Recorded: August 9, 2021
In response to rising Lyme disease incidence in Nova Scotia and the strain that post-tick exposure visits continue to place on the province’s emergency departments and walk-in clinics, the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists Council has enabled pharmacist prescribing for Lyme disease chemoprophylaxis through an addition to the Standards of Practice: Prescribing Drugs, Appendix G – Prescribing for a Diagnosis Supported by a Protocol (see enclosed), effective August 1, 2021.
This program has been accredited for a maximum of 1.5 CEU’s by Continuing Pharmacy Education, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University. File # CED-2021-288. Accreditation Expires August 6th, 2022.
Speaker: Dr. Todd Hatchette, Professor; Dalhousie Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Chief, Division of Microbiology; Nova Scotia Health Authority
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- reliably identify the tick as an adult or nymphal blacklegged tick;
- estimate the duration of attachment based upon the extent of engorgement;
- provide patients with information on tick removal; and
- provide patients with information related to the evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease at both early and late stages
- educate patients on the topics as outlined by the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists, Standards of Practice Prescribing