"To provide stimulating educational programs to the pharmacy staff (all levels of pharmacists and technicians) that will elevate their daily performance and baseline knowledge and augment the educational standards and clinical and operational outcomes produced by the department."
Goals of the CPE Program
- To enhance and develop the pharmacy staff's knowledge of current and new pharmacological agents, dosing, interactions and adverse reactions to ensure competency in pharmacy practice.
- To increase the pharmacy staff's awareness and familiarity with current therapeutic, pharmacy practice- related guidelines, consensus statements, evidence-based treatment options, and standards of care.
- To help the pharmacy staff to develop additional skills needed in evolving with and leading the field of pharmacy. These may include topics related to professionalism, strengthening work relationships, mentoring, research, etc.
- To directly affect and result in the advanced education of our pharmacy staff thereby promoting the optimal patient care.
- To require the use of strategies utilizing adult learning principles and consider different learning styles.
- To regularly assess and evaluate the educational needs of the pharmacy staff in order to provide programs that are appropriate and highly valued by attendees.
- To provide enough CE programs so that pharmacy personnel can fulfill at least 50% of their state/national requirements for licensure or certification.
Definition of Continuing Pharmacy Education
A structured educational activity designed or intended to support the continuing development of pharmacists and/or pharmacy technicians to maintain and enhance their competence. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) should promote problem-solving and critical thinking and be applicable to the practice of pharmacy.
Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians with a Question or Concern Regarding CE:
Julie Won, Pharm.D., BCPS
CPE Board, Chair
Joe Murillo, Pharm.D., BCOP
CPE Board, Vice-Chair