Dr. Fields is an internist who spent much of her career at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Fields earned her undergraduate degree at Clemson University, her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas – Houston. Dr. Fields practiced outpatient primary care at MUSC after spending 10 years practicing inpatient and outpatient internal medicine in the Atlanta area. She also volunteers for medical causes including NORD (National Organization for Rare Disease). On the subject of continuing education, Dr. Fields commented, "It is so fulfilling to have the opportunity to connect with my colleagues through education and the sharing of information. Ultimately, my hope is that our commitment to continued learning will advance positive outcomes for our patients, as well as overall population health."
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- You must watch the video in its entirety to earn your credit
- You can rewind to any previous point(s) in the video, but cannot fast-forward through any material
- As you watch the video, your progress is saved every minute. If you cannot watch the entire video at one time, you can pick up where you left off by pressing the "PICK UP WHERE I LEFT OFF" button below the video player screen
A Unique Online Educational Activity
Educational Awareness Solutions (EAS) and Global Education Group (Global) are pleased to present Cough: It's-s-s-Not That Simple – Optimizing Management of Congestion and Cough in Cold, Flu, and Allergy Patients, an accredited online educational activity specifically designed for pharmacists and advanced practitioners working in retail pharmacy and the clinic setting, who assess and manage patients with excessive mucus caused by cold, flu, and/or allergy.
Presented in a dynamic talk-show-style format, this activity features an expert faculty – Anne-Marie Fields, MD and
Thomas O'Donnell, PharmD – who will review key clinical concepts and practical insights to help you enhance your knowledge
and sharpen your skills relative to the management of congestion and cough due to cold, flu and/or allergy.
- Engaging "Late-Night" talk show format
- Graphics and supporting slides highlight key content that you can share with your patients and colleagues
- "Real-world" patient care clips
- Clinical pearls and personal experiences direct from the faculty
- Responsive website streamlines sign-up, completing the activity, and claiming credit from any device
Our goal is to help you become more knowledgeable and confident in your recommendations for treatment of cough and congestion
caused by cold, flu, and/or allergy, with the ultimate aim of optimizing patient care and improving outcomes – all
while having some fun along the way.
By addressing identified knowledge gaps relative to the physiological characteristics of mucus, the wide range of OTC cough and cold products (including product differences, risks and benefits), and patient assessment, you will be better able to:
- Explain the complications associated with excessive mucus production (including cough and secondary infection) and
effectively treat the condition with appropriate, individualized interventions
- Advise and educate your cold, flu, and/or allergy patients on effective treatment options
- Elicit key information upon which to base appropriate treatment, resulting in appropriate patient assessment and timely and effective treatment
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Reckitt Benckiser.
Thomas O'Donnell, PharmD earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from the College of Charleston, and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has APha certifications in Medication Therapy Management, Immunization, and Diabetes, and has worked in retail pharmacy for over five years. Recently, Dr. O'Donnell commented that "As a retail pharmacy manager, my days are full of challenge, fulfillment, compassion and education. I relish the opportunity every day to have a meaningful impact on the health of my patients."
Below are some helpful tools that you can share with your patients and colleagues to help manage excessive mucus caused by cold, flu, and/or allergy