Implementation of an Outpatient Medication Therapy Management Program at the Military Treatment Facility with Oral Contraception Prescriptive Authority

Description

As Military Medicine is experiencing its most significant change, healthcare employees within the Military Health System (MHS) must remain flexible, embrace change, and remain committed to increasing the readiness of the force.  Outpatient Pharmacy Services at the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) are in the perfect position to optimize the medically ready force and ready medical force by expanding the prescribing role of outpatient pharmacists through a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. The biggest change in legislation regarding pharmacists' prescribing authority recently has been in the availability of pharmacist-prescribed oral contraception.   This presentation focuses on applying an outpatient MTM program through the appropriate selection and adjustment of oral contraceptives pills (OCPs) to advance the ready medical force and medically ready force.  Participants will gain valuable insight on how to advance the pharmacy practice in the outpatient setting at the MTF by providing key guidance on how to implement an MTM with OCP prescriptive authority at the MTF.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss best practices to implement an outpatient pharmacy Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program at the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) with focus on an oral contraception pill (OCPs) prescriptive authority in order to maximize the medically ready force and ready medical force
  2. Describe the mechanism of action, drug interactions, contraindications, side effects, health benefits and risks, and advantages and disadvantages of OCPs
  3. Apply MTM by choosing or adjusting a patient’s OCP therapy based on pharmacologic properties of therapy and patient specific characteristics (lifestyle, physical findings, and laboratory values)

 

     

Technician Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify best practices to implement an ABM at their local pharmacy.
  2. Discuss the impact of the ABM on workflow, staffing, and patient care.
  3. Identify goals to enhance patient care through the ABM.

   

        

     

 
 
 
Speakers:
Sean
Sean O'Brien, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Chief, Ancillary Services
Army Health Clinic Vicenza, Italy
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Readiness, Pharmacy Business Operations, Management, and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Tuesday, October 29
Time: 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: 
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Cortez B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-183-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-183-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based