Thank you for attending the 2018 Spring Meeting!

How to claim your CE credit:

  1. Access CPE Portal URL at:  

  2. Create an account under “New Account Sign-up” [NABP ePID# required] OR log-into existing account

  3. Navigate to “Complete Live Activity Evaluations”

  4. Find your event title and date as listed using the table below

  5. Enter Access Code provided in the table below

  6. Confirm your attendance and Complete evaluation questions

Verify awarded credit by viewing your NAPB ePID account with-in 24-hours at  ‘Official’ transcripts, including your cumulative CPE hours can be found on your NABP profile.  Items listed under ‘Account History’ is only a listing of evaluations completed and should not be used for submission to your state board.  

CPE Credit will be submitted immediately via CPE Monitor, you will have 1 month to apply for credit [no exceptions].  If any errors occur you will be contacted by email to obtain correct information.  An email will be sent daily until all errors have been fixed. The most common error is not having a required NABP ePID#.  NEED HELP?  View troubleshooting FAQs at or Contact for assistance.

PAI Presentation Slides:


Live CE via Webinar for Pharmacists, Technicians and Students

      Knowledge Based Contact Hours: 1 per session, 4 hours total 

April 21, 2018 


8 AM - 9 AM Recognizing Liver Disease Severity to Guide Drug Dosing 

Paulina Deming, Pharm.D., Associate Professor

Recognizing Liver Disease Severity Handout.pdf

9 AM - 10 AM America’s other drug problem: How to avoid medication - related problems in older adults

Melanie A. Dodd, Pharm.D., Ph.C., BCPS, FASHP, Department Vice-Chair and Associate Professor in Geriatrics

Geriatric Prescribing Handout.pdf

10 AM - 11 AM An Overview of the 2018 Early Management of Stroke Guidelines for Pharmacists

Brandi Bowman, Pharm.D., Ph.C., Pharmacist Clinician, Outpatient Neurology

Stroke Guideline Handout.pdf

11 AM - 12 PM The Pros and Cons of the CDC Guidelines for Safe Opioid Prescribing

Ernest J Dole, PharmD, PhC, FASHP, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist

Prons and Cons of CDC Guidelines Handout.pdf

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Hosted live on WebEx. Attendance code will be emailed to you prior to April 21st. 

 Please see learning objectives below.


The NMSHP Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) Taskforce will present immediately following the CE sessions. There is no fee to attend, a separate code will be provided. Join us to learn about PAI and how you can get involved in state and national initiatives.

For additional information please email Briana Coyne at



Online registration for the 2018 Spring Meeting is open!

  • Pharmacist/Associate – $40.00 (USD)

    Pharmacist or industry professional member registration.

  • Pharmacist/Associate Non-member – $50.00 (USD)

    Pharmacist or industry professionals not current NMSHP members.

  • Technician – $10.00 (USD)

    Technician registration.

  • Student – FREE!

    Student registration 

*There are no prior home study activities and no financial supporters for this educational activity.

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2018 Spring Meeting Learning Objectives:

8 AM - 9 AM Recognizing Liver Disease Severity to Guide Drug Dosing  *UAN*

 Pharmacist Objectives  Technician Objectives

Recognize and stage a patient’s level of liver disease using common laboratory tests and imaging

Recognize laboratory tests and imaging used to assess liver function

Calculate the Child Pugh score to recommend drug dosing

Describe the Child Pugh scoring calculator and its use in liver disease

Recommend and justify dosing based on a patient’s level of liver disease and degree of liver dysfunction

Identify common misconceptions regarding frequently used medications in patients with cirrhosis

Discuss common misconceptions regarding the use of select therapies in cirrhosis

9 AM - 10 AM America’s other drug problem: How to avoid medication - related problems in older adults *UAN*

 Pharmacist Objectives   Technician Objectives

Describe the effects of aging on pharmacokinetic parameters (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination).

List 3 physiologic changes in older adults that increase the risk of drug side effects.

Describe the effects of aging on pharmacodynamic parameters.

List 3 basic principles of prescribing medications for older adults.

Discuss basic principles of prescribing medications for older patients to avoid adverse drug effects.

List 3 common medications on the 2015 Beers’ criteria that are potentially inappropriate in an older adult.

Identify potentially inappropriate medications in a given geriatric patient based on the 2015 Beers’ criteria and potential alternative treatment options.

10 AM - 11 AM An Overview of the 2018 Early Management of Stroke Guidelines for Pharmacists *UAN*

Pharmacist Objectives  Technician Objectives

Describe the recommendations for EMS and hospital systems that ensure timely management of acute strokes.

Identify stroke symptoms and determine the appropriate action for someone in the community who you suspect may be having a stroke.

Identify patients eligible for IV alteplase therapy and design an appropriate dosing strategy for a given patient.

Explain why timely administration of IV alteplase is important for eligible patients.

Describe the role of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy to prevent early recurrence of stroke and select an appropriate antiplatelet for a given patient.

Describe contraindications to IV alteplase therapy for acute stroke patients.

Prevent complications in stroke patients by selecting appropriate blood pressure and blood glucose goals for a given patient both in the acute stroke, and initial post-stroke periods.

Discuss the pharmacologic options for providing supportive care to acute stroke patients with hypertension.

11 AM - 12 PM The Pros and Cons of the CDC Guidelines for Safe Opioid Prescribing *UAN*

Pharmacist Objectives  Technician Objectives

Discuss the 12 recommendations of the CDC Guidelines for safe opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP).

Discuss why opioid therapy is not recommended for long term management of chronic non-cancer pain. 

Assess the place of the Guidelines in the treatment of CNCP.

Identify alternative therapies to opioids for chronic pain.

Discuss what the Guidelines ARE and what the guidelines ARE NOT. 

Discuss how the PMP can be utilized effectively in patients on opioid therapy. 

All educational programming, unless otherwise noted, is provided by the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Program. The University of New Mexico Continuing Education Program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. Partial credit will not be given. You must attend entire session, sign-in and complete evaluation and request for credit for each session you attend.

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