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ASHP Educational Initiative

Posted by Marie B. Walker
August, 2010
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ASHP Advantage is conducting a multidisciplinary educational series on managing patients at risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Developed by an educational steering committee comprised of pharmacists, physicians, and other experts in VTE prevention and management, this initiative is designed to provide innovative education and tools to improve VTE prevention and patient care. Activities include the Institutional Impact VTE Mentored Quality Initiative, through which physician-pharmacist faculty teams provide an onsite evaluation of selected health systems' VTE prevention practices. Featured CE programming includes web-based home study activities, live interactive webinars, and regional workshops accredited for continuing education for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and case managers. This initiative is supported by an educational grant from Ortho-McNeil, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.


  • Live and archived CE webinars featuring challenges and opportunities in VTE quality improvement
  • Regional CE workshops with a special emphasis on interactive, team-based learning
  • Web-based CE home study activities focusing on the essentials of identifying and managing patients at risk for VTE
  • Application for the Institutional Impact VTE Mentored Quality Initiative
  • Resource Center featuring podcasts, Enewsletters, and other helpful links
  • Online CE processing center

The website for this educational initiative is

About ASHP Advantage

ASHP Advantage has extensive experience planning and conducting educational activities for pharmacists. Created in 1995, ASHP Advantage is a division of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) that develops and implements customized educational projects for pharmacists and other health care professionals. Accessing the vast resources available through ASHP, we have successfully implemented hundreds of live continuing education activities for pharmacists and other health care professionals on a regional and national level. In addition, we have developed numerous publications and have successfully developed Web-based continuing education activities. For more information and additional CE activities, visit

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