COVID-19 Pharmacy Practice Considerations Series - Rural pharmacy in the setting of COVID-19: experiences, solutions, and future direction

June 25, 2020

The educational series will provide resources and updated guidance for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on the pharmacy practice considerations needed for the management of COVID-19 patients, including shortage mitigation, pharmacotherapy options, emergency preparedness, and medication safety. 

Target Audience


Pharmacy Tech

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives
1.    Discuss unique challenges for small and rural hospitals.
2.    Recall solutions for addressing COVID-19 related challenges to pharmacy practice in a rural setting.
3.    Distinguish potential planning approaches to prepare for future COVID-19 impact in a rural setting.
4.    Describe potential approaches to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration in COVID-19 response in the rural setting.

Pharmacy technician learning objectives
1.    Identify solutions for medication management in small and rural hospitals.
2.    List barriers to medication distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic in a rural healthcare setting.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/25/2020 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/25/2020 - 2:00pm CDT
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships:  Hugh Easley, PharmD - Yes, I will discuss investigative use of drugs. Please describe:  Discuss access to Remdesivir.   None of the remaining planning committee or speakers have anything to disclose.  

Planning committee members
Jackie Stokes, BS
Manager, Pharmacy Program Services

Gretchen Brummel
PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Executive Director

Katrina Harper
Clinical Pharmacy Director

Course reviewer
Katrina Harper
Clinical Pharmacy Director

Hugh Easley, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy Services
Kalispell Regional Healthcare

Kelly M. Rudd, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CACP
Director, Network Pharmacy Operations
Bassett Healthcare Network


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, 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.
JA0006103-0000-20-105-L04-P  - JA0006103-0000-20-105-L04-T

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 CE - Attendance
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