Implementation of Hormonal Contraceptive Services in The Community Pharmacy

On-Demand Video Session
Recorded from 2017 Western Pharmacy Exchange


Brigitte Nguyen, PharmD, USC School of Pharmacy
Jonathan Tran, PharmD, USC School of Pharmacy
Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, BCACP, USC School of Pharmacy
Richard Dang, PharmD, BCACP, USC School of Pharmacy

With the implementation of SB 493, the pharmacist’s role in community based clinical pharmacy programs has expanded greatly. It has been over a year since California signed a law that allows pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives without a prescription, yet this service is not commonplace. This session will discuss the current status of hormonal contraceptive services in community pharmacy and address challenges in the implementation of these clinical services.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the protocol for pharmacist-furnished hormonal contraceptive services
  2. List common barriers/challenges to the implementation of these clinical services
  3. Describe strategies for overcoming barriers in the implementation of hormonal contraceptive services
  4. Discuss the steps needed to implement the services in a community pharmacy

Continuing Pharmacy Education
The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 1.25 hours (0.125 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN:  0113-0000-17-003-H04-P, 0113-0000-17-003-H04-T

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 1/5/2017
Expiration Date: 1/5/2020

CPhA Member – $49
Non-member – $99



  2017 Western Pharmacy Exchange Bundle Deal: $300
This session is one of 11 sessions in the bundle deal.
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