Overview of Pharmacist-led Medication Therapy Management
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A majority of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease. Chronic disease states lead to significant death and disability in the United States. Medication therapy management was developed to manage these chronic conditions to improve patient health outcomes. Pharmacists and pharmacy staff are critical participants in medication therapy management. This course defines medication therapy management and discusses its history, development, and core elements. It also discusses how pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy staff can avoid barriers to better health outcomes to assist patients through medication therapy management.
Define medication therapy management (MTM)
Describe the core elements of the MTM service model
Identify individuals with disease states and medications that pharmacists may manage through MTM
Identify examples of barriers that may occur when performing MTM
II. The Expanded Role of the Pharmacist in Healthcare
III. Prevalence of Chronic Disease in the United States
IV. Basic Definition of MTM
V. Short History of MTM
VI. Who Can Benefit From MTM
VII. Common Drugs or Disease States Managed by MTM
VIII. Core Elements of MTM
1. Medication Therapy Review
2. Personal Medication Record
3. Medication-related Action Plan
4. Intervention and Referral
5. Documentation and Follow-up
IX. Ways Pharmacy Technicians May Help with MTM
X. Barriers to effective MTM
- Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
- Read the course material
- Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
- Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor
Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Amanda Mayer, PharmD, Jeff Goldberg, PharmD, BCPP, and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC. 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 RxCe.com LLC. RxCe.com 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
- Activity Release Date: 12/4/2022
- Activity Expiration Date: 12/4/2025
- Activity Type: Knowledge
- UAN: 0669-0000-22-067-H01-P
- Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
- CeBroker Number: 20-975256
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