Roles for the Community Pharmacist in Promotion of Women’s Health
Program length: 0.1 CEU
Target audiences: Pharmacists
Knowledge based activity
EXPIRES: June 7, 2014
This course requires completion of survey and a 70% passing quiz grade to receive certificate.
Universal Activity Number: 0048-0000-11-036-H04-P
Course Cost: $10
The pharmacist has long been recognized as a widely accessible and available health care professional for patients. Because of this, pharmacists located in the community pharmacy setting are often ideal candidates for providing educational information to patients. Many organizations, such as the American Public Health Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, have recently been focused on increasing the involvement of pharmacists in providing preventive care to patients. The provision of information regarding important women’s health issues is an area where pharmacists in the community pharmacy setting can have a strong impact on the primary prevention and early detection of disease. As discussed below, pharmacists can target women at increased risk for various diseases and take advantage of their accessibility to provide health education and screenings to this population.
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. State the prevalence of several diseases that commonly affect women.
2. Identify ways in which pharmacists can provide education to increase prevention of such diseases.
3. Identify medications that pharmacists can recommend to increase prevention of disease.
4. Identify ways that pharmacists can increase screening and early detection of these diseases.