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Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreement for Influenza Antivirals in Washington State

This toolkit is for use by local health officers and by individual authorized prescribers to allow pharmacists to prescribe antiviral medications in case of an influenza outbreak.

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Topics: Tools and Resources, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Toolkits and Guides

Time: Varies

Cost: Free

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Description

A team from NWCPHP, the Washington State Pharmacy Association, and Public Health - Seattle & King County developed a template Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreement (CDTA) for Influenza Antiviral Medications under a contract with the Washington State Department of Health. The product of this collaboration is a toolkit available for use by local health officers and by individual authorized prescribers to allow pharmacists to prescribe antiviral medications in case of an influenza outbreak. Although the Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreement may be entered into at any time and submitted to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy, the protocol is intended only to go into effect when authorized by local health officers.

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Learning Objectives

  • Communicate and manage information
  • Plan for and improve practice in emergencies
  • Provide mass care in context of an outbreak

Intended Audience

Local health officers, Individual authorized prescribers, Pharmacists

Quick Facts

Topics: Tools and Resources, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Toolkits and Guides

Time: Varies

Cost: Free

Disclaimer

During an outbreak, guidance will be updated frequently, so it is important for pharmacists to check your local health department (such as Public Health - Seattle & King County), the CDC's Seasonal Flu Updates, and the Washington State Department of Health.

This Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreement only covers the prescription of antiviral medications for influenza. Local Health Officers and pharmacists should be aware that the H1N1 Vaccine is covered under the Immunization Collaborative Agreement for pharmacists, which can be found on the Board of Pharmacy's web site.

Training Materials for Pharmacists

Presentation. This training module must be viewed by pharmacists before they begin prescribing and dispensing antiviral medications for influenza. The slides may also be printed out and kept as a reference in the pharmacy.

Download PPT | PDF

Self Assessment Quiz. The self-assessment quiz should be completed by pharmacists after viewing the training module. It may be submitted to the Washington State Pharmacy Association by fax for one (1) hour of Continuing Education credit (0.1 CEU).

Download Word | PDF

Screening Form Template

This screening form template may be used as is or altered depending on the requirements of the local health office that has authorized prescribing and dispensing of influenza antiviral medications. Screening forms should be completed and submitted and/or filed as directed by local health officers.

Download Word | PDF

Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreement Template

This CDTA is for use by local health officers or by authorized prescribers and pharmacists to enter into an agreement to allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense antiviral medications for influenza, in case of an outbreak.

Download Word | PDF

Toolkit

The materials in the toolkit can help pharmacists properly prescribe antiviral medications. For questions or further information, please contact Jenny Arnold at jarnold@wsparx.org or Andy Stergachis at stergach@uw.edu.

Additional Prescribing Information for Antivirals

Prescribing and Dispensing Algorithm for Prophylaxis with Oseltamivir (TAMIFLU)

Prescribing and Dispensing Algorithm for Prophylaxis with Zanamivir (RELENZA)

Prescribing and Dispensing Algorithm for Treatment with Oseltamivir (TAMIFLU)

Prescribing and Dispensing Algorithm for Treatment with Zanamivir (RELENZA)

Taking Temperatures in the Pharmacy

Funding

The development of these materials was supported via CDC pandemic preparedness funds.

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