Splitting Hairs: Pharmacist-Focused Strategies for Individualizing Treatment of Head Lice

Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, and Rupal Patel Mansukhani, PharmD
Published Online: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Pasteur US.
 
Splitting Hairs: Pharmacist-Focused Strategies for Individualizing Treatment of Head Lice
 
This program is in co-sponsorship with Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University and Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education.
 
Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey
Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
Rupal Patel Mansukhani, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey
Community Clinical Pharmacist
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
South Plainfield, New Jersey
 
Disclosures
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
 
Faculty
Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Rupal Patel Mansukhani, PharmD
 
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University Planning Staff
Evelyn R. Hermes-DeSantis, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Professor; Chair, Continuing Education Committee Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, Clinical Assistant Professor; Co-Chair, Continuing Education Committee
 
Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education Planning Staff
Judy V. Lum, MPA; and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD
 
Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff
Bea Riemschneider and David Allikas
 
An anonymous peer reviewer is used as part of content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.



Educational Objectives
 
Upon completion of the educational activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Examine incidence and public health impact of head lice infestation.
  2. Describe the differences between available lice treatment options in regard to safety, efficacy, application, and pediculicide resistance.
  3. Discuss the role of pharmacists in individualizing treatment of head lice, promoting correct use of products and preventing reinfestations through patient education.
Target audience: Pharmacists
Type of activity: Knowledge
Release date: June 1, 2013
Expiration date: June 1, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours
Fee: Free
 
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