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Optimizing Anaphylaxis Outcomes: Pharmacists as Facilitators of Improvement in Patient Self Care

Provided by American Academy of CME, Inc.

Support for this activity has been made possible through an educational grant from Mylan Specialty L.P.

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Estimated time to complete

1 hour

Activity Description

Regular education updates are required for pharmacists to maintain and improve current knowledge about the prevention and treatment of anaphylaxis and how to educate patients about their condition and the use of auto-injectors. This e-learning monograph offers a convenient, effective option for pharmacists seeking to improve their knowledge, competence and performance in this regard.

Activity Faculty

Jennifer Costello, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services
Residency Program Director
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, NJ.


This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Provide education to both patients at risk for anaphylaxis and caregivers to improve auto-injection technique
  • Identify appropriate elements of patient action plans to prevent or manage anaphylaxis episodes in order to discuss them with individuals at risk for anaphylaxis
  • Appropriately refer patients with anaphylaxis for specialty follow-up care and education to both prevent and manage future anaphylaxis episodes

Accreditation and Credit Designation

acpe American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0297-0000-16-006-H01-P

Disclosure Statement

According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence. Disclosures are as follows:


Jennifer L. Costello, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM
No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


Edward J. Moylan, RPh
No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Planning Committee

John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, Wendy Gloffke, PhD and Paul J. Miniter, MS
No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

This activity will not review off-label or investigational information.


The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

Method of Participation

There are no fees to participate in the activity.  Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CPE credit for your participation, please complete the post-test (achieving a passing grade of 70% or greater), and program evaluation. Your certificate can be printed immediately. For pharmacists, a statement of credit will be issued through CPE Monitor in 6-8 weeks. Only learners who provided valid NABP e-Profile ID numbers and month and day of birth (MMDD) will be submitted to CPE Monitor for official record of credit.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Please ensure the computer you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft Powerpoint, Flash Player & HTML5


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© 2016. This CPE-certified activity is held as copyrighted © by American Academy of CME, Inc. Through this notice, the Academy grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).