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Tennessee Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Prescribing Pharmacist

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Continual Access:
2 Year Real-Time Access


Course Type:
Self-Paced, Exam Based

4 Hours/0.4 CEUs

Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification:

The University of Tennessee is pleased to partner with Oregon State University College of Pharmacy to offer Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Tennessee Pharmacist. Prior to completing this training program, please be aware that pharmacists will be required to follow the rules and regulations for contraception prescribing as approved by the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. Specifically, a pharmacist is authorized to prescribe hormonal contraceptives, in good faith, pursuant to a valid collaborative pharmacy practice agreement which contains a nonpatient-specific prescriptive order and standardized procedures developed and executed by one (1) or more authorized prescribers. As a part of the rules and regulations, the Board has approved a Self-Screening Questionnaire that should be used during patient encounters. Links to applicable documents are listed below.


Tennessee Pharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptives Self-Screening Questionnaire.

Pharmacists are now in the position to improve access by starting or continuing a patient on any form of hormonal contraception.

This training program has received significant support and guidance from several OBGYN members of ACOG. It is specifically designed to give pharmacists the tools needed to be confident and successful in prescribing and monitoring self-administered hormonal contraception and utilizing the Self-screening Risk Assessment and Contraceptive Assessment Treatment Care Pathway, each based on the US MEC. The training thoroughly educates the pharmacist in all FDA-approved methods of contraceptives, emergency contraceptives, contraindications, drug interactions, contraceptive counseling, and when to refer patients to medical providers.

James Wheeler, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Knoxville Campus

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through the sponsorship of OSU College of Pharmacy. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Credit shall be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Completion requires 1) Registration for the course 2) Completion of all modules and 3) Completion of the program evaluation.

UAN: 0036-0000-18-095-H04-P
Activity Type: Application
Activity Release Date: 3/20/2018
Activity Expiration Date: 3/20/2021

About the Course:

Additional Resources:

The guidelines for contraceptive use put out by the CDC have an app that can be downloaded for use.  You can find it by searching “US MEC US SPR” in iTunes or Google Play or by clicking on this link and scrolling down: US MEC App, the guideline for contraceptive use put out by the CDC.

Contact Information:

An NABP e-Profile ID and NPI number must be provided to complete the certification process, if you need help credentialing please contact the OSU College of Pharmacy.

If you have questions regarding the course content customized to the State of Tennessee, please contact Lorinda Anderson


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