2021 CMSC Annual Meeting

OPTIMIZING MS TREATMENT: WHAT YOUR MS CLINIC IS MISSING

CREDITS: CME, CNE, CPE, PA
Expiration: 30-Apr-22
Level of Information: Basic

The course will focus on the many ways in which the addition of a clinical pharmacy specialist to the Neurology interdisciplinary team can optimize the care of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with an emphasis on medication management. The lecture series will describe the challenges of medication management and the role clinical pharmacists play in removing barriers for not only the provider team, but also the patient. Clinical pharmacy specialists work closely with both the patient and provider for MS therapy selection, medication education, side effect management, medication access, adherence checks, and safety and quality monitoring. From a provider’s perspective, a nurse practitioner will share her experiences on the benefit of a clinical pharmacist on the team. The course not only focuses on what a clinical pharmacist can do for the patient and the clinic, but also provides practical considerations for implementation with a focus on the successes and challenges of integrating clinical pharmacists into the MS multidisciplinary team. A wide range of health system approaches exist that are designed to maximize the scope of practice for pharmacists; therefore, specific approaches and recommendations will be addressed regarding pharmacy services in outpatient clinics. These will include a discussion of clinical pharmacist practitioner protocols and collaborative practice agreements that are currently utilized in various states. In addition, insurance billing practices, pharmacy technician roles, and examples of workflow logistics will be evaluated.

Presentations and Speakers

Emerging Role of Pharmacists in MS Centers Jenelle Hall Montgomery, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
Pharmacists’ Role in the MS Clinic: Provider’s Perspective Calli Cook, DNP
Practical Considerations for Clinical Pharmacist Implementation Sharon Tingen, PharmD
Q & A Panel

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