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Legal Requirements for Managing Potential Drug-Drug Interactions

Program Type



1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Friday, November 30, 2018

Offline Date:

Monday, November 30, 2020

ACPE Expiration Date

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



  • Overview

    Health care software provides alerts for numerous drug-drug interactions. Health professionals must determine their responsibilities based on a risk stratification of the importance of each potential drug-drug interaction. Legal requirements provide guidance on how risk stratification should be done, and what responses are legally required once a potential drug-drug interaction is identified.


    Slide Document:   18067H03_4pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   18067H03_2pp.pdf

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    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Recognize a significant potential drug-drug interaction
    Assess legal responsibilities for management of drug-drug interactions
    Coordinate health team activities to prevent drug-drug interactions


    State the characteristics of a "significant" drug-drug interaction
    Illustrate legally appropriate management of potential drug-drug interaction
    Develop a system for detection and resolution of potential drug-drug interactions

    Pharmacy Technician

    Define the term "drug-drug interaction"
    Recognize legal responsibilities for managing drug-drug interactions
    Discuss the technician's role in managing drug-drug interactions

  • Activity Type


    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-18-067-H03-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-067-H03-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-067-H03-T

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