We're very excited about this continuing education project because it goes hand-in-hand with our goal of offering pharmacists everything they need to succeed -- whether it be training and education or their choice of jobs that suit them best
Skokie, Ill. (PRWEB) April 27, 2007
RPh on the Go and the University of Illinois-Chicago Drug Information Center are proud to announce a new continuing education unit focusing on drug allergies and cross-allergy reactions.
The course, which can be taken online at http://www.rphonthego.com, explains the mechanisms of drug allergy reactions, describes how drug allergies can manifest, identifies patients at-risk for cross-allergic reactions, discusses cross-allergic testing and recommends a treatment approach for a patient at risk of cross-allergy reactions.
The program, available entirely online, is by Joan Stachnik, clinical assistant professor in the UIC Department of Pharmacy Practice, and is approved for two hours of continuing pharmacy education credit, or .2 CEUs.
The new course is part of a partnership between the nation's leading pharmacist-dedicated staffing firm and a top pharmacy school that will result in eight online courses being offered over the next year--two courses per quarter--and will allow thousands of pharmacists around the country an opportunity to receive first rate instruction from the experts at UIC.
The courses are offered online at RPh on the Go's website, http://www.rphonthego.com. Any pharmacist is eligible to sign up for the courses, which will fulfill most continuing education requirements.
"We're very excited about this continuing education project because it goes hand-in-hand with our goal of offering pharmacists everything they need to succeed -- whether it be training and education or their choice of jobs that suit them best," says Luis Balaguer, president of RPh on the Go.
RPh on the Go and UIC began exploring the idea after a survey found that pharmacists weren't satisfied with their CE options and would be interested in CE credits offered by RPh on the Go.
"This type of program is the kind of innovation we always are seeking as an organization," Balaguer says, pointing out that last year RPh on the Go became the first pharmacy-dedicated staffing firm to be JCAHO certified.
About RPh on the Go USA, Inc.
The largest national agency dedicated to pharmacy staffing, RPh on the Go USA Inc. was founded in 1980 by Sheila Liberman, RPh. Owned and operated by pharmacists, RPh on the Go serves all pharmacy settings in the 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Throughout the company's history, RPh on the Go has been a pioneer in setting the highest standards for the pharmacy staffing industry. RPh on the Go is located in Skokie, Illinois, a near-north suburb of Chicago.