Pharmaceutical Care Series

Patient ConsultSeries Overview

The practice of pharmaceutical care allows practitioners to contribute meaningfully to appropriate, effective, safe, and convenient drug therapy for all patients. Any practitioner or future practitioner who is interested in learning the key foundational concepts of the practice of pharmaceutical care, applying pharmaceutical knowledge through case studies, and obtaining feedback on the practice of pharmaceutical care will find this online continuing education activity relevant and valuable. You may take the courses one at a time or register for the entire Pharmaceutical Care Series at once and pay only $625 (a savings of 20%.)

Target Audience

This program is designed for pharmacists, pharmacy managers, educators, residents, and students interested in learning the key foundational concepts of the practice of pharmaceutical care (Level One), applying pharmaceutical care concepts (Level 2), and practicing pharmaceutical care on patients (Level 3). 

 

Level One: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care

This open-enrollment activity is designed for pharmacists, pharmacy managers, educators, residents, and students interested in learning the key foundational concepts of the practice of pharmaceutical care. During this activity, participants will learn to describe the philosophy of practice, the patient’s medication experience, drug therapy problems, and the patient care process.

In this online, knowledge-based activity, you will learn about pharmaceutical care, while earning 14 Continuing Pharmacy Education contact hours.

Register for Level One

 

Level Two: Applying Pharmaceutical Care

The practice of pharmaceutical care allows practitioners to contribute meaningfully to appropriate, effective, safe, and convenient drug therapy for all patients. This online continuing education activity involves working through patient case studies to practice applying the key concepts of the pharmaceutical care practice.

In this online, application-based activity, you will apply pharmaceutical care knowledge, while earning 6 Continuing Pharmacy Education contact hours.

Register for Level Two

 

Level Three: Practicing Pharmaceutical Care

The practice of pharmaceutical care allows practitioners to contribute meaningfully to appropriate, effective, safe, and convenient drug therapy for all patients. After completion of Level 2, participants should have a firm understanding of the skills required to practice pharmaceutical care. In this activity, the emphasis shifts to accumulating experience. This includes solidifying and polishing one's skills and developing efficiency in the patient care process.

In this online, practice-based activity, you will practice pharmaceutical care knowledge, while earning 24 Continuing Pharmacy Education contact hours.

Register for Level Three

 

Levels One, Two, and Three

Register for the entire Pharmaceutical Care Series at once and pay only $625 (a savings of 20%)!

Register for the Pharmaceutical Care Series

Learning Objectives

Level One

After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the philosophy of practice that is the foundation of pharmaceutical care.
  2. Describe the major steps of the patient care process.
  3. Identify the responsibilities of the practitioner and the patient and the therapeutic relationship.
  4. Describe the seven categories of drug therapy problems.
  5. Describe the steps involved in completing an assessment of a patient’s drug-related needs.
  6. Discuss the significance of the patient’s medication experience and how this information is used to guide drug therapy decisions.
  7. Explain the thought process involved in the Pharmacotherapy Workup and discuss its function in pharmaceutical care practice.
  8. List the major functions involved in developing a care plan and patient centered goals for a patient.
  9. Explain the responsibilities of the pharmaceutical care practitioner when performing a follow-up evaluation.
Level Two

After completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Reflect on the patient’s medication experience.
  2. Assess patient-specific data and interpret these findings to identify drug therapy problems.
  3. Establish goals of therapy for each medical condition and drug therapy problem identified.
  4. Formulate recommendations for resolving drug therapy problems, providing rationale, justification, and evidence.
  5. Create a plan for patient follow-up.
Level Three

After completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive medication management review.
  2. Assess patient-specific data and interpret these findings to identify drug therapy problems.
  3. Establish goals of therapy for each medical condition and drug therapy problem identified.
  4. Formulate recommendations for resolving drug therapy problems, providing rationale, justification, and evidence.
  5. Create a plan for patient follow-up.
  6. Document patient care services in a manner that allows for evaluating patient progress and billing.

Faculty

Jody L. Lounsbery, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Schedule

Level One

During this knowledge-based online activity, participants pace themselves through the materials at their own pace yet most participants complete the course within three weeks. Participants will be required to pass (70% or better) a 17-point quiz. Participants can log in and access the learning materials 24 hours/day-7 days/week, at their convenience. This activity totals 14 contact hours.

Course Schedule

  • Defining the Practice
  • Philosophy of Practice
  • Medication Experience and Therapeutic Relationship
  • Self-Assessment One
  • Drug Therapy Problems
  • The Assessment
  • The Care Plan
  • Follow-up Evaluation
  • Self-Assessment Two
  • Final Assessment
Level Two

During this application-based online activity, participants work through patient case studies to practice applying the key concepts of the pharmaceutical care practice. This activity totals 6 contact hours.

Level Three

In this activity, the emphasis shifts to accumulating experience. This includes solidifying and polishing one's skills and developing efficiency in the patient care process. This activity totals 24 contact hours.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation logoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 
Level One

Level One Universal Activity Number is JA0000810-0000-18-013-H01-P. This knowledge-based online activity has been approved for 14 contact hours.

CE completion requirements

  • While anyone can take this course, only pharmacists will receive CE credit.
  • Participants must complete the activity content and quiz (passing with a 70% or better on each).
  • Following successful completion of the activity requirements, course evaluation, and a verification of completion form, participants will be able to access their CPE data directly from the Monitor. Once information is received by NABP, the tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. Verification Form must be completed within two weeks of course completion. Please allow 4 weeks after course completion for data to be complete on The Monitor.
Level Two

Level Two Universal Activity Number is JA0000810-0000-18-014-H01-P. This application-based online activity has been approved for 6 contact hours.

CE completion requirements

  • While anyone can take this course, only pharmacists will receive CE credit.
  • Participants must successfully complete the activity content (passing with a 70% or better based on feedback).
  • Following successful completion of the activity requirements, course evaluation, and a verification of completion form, participants will be able to access their CPE data directly from the Monitor. Once information is received by NABP, the tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. Verification Form must be completed within two weeks of course completion. Please allow 4 weeks after course completion for data to be complete on The Monitor.
Level Three

Level Three Universal Activity Number is JA0000810-0000-18-015-H01-P. This practice-based online activity has been approved for 24 contact hours.

CE completion requirements

  • While anyone can take this course, only pharmacists will receive CE credit.
  • Participants must successfully complete the activity content based on individual feedback.
  • Following successful completion of the activity requirements, course evaluation, and a verification of completion form, participants will be able to access their CPE data directly from the Monitor. Once information is received by NABP, the tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. Verification Form must be completed within two weeks of course completion. Please allow 4 weeks after course completion for data to be complete on The Monitor.

Registration and Fees

Registration

Register Here for the Pharmaceutical Care Series

Fees

Levels One - Three (one time registration): $625 
Level One (Phar X611): $210
Level Two (Phar X612): $140
Level Three (Phar X613): $425