Telephonic communication skills: pharmacists: on demand
Pharmacists in community-based practice.
Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-061-H04-P
CE Broker tracking number: 20-586435
Activity type: Knowledge-based
To explore challenges and solutions for delivering effective telephonic communication in the community pharmacy.
Engaging patients, caregivers and other health care professionals in meaningful communication by telephone can be challenging, especially in the busy community pharmacy. With increasing pressure to manage workload and drive quality patient care, all members of the pharmacy team must communicate effectively and efficiently. In this program, potential communication barriers will be identified with skills and techniques to help overcome the challenges.
- Describe the types of communication that occur in community pharmacy.
- List common barriers for in-direct communication.
- Describe the impact that poor communication can have on medication errors and professional relationships.
- Review techniques to use to improve the quality of telephonic communication.
- Identify best practices for using telephonic communication to drive patient adherence.
To obtain credit:
To complete the program and receive CPE credit, view all lesson content and complete the learning assessment by submitting answers online. A minimum test score of 70% is needed to obtain credit. After successfully completing the learning assessment, participants must complete a program evaluation and claim the available CPE credit. Participants also must verify personal information required by CPE monitor and/or CE Broker (for Florida license holders) prior to submitting CPE credit claims. Official statements of credit are available only through CPE Monitor located at NABP.net.
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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs). The activity is available for CE credit through Oct. 19, 2020.
By Megan Bookser, PharmD, CTTS, PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Resident; and Jamie McConaha, PharmD, CTTS, BCACP, CDE, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
The DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.
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