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Initial and Recertification

Initial Certification

 Date  Location
March 10-11th, 2017 Tampa, Florida  Register now!  Tampa Brochure
August 18-19th, 2017 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  Register now! Ft. Lauderdale Brochure
October 6-7th, 2017 Lake Mary, Florida  Register now! Lake Mary Brochure

Recertification

 Date  Location
 March 10-11th, 2017 Tampa, Florida  Register now! Tampa Brochure
 August 18-19th, 2017 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  Register now! Ft. Lauderdale Brochure
 October 6-7th, 2017 Lake Mary, Florida  Register now! Lake Mary Brochure

Initial Certification

Intended Audience
Pharmacists

ACPE
0012-0000-16-001-L04-P

CE Hours
16

Price
Initial: $420/ Recertification: $320

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

Activity Type
Knowledge

Recertification

Intended Audience
Pharmacists

ACPE
0012-0000-16-340-L04-P

CE Hours
12

Price
Initial: $420/ Recertification: $320

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

Activity Type
Knowledge

 

Summary

The course consists of two 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

  • Carrie A. Lagasse, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Drug Policy Development Consultant Pharmacist – UF Health Shands Hospital
  • Alissa Voils, Pharm.D. MSHA, Assistant Director for Inpatient Pharmacy Operations at UF Health Shands
  • Rick Foley, Pharm.D., CGP, BCPP, FASCP, President-elect FL ASCP, Consultant Pharmacist Omnicare
  • Steven Bruno, Pharm.D Consultant Pharmacist

Hotel

Booking Information: March 10th – 11th in Tampa

Hotel Name: Tampa Marriott Westshore
Group Name: UF College of Pharmacy
Dates Available: March 10th-11th, 2016
Last day to book: 2/10/17
Group Rates: $139/night
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Booking Information: August 18th -19th in Ft. Lauderdale

Hotel Name: The Westin Ft Lauderdale
Group Name: UF College of Pharmacy
Dates Available: August 17th – 19th
Last day to book: 7/18/17
Group Rates: $119/night

Booking Information: October 6th – 7th in Lake Mary (near Orlando)

Hotel Name: The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
Group Name: UF College of Pharmacy
Dates Available: October 5th – 7th
Last day to book: 9/14/17
Group Rates: $139/night

Continuing Education Credit Policy

When used to apply for a Consultant Pharmacist License, the Initial Consultant Licensing Course cannot be used for CE Credit. However, it is accredited for 16 hours (1.6 CEUs) of General CPE Credit for pharmacists that do not wish to use the credit to apply for a Consultant Pharmacist License. The course is also accredited for 12 hours of Consultant Pharmacist Recertification credit. You will be asked how you wish to have your credits applied. Please make sure that you indicate the correct option on the appropriate form. We will not accept requests to change how your credits have been reported at a later date.

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.

Copyright

This course  in its entirety is copyrighted by the University of Florida Continuing Pharmacy Education and may not be duplicated or reproduced for any other purpose without specific written permission.

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Contact Information

Please contact Continuing Pharmacy Education at cesupport@ahc.ufl.edu


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