Drug Shortage Management - On Demand

This activity presented to a technician to other technicians will provide a model of the way real life shortages are identified and managed by a facility doing it well. The speaker does the job of handling medication shortages every day and will provide insights and strategies to help other technicians in the same role with the same responsibilities and problems. 

Target Audience


Pharmacy Techs

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists learning objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to: 
1.    Identify drug shortages
2.    List medication management strategies

Pharmacy technician learning objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to: 
1.    Identify drug shortages
2.    List medication management strategies

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
On Demand
United States

Breanna Porter
Pharmacy Procurement Inventory Coordinator
Inpatient Pharmacy 
Intermountain Medical Center


Planning committee
Jackie Stokes, BS
Manager, Pharmacy Program 

Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Solutions Director


Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.


It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.


Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.


No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Statement of content validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

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 Statement(s):



Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5  ACPE credit hours.

UAN JA0006103-0000-22-124-H04-P

UAN JA0006103-0000-22-124-H04-T


Available Credit

  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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