Patient Safety: Adverse Drug Reactions: Understanding Informs Management

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In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Jeannette Wick, RPh, discusses adverse drug reactions and informs management.

Target Audience

Pharmacists who are interested in patient safety, adverse drug reactions and informs management.

This activity is not accredited for technicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  1. Differentiate among adverse drugs reactions and develop understanding of those for which recent research has produced greater understanding of mechanisms (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, sulfonamide allergy, NSAID allergy)
  2. Discriminate between various adverse drugs reactions and develop care plans with the interdisciplinary team
  3. Explain the difference between immune-related reactions, cross-reactivity, multi-drug sensitivity, and infusion reaction
  4. Match the most appropriate treatments to the specific type of allergy and outline desensitization protocols that have been developed for reactions to some of these agents.
  5. Incorporate these new principles into patient monitoring and  counseling

Activity Faculty

Jeannette Wick, RPh
Visiting Professor and Research Specialist
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
Storrs, CT

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

Jeannette Wick, RPh, has no actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this presentation.

Program Fees

Click on the registration link to register for this activity.  The cost is $15.00.

This activity has no funding.

ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who submit the assessment successfully with a passing grade of 70% and complete the evaluation. (ACPE #0009-0000-16-073-H05-P).  Credits will  be electronically transmitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

Initial release date:  December 16, 2016
Planned expiration date:  December 16, 2019

The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. 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.