Contraception for Pharmacists

This online course was developed in response to California Assembly Bill 1114 that allows pharmacists to bill Medi-Cal for furnishing hormonal contraception and providing counseling on safe and effective contraception as authorized in Section 4052.9 of the Business and Professions Code.

Target Audience: Pharmacists interested in developing expertise in self-administered hormonal contraception

Goals: To provide pharmacists with the knowledge and skills needed to function as a reimbursable provider of self-administered hormonal contraception

Credit: Earn 2.5 hours of continuing education credit

Program Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1) Differentiate between the different forms of hormonal contraception available
2) Interpret California’s 2016 legislation that expands the pharmacist’s role in providing patients with self-administered hormonal contraception (SAHC)
3) Compare SAHC products with regard to efficacy, tolerability, dosing, monitoring requirements and cost
4) Given a patient case, select optimal hormonal contraception that accounts for age, medical conditions, drug interactions and cost
5) Given a patient case, provide education on the safe and effective use of SAHC

Outline for Contraception CE
Module 1 (Pre-reading): Review of Hormonal Contraception and Protocol for Pharmacists Furnishing Self-Administered Hormonal Contraception
Module 2: Contraception Use in the United States
Module 3: The Pharmacist’s Role in Self-Administered Hormonal Contraception (SAHC)
Module 4: Self-Administered Hormonal Contraception Product Selection and Counseling

Course Faculty

Carla Blieden, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP

Carla Blieden, PharmD
Adjunct Faculty
Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Econ and Policy
USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Los Angeles, CA

Speaker and program administrator (Dopheide) report no conflict of interest, real and apparent, and no financial interest in any company, product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, gifts, stockholdings, and honoraria

General Registration: $75
Special Registration: (approved-preceptor, alumni, QSAD): $50