How Pharmacists Can Support Safe Medication Use in Schools

Description

While more students are using chronic, emergency, and OTC medications in schools, the number of licensed school health professionals isn’t keeping up—and laws and policies lack consistency. Some families even rely on international sources of medication to save money. All these challenges lead to increased risk of medication errors in dosing and administration among a vulnerable population. Given their knowledge and expertise in safe medication use, pharmacists can serve as a resource for schools. During this session, national experts will use a case-based approach to explore the status of legislation related to self-administration of medication, international medication supply, stock rescue inhaler, and stock epinephrine pen use in schools.

 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss current challenges of prescription and OTC medication use in schools.
  2. Identify current laws and legislation related to self-administration of medication, international medication supply, stock rescue inhaler, and stock epinephrine pen use in schools.
  3. List components of best practices for safe and effective medication use in schools. 
  4. Identify opportunities for pharmacists’ contributions to safe medication use in schools, including advocacy and community partnership. 

Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss current challenges of prescription and OTC medication use in schools.
  2. Identify current laws and legislation related to self-administration of medication, international medication supply, stock rescue inhaler, and stock epinephrine pen use in schools.
  3. List components of best practices for safe and effective medication use in schools. 
  4. Identify opportunities for pharmacists’ contributions to safe medication use in schools, including advocacy and community partnership. 
 
 
 
Speakers:
Hanna
Hanna Phan, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG
Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head
The University of Arizona
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Saturday, March 21
Time: 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Room: 
Gaylord National Resort - Chesapeake J-L
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based