Apothecary Meets Apocalypse: Preparing for Biologic and Chemical Warfare

Rochester, NY US
March 4, 2020

This CE activity will provide a detailed overview of the National Emergency Preparedness Plan and Strategic National stockpile and the evaluation and management of patient with exposure to bioterrorism and chemical emergency agents. The presentation will include a review of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and pharmacologic management and the associated primary literature. After participating in this activity, pharmacists should have a greater understanding of disaster response and the evaluation management of potential victims, as well as be more prepared for participation in a bioterrorism or chemical emergency.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the rationale for use of biologic or chemical warfare agents Describe how to manage HCV in the pediatric population according to updated guidelines and FDA package labels
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms of exposure to biological and chemical warfare agents
  3. Identify evidence-based treatment options for biological or chemical warfare related conditions
  4. Discuss the role of the Strategic National Stockpile and CHEMPACK program in disaster response
  5. Explain the role of pharmacists in emergency preparedness and disaster response
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/04/2020 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/04/2020 - 8:00am CST
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
The presenter will discuss off-label use and investigative use of drugs
Planning committee members
Emma Chee-How, PharmD
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center
Nicole Acquisto, PharmD, FCCP, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Rochester Medical Center
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Emma Chee-How, PharmD
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center


Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and University of Rochester Medical Center.  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.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-041-L01-P
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 General CEU – Attendance


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