Role of Pharmacists in the Use of Non-Prescription Drugs - 3 Hours



Pharmacists have always played an important role in recommending OTC products (Non-Prescription Drugs) to help patients deal with their health issues. By asking their patients appropriate questions, pharmacists can assist in determining whether a patient’s condition is appropriate for self-care. A pharmacist can help a patient improve a condition by recommending the best non-prescription drugs and/or recommending non-pharmacologic measures to improve certain conditions. 

Upon completion of this course (Role of Pharmacists in the Use of Non-Prescription Drugs), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to: 

  • Discuss the expanding definition of self-care.
  • List the elements in the full spectrum of self-care.
  • Describe the seven pillars of self-care.
  • List the five core elements of the Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP).
  • Use the Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP) as it applies to self-care.
  • List the necessary components to obtain when taking a patient’s health history.
  • Set goals of therapy that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.
  • Outline the six steps for implementing a self-care plan.
  • List the components of the QuEST/SCHOLAR-MAC process.
  • Recognize why the QuEST/SCHOLAR-MAC process is an accurate and efficient tool for pharmacists to use in the self-care process.
  • Recognize how the QuEST/SCHOLAR-MAC and the PPCP are inter-related.
  • Apply the QuEST/SCHOLAR-MAC and the PPCP process to recommend appropriate self-care to a patient with vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC).
  • Apply the QuEST/SCHOLAR-MAC and the PPCP process to recommend appropriate self-care to a patient with seasonal allergic rhinitis.
  • List the advantages of self-care to society.


Authors: Stacey Schneider, Pharm D 

Contact Hours: 3 Hours 

Activity Type: Knowledge-Based Home Study 

Instructional Methods:  Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)

Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians 

Cost: $15 / Participant

Course No: Pharmacist: 0384-9999-20-101-H01-P Technicians: 0384-9999-20-101-H01-T 

Release Date: 01/13/20 20 Expiration Date: 01/13/2023

Course Completion Certificate:  A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email. Credit will be reported to CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.

Biologix Solutions LLC is approved as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education by NPTA. Approval

Disclaimers: Mr. Phillip has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program. This program received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.

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