Continuing Education Program

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License
& Re -Certification, General CE Conference (Track II)

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Fort Lauderdale Campus

Program Goal, Initial Consultants

The goal of this program is to address the knowledge and skills needs of Florida pharmacists aspiring to become consultant pharmacist practitioners as set forth in the Consultant Pharmacist Education Requirements within Florida Regulation 64B and Chapter 465 of the Florida Statutes. The program is designed to enhance and develop the skills and knowledge of Florida Pharmacy leadership.

Learning Objectives
Target Audience

The Initial Consultant Pharmacist License Program is designed to prepare the pharmacist who is actively interested in advancing the profession of consultant pharmacy with the necessary professional and administrative responsibilities as outlined by the Board of Pharmacy in Rule 64B16 and Chapter 465. The forty hours of assessment under an approved preceptor is the responsibility of the practitioner and occurs separately from this program. For the consultant pharmacist seeking recertification, this program will serve as a review for the responsibilities as stated above and to offer the practitioner an opportunity to interact with experts within the various specialty fields of consultant pharmacy.

Pre, Live, and Post Events

Prior to attending the September 29th and 30th, 2012 program, all initial consultant participants will complete the pre-course work as directed when registering for the course. This three hour assignment on Florida and Federal consulting rules will provide participants with the vital baseline information needed to attend the course. Ten percent of the questions on the final examination will come from this pre-course component.

The twelve hour live course is designed to prepare the new practitioner academically and to offer real world experiences from experts in the art of becoming a professional pharmacy consultant. The primary focus of the course will be on professional and administrative responsibilities, skills, and policy and procedures development.

The coursework will be presented by working consultant pharmacists who practice at Florida sites; ALF, Surgical Center, Hospice, Behavioral Health, LTC, ICF-MR, Corrections and Acute Care Institutional settings. Faculty will utilize lecturers, panel discussions, and one-on-one talk centers to share knowledge and experiences. Successful candidates will pass a post test (70% or greater) given at the end of the program on Sunday, Septembr 30th.

Post program: participants will be expected to complete the “Consultant Pharmacist Application,” perform the forty hours of assessment under an approved preceptor, and mail these documents to the Board of Pharmacy in order to be eligible to receive their consultant license.

Required Text:
Consultant Pharmacist Handbook, 3rd Edition
ASCP American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
(Text for Initial Consultant Candidates only. It will be mailed to Initial Candidates by NSU).

Program Schedule for Initial Consultants
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Time Event
7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, Steele Foyer HPD
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Steele Auditorium
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D., Dean
8:05 a.m. Course Introduction & Program Overview
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., C.Ph.
8:10 a.m. Consultant Pharmacist Inspection Law Review
Alan N. Miller, MPH, C.Ph.
9:10 a.m. Utilizing the Beers Criteria in a Unique Practice Setting
Andrea Koff, Pharm.D., CGP
10:10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Practice Review: Long Term Care,
State Operation Manual

Robert S. Litman, R.Ph., C.Ph., CGP
11:15 a.m. Panel/Audience Questions, Discussions & References
12:15 p.m. Lunch Provided
1:00 p.m. Regulatory Review: Long Term Care,
State Operation Manual, M.D.S. & C.Q.I. Overview

Robert S. Litman, R.Ph., C.Ph., CGP
2:00 p.m. Practice Review: Behavioral Health
Gayle Callahan, R.Ph., C. Ph.
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Practice Review: Hospice Care
Mary Ellen Hollis, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
4:10 p.m. Panel/Audience Questions & Discussions/Case Studies,
Review and Evaluation

5:10 p.m. Course Adjournment


Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Time Event
7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Sign In Day 2 & Breakfast Steele Foyer HPD
8:00 a.m. Welcome Back, Program Overview Day 2
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., C. Ph., Assistant Dean
8:05 a.m. Practice Review: Assisted Living Facility
Steve Harris, M.S., C.Ph.
9:05 a.m. Practice Review: Surgical Centers
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
10:05 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Practice Review: Institutional
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
11:10 a.m. Panel/Audience Questions, Discussions, Case Studies/Review & Evaluations
12:00 p.m. Initial Consultant Pharmacists "License Exam"
(Initial Candidates only)
1:00 p.m. Course Adjournment
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A Special program was added to the September 2012 Initial Consultant Pharmacist License offering. The Order & Evaluation of Lab Tests Initial Certificate (and Renewal) program meets the Board of Pharmacy requirement for Florida consultant pharmacists. This course requires registering as a separate program if you specifically need the certificate or renewal. If you have registered under “general CE” credits you do not need to register.
1:00 p.m. Lab Order & Evaluation Certificate Course
Venessa Price, Pharm.D., Christopher Morrison, Pharm.D., Laura Smith, Pharm.D.
4:00 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment: Lab Course
A Lab Order & Evaluation certificate is provided to those who specifically register and complete this course. This certificate addresses the clinical requirement of both the Florida Board of Pharmacy and Joint Commission.

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Special Program for those Pharmacists seeking both Consultant Re-certification and General CE Credits
Time Event
7:15 - 9:00 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, Hull Foyer HPD
10:05 a.m. Track II Program #1
Alternative Medicine Review for the Consultant Pharmacist

Stuart Shipe, D.O.M., R.Ph.
12:05 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Track II Program #1 Continued
Alternative Medicine Drug Interactions for the
Consultant Pharmacist

Stuart Shipe, D.O.M., R.Ph.
2:00 p.m. Track II Program #2
Emergency Preparedness: Pharmacist as First Responders

Sharon Cohen Coffey, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Track II Program #2 Continued
Long Term Care and Psychotropics

Jose Rey, Pharm.D.
5:10 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment
Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Special Program for those Pharmacists seeking both Consultant Re-certification and General CE Credits
Time Event
7:15 - 9:00 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, Hull Foyer HPD
9:05 a.m. Track II Program #3
Physical Assessment Skills for the Consultant Pharmacist

Holly Anderson, Pharm.D.
11:45 a.m. Questions, Review, Evaluations & Adjournment
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Track II Program #4 Lab Order & Evaluation for the Consultant Pharmacist
Consultant Pharmacist

Venessa Price, Pharm.D., Christopher Morrison, Pharm.D., & Laura Smith, Pharm.D.
4:00 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment
Faculty and Credentials
Holly Anderson, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Assistant Professor
NSU College of Pharmacy
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Director of Pharmacy Services
Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Tampa, Fl
Surgical Center Consultant
HCA Centers: Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota, FL
Gayle Callahan, R.Ph., C.Ph.
President
Diversified Consultant Pharmacist of Florida
Sarasota, FL
 
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., FASHP, C.Ph.
Assistant Dean, Professional Affairs & Continuing Education
College of Pharmacy
NSU Health Professions Division, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
Steve Harris, R.Ph., C.Ph.
Consultant
Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County
Corrections Health Services
Miami, FL 33127
 
Mary Ellen Hollis, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Palliative Care/Pain Management
Colonial Health Care
Pompano Beach, FL
 
Andrea Koff, Pharm.D., CGP.
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Gainsville, FL
 
Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D.
Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
Robert Litman, R.Ph., C.Ph., CGP
Director of Consultant & Management Services
Ultimed Health Advisors, Inc. Miami, FL
 
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D., R.Ph., Dean
NSU College of Pharmacy
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
Alan N. Miller, M.P.H., R.Ph., C.Ph.
Senior Pharmacist, Investigative Services (Recently Retired)
Florida Department of Health
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
1400 West Commercial Blvd. Suite 130
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
 
Christopher Morrison, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
 
Jose Rey, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor
NSU College of Pharmacy
Ft. Lauderdale
 
Stuart Shipe, D.A.O.M., R.Ph.
Alternative Medicine Private Practice
Stuart, FL
 
Laura Smith, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
 
Venessa Price, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
 

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been approved for up to 15.0 contact hours (1.5 CEUs), This program has also been approved for Consultant Re-Certification (12hours), General (15 hours) and Lab Order and Evaluation (1-3 hours) of continuing education credits.
The Provider, NSU College of Pharmacy, will report all earned continuing education (CE) credits for this program to CE Broker for those pharmacists who provide their correct pharmacist license numbers.

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