Drug Interactions Program – Phase 1: BC Cancer Drug Interactions

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BC Cancer's “Drug Interactions” course was written and reviewed by pharmacists and incorporates the unique perspective of oncology pharmacy practice. It is accessible to CAPhO members and non-members who are healthcare professionals.

You will learn about, evaluate and utilize reference sources suitable for the identification of drug interactions, and learn how to develop a systemic approach for the evaluation of drug interactions.

The four sections are:

  1. Evaluation of Drug Interaction Resources
  2. Developing a Systematic Approach for the Evaluation of Drug Interactions
  3. Interactions of Specific Interest (Grapefruit juice interactions, Tamoxifen and SSRIs, and drug-induced prolongation of QT Interval)
  4. Case Studies (seven cases accompanied by their solutions)

The course consists of readings and learning activities, such as exercises and case studies, that reflect not only on what you have read but also what you see in your day-to-day practice. The course accumulates into a quiz so that you can evaluate how much you have learned.

You will need to create an account and follow a few required steps:

  1. Click on the orange "Register" button on the left hand side and "Sign up for an account"
  2. Provide your name, your email address and create a password
  3. When asked “What best describes your role in the organization?”, you need to select “General Public”
  4. “Continue” until your profile is complete, then go back to the “Learning Hub” and search on “Drug Interactions” or course "5722" to take you to the start of the course registration

You will also require access to drug interaction databases. If you are unable to access the databases through the links provided in the course:

  • BC Cancer staff can access databases through Library Links. From the start menu, select Programs >Library >Library_Links.htm
  • Everyone else, contact your Professional Practice Leader or Health Authority Librarian for information on accessing databases

BC Cancer’s Drug Interactions course will take approximately 5 hours to complete. Upon its completion, you will be able to generate a Certificate of Completion.

Completing Phase 1 will provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to complete: (Members, log in to view Phase 2)

Phase 2: “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Phase 3: Live Workshop