YAFI Online Programming // Disease State Management and Drug Therapy

UConn Update #1

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe emerging information about the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Use this information to answer patients’ questions

Session Offered

Release Date: March 28, 2020

Expiration Date: December 31, 2021

Course Fee

$3 for pharmacists

$3 for technicians

Session Codes

20YC38-WXF49 Pharmacist

20YC38-FTC42 Pharmacy Technician

Accreditation Hours

1.0 hours of CE


UConn faculty assembled this homestudy in response for a high demand to reliable education on coronavirus. It answers questions proposed by our learners.

Accreditation Statements

The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are eligible to participate in this application-based activity and will receive up to 0.2 CEU (2 contact hours) for completing the activity, passing the quiz with a grade of 70% or better, and completing an online evaluation. Statements of credit are available via the CPE Monitor on- line system and your participation will be recorded with CPE Monitor within 72 hours of submission


Grant funding: None

Cost: $3 for pharmacists $3 for technicians

Initial Release Date: March 28, 2020
Expiration Date: December 31, 2021

To obtain CPE credit, visit the UConn Online CE Center

Use your NABP E-profile ID and the session code 20YC38-WXF49 for pharmacists or 20YC38-FTC42  for pharmacy technicians to access the online quiz and evaluation.

First- time users must pre-register in the Online CE Center. Test results will be displayed immediately and your participation will be recorded with CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the requirements.

For questions concerning the online CPE activities, email joanne.nault@uconn.edu


Jeffrey R. Aeschlimann, Pharm.D. Is an Associate Professor, UConn School of Pharmacy, Adjunct Associate Professor, UConn School of Medicine, UConn Health, Division of Infectious Diseases.

Kelsey Giara, Pharm.D. is a community pharmacist and freelance medical writer based in New Hampshire.

C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP; Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice, UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT and Director, HOPES Collaborative Group, University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.

Faculty Disclosure

All faculty have no actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this article.

Disclosure of Discussions of Off-label and Investigational Drug Use

This activity may contain discussion of off label/unapproved use of drugs. The content and views presented in this educational program are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent those of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.



This is an update to the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy’s continuing education (CE) activity on coronavirus. Interested individuals can find the original activity here: https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/wpcontent/uploads/sites/2740/2020/03/CORONAVIRUS-MAR2020-FINAL.pdf. Please feel free to share it with others.

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads and the number of infections with and deaths from this virus grows, new questions emerge daily. Many pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who took the CE activity mentioned above have sent additional questions and asked for periodic updates. This update answers five of the questions we hear most often. We hope that it will provide the information you need to educate patients and answer questions.

We are aware that misinformation flourishes at a time like this. We believe something we read on a tee shirt today: Science doesn’t care what you think. We hope you believe this too–that science is about facts, not beliefs–and will find value in the evidence we present below.


Full List of References

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