Test and Treat Certification Program Details

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About the Program

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.

There are three required components to completing the Test and Treat certificate training program.

One

Self Study, 12-hour program

The first component of the Test and Treat Certification is a a 12-hour fully online, self-paced educational program. To earn CPE credit students will need to earn a grade of 70% or more.

Two

Live Seminar, 8-hour program

The second component of the Test and Treat certificate is a 8-hour interactive live, online seminar.

Three

Completion of online assessment and evaluation

After attending the live seminar, students must complete the online assessment and program evaluation in order to receive credit.

12-hour, Self Study

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 listed below. The program also includes a final assessment that requires the learner to pass with a score of at least 70%.

8-hour, Live Seminar

This part of the program includes 8-hour s of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists. This live seminar will include practical hands-on training and the learner will be expected to demonstrate techniques for the following diagnostic tests: throat swab, oral fluid collection, nasal swab, and finger stick testing

Learners will be required to demonstrate skills necessary to test and treat each of the minor, nonchronic health conditions through interactive completion of live lectures, patient cases, and other active learning exercises. In addition, learners will gain experience in identifying opportunities for expanding patient-centered services in the community pharmacy setting with point-of care testing; describe and perform appropriate physical assessments; and apply this information to patient cases.

Completion of the skills assessment and post-seminar activities

The final component of the program is an in-person practical hands-on training and completion of the final assessment that requires the learner to pass with a score of at least 70%. The learner will be expected to demonstrate techniques for the following diagnostic tests: throat swab, oral fluid collection, nasal swab, and finger stick testing

About the Specimen Collection Assessment

Participants will be required to complete specimen collection assessments including techniques for the following diagnostic tests: throat swab, oral fluid collection, nasal swab, and finger stick testing.

This portion of the training will be completed remotely and under the supervision of a healthcare professional who administers these procedures within his/her normal scope of practice. This healthcare professional can be someone from within your organization, a colleague or a friend. Due to the newness of this certification in the State of Florida it is likely this person will not be a pharmacist. Any trained medical professional who provides these services can oversee the technique assessment.

The assessment must be completed on a live person and this person will need to sign-off that he/she was a willing participant. This person must be at least 18 years and must give consent by signing the assessment checklist. The person (aka the “patient”) allowing for a specimen to be collected does not need to be a pharmacist – only a willing participant. The health care professional reviewing your technique cannot be the “patient.”  You must be located in the same room as the assessor and the “patient.” The review of the specimen collection cannot occur via a video streaming or recorded platform. It must be live and in-person.  Since there are three separate specimen collection tests you can choose to have three different “patients” and assessors. 

Since there are three separate specimen collection tests you can choose to have three different “patients” and assessors. 

A key component to successfully passing the course is the collection of specimens via the Nasopharyngeal swab, Oropharyngeal swab, and the Finger Stick.  To be able to complete this step you will need the proper supplies, see list below.

If you do not have the supplies readily available we are more than happy to send them to your place of residence.  Please contact us and provide the requested information.  We will place your supply kit in the mail the week of the live seminar.

ItemQTY
Sterile Throat Swab 2
Gloves4
Tongue Depressor2
Sterile Nasopharyngeal Swabs2
Band-Aids2
Gauze3
Alcohol Swabs3
Lancet2
Test Strip2

UF COP CPE will only send one supply kit per participant. Please verify that all your information is accurate and correct prior to filling any information on form. If your supply kit is returned to sender we will ship a second kit for a $25.00 fee.

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