A Systematic Approach to Consultant Pharmacy Services


Overview

This two-day course is intended for pharmacists who wish to become licensed as consultant pharmacists and consultant pharmacists who need consultant recertification credit to maintain their license. This course will prepare future consultant pharmacists for the board required licensure exam. The course content consists of a comprehensive study of laws, regulations, and procedures for pharmacists who want to consult in a nursing facility, hospital, or other work environments that require the services of a consultant pharmacist.

This course will achieve the following:

  • Prepare pharmacists to serve as consultants in nursing homes and hospital pharmacies
  • Provide pharmacists with knowledge of the responsibilities of a consultant pharmacist
  • Prepare pharmacists to develop quality systems for assuring safe drug delivery and patient monitoring
  • Teach pharmacists readiness for AHCA inspections.

2018 Course Offerings

May 18-19, 2018 | Orlando, FL August 24-25, 2018 | Gainesville, FL November 2-3, 2018 | Jacksonville, FL
Initial Licensure Registration Initial Licensure Registration Initial Licensure Registration
Recertification Registration Recertification Registration Recertification Registration
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Initial Certification and Recertification for Consultant Pharmacist

Intended Audience for Initial Certification

  • Pharmacist who wishes to become licensed as consultant pharmacist in Florida

Intended Audience for Recertification 

  • Pharmacist who wishes to retain his/her Florida consultant pharmacist license and needs recertification credit

Universal Activity Numbers

  • Initial Consultant Certification  – 0012-0000-18-014-L04-P
  • Recertification Consultant Certification – 0012-0000-18-015-L04-P

Program Fees and Financial Support 

  • Initial Consultant Certification – $420
  • Recertification Consultant Certification – $320

Continuing Pharmacy Education Hours

Initial Consultant 

  • 16 hours of live continuing pharmacy education hours
  • To be eligible to apply for a consultant pharmacist license, you must attend the entire course and pass the final exam with 70% or higher.
  • If you are applying for your initial consultant pharmacist license, credit cannot be applied toward your NABP and CE Broker licenses.
  • The schedule of activities includes 1.5 days of interactive lecture followed by a final examination.
  • Visit the Florida Board of Pharmacy for a complete list of requirements to become a consultant pharmacist in Florida.

Recertification Consultant 

  • 12 hours of live continuing pharmacy education credit
  • To receive credit to maintain your consultant pharmacist license, you must attend the full day on Friday, the morning session on Saturday, and complete the online program evaluation.
  • The schedule of activities includes 1.5 days of interactive lecture.
  • Credit will be applied toward your NABP and CE Broker licenses. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CE Broker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.
  • Visit the Florida Board of Pharmacy for a complete list of requirements to maintain your consultant pharmacist license in Florida.

General Continuing Pharmacy Education Hours

  • This course is accredited for 12 hours of  live continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for pharmacists who do not wish to apply for a Consultant Pharmacist License.
  • To receive credit, you must attend the full day on Friday, the morning session on Saturday, and complete the online program evaluation.
  • The schedule of activities includes 1.5 days of interactive lectures.
  • Credit will be applied toward your NABP and CE Broker licenses. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CE Broker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Objectives 

At the conclusion of this 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

Program faculty will be announced soon.


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.

Program Support

This course received no outside funding.

Policies

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Refund Policy for CE Courses

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, Including Dietary

Please contact us a minimum of ten working days prior to the conference so that adequate consideration may be given to your request.  Special dietary restrictions should also be submitted in advance.

For questions or more information, please contact our office.


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