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 Headache Disorders: Focus on Common Migraines & Tension Headaches

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 08/10/20
Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MT
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
Contact(s): RxSchool
Fee: $30.00

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Course Overview

Migraine disorder is considered the most disabling and burdensome of all the headache disorders. Migraine headaches affect over 28 million Americans. It is disabling and burdensome to individuals and their families. It also has a negative impact on society primarily due to high economic costs and lost productivity. The annual indirect costs associated with missed workdays and reduced productivity due to migraines is estimated at over $13 billion. Migraines are often confused with other common disorders, such as tension-type headaches. However, their symptoms and treatment vary considerably. Pharmacy professionals are often consulted, both by patients and providers for advice on drug therapy management for headache disorders. Pharmacists should be well-versed in both over-the-counter and prescription options for prophylaxis and treatment of various headache disorders. This webinar will equip the pharmacy professional with a better understanding of migraine, tension, and other types of headache disorders.

Target Audience
Pharmacy Technicians

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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:
  • Explain the epidemiology and classification of various types of headaches, including migraine, tension-type, vascular, and drug-induced headaches.
  • List potential causes, triggers and exacerbating factors for the various types of headaches.
  • Identify the “red flags” in patients with headaches that may signal a need for medical attention.
  • Recall the mechanisms of action, usual dosage, common adverse reactions, and interactions of medications used for headache treatment and migraine prophylaxis.


At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • Name three symptoms that are present in migraine headache that are usually not present in other types of headache disorders.
  • Identify three common triggers or exacerbating factors for a migraine attack.
  • List four common medications that are associated with causing or exacerbating headache disorders.
  • Name three medications that are FDA-approved for migraine prophylaxis. 

Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Ohio Northern University, College of Pharmacy

Dr. Hulisz currently practices as a clinical pharmacist with University Hospitals of Cleveland, Family Medicine Residency Program, where he works in consultation with family physicians, both on inpatient and outpatient services. He was recently awarded a federal, multi-agency faculty development fellowship to further his expertise in the field of substance abuse. He is also an investigator for a multidisciplinary chronic pain study funded by the Macy Foundation. His areas of interest and pharmacy expertise include the pharmacological management of hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. Other areas of expertise include substance abuse, insomnia, patient education, and formulary management.
Faculty Disclosure
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.

Darrell Hulisz has no conflicts to disclose.

You must attend the entire webinar, participate in the interactive polling questions, and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your CE credit.



 Courses Offered
 Headache Disorders: Focus on Common Migraines & Tension Headaches
Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD

Course Accreditation Information:

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 11/09/2020 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-17-043-L04-P    

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 11/09/2020 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-17-043-L04-T    

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  System Requirements for E-Classroom
This is a live presentation delivered over the internet. In order to see and hear the program properly, you must have the following:

  1. Broadband internet connection, such as T1, Cable, or high-speed DSL.
  2. Before enrolling in this program, please test your internet connection here. It is important that you take this test on the same computer and network you will be using the day of the live presentation.
  3. One of the following internet browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher; Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher; Safari 1.1 or higher; Google Chrome
  4. Computer speakers or headphones connected to your computer.
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The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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