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Initial and Recertification

February 27 – March 1, 2015

West Ft Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33334

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Initial Consultant
On or before January 27 – $420
After January 27 – $445
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Consultant Recertification
On or before January 27 – $320
After January 27 – $345
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August 14 – 16, 2015

The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
1501 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Brochure

Initial Consultant
On or before July 14 – $420
After July 14 – $445
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Consultant Recertification
On or before July 14 – $320
After July 14 – $345
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Tampa, FL seminar date coming soon

 


Initial Certification

Intended Audience
Pharmacists

ACPE
0012-0000-14-357-L04-P

CE Hours
20

Price
Varies by date

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

Recertification

Intended Audience
Pharmacists

ACPE
0012-0000-15-039-L04-P

CE Hours
16

Price
Varies by date

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

 

Summary

The course consists of two and a half days of comprehensive study of the laws, regulations and procedures for pharmacists who want to consult in a nursing facility or other work environment that requires the services of a Consultant Pharmacist.

  • You will know what is required of you in an inspection of the facilities and be able to prepare your facility for an inspection.
  • The workbook you receive will serve as a resource for you when you become a Consultant Pharmacist.
  • On the final day of the course you will take a comprehensive exam on the materials that were covered during the course.

Note: This course is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for Consultant Recertification Credit.

 

Objectives

At the conclusion of the course participants should be able to:

  • List the licensing and proficiency requirements to obtain a consultant pharmacist license.
  • Relate how a policy and procedures manual should be developed and utilized.
  • Describe how to evaluate (review) medication orders in a hospital or nursing home:
    • For appropriate indication or diagnosis
    • For drug interactions with other medication
    • For duplication of therapy; appropriate drug dose
    • For interval and route of administration
  • State the requirements for handling all drugs including controlled substances.
  • Analyze the source and rationale for State and Federal regulations governing pharmaceutical services in institutional pharmacy settings such as residential care facilities, jails, psychiatric care units and hospitals.

 

Faculty

  • Edward R. Meyer, B.S., RPh, President, Comprehensive Consultant Services, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Thomas O. Munyer, MS, RPh, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Thomas Johns, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director of Pharmacy Services at UF Health Shands Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Betty Astle, B.S., RPh, Consultant Pharmacist at Astle Consulting, Dunedin, FL

 

Requirements

After passing the exam with a score of at least 70%, submitting the evaluation and completing your 40 hours under the direction of a Consultant Pharmacist of Record, you will file your application with the State of Florida to become a Consultant Pharmacist. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CEBroker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.

 

 


ACPE LogoThe University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.