PEER Speaker

Preparing Pharmacy for the Next Crisis

ACPE Universal Activity 0201-9999-23-037-H05-P/T

Activity Description

The world found itself in a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic in 2020 with the emergence of the COVID-19 virus. Pharmacists found themselves on the front lines of this public health crisis with little preparation or guidance. Existing emergency plans were of little use during a shutdown of the entire world. This activity will explore the ethics of responding appropriately to a rapidly evolving crisis. From emergency preparedness, communication, purchasing tactics, and justice of distribution of supplies, the COVID-19 pandemic taught the healthcare community how unprepared we were for this type of event. Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic will be valuable to the pharmacy community to apply during the next crisis.

Upon completion of this activity, a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or student pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Identify effective actions during the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize risk to community pharmacy personnel.
  2. List ethical dilemmas that occur during a time of emergency.
  3. Write emergency plans for the pharmacy that provide steps to maintain pharmacy operations in various emergencies and avoid violating ethical principles that guide the pharmacy profession.

Planned Expiration Date: 05/15/26


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