Test and Treat Certification Program Details

APhA’s Pharmacy-based Test and Treat certificate training program is a joint program between APhA and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. The program was developed by the University of Florida. Copyright © 2021 by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. All rights reserved.


About the Program

This program includes a 20-hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists. This fully online, 12-hour 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 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, Online Seminar

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This part of the program includes 8-hours 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, 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.


Seminar Agenda

  • Check-in
  • Welcome, introductions and acknowledgments
  • Part 1: Application of knowledge and skills for minor, nonchronic health conditions
  • Lunch
  • Part 2: Writing and entering into a supervised protocol agreement
  • Part 3: Developing a business model
  • Part 4: Selecting POCT devices, developing policies and procedures, and employee training
  • Part 5: Review of specimen collection administration and collection technique and skills assessment

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APhA’s Pharmacy-based Test and Treat certificate training program is a joint program between APhA and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. The program was developed by the University of Florida. Copyright © 2021 by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. All rights reserved.