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Preparing for a Consultant Pharmacists Career Certificate Training
October 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Preparing for a Consultant Pharmacist Career is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education activity developed by the New Jersey Pharmacists Association [NJPhA] and the NJPhA Academy of Consultant Pharmacists. The purpose of this practice-based training activity is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge and skills, and enhance practice through both a didactic and practice experiential component. The didactic and practice components provide information related to the Consultant Pharmacist Handbook: A Guide for Consulting to Nursing facilities, 5th Edition, and practical case discussions. The home study contains guided questions and chapter post-tests for which the Consultant Handbook is required. Additional laws and regulations may vary by state, and such content may not be reviewed in this course.
Prepare for the next CCP certification test offered by the Joint Board for Consultant Pharmacists in November 2023 and earn 16 credits.
Seating is limited, register today to secure a place in the October 27th, 2023 class.
Deadline To Register: Oct.20, 2023
8 Hour Self Study Component Must Be Completed Prior to Attending the 8 Hour Live In-Person Program.
Faculty: Carmela Silvestri, PharmD, CCP, FASCP; Consultant Pharmacist; Tracey Liccardi, PharmD, CCP Consultant Pharmacist
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
100 College Rd. E
Princeton, NJ 08540
Contact Hours: 1.6 CEUs or 16 credit hours
Activity Type: Practice-Based
Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Schedule of Live Event
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Check-in
8:30AM – 12:30PM Certificate Training Programming
12:30PM -1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00PM – 5:00PM Certificate Training Programming
**coffee. breakfast & lunch available for purchase at the Marriott**
• Participants are required to secure the 5th edition of the Consultant Handbook (separate purchase). Course materials will be accessed online and the link will be included in the registration confirmation email. Please check spam/junk folder is the email is not received in timely manner. The module is comprised of a series of guided questions to assist in your self-study. Please see below for more information.
• Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 80% or higher.
• Successful completion of the live in-person seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, and demonstrating competency in practice exercises.
• The Certificate of Completion will be provided by NJPhA upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements, and completion of the online evaluation. Credits are uploaded to CPE Monitor within 45 days of documented completion of both components and the evaluation.
• Failure to provide NABP number or other required personal information may result in forfeiture of credit.
**A final evaluation code will be provided at the end of the live session for completion prior to award of credit. Record the code; it cannot be provided after the course ends.
Important Program Note: participants are responsible for obtaining the reference book, Consultant Pharmacist Handbook: A Guide for Consulting to Nursing facilities, 5th Edition, prior to beginning the home study. It provides relevant content and it is used to reference the appropriate page for the guided questions. There are separate chapter tests.
Earlier editions should not be used because the referenced content will not coincide with the guided questions.
An online search will provide a selection of online vendors that carry the book.
Learning objectives for pharmacists:
1. Discuss the professional roles and relationships of the consultant pharmacist
2. Describe the regulations under the State Operations Manual (SOM)
3. Discuss the role of the consultant pharmacist in the survey process
4. Identify the factors that contribute to negative clinical outcomes in older adults
5. List the four steps of the patient care process
6. Describe the key elements of effective communication
7. Identify sources of standards of practice for storage and labeling of medications.
8. Assess and identify a potential medication error during the administration process.
9. Examine the culture of safety adopted by a facility.
10. Discuss the responsibility of the consultant pharmacist in regards to controlled drugs.
11. Determine the role of a consultant pharmacist in Minimum Data Set evaluation and Care Area Assessments.
12. Explain the value of publicly available quality measure reports
13. Explain the five elements of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) approach.
14. Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of provider pharmacists and consultant pharmacists
15. Discuss federal regulations in LTC pertaining to the consultant pharmacist
16. Describe the survey process
17. Demonstrate consulting services relevant to a variety of treatment facility types (ambulatory care, dialysis center, assisted living, group home, adult day care)
If you need to cancel your registration, please notify NJPhA as soon as possible. Timely notification of a cancellation may allow another person to participate in your place. Seats are reserved. Registrants who cancel prior to Oct. 20 will receive a full refund less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Oct. 20.
Exam Information: Exam information and registration is separate from the registration for the course. It can be found on the Joint Board site: https://www.njccp.org