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Medication Basics for Patient Advocates

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Course Description:

With approximately 50% of the United States population taking at least one prescription medicine, it is likely a patient advocate will work with patients who are taking medications. Patient advocates should have foundational medication knowledge and understand their role when supporting patients who face medication barriers. This class will introduce the patient advocate’s role and review medication basics though mini-video recordings that total up to one hour.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the role of a patient advocate when working with patients who are taking medications.
  2. Describe basic terminology, fundamental information, and use considerations related to medications.
  3. Identify pediatric specific medication use considerations.
  4. Establish ways to advocate for patients who have cost barriers related to medications.

Course Details:

Title: Medication Basics for Patient Advocates

Instructor: Stacie Lampkin PharmD, BCPPS, BCPA, CA
After graduating from pharmacy school in 2009, Stacie pursued a pediatric pharmacy residency and a career in academia. As an associate pharmacy professor, she uses her knowledge as a board-certified pediatric pharmacy specialist and aromatherapist to educate future healthcare professionals. Stacie provides didactic teaching in the classroom and clinical pharmacy education at a pediatric outpatient center in Buffalo, NY. In 2019, she became a board-certified patient advocate after experiencing first-hand the difficulties of navigating a new health issue. Armed with education and resources; Stacie transforms overwhelm and frustration into knowledge and power. As a patient advocate, she teaches family members, patient advocates, and healthcare professionals how to be better advocates for pediatric patients.

Components: 4 videos, Slides in PDF

Cost: $39 (Intermediate Level Course) (APHA member coupons available)

Prerequisites or Requirements: Use of a desktop or laptop computer or mobile device.

Amount of Time to Complete: 1 hour

CEs: 1.0 Ethics CE

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