This self-paced, fully online program program is intended for pharmacists seeking to become Florida licensed consultant pharmacists.
- Intended Audience: This program is intended for licensed Florida pharmacists who wish to become licensed as a consultant pharmacist in the State of Florida.
- Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-21-017-H04-P
- Contact Hours: 20 contact hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacist for initial licensure; approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy to meet requirements pursuant to Section 465.0125, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code.
- Program Fees: $449.00 for initial licensure
- Activity Type: Application
- Dates Available: 03/15/2021 – 03/15/2024
- Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
- Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed 24 weeks from the date of registration.
This self-paced, fully online program is intended for pharmacists seeking to become Florida licensed consultant pharmacists. This course will provide insight into regulatory requirements and clinical knowledge necessary to practice as a consultant pharmacist in the state of Florida.
Note: The 40-hour preceptorship is no longer a requirement to become a licensed consultant pharmacist pursuant to Section 465.0125, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code. Visit the Florida Board of Pharmacy website to view a full list of requirements to become a licensed consultant pharmacist in the State of Florida.
A licensed consultant pharmacist provides expert clinical guidance to healthcare providers on the appropriate use of medications in a variety of practice settings. This role includes collaborating with members of the health care team by providing recommendations to ensure safe and effective drug therapy, as well as guidance on regulatory compliance, facility medication utilization trends and appropriate medication storage.
Consultant pharmacists perform medication regimen reviews based on a patient’s health history to evaluate the appropriateness, safety, benefits, risks, and cost-effectiveness of medication therapy. The consultant pharmacist may provide alternate treatment options and medication management guidance, including drug monitoring, administration, and storage.
Opportunities in consultant pharmacy can be expanded with a pharmacist and supervising physician Collaborative Practice Agreement. Under this agreement, a pharmacist will be able to perform patient assessments and develop treatment plans. Testing and treating minor, nonchronic health conditions, under an established written protocol, can also provide additional opportunities to expand a consulting practice.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the regulatory authorities, licensure requirements and facility permits necessary for consultant pharmacy services in the state of Florida.
- Understand standards, accreditation and survey processes that apply to hospital consultant pharmacy practice.
- Understand federal indicators and survey processes that apply to long term care consultant pharmacy practice.
- Perform a Medication Regimen Review and document and communicate findings to the facility health care team.
- Describe the administrative roles of the consultant pharmacist and policy and procedures necessary for consultant pharmacy practice settings.
- Describe the professional responsibilities and clinical skills of the consultant pharmacist in various practice settings.
- Understand Collaborative Practice Agreements in the State of Florida, including laws, regulations, barriers and benefits.
- Discuss the skills necessary to perform patient assessments and identify appropriate testing for treatment of specific conditions.
This course is self-paced and fully online. Learners will complete the modularized program through the Canvas learning management system. Prerecorded lectures may be watched at the learner’s own pace, and allow the learner to pause and return to the recorded lecture at a later time if needed. This program contains required readings, case studies, practice questions, and a final course assessment. Case studies, practice questions, and the final course assessment are presented in a multiple choice format with unlimited time to complete. Learners will be allowed two attempts for each assessment. Successful completion of this course requires completion of all case studies and practice questions, as well as completion of the final course assessment with a grade of 70% or higher.
Module 1: Introduction to Consultant Pharmacy Requirements
Module 2: Long-Term Care (Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant Pharmacist)
Module 3: Hospitals (Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant Pharmacist)
Module 4: Collaborative Practice Agreements & Test and Treat
Module 5: Practical Application
Participants will have the opportunity to select one of the following credit reporting options listed. To receive credit, participants must pass the online program with a 70% or higher and complete the online evaluation.
- Initial consultant licensure: Credit will not be applied toward your general Florida License. A Certificate of Completion will be provided after you successfully pass the online program evaluation with 70% or more. You can use this certificate to submit as part of your application to apply to become a licensed Consultant Pharmacist in Florida. The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education can mail you a printed certificate of completion for an additional $25.00. Contact us for more information.
- General contact hours: Credit will be applied to your NABP e-profile ID only and cannot be used for initial or recertification licensure.
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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.