Administration of Injectable Medications

Pharmacist CEU
Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

The administration of medications by injection has been an emerging trend for the delivery of drugs to patients. Injectable use is dependent on drug delivery and formulation type to optimize performance. Injectables are becoming increasingly patient-friendly. The growing use of injectables is targeted to outpatient and home settings for treatments of chronic conditions.

Course Objectives

Describe insights for the use of injectables in healthcare and home settings

Compare the type, delivery routes, and techniques of injectables

Describe the applications of injectables in disease epidemiology, established diseases, and the emergency response measures to adverse effects

Identify the pros and cons of injectables compared to oral medications

I. Introduction

II. Defining Injectables

III. Types of Injectables

IV. Delivery Routes

V. Injection Techniques

VI. Applications

1. In Disease Epidemiology
2. In Established Diseases

VII. Emergency Response to Adverse Effects

VIII. Pros & Cons: Injectables Versus Oral Medications

1. Injectables
2. Oral Medications

IX. Future Trends

X. Summary

How to Earn Credit:
To earn credit for this course, participants must:
  1. Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
  2. Read the course material
  3. Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
  4. Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor

Faculty Planner Disclosure

The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Salam Kadhim, PhD, Steve Malen, PharmD, and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNPBC. Salam Kadhim, PhD, was employed as a Senior Scientist, Preclinical Pharmacology at INMED PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Vancouver, B.C., from February 4, 2019 – July 1, 2022. As of July 1, 2022, he has had no relationship with INMED PHARMACEUTICALS. There are no conflicts related to this activity from his prior employment. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures

The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of LLC. LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.

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  • Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
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  • Target Audience: Pharmacist
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)
  • Activity Release Date: 10/18/2022
  • Activity Expiration Date: 10/18/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-22-049-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-969238


Salam Kadhim, PhD



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