Advancements in Inhaler Technology for Improved Adherence

March 18, 2021

This presentation will review the history of inhaler technology and how far we have come since the beginning of inhaler use. It will review the currently used products available and their influence on adherence in asthmatic patients and how the more commonly used products measure up to the newest technology available.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Compare the cost of the Digihaler versus other healthcare costs associated with asthma exacerbations.
  2. Identify the features of the Dighaler that influence adherence to inhaler therapy.
  3. Discuss the role of pharmacists on improving patient adherence to asthma therapy in relation to improvements in technology.

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Compare and contrast the Digihaler to the Respiclick inhaler.
  2. Describe the different types of inhaler models available for asthma patients.
  3. Discuss the barriers of adherence associated with asthma inhalers.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
02/09/2021
Course expires: 
05/02/2021
Event starts: 
03/18/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
03/18/2021 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
ChristianaCare
Newark, DE
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
 
 
Planning committee members
Pooja Dogra, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
ChristianaCare
 
Kacee Verhovec, PharmD
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
ChristianaCare
 
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
 
Presenter
Kacee Verhovec, PharmD
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
ChristianaCare

 

 

Joint Accreditation Statement:
 
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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Designation Statements:
 
PHARMACY
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-096-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-096-L01-T
CEU
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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