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Incorporating Hematopoietic Growth Factor Biosimilars into the Treatment of Cancer: Best Practices for Oncology Pharmacists (Podcast)
TThis educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and supported by an educational grant from Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
Lisa M. Holle, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA, FISOPP
Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice
UConn School of Pharmacy
Oncology Pharmacy Specialist
UConn Health Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Holle has disclosed that she has received royalties from JB Learning for editing of a book titled, Cancer Therapy Prescribing and Administration Basics; consulting fees from Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC; and contracted research fees from the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners.
The clinical reviewer, Megan May, PharmD, BCOP, has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.
Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Soboti, RPh, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.
Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Credits: 0.5 hour (0.05 ceu)
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes
November 30, 2021
May 31, 2022
This accredited activity has been designed for Oncology Pharmacists.
How to Earn Credit
During the period November 30, 2021 to May 31, 2022, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity; and 3) complete the posttest and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on the Grade Exam button at the bottom of the page. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.
To provide oncology pharmacists with advanced knowledge of hematopoietic growth factor biosimilars for the treatment of patients with cancer, including the issues and challenges of incorporating them into practice. Thus, these important healthcare professionals will be well equipped to guide their healthcare system in incorporating hematopoietic growth factor biosimilars into treatment plans, guidelines, and formulary/pathways, consult with their healthcare provider colleagues and provide education to patients to empower them to successfully take part in the shared decision-making process involving biosimilar therapies.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:
- Identify current and emerging issues and challenges of incorporating hematopoietic growth factor biosimilars into practice
- Identify common myths patients have about biosimilars and explain how to dispel these myths so patients will have a better understanding of biosimilars in order to effectively participate in shared treatment decision-making
REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE
Please ensure the computer system 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
- Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
- Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
- Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, or Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this activity have not been evaluated by the FDA.