business relationships to disclose in reference to this artricle
 

(Members, free. Nonmembers, $15.)

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Audience

  • Pharmacists 

Credit

  • Contact hours: 0.5  (0.05CEU)
  • UAN: 0136-0000-17-017-H04-P

Release Date: 05/24/17     Expiration Date:  05/24/20

Goal 

The goal of this activity is to highlight the factors to consider when selecting wound care dressing products

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At the completion of the activity, the pharmacists will be able to

  • Determine the place in therapy for common wound care dressing products

  • Identify medical conditions that effect wound healing

  • Review different dressing classes

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