Test and Treat Certificate Program

This program will prepare the pharmacist to test or screen for and treat minor, nonchronic health conditions within the framework of an established written protocol with a supervising physician in accordance with Florida Law .


Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists who would like to test or screening for and treatment of minor, nonchronic health conditions
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-21-007-B04-P
  • Contact Hours: 20.0 hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists (12.0 hours self-paced; 8-live, online)
  • Program Fees: $699.00
  • Dates Available: 02/04/2021 – 02/04/2022
  • Activity Type: Practice/Certificate Program

Summary

This program meets the requirements outlined in Section 465.1895, Florida Statutes related to testing or screening for and treatment of minor, nonchronic health conditions.  This section states that a pharmacist may test or screen for and treat minor, nonchronic health conditions within the framework of an established written protocol with a supervising physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459. For purposes of this section, a minor, nonchronic health condition is typically a short-term condition that is generally managed with minimal treatment or self-care. 

This program will prepare the pharmacist to provide point-of-care testing and diagnostic services for minor, nonchronic health conditions that can be managed with minimal treatment or self-care. Pharmacists will gain the skills necessary to perform patient assessments and identify appropriate testing and diagnostic procedures to treat the following minor, nonchronic health conditions: influenza, streptococcus, lice, skin conditions, such as ringworm and athlete’s foot, and minor uncomplicated infections.  At the completion of this program the learner will be able to: 1) select and perform appropriate point-of-care-testing for these health conditions; 2) list contraindications to treatment, exclusion criteria for testing and treating, and physician referral criteria; and 3) select and recommend and/or prescribe effective treatments.

This course includes an in-person practical hands-on training. The learner will be expected to demonstrate techniques for the following diagnostic tests: throat swab, oral fluid collection, nasal swab, and finger stick testing. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn a certificate of achievement from the University of Florida Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education. Visit the Florida Board of Pharmacy website to learn more about the rules and regulations regarding pharmacist-provided point-of-care testing services in the State of Florida.


Program Requirements

This program includes a 20-hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists. This fully online, self-paced lecture series and an 8-hour interactive live, online skill-building session. To successfully complete the program, receive the continuing education hours, and earn the certificate of achievement the learner will need to successfully meet the requirements outlined below.

  • Part 1: This part of the program includes 12-hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists. This fully online, self-paced educational program that focuses on the following areas: review of point-of-care testing, testing, treating, and managing nonchronic health conditions, and implementing and entering a test and treat protocol with a supervising physician. The 12-hour, self-paced, on-demand program is composed of the four modules. The program also includes a final assessment that requires the learner to pass with a score of at least 70%.
  • Part 2: This part of the program includes 8-hour s of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists. This interactive live educational program that focuses on the appropriate use and demonstration of testing and diagnostic services for minor, nonchronic health conditions.  Criteria to write and enter into a supervised protocol agreement between a pharmacist and a physician will also be reviewed.
  • Final assessment: Complete and pass a final assessment that requires the learner to pass with a score of at least 70%.

Acknowledgements and Disclosures

Advisory Board

Kristin Wiisanen
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Kristin Wiisanen Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCCP

Siegfried O Schmidt
Department: MD-CHFM SPRINGHILL

Siegfried O Schmidt MD, PhD

John Gums
Department: Dean's Office

John Gums Pharm.D., FCCP

Eric Rosenberg
Department: MD-INTERNAL MEDICINE

Eric Rosenberg M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.P.

Veena Venugopalan
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Veena Venugopalan Pharm.D.

Faculty

Jessica C Huston
Department: Jacksonville Campus

Jessica C Huston Pharm.D.

Lindsey Childs-Kean
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Lindsey Childs-Kean Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS

Barbara Santevecchi
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Barbara Santevecchi Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP

Gary G Cacciatore
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Gary G Cacciatore

Anthony M Casapao
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Anthony M Casapao Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Joshua Pullo
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Joshua Pullo Pharm.D., C.Ph.

Stacey Curtis
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Stacey Curtis Pharm.D.


Refund Policy

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education will utilize fair and equitable policies related to refund, transfer, and extension of courses.


Accommodations for Disabilities or Special Requests

Contact us a minimum of ten working days prior to the conference so that adequate consideration may be given to your request. 


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