The main goal of this required 2 hours course for licensed Florida pharmacists (RPh) is to discuss procedures to ensure the appropriate handling and documentation of prescriptions for controlled substances. Included are methods the pharmacist may use to verify patient ID, the validity of the prescription, the scope of practice of the prescriber, as well as methods to record the quantity of drug dispensed, emphasizing proper documentation. Proper decision making is paramount to ensuring that patients receive their prescribed medications. Pharmacists need to understand the rules and laws that can impact their decision regarding dispensing, or not dispensing controlled substances, including what the therapeutic assessment is to receive the medication, as well as the therapeutic consequence if the patient does not receive the medication.
Partially supported through an educational grant from ASTRA ZENECA
EXCEL Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The EXCEL Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.