Pharmacy Professional Development Series 2023-2024: Technician Shortages
The live webinars will be presented by experienced practitioners alongside residents to provide members new knowledge and insights on topics requested by members. For residents, the live webinars will provide crucial pertinent insights for different points in their residency year including best practices for their first 90 days, navigating the many different professional development opportunities they face as a new practitioner, interview preparation as they prepare for the next step in their careers, effectively communicating with preceptors and program, and building their resilience through effectively managing wellness.
This activity is intended for pharmacists.
Pharmacists learning objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
- Describe how technician shortages affect pharmacy and how to navigate the situation
Kavish Choudhary, PharmD, MS
Chief Pharmacy Officer
University of Utah
Michael Alwan, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
University of Washington Medical Center
Sybil Thomas, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director, Pharmacy
Heather Jones, PharmD, MS
Manager, Regional Oncology Services
Dmitry Walker, PharmD, MS
Assistant Director, Pharmacy Oncology and Investigational Drug Services
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.
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.
Kavish Choudhary, PharmD, MS, speaker for this educational activity, is an advisory board participant for Merative MicroMedex.
All relevant financial relationships listed for these individual(s) have been mitigated.
All others in a position to control content for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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.
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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.
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-053-L04-P
Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re- certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 General CE – Attendance