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New prescribed activity for pharmacists – 2017/18 CE cycle

June 21, 2017

One of ACP’s strategic goals is to have comprehensive patient care records that include continuous documentation of pharmacist assessments, treatment plans, record of care, and monitoring results. Accordingly, as the prescribed activity for the 2017/2018 CE cycle, pharmacists must complete an e-learning module on Documenting Patient Care.

This four-part module will review fundamental concepts of documenting patient care, focusing on the notes documented at routine patient encounters. This interactive module will provide you with tools to help you to document more effectively and routinely at your practice.

Get an early start on your annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and earn up to two non-accredited CEUs by completing this Documenting Patient Care module found in the Self-Assessment/Prescribed Activities section of the CCP portal today.

Summary of CCP requirements for pharmacists

A new CE cycle started June 1, 2017. If you plan to renew your practice permit, you must complete the following Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements by May 31, 2018:

  1. Complete the Documenting Patient Care module – the four chapters are available in the Self-Assessment/Prescribed Activities section of the CCP portal
  2. Complete learning activities – Complete at least 15 CEUs during the CE cycle (June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018) and document each activity on a Learning Record
  3. Put your learning to use – Implement a minimum of one CEU worth of learning into your practice and document this on an Implementation Record (you only need to complete one record)

Access all program materials in the CCP portal. For more information on the program, please refer to CCP requirements, review the CCP tutorial, and/or contact a member of the competence department.

More info on the Documenting Patient Care module

The module consists of four chapters. Each chapter will take approximately 30 minutes and is intended to be completed in one sitting.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

1. Describe the importance and benefits of documenting patient care.

2. Outline the standards of practice and the requirements for assessment and documentation.

3. Document patient care using the DAP format and evaluate the effectiveness of your documented notes.

4. Determine strategies to implement what you’ve learned in this module to your practice.

To claim your non-accredited CEUs for completing this module, remember to document what you’ve learned on a Learning Record.