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Continuing Education Program

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License and
Re-Certification Conference
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Fort Lauderdale Campus
Program Registration

Program Goal

The goal of this program (for initial consultant participants) 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.
The conference can also be used for consultants towards renewal of continuing pharmacy education requirement (24 hours every two years).
*Note that this program should not be attended by licensed consultants twice within the same renewal period. It reflects in CE Broker as attending the same program twice and no credit given for the second program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  • describe the professional responsibilities required of a Florida licensed consultant pharmacist
  • understand the administrative responsibilities required of a Florida licensed consultant pharmacist
  • understand the level of skills and knowledge necessary to function as the consultant of record
  • assess the value of the Beer's Criteria and how to apply it to one's practice
  • identify professional resources, as mandated by law, that are necessary to maintain a consultant pharmacy practice
  • understand the destruction processes involved with controlled substances within the various licensed facilities
  • develop a policy and procedures manual for the various consultant practices
  • describe the licensing requirements for the various consultant practices
  • identify the most important issues involving violations in past inspections of consultant pharmacist practices
  • describe proper storage system techniques involved with in medication management
  • design a CQI plan (drug delivery and patient care) for a practice site.

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 19th/20th, 2015 program, all initial consultant participants will need to 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 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 Florida licensed consultant pharmacists who have extensive experience in the areas of; ALF, Surgical Center, Hospice, Managed Care, Behavioral Health, LTC, ICF-MR, and Acute Care Institutional settings. Faculty will utilize lectures, 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, noon, September 20th, 2015. Post program: participants will be expected to complete the "Consultant Pharmacist Application," perform the forty hours of assessment under an approved preceptor of their choice, and mail these documents and application fee to the Board of Pharmacy in order to be eligible to receive their consultant license.

Program Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, Steele Foyer HPD
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Steele Auditorium
Course Introduction & Program Overview

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., C.Ph
8:05 a.m. Consultant Pharmacist Inspection Law Review
Alan N. Miller, MPH, C.Ph.
9:00 a.m. Utilizing the Beers Criteria in a Unique Practice
Andrea Koff, Pharm.D., CGP
10:00 a.m Break
10:10 a.m. MTM Services and the Consultant
Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
11:10 a.m. Regulatory Review: Long Term Care, State Operation Manual, M.D.S & C.Q.I. Overview
Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
12:10 p.m. Lunch Provided
1:00 p.m. Practice Review: Long Term Care, Skill Set & Medication Review
Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
2:00 p.m. Practice Review: Behavioral Health
Gayle Callahan, R.Ph., C.Ph.
3:15 - 3:25 p.m. Break
3: 25p.m. Practice Review: Hospice Care
Mary Ellen Hollis, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
4:30 p.m. Panel/Audience Questions & Discussions/Case Studies,
Review & Evaluations
5:10 p.m. Course Adjournment Day One

Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Sign In Day 2 & Breakfast, Steele Foyer HPD
8:00 a.m. Welcome Back, Steele Auditorium
Program Overview, Day 2.
8:05 a.m. Practice Review: Assisted Living Facility
Richard Finkel, Pharm.D,. R.Ph., C.Ph.
9:05 a.m. Practice Review: Surgical Centers
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
10:05 - 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Practice Review: Institutional
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C. Ph.
11:15 a.m. Obtaining the Preceptor
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C. Ph., Richard Finkel, Pharm.D., Carsten Evans, Ph.D.
11:30 a.m. Panel/Audience Questions, Discussions, Review & Evaluations
12:00 noon Initial Consultant Pharmacists "License Exam" (Initial Candidates only)
1:00 p.m. Course Exam Adjournment

Faculty and Credentials

Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D., C.Ph., FASHP
Private Surgical Center Consultant
Tampa, FL
Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph. BCPP
President, Diversified Consultant Pharmacist of Florida
Sarasota, FL
Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Private Consultant Provider
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FASHP
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., FASHP
Assistant Dean, Professional Affairs Continuing Education
NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Richard Finkel, Pharm.D., R.Ph., C.Ph.
Assistant Professor, (Private Practice Consultant)
Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mary Ellen Hollis, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Palliative Care/Pain Management
Colonial Health Care
Pompano Beach, FL
Andrea Koff, Pharm.D., CGP.
Clinical Pharmacist and Consultant
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Gainesville, FL
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph.
Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
The Health Consultant Pharmacists of America, Inc.
Alan N. Miller, M.P.H., R.Ph., C.Ph.
Senior Pharmacist, Investigative Services, (Retired)
Florida Department of Health
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

The Initial Consultant program has been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for the Initial Consultant Pharmacist certificate. This program has also been approved for Consultant Re-Certification (12 hours per two year renewal period).

The Provider, NSU College of Pharmacy, will report all earned continuing education (CE) credits for consultants for this program to CE Broker for those pharmacists who provide their correct pharmacist license numbers.

Note that credit earned for the Initial Consultant Pharmacist License certificate cannot be used twice for general credit. Credit for the certificate is specific for applying for the license.

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