Is It Really Another UTI: Interstitial Cystitis and the Pharmacist's Role in Identifying the Patient At Risk
Paper Symposium
Activity Date: March 2005  — Activity Info: Volume2, (1)
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To provide retail pharmacists with up-to-date information on their role in identifying the patient at risk for interstitial cystitis.

This activity is designed for retail pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the
content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review the etiology, epidemiology, and most common symptoms of interstitial cystitis.
  • Identify the differential diagnosis of urinary frequency, urgency, and/or pain.
  • Evaluate the existing diagnostic strategies for interstitial cystitis and the implications for misdiagnosis.
  • Discuss the therapeutic strategies for interstitial cystitis, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic intervention, experimental, and second-line treatments.
  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in managing psychosocial consequences of interstitial cystitis, identifying patients with interstitial cystitis, and monitoring medication compliance.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

This program is approved for 2 hours of credit (0.2 CEUs) and is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy who is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Program #064-000-05-200-H01.

This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean of Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity:  2 hours.
Release date: March 15, 2005. Expiration date: March 15, 2007.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

This program is supported by an educational grant from Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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