Effective Self-Care: The Latest Issues for Self-Treating Patients


Patients frequently turn to over-the-counter (OTC) products to manage minor ailments and chronic conditions. However, is an OTC the best option for their needs? And when it is, are these patients selecting the right products and using them safely? In this case-based session, learn expert insights from recent literature on OTCs and self-care to apply in your practice.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply findings of recent literature to the decision-making process for evaluating candidacy for self-care and selecting appropriate products for patients.
  2. Educate patients to avoid therapeutic duplication when using nonprescription products.
  3. Identify behaviors that may be indicative of the misuse and abuse of nonprescription products and develop a strategy to intervene with patients who exhibit these behaviors. 
  4. Provide guidance to patients for safe nonprescription medication selection and nonpharmacologic interventions for patients with various conditions.
Daniel Krinsky, MS, RPh.
Associate Professor and Manager, MTM Services
NEOMED and Giant Eagle Pharmacy
Stefanie Ferreri, PHARMD, FAPhA
UNC School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music City Center - Room 110A-B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-066-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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