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Initial Collaborative Practices

Transform Your Practice of Pharmacy: Practice at the Top of Your License

NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Live, via Zoom

Initial Collaborative Practices Agreement Program*

Choose one of the dates
Saturday, 14 October, 2023
Saturday, 24 February, 2024
Saturday, 18 May, 2024
Saturday, 19 October, 2024

*This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy to meet the requirements for Collaborative Practice Certification (FS §465.1865) to be eligible for Provider Approval by the Board of Pharmacy.


Are you interested in managing drug therapy for a chronic health condition
under a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with a physician?
Are you interested in more closely collaborating with a physician to enhance
patient outcomes and satisfaction while expanding your role as a pharmacist?

This NSU CPE activity offers additional special content to help you engage in Collaborative Practices with Primary Care Clinicians:

  1. Presentations from pharmacists who are extensively engaged in Collaborative Practice arrangements.
  2. Physician discussing what information they want and need from pharmacists.
  3. Hands-on learning activities to guide you through the process.

This program has three distinct components:

  1. Self-study modules and self-assessment (~12 hours), which must be completed no later than one day before the live training workshop.
  2. Live Virtual Seminar (~8 hours) conducted via Zoom on your selected day; attendance required.
  3. Post-workshop assessment and program evaluation.

It is very important to review all of the program information on the program website, which lists your responsibilities prior to enrolling in this course.

Live (via Zoom) Workshop Agenda (starts ~8:00 a.m.; ends ~5:15 p.m.) (proposed)

  • Check-in
  • Welcome, Introductions, and Acknowledgements
  • What Do Physicians Want from Pharmacists?
  • Patient Assessment and Clinical Lab Test Review (Ordering, Performing, and Evaluating)
  • Chronic Disease Management in a Collaborative Practice
    • Using the Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process Approach
  • Lunch break
  • Chronic Disease Management (continued)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Establishing a CPA
  • Advancing Team-Based Care through Collaborative Practice Agreements
    • Using the CDC Publication as a guiding resource
  • Crafting Business and Marketing Plans
  • Working Together as a Team
  • How To Apply for CPA Certification
  • Wrap-Up / What’s Next? / Adjourn

A more detailed agenda will be furnished after registration.

Registration Information
Please access the following Website to register:

Fees and Refund Information
  • $495 – Pharmacist
  • $475 - NSU Registered Preceptor
  • $295 - Graduate Intern/Resident
  • $150 - Student Pharmacist
  • $795 - Taken in combination with the Initial Test and Treat Certification
Once you pay the registration fee, course enrollment information will generally be sent to you within 24 to 36 hours to the email address found on the registration form. Please follow the instructions on the enrollment information document to access this Collaborative Practices activity in Google Classroom© Learning Management System.

A refund may be requested before you access the Google Classroom©. If requested, your registration fee minus a $75 administrative fee will be credited to the card used to enroll.

There will be no refund (partial or otherwise) once you have accessed the course content, or once the workshop starts.

Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date. If class is cancelled, we will automatically transfer your registration fee to the next activity offering.

Who should attend (target audience):

Pharmacists, in a community, ambulatory care, health-system, or other practice setting who are interested in working in a collaborative relationship with a primary care physician. This Initial Collaborative Practice Course is specifically designed to meet the Florida Board of Pharmacy requirements for Collaborative Practice Certification as outlined in FS §465.1895.

For more information contact:

Carsten Evans at
Barry Bleidt at

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

UAN: 0092-0000-21-305-B01-P

CE Broker

The home-study portion of this certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The live, via Zoom, training workshop is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

To obtain full credit for the Initial Collaborative Practices Certification, registrants must complete the home study activities, complete and pass both the self-study and final assessments with a grade of 70% or better, attend the entire live workshop, complete the activity evaluations, and claim CPE credit (using the correct NABP eProfile Number, birthdate, and Florida pharmacist license number). Participants must claim credit once each component is completed. Once credit has been claimed, transcripts of the earned CPE credits will be available online on both the Learner’s CE Broker and CPE Monitor profiles as soon as these organizations post them. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of all the necessary activity requirements on line.

There will be two opportunities to complete each of the two assessments successfully. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit either assessment a third time. All assessment questions are randomized.

Activity Type: Practice-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

Learning Level: Level 3

Home Study Initial Release Date: 14 November 2021

Home Study Expiration Date: 14 November 2024

NSU’s Initial Collaborative Practices Certification training program (1st Edition), was developed by Nova Southeastern University. Copyright ©2022 by NSU COP. Certificate #: 0092-21-001-CP


Information in this message is correct at the time of distribution. Any needed alterations to the program or schedule will be made to the materials distributed during the workshop.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

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Faculty (for online home study and live Workshop)

Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D.
Assistant Dean, Pharmacy Services
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Kalumi Ayala, Pharm.D., AAHIVP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Barry Bleidt, Ph.D., Pharm.D., RPh, FAPhA
Professor, Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., CPh, BCPP
Director of Pharmacy Services, Operation PAR, Inc.
Pinellas Park, FL

Luigi Cubeddu, MD, MS, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Tricia Gangoo-Dookhan, BSPharm, Pharm.D., CPh
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Mitch Ghen, DO, Ph.D., MS
Integrative Medicine Physician, Author, Radio Host for Doctor Mitch
Boca Raton, FL

Genevieve Hale, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, CPh
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Tina Joseph, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Michelle Krichbaum, Pharm.D.
Pain Management Clinical Coordinator
Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital
Broward Health Medical Center

Andrea Levin, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Robert McGory, Pharm.D.
Associate Dean, Professional Program
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Cynthia Moreau, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Mamta Pansuria, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D., AAHIVP
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy

Activity Goals and Learning Objectives

The purpose of this certificate-training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to engage in Collaborative Practices. For this workshop portion, learners will be engaged in the following learning exercises: case study scenarios (building from simple to complex); active learning presentations; and interactive collaborative discussions.

Chronic Disease Management in a Collaborative Practice

The Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process model will be used to showcase the delivery of patient care across all practice settings. Learners will be guided through an interactive learning experience of collaborative chronic disease state management with their peers. This cooperative learning activity will begin with patient intake; followed by data assessment; next, developing a patient care plan; followed by implementing the designed plan; and finally, monitoring and documenting the patient’s progress and following-up with collaborators and the patient.

Upon completion of these activities, the participant should be able to:

  • Collect sufficient subjective and objective data from the patient, patient’s records, and other collaborative healthcare professionals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of physical assessment procedures used to collect relevant patient data
  • Enter physical assessment data into the patient’s chart
  • Order lab tests based on a patient’s condition and need
  • Perform lab tests based on a patient’s condition and need
  • Enter lab test results data into the patient’s chart
  • Document your findings
  • Interpret relevant subjective and objective data to be able to assess the patient’s condition
    • Evaluate patient assessment findings
    • Evaluate lab value results
    • Evaluate information gathered from patients
  • Document your assessment
  • Develop a Patient Care Plan
    • Establish patient-centered goals
    • Create a care management plan for a patient in collaboration with the healthcare team
  • Prioritize the steps needed to implement the care plan
  • Create the steps needed to monitor and evaluate the patient’s progress on the developed care plan
  • Document planned pharmacist-initiated patient interventions
  • Communicate the care plan to the patient and other collaborative team members
  • Coordinate, in a prioritized manner, a care plan in collaboration with the patient, physicians, caregivers, and other health professionals
  • Employ prevention approaches, including updating the vaccine record and early screening for diseases
  • Initiate, adjust, deprescribe, or administer medication therapy as defined in the CPA
  • Optimize patient outcomes through the appropriate use of mediations
  • Immunize against vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Deliver self-management training and medication therapy education to the patient or caregiver
  • Schedule follow-up visits as needed to achieve therapeutic goals
  • Document follow-up plans
  • Assess lab values and patient assessment findings to monitor a patient’s condition
  • Demonstrate how lab values are important to monitor for patient safety and therapeutic effectiveness
  • Monitor and evaluate, on a continuous basis the patient’s condition for:
    • Safety, therapy effectiveness, and medication appropriateness
    • Adherence to plan and therapeutic recommendations
  • Use patient feedback, biometric data, and notes from documented actions to measure clinical outcomes
  • Document the outcome and evaluation of pharmacist-initiated patient interventions

Collaborative Practice Agreements

Another key part of this Initial Collaborative Practices Certificate Program is gaining some experience in creating a representative CPA that meets the requirements of FS§465. Learners will participate in collaborative presentations and learning exercises with the program faculty and peers of developing a CPA in which you will be performing different patient care functions in managing a covered chronic disease state or condition. Upon completion of these activities, the participant should be able to:

  • Detail the requirements for a pharmacist to become involve in a CPA as outlined by §465
  • Synopsize the conditions that pharmacists must meet to join in and practice under a CPA in Florida
  • Discuss potential barriers to implementing a CPA
  • Describe the key components of a CPA
  • Construct an example CPA
  • Discuss successful models of a collaborative practice
  • Identify the major components of a business plan
  • Prepare a model business plan outline for your collaborative practice
  • Identify your competitive and strategic advantages
  • Outline marketing strategies for your collaborative practice
  • Create an elevator speech or a "30-second commercial" for your service
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