Mission Statement: PSAP-VI provides pertinent pharmacotherapeutic updates to enhance and assess the practice skills of pharmacists.
Program Goals and Target Audience
PSAP-VI is a series of continuing education activities for home study, designed to provide pharmacists with new, previously unpublished material on contemporary topics related to pharmacotherapy. PSAP-VI is not a textbook, nor does it provide overall reviews of topics. Rather, the series presents the latest information on specific topics. The program allows pharmacists to develop and assess their knowledge in the science and application of pharmacotherapy and to enhance their educational competence in this specialty, with an emphasis on providing quality pharmaceutical care. PSAP-VI will:
- Assist other structured programs (e.g., staff development, external Pharm.D., postgraduate training programs) in upgrading the clinical competence of clinical pharmacy generalists;
- Assist advanced-level clinical practitioners and pharmacotherapy specialists in maintaining their clinical competence; and
- Assist pharmacotherapy specialists in meeting qualifications for recertification.
No other source provides as much information as PSAP-VI, information that can be put to use immediately to provide quality patient care and improve patient outcomes. The program is designed as a self-assessment tool to enhance your clinical skills at your own pace and keep you informed of current therapeutic opinions and updated standards of practice.
PSAP-VI covers 15 therapeutic areas in a series of 11 home-study books. For the full schedule of Books with tables of contents, sample chapters, faculty, and contact hours for each module, click here.
Each book includes peer-reviewed chapters containing current, relevant information within a therapeutic area. Each chapter includes updates on critical pharmacotherapy, annotated references and additional resources for further study, and multiple choice self-assessment questions written in case-study format. Answers to and detailed rationale for the self-assessment questions are available online to PSAP-VI subscribers.
New Features for PSAP-VI
- Online testing
- Electronic answer books
- Shorter, more concise chapters
- Expanded annotated bibliographies
PSAP subscribers can choose to receive books in print or online format; tests are taken through a Web-based testing program. Answer books are available online as a downloadable PDF after participants complete the post test or submit a waiver form. In response to subscriber feedback, PSAP-VI chapters are more concise than in previous editions and focus on information released only during the past 3–5 years. In addition, the number of Annotated Bibliography references has been expanded because subscribers found them to be a valuable practice resource.
Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The number of continuing education (CE) contact hours earned for successfully completing the PSAP post test varies with each book. Continuing pharmacy education credit for each PSAP-VI book is available for 3 years after the date of release.
To receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit for a PSAP-VI module, the post test for that module must be completed online and submitted for scoring. Continuing pharmacy education credit is awarded for test scores of 50% or greater. The answers to each continuing education post test are made available in electronic format to participants after they complete the test. After submitting a PSAP-VI post test, re-enter the online education center and click on the test you submitted. You will see your test with correct and incorrect answers identified. You will also see a hyperlink to a PDF file with the correct answers and explanations for that test. Continuing education statements of credit are processed and mailed within 10 business days of receipt of an ACPE test (see below for processing times for BCPS tests). The exception to this 10-day processing is the 3-month period after a book is released. Statements of ACPE credit are mailed after the BCPS tests have been processed.
To submit a post test, visit the Online Education Center
To receive detailed answers to PSAP-VI questions without submitting a continuing education test, fill out the online waiver form for that book. By completing this form, you waive the opportunity to receive CE credit for that book. Once you submit the waiver, you will be redirected to a PDF with the answers to the post test you waived. Waiver statements will be processed and mailed within 10 business days of receiving the waiver form.
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) Recertification Continuing Education
Subscribers submitting a PSAP-VI post test for BCPS recertification credit have a 3-month window of opportunity (the period after the release of the book) to submit the post test for recertification. Refer to the first page of each print and online book for the deadline to submit online tests for CE credit toward BCPS recertification.
Tests submitted for BCPS recertification credit will be processed and results mailed within 60 days of the published due date. Only completed tests are eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete tests will be processed. The passing point for BCPS recertification credit is based on a statistical analysis of the test results for each book. If you receive a passing score, that information will be forwarded to BPS and a statement of continuing pharmacy education/BCPS recertification credit will be sent to you.
To submit a post test, visit the Online Education Center
PSAP online books are identical in content to the print version, with a number of digital enhancements including, searchable text, hyperlinked bookmarks, and anytime/anywhere access. To access online courses, you will need a login and password. Within 2 business days of purchase, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you along with a login and instructions on how to set up a password.
PSAP-VI Release Schedule and Contact Hours
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