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Available Programs and Courses FOR Pharmacist

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Contrast Media Basics: Important Considerations for the Pharmacist
Released: February 16, 2022 Expires: February 16, 2024 CE credits: 2.5 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: William Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT | Kristan Harrington, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR), ARRT, MRSO | Rutu Patel, PharmD, RPh
Applied Radiology has developed this two-part, on-demand webinar and accompanying digital monograph to increase overall understanding of the properties, clinical benefits, and safety considerations of iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). The goal of this program is to fully prepare pharmacy personnel to make informed decisions regarding contrast media selection.

The complete online program has been approved for up to 2.5 ACPE and Category A ARRT continuing educational credits.

Part 1: Contrast Media Basics
Part 2: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents
Part 3: Monograph

This program was supported through an educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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Imaging Bulk Package: A Compliant Solution in the CT Suite
Released: January 01, 2022 Expires: January 01, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Assorted Faculty

Since the 1990’s, multi-patient contrast administration has been available in the form of the Pharmacy Bulk Package (PBP), which is still offered by several contrast vendors. The FDA required that all related Prescribing Information (PI) sheets for the PBP include specific directions for the dispensing of the contrast from the PBP container. The PI language describes withdrawing the contrast from the bottle in a suitable work area, specifically “a laminar flow hood, using aseptic techniques”. However, this method is not possible in most CT Suites, as laminar flow hoods are generally located in the Pharmacy, not the CT suite.

Therefore, during the last decade, regulators have begun to have concerns about the use of PBP. In 2009, The Joint Commission began citing imaging providers who were using PBP to fill power injector syringes in what they considered an unsuitable work area, as described in the manufacturer’s PBP guidelines for the dispensing of contrast.

This Expert Forum will review the steps taken by the contrast media industry and the FDA to develop a safe and compliant solution for multi-patent contrast administration in CT. This solution is now available as the Imaging Bulk Package (IBP) which is approved for use in the CT Suite. This panel will also share their comprehensive process for incorporating IBP into their clinical practice.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

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