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Save your spot in the fall Preceptor Live CE webinars
Register now for the fall Preceptor Development Live CE webinars. You'll get tips and strategies you can use to have the best precepting experience, plus get Preceptor Live CE credits. The webinars are open to all pharmacists and brought to you by Pharmacist's Letter Preceptor Training & Resource Network.
Teaching Clinical Problem Solving:
Instructing, Modeling, Coaching, and Facilitating
Wednesday, September 28th, at 12pm Eastern/11am Central/10am Mountain/9am Pacific
CE credit: 1 hour Preceptor Live CE credit (Please note this is an encore presentation of a course with an initial release date in April 2010. You can only receive CE credit for this program once.)
Teaching Professionalism in Clinical Practice
Wednesday, October 5th, at 12pm Eastern/11am Central/10am Mountain/9am Pacific
CE credit: 1 hour Preceptor Live CE credit (Please note this is an encore presentation of a course with an initial release date in October 2010. You can only receive CE credit for this program once.)
Delivering Effective Feedback Wednesday, November 9th, at 12pm Eastern/11am Central/10am Mountain/9am Pacific
CE credit: 1 hour Preceptor Live CE credit (Please note this is an encore presentation of a course with an initial release date in November 2010. You can only receive CE credit for this program once.)
Log in to Preceptor Training & Resource Network to see all the Preceptor Development CE available and to confirm which Preceptor CE courses you can register for, or call us at (209) 472-2240.
Get expert interpretation of recent studies from Pharmacist's Letter Journal Club
PL Journal Club is a library of case-based, interdisciplinary reviews of current pharmacy and medical literature for dynamic journal club discussions in the classroom or on rotations. The presentations cover therapeutic teaching points and basic statistical concepts for the practicing pharmacist. Faculty can download the Instructor Key with questions and answers to help you easily guide the discussion, and students can get the Student Handout (questions only) to complete prior to the discussion.
Get the Instructor Key (Leader Notes) for this month's PL Journal Club topics. You can also download the Student Handout (Participant Notes) to give to your students.
Topic #1: Ticagrelor (Brilinta), a new antiplatelet drug will compete with clopidogrel (Plavix) and prasugrel (Effient) for acute coronary syndrome or after a stent...Covers composite endpoints, evaluating adverse events with a new drug, and therapeutic options following stent placement.
Topic #2: IV dexamethasone for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...Covers infection-associated inflammation, estimating sample size in clinical trials, and diagnosis and treatment of patients admitted to the hospital for CAP.
Access practical, case-based tools for teaching first- or second-year students from Pharmacy 101
Pharmacy 101 is a library of case-based teaching tools, presenting practical, real-world situations with helpful teaching points. Geared towards early experience students, topics cover common pharmacy practice issues and basic therapeutic concepts.
Get the Preceptor Key for this month's Pharmacy 101 topic. You can also download the Student Case to give to your students.
Dispensing C-II Controlled Substances...Covers practical issues with dispensing Schedule II controlled substances. A sample oxycodone prescription is used in a case to illustrate the student's role in preparing a C-II prescription. Inventory control, labeling, patient counseling points, partial fills, and ordering are covered. Special requirements for written, verbal, and faxed prescriptions are explained. Also covers considerations for Schedule II controlled substances in the inpatient setting.
Create or update your profile in the National Preceptor Database
Please take a moment now to update or create your Preceptor Profile in the National Preceptor Database. You'll help your college/school to better serve your needs and place students with you.
The National Preceptor Database is the only resource of its kind, providing preceptors:
- A home to document your CE training and specialties, and to build your teaching portfolio
- Assurance that your completed training will be reported to the colleges/schools of your choice
- A way for colleges/schools to contact you with preceptor opportunities
- Contact information, materials, and specific requirements for individual colleges/schools of pharmacy
Call for Preceptor Toolbox submissions:
Share your teaching resources
Share your best practices and the tools that help you precept students. Submit them to be included in the Preceptor Training & Resource Network's Preceptor Toolbox.
The Preceptor Toolbox is a collection of resources to help preceptors prepare for students and rotations. It includes activity ideas...syllabus examples...evaluation tools...sample assignments...student schedules...orientation resources...patient safety teaching resources...and more.
You can browse the Preceptor Toolbox here.
If you'd like to submit a document, tool, summary of a best practice, etc., for inclusion in the Preceptor Toolbox, please email Darcy Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for sharing with your fellow preceptors.
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