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BCNSP Recertification Program -- Coming Soon!

BPS has approved Purdue’s professional development program to provide recertification offerings to Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists (BCNSPs) that will begin January 1, 2017.  We plan to launch our program with at least 30 hours of recertification credit at that time.  Additional programming will be added each year to ensure a sufficient number of hours is available for BCNSPs to have the option to recertify via our recertification program.  We will be sending messages throughout the year to keep you apprised of our progress and look forward to serving as your recertification provider.  If you have any questions and/or would like to contact us, please email us at reynoldk@purdue.edu.

We hope this is the first of many visits to peruse our continuing education options which are being developed to offer you credible, relevant information that you can use to advance your knowledge base and, at the same time, inspire your patients to ask questions and be partners in their own "health" care.

What's Happening

  • Great American Smokeout

     

    ‘Tis the season for pumpkins and turkey—but when quitting smoking, the best approach is not cold turkey!  In preparation for the Great American Smokeout on November 17, the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development has launched a suite of web-based CE programs. Designed to equip healthcare providers with the necessary knowledge and skills to assist their patients with quitting smoking, these programs teach participants to apply evidence-based methods that combine behavioral counseling with pharmacotherapy. Additionally, a 6-hour train-the-trainer program is available for pharmacy, medicine, and nursing faculty, and a 2-hr train-the-trainer program is available for respiratory therapy faculty.

    For all tobacco cessation training programs, continuing education units are provided at no cost to participants.

  • Health Informatics

     

    We have partnered with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to provide pharmacy CE credit for their School of Biomedical Informatics HICATT (Health Informatics Curriculum and training for Transformation) Program.  Learn more about the program and how to register under the heading “Available Courses” listed at the top of this site, and then click on “Health Informatics.”

  • Our Nuclear Pharmacy CE Program and educational portal are now available,
    including content for BPS recertification!
    Please click here to navigate to the portal, then on "Become a Subscriber" to register
    and gain access to our programming!

  • Medication Safety

     

    If you are interested in Medication Safety training, you can click here to register for one of our courses:

    • 1.0: A comprehensive introduction to medication safety concepts and tools
      (7 CE hours)
    • 2.0: Advanced concept topics building upon the subjects covered in 1.0
      (8 CE hours)
    • 3.0:  Upon successful completion of MSE 1.0 and MSE 2.0 (15 CE hours)

New MOC Program

Improving Remission Rates in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder in an Era of Updated Diagnostic Criteria and Expanding Treatment Options: Application of Tools in the Assessment of Patients With MDD and Initiation of Treatment.
Click here to be directed to the program.
In this activity, an expert in major depressive disorder discusses current guidelines and strategies for the diagnosis and ongoing assessment of patients suffering with this condition. The clinical utility of a variety of therapies is reviewed, along with practical approaches to achieving remission in these patients.        
The Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
This CME activity is jointly provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, who is hosting this session.