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 The Common Cold: An Update for Pharmacy Professionals

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 11/02/20
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

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Course Overview

The common cold is one of the most bothersome illnesses that plague people of all ages. Patients spend more than $700 million on over-the-counter products, and the common cold continues to be leading cause of work and school absenteeism. Pharmacy professionals in various settings are asked for advice on treatment of the common cold and its associated symptoms.  This live, interactive webinar explores the epidemiology of the common cold, the effectiveness of over-the-counter remedies to prevent colds, and treatment options for the common cold. This webinar will equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the background information needed to provide patients with self-care advice on both the prevention and treatment of the common cold.

Target Audience
Pharmacy Technicians

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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology, clinical features, pathophysiology, and virology of the common cold.
  • Summarize the evidence examining prophylaxis of the common cold, using supplements such as Vitamin C, zinc preparations and Echinacea.
  • Discuss the role of drugs for symptomatic relief of colds, including decongestants, antihistamines, ipratropium, analgesics and antitussives.
  • Review how pharmacists can educate patients in minimizing contamination and spread of the virus.
  • Cite examples of important pharmacist-to-patient counseling points regarding the use of supplemental agents for cold prevention and treatment.
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • List four common symptoms associated with the common cold.
  • Cite three interventions that patients can learn to avoid transmitting the common cold. 
  • Discuss effective over-the-counter medications for various symptoms of the common cold. 
  • Identify effective prescription medications for various symptoms of the common cold.

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
 The Common Cold: An Update for Pharmacy Professionals
Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD

Course Accreditation Information:

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 07/02/2023 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-17-052-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: 07/02/2023 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-17-052-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
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