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What Makes Our CE "Simply the Best!"

    • Concise up-to-date lectures with full slideshows
    • PowerPoint handouts for easy download
    • One month to complete from time of purchase
    • Fast forward/rewind capability so you can be sure to master the material

    • Full screen capability; perfect for tablet users
    • Portable: Carry with you on your smartphone or laptop
    • Access on your computer immediately
    • Obtain needed CE and pharmacology contact hours
    • One 5-item quiz
    • Three quiz attempts

Barkley & Associates, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 080518.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15436, for the specified number of contact hours.

All NP state regulatory agencies (i.e., State Boards of Nursing) and national certifying bodies (e.g., ANCC, AANP, AACN, PNCB, and NCC)
recognize and accept AANP CE credit for recertification! 

Advanced Pharmacology is an ever-changing field. Standard safety precautions must be followed, but as new research and clinical experience broaden our knowledge, changes in treatment and drug therapy may become necessary or appropriate. Readers are advised to check the most current product information provided by the manufacturer of each drug to be administered to verify the recommended dose, the method and duration of administration and contraindications. It is the responsibility of the licensed prescriber, relying on expertise and knowledge of the patient, to determine dosages and the best treatment for each individual patient. Neither Barkley & Associates nor any contributing authors assume any responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from this publication.

WHNP Continuing Education Offerings
12-Lead EKGs: From I’m Never Quite Sure to I’ve Got It!
12-Lead EKGs: From I’m Never Quite Sure to I’ve Got It!
Faculty: Joan King, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP

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Price: $49.95

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12-Lead EKGs: From I’m Never Quite Sure to I’ve Got It!
12-Lead EKGs: From I’m Never Quite Sure to I’ve Got It!

Regardless of one’s background in 12 Lead ECG interpretation, this presentation targets all NPs to increase confidence and proficiency in clinical practice. This session begins by reviewing the foundational principles of 12 Lead ECGs and then builds on these to guide the participant in expanding their expertise for identifying a variety of 12 Lead ECG patterns including inferior, septal, anterior, lateral and posterior infarctions.

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4.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .5 hours of pharmacology, and 4.5 hours of emergency care procedural skills)


WHNP Pharmacology Package
WHNP Pharmacology Package

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Price: $69.95

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WHNP Pharmacology Package
WHNP Pharmacology Package

These courses meet all state and national pharmacology requirements for prescriptive authority and recertification! Specialty Specific Package includes the following:

  • 1. Top Drugs in Women's Health
  • 2. Antibiotics Update
  • 3. Updates in Pain Management

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7.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 7.5 hours of pharmacology)

Drugs for Viral Diseases
Drugs for Viral Diseases
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Drugs for Viral Diseases
Drugs for Viral Diseases

To stay one step ahead of mutations and resistance, NPs need to keep current with antiviral medications. This CE offering will fortify your pharmacology skills by giving you the latest information on antiviral and antiretroviral drugs. The session includes expert advice on choosing long-term regimens for the care of HIV, as well as which regimens should be avoided. The best practices for treating more acute viral conditions such as influenza and cytomegalovirus are discussed. The presentation also contains plans for the care of various strains of hepatitis.

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1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology)


Infectious Diseases Update
Infectious Diseases Update
Faculty: Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

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Price: $29.95

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Infectious Diseases Update
Infectious Diseases Update

This captivating CE offering is specifically designed to further your understanding of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Geared to enhance your skills in choosing the best pharmacotherapeutic agents for infections, this talk covers a variety of conditions that range from bacterial rhinosinusitis to herpes zoster.

Read More...2.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2.5 hours of pharmacology)

Prescribing Controlled Substances Package
Prescribing Controlled Substances Package
Faculty: Elizabeth A. VandeWaa, PhD

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Price: $69.95

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Prescribing Controlled Substances Package
Prescribing Controlled Substances Package

An understanding of controlled substances is key to safe prescribing for the Advanced Nurse Practitioner. In this presentation, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will learn about State and Federal laws that apply to the authority relating to prescribing controlled substances. In particular, ethical and fiscal considerations of prescribing will be considered.

1. Introduction to Controlled Substances
2. Prescribing Controlled Substances Safely
3. Implications of Controlled Substance Prescribing

6.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.5 hours of pharmacology)

Ethnopharmacology
Ethnopharmacology
Faculty: Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

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Price: $29.95

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Ethnopharmacology
Ethnopharmacology


This presentation guides the nurse practitioner through differentiating conceptually between race, ethnicity, and culture in relation to ethnopharmacology. Pharmacogenetics and the impact that culture, genetics, biophysiology, and psychosocial factors have on metabolism are explored. A discussion of common inhibitors and inducers of drug metabolism are…

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2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)

Implications of Controlled Substance Prescribing
Implications of Controlled Substance Prescribing
Faculty: Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD

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Price: $29.95

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Implications of Controlled Substance Prescribing
Implications of Controlled Substance Prescribing

Safe prescribing of controlled substances mandates that the Advanced Nurse Practitioner is aware of State and Federal laws regulating this process. In this presentation, rules for prescribing each of the controlled substances will be discussed. Methods to decrease drug diversion including risk evaluation mitigation strategies, prescription drug monitoring programs, and dear prescriber letters will also be illustrated. To help the ANP with prescribing certain controlled substances — the opiates — in certain situations, methods for opioid rotation, discontinuance, and use in the patient taking these medications for chronic conditions will be discussed.

Read more...2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)

Pain Management
Pain Management
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Pain Management
Pain Management

Effective pain management necessitates a thorough and accurate assessment of the patient. This CE offering examines the new Joint Commission standards in prescribing controlled substances and is in accordance with rules and regulations from the Food and Drug Administration as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read More...1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 1 hour of pharmacology)
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics
Faculty: Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD

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Price: $29.95

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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacokinetics determines how the body interacts with drugs in the process of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. This presentation will review these four processes, focusing on the key steps in each and the impact of certain disease states and other drugs or foods on pharmacokinetics.

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Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 1
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 1
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 1
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 1

Pharmacologic management of cardiovascular concerns is an intricate, evolving science that can stump even the most experienced NPs. The first of our two-part Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology series breaks down this complex field with a detailed review of the characteristics and pharmacologic treatment of hyperlipidemia and manifestations of coronary heart disease. Pharmacologic therapy for venous thromboembolism is also discussed in depth.

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2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 2
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 2
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 2
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology - Part 2

Two of the greatest threats to patient health, hypertension and heart failure, are discussed in meticulous detail in the second installment of our Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology series. In the first segment, you will learn to assess and stage hypertension using the latest guidelines from the Eighth Joint National Commission. You will then receive expert guidance pharmacologic treatment pathways for all patients with hypertension, including those in special populations, and learn to prevent and treat hypertensive crises.

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2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)

Psychopharmacology Update
Psychopharmacology Update
Faculty: Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD

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Price: $29.95

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Psychopharmacology Update
Psychopharmacology Update

In this talk, the latest drugs for depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, and other psychiatric syndromes are examined. Efficacy of many of these agents has recently been improved, or in some cases, questioned. Such issues are examined, keeping in mind the best treatment outcomes for the patient. Additionally, side effects and medication compliance are discussed, as these greatly impact the efficacy of the psychotherapeutic drugs.

Read More...2.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2.5 hours of pharmacology)

PNS-CNS and Psychopharmacology
PNS-CNS and Psychopharmacology
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $29.95

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PNS-CNS and Psychopharmacology
PNS-CNS and Psychopharmacology

The nervous system plays a key role in both physical and mental functions, so developing a strong understanding of this intricate network is crucial for NPs. This highly detailed presentation starts by delving into the physiology of the peripheral (PNS) and central nervous systems (CNS). Next, the session provides an updated look at the latest pharmacologic PNS and CNS agents. An in-depth overview of psychopharmacology is also provided, which will assist you in treating common neurological and mental health concerns from generalized anxiety to psychosis.

Read More...2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)
Renal Agents
Renal Agents
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Renal Agents
Renal Agents

Enhance your understanding of renal agents! Beginning with an overview of the anatomical and regulatory functions of the kidney, this CE offering promptly moves into intricate discussions regarding the most effective pharmacologic management for kidney disorders and diseases.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 1 hour of pharmacology)


Respiratory Pharmacology
Respiratory Pharmacology
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Respiratory Pharmacology
Respiratory Pharmacology

Knowing a medication’s indication, mode of action, and adverse effects is critical in the practice of respiratory pharmacology. This session identifies the safest dosing methods for the most effective medications used in the prevention and treatment of COPD and other chronic respiratory conditions. Participation in this CE offering will help you to refine your understanding of the most recent Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines when treating patients with COPD.

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1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology)

Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances
Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances
Faculty: Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD

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Price: $29.95

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Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances
Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances

An understanding of controlled substances is key to safe prescribing for the Advanced Nurse Practitioner. In this presentation, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will learn about State and Federal laws that apply to the authority relating to prescribing controlled substances. In particular, ethical and fiscal considerations of prescribing will be considered. It is important for the ANP to understand the indications and contraindications for controlled substances—particularly schedule 2 drugs. The uses of these drugs will be discussed, particularly in pediatric and geriatric populations.

Read more...2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)
Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation
Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation
Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation

Medication errors are the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. This CE offering will increase your awareness in recognizing where prescribing and dosing errors may occur, along with providing you with expert advice on how to prevent these dangerous incidents.

Read more...1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 1 hour of pharmacology)

Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $29.95

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Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
Gastrointestinal Pharmacology

This CE offering provides a detailed discussion of the most current drugs approved to treat gastrointestinal conditions. This thorough presentation is organized around common disorders of the stomach and intestinal tract, strengthening your ability to prescribe the best pharmacologic agents or care plans for your patients’ needs.

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2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)

Advanced Introductory Principles
Advanced Introductory Principles
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $29.95

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Advanced Introductory Principles
Advanced Introductory Principles

This CE offering is ideal for the nurse practitioner seeking a detailed refresher on the advanced introductory principles of pharmacology and prescribing medications. Use it to keep your medication fundamentals up-to-date.

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2.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2.5 hours of pharmacology)

Alternative Therapies
Alternative Therapies
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Alternative Therapies
Alternative Therapies

Botanical dietary supplements generate over a billion dollars a year, and many are accessible as over-the-counter preparations. Often, patients take these vitamin and herbal remedies without informing their nurse practitioner, leaving patients vulnerable to serious adverse effects that occur from unsupervised use of these supplements. Using evidence-based resources, this CE offering discusses the proper use of vitamins and herbal remedies in patient treatment plans. It also discusses contraindications and potential interactions with prescription drugs.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 1 hour of pharmacology)


Review of Antibiotic Classes
Review of Antibiotic Classes
Faculty: Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD

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Price: $29.95

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Review of Antibiotic Classes
Review of Antibiotic Classes


In this update, the participant will learn about the basics of antibiotics with respect to mechanism of action, spectrum of activity, and use. Further, side effects, allergy and special considerations of each antibiotic class will be discussed. Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance will be considered, and treatment strategies for resistant organisms in the hospital and community....

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2.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2.5 hours of pharmacology)

Endocrine Part(2): Reproductive Pharmacology
Endocrine Part(2): Reproductive Pharmacology
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Endocrine Part(2): Reproductive Pharmacology
Endocrine Part(2): Reproductive Pharmacology

In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest endocrine and reproductive drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

Included in this session is information on:

Hypothalamic and Pituitary Regulation, Ovarian Control of Female Reproductive Functionm, Oral Contraceptives: Types of Estrogen-Progestin Formulations...

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1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology)

Drugs for Bacterial Infections
Drugs for Bacterial Infections
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $29.95

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Drugs for Bacterial Infections
Drugs for Bacterial Infections

Antibacterial agents are powerful tools, and it is important to use them with precision. This advanced session provides an in-depth discussion of the most appropriate drugs to prescribe for bacterial infections, allowing you to confidently navigate this complex area of pharmacology. The talk begins with a discussion of bacterial pathogenicity and virulence, and the science behind anti-infectious agents is reviewed. Next, the session delves into detailed discussion of specific antibiotic drugs.

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2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 hours of pharmacology)


Drugs for Fungal Infections
Drugs for Fungal Infections
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Drugs for Fungal Infections
Drugs for Fungal Infections

In the case of an uncomfortable, unsightly, or dangerous fungal infection, you and your patient both want the most efficient treatment—but which agent should you choose? This advanced pharmacology session will equip you with the knowledge that you need to make the most appropriate treatment decision. After a review of the science behind fungus propagation, this presentation goes into an in-depth discussion of the modes of action and side effects of current antifungal drugs.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 1 hour of pharmacology)

Drugs for Inflammation
Drugs for Inflammation
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Drugs for Inflammation
Drugs for Inflammation

With powerful pain-relieving properties and convenient access for patients, anti-inflammatory agents are some of the most frequently used drugs in the United States. Still, it is important that you use caution and discernment when prescribing these drugs or advising your patients on the best over-the-counter agent for their needs. This advanced pharmacology session provides a review of the science behind acute inflammation before engaging in detailed discussion of the modalities of commonly used anti-inflammatory agents. A portion of the presentation is also dedicated to the risks associated with common anti-inflammatory drugs, which can range from tinnitus to ulcers and drug fever.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 1 hour of pharmacology)


Endocrine Pharmacology Part(1)
Endocrine Pharmacology Part(1)
Faculty: Robert Fellin, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Price: $19.95

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Endocrine Pharmacology Part(1)
Endocrine Pharmacology Part(1)

In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest endocrine drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

Included in this session is information on:

Hypothalamus and Pituitary: Physiology, Hormones, Clinical Uses of Hypothalamic Hormones, Anterior Pituitary Agents, Posterior Pituitary Agents, Thyroid Physiology, Values for Thyroid Function Tests, Thyroid Agents, Anti-Thyroid...

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1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology)