Online Continuing Education (CE) for Oregon Pharmacists

Designed For
Pharmacists looking to build their skills in preparedness and emergency response.
Online | Self-paced
3 hours
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE): 0.3 CEUs
0036-0000-18-055-H03-P (2 hours, Law)
0036-0000-18-056-H05-P (1 hour, Patient Safety)

This continuing education course provides pharmacists with valuable background on preparedness and emergency response. It reviews simple strategies to keep family members safe and maintain critical pharmacy operations at work during public health emergencies. The course reviews the legal framework for pharmacy emergency response in Oregon, and describes specific activities through which pharmacists can meet the pharmaceutical needs of their communities during public health incidents.

Oregon State University Pharmacy CE   





  • Recognize the types of public health emergencies or natural disasters that would potentially alter the normal operation of the pharmacy.
  • Identify areas of the pharmacy operation that would be most susceptible to damage or discontinuation as a result of a public health emergency or a natural disaster.
  • Outline a contingency plan that would allow the pharmacy to operate during a public health emergency or a natural disaster.
  • Identify the triggers for a declared emergency, activating Division 7 rules.
  • Discuss how to modify drug therapy and how to dispense a medication with an emergency prescription.
  • List at least two situations in which pharmacists can play key roles in response to public health incidents.
  • Describe the roles for pharmacists in community-based medical countermeasures response efforts.
  • Describe specific strategies for assessing the pharmaceutical needs of displaced people, and for meeting the needs identified.
  • Paige Clark

    Paige Clark is the Director of Alumni Relations and Professional Development for Oregon State University College of Pharmacy.  In this role, she creates professional development opportunities for students and alumni, directs alumni outreach activities and manages the enrichment, ceremonial and continuing education events for the college.  In Paige’s recent position as the staff Pharmacist Consultant for the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, she assisted the Board in legislative endeavors, wrote policy, managed focus groups, crafted statute and rule language and provided research for the Board. 

    Paige was awarded Bowl of Hygeia in 2011, was named the National “Good Government” Pharmacist of the Year in 2000 by the American Pharmacist Association, was Oregon’s Pharmacist of the Year in 1997-8, was the Value Rite National Awardee in 1990 and received the APhA National Merit Award from the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management in 1989.   She is a graduate of Oregon State University College of Pharmacy.

  • Richard Leman, MD

    Richard Leman is Chief Medical Officer for Health Security, Preparedness and Response at Oregon Health Authority.

  • Juancho Ramirez

    Juancho Ramirez is the Assistant Dean of Experiential Education for Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and received his Pharm.D. from the University of Southern California in 1999. Juancho has extensive pharmacy operations and human resource management experience gained from his previous career in community pharmacy which allowed him to experience life in the West Coast, the Southwest and the Southern regions of the U.S.  He is an active member of local and national associations such as OSPA, OSHP, APhA.  He has served as a Board of Director Member for both OSPA and OSHP. His scholarly interests are in the topics of experiential education, interprofessional education, and pharmacy’s role in emergency preparedness. 

  • Gary Miner

    Gary Miner R.Ph. has practiced pharmacy for 44 years. He was a practicing hospital pharmacist and staff member for the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.  Prior to his retirement in 2017, he served as the Compliance Director of the Board of Pharmacy for 12 years. He enjoyed working with the Oregon Health Authority and Board of Pharmacy to develop plans and rules regarding Emergency Preparedness. Currently he is the Chairman of the Oregon State Pharmacy Association for Emergency Preparedness Committee.