Pharmacy Supply Chain

November 4, 2020

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are generally not provided education on the operational aspect of pharmacy such as pharmacy supply chain. Many pharmacists and technicians may not understand how pharmacies acquire medications. It would be beneficial for pharmacists and technicians to understand how pharmacy supply chain works. Disturbances in pharmacy supply chain can also lead to drug shortages, which have negative impact on patients and healthcare organizations. If healthcare workers can understand the relationship between supply chain and drug shortages, they can work to create solutions to ensure that patient care is not compromised due to drug shortages.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Discuss supply chain factors that lead to drug shortages
  2. List strategies to overcome drug shortages

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Describe pharmacy supply chain

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/04/2020 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/04/2020 - 1:00pm CST
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Nicole LaCoste, PharmD
Assistant Director – Medication Use, Safety and Education
Ochsner Medical Center
Phillip Hutchinson, CPhT
Senior Education Program Manager
Ochsner Medical Center
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Dhara Naik, PharmD
PGY1/2 HSPL Pharmacy Resident
Ochsner Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner 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: JA0006103-9999-20-199-L04-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-199-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 CEU – Attendance


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