This product is an ASHP Learning Center activity.
Accreditation for Pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.
This activity is intended for pharmacists implementing and providing pharmacist-initiated therapy services including point-of-care testing and diagnostic services for health conditions for which they are permitted by legislation and regulation.
Pharmacist-Initiated Therapy Microcredentials are self-guided online learning activities for pharmacists seeking to increase their knowledge and skill in providing pharmacist-initiated services for specific health conditions.
A learner will have completed the Pharmacist-Initiated Therapy Corebefore beginning the Ambulatory Respiratory Infections Microcredential.
The Ambulatory Respiratory Infections Microcredential covers the relevant disease states, including streptococcal pharyngitis, influenza, COVID-19, Mpox, and antimicrobial stewardship in an outpatient setting, testing considerations, applicable physical assessments, and treatment options. Upon completion of the microcredential, participants should be proficient in establishing pharmacist-initiated services and performing the diagnostic services associated with streptococcal pharyngitis, influenza, COVID-19, and Mpox.
Once a learner has completed the Pharmacist-Initiated Therapy Core and the Ambulatory Respiratory Infections Microcredential educational curriculum, they will have the opportunity to complete the microcredential final exam. Once the learner successfully completes the microcredential final exam (minimum 80% passing rate; unlimited attempts permitted), they will be awarded the Pharmacist-Initiated Therapy Ambulatory Respiratory Infections Microcredential.
Ambulatory Respiratory Infections
2 contact hours
- Design a plan for the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis, based on a patient case.
- Create a patient-specific strategy for the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of influenza.
- Recommend a course of action for the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of COVID-19, based on a patient case.
- Identify the role of the pharmacist for antimicrobial stewardship in ambulatory respiratory infections.
- Develop a patient-specific course of action for the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Mpox.
Wesley Kufel, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Clinical Associate Professor
Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Binghamton, New York
Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure
In accordance with our accreditor's Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.
- No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company.
As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence definition of ineligible company. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the CPE activity.
Methods and CE Requirements
This an online activity and consists of one learning module. Pharmacists are eligible to receive a total of 2 hours of continuing education credit by completing this program.
Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete the evaluation and all required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts to claim credit and view your statement of credit within 60 days of completing the activity.
Important Note – ACPE 60 Day Deadline:
Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. To verify that you have completed the required steps and to ensure your credits have been reported to CPE Monitor, check your NABP eProfile account to validate that your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. After the 60-day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to award credit for this activity.
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