Continuing Pharmacy Education
Houston Methodist Hospital Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Program is committed to providing valuable educational activities to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that will advance their baseline knowledge, core competencies and teaching abilities, ultimately improving clinical and operational outcomes.
Goals of the CPE program
- 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 deliver optimal care
- 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
- Help the pharmacy staff develop additional skills needed in evolving with and leading the field of pharmacy, including topics related to professionalism, strengthening work relationships, mentoring and research
- Directly affect and result in the advanced education of our pharmacy staff, thereby promoting optimal patient care
- Require strategies that use adult learning principles and consider different learning styles
- Regularly assess and evaluate the educational needs of the pharmacy staff in order to provide programs that are appropriate and highly valued by attendees
- Provide enough continuing education (CE) programs so that pharmacy personnel can fulfill at least 50 percent of their state and 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.
CPE Board, Chair
Joe Murillo, PharmD, BCOP
CPE Board, Vice-Chair