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

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Pharmacy Times, June 2013 Women's Health, Volume 79, Issue 6

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:

  • Examine incidence and public health impact of head lice infestation.
  • Describe the differences between available lice treatment options in regard to safety, efficacy, application, and pediculicide resistance.
  • 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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