Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program (ACSAP)

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ACCP’s Self-Assessment Programs are home study series that provide clinical pharmacists with pertinent therapeutic updates to enhance their practice skills and improve patient outcomes.

ACSAP has been approved by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) as a professional development activity for Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) recertification.

  • For Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) recertification, click here.
  • For Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS) recertification, click here.
  • For Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) recertification, click here.
Updates to Improve Outcomes

ACSAP is a series of continuing education activities that cover the latest information on a specific therapeutic area. Topics are drawn from the BPS content outline for the BCACP certification examination, then the latest medical literature is reviewed for evidence-based updates to improve patient outcomes.

Pharmacists can use ACSAP to develop and assess their knowledge in the science and application of pharmacotherapy. This information can be integrated into structured training programs or assist advanced-level practitioners in maintaining their clinical competence.

“It's important to be knowledgeable in as many areas of pharmacy as possible when working as an ambulatory care pharmacist. We encounter everything.”

— Kyle V. Sheffer, Pharm.D., BCACP, NCPS, Senior Pharmacist, Indian Health Service, Santa Fe, New Mexico
ACSAP 2016-2018 Series Editors
Dong Elliott

Leading the new edition are Series Editor Betty J. Dong, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASHP, FAPHA, AAHIVP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family and Community Medicine, University of California Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, San Francisco, California; and Series Editor David P. Elliott, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASCP, CGP, AGSF, Professor and Associate Chair for the Charleston Division, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Charleston, West Virginia

“Keeps me up with the most current guidelines and a good review of subjects that I work less with on a day-to-day basis.”

— Julie Bartell, Pharm.D., CACP, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacotherapist, Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Monroe Clinic, Monroe, Wisconsin
Chapters Packed with Information

Each ACSAP release is an online book made up of peer-reviewed chapters that update a specific therapeutic area. To help integrate this information into practice, chapters include the following, where appropriate:

  • In-text references to the latest research
  • Graphics that directly relate information to clinical practice
  • Full-color photographs, illustrations, and audio and video files
  • Hyperlinks to assessment tools, patient resources, and the latest guidelines
  • Algorithms and Practice Points (the take-home messages)

Learner self-assessment is by high-level, case-based, multiple-choice questions that test application of the material to real-world practice scenarios. Explained answers are a vital component of the learning process and include a detailed rationale for each self-assessment question with hyperlinks to citations that support optimal decision-making. For more on ACPE and BCACP credit from ACSAP, see below.

“Practice points and pivotal studies are things that I can bring back into my practice and improve prescribing patterns within my clinic or apply to patients that I see. The hyperlinks are useful as they allow for reading/reviewing additional content and might be a reference I can use at work.”

— Brian Kopcza, Pharm.D., BCACP, Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care, Family Medicine Clinic, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Two Formats, One Low Price

The principal ACSAP release is an online book, provided as an interactive PDF that can be saved to the desktop or printed. The latest version of Adobe Reader (available free) offers functionality such as highlighting or adding “sticky notes” to the text. Intra-document and external links connect you immediately to the information you want and need. As each book is released, the online book is automatically added to your “My Account” page on the ACCP Web site. A required posttest must be submitted within 4 months of the release date to be eligible for BCACP recertification credit.

For this new edition, the e-media version is included with any ACSAP purchase. Perfect for “anywhere, anytime” access, the e-media allows ACSAP information to be viewed on an e-reader, tablet, iOS or Android smart phone.

“Information is presented in an easy-to-use format for future reference and applies what you are studying to real life cases.”

— Alexis R. Hagenhoff, Pharm.D., BCACP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
2016-2018 Schedule of Releases

Three ACSAP books are released each year; release dates are in January, May, and September. To be eligible for BCACP recertification credit, the required posttest must be submitted within 4 months of each book’s release. For the full schedule of nine ACSAP 2016-2018 releases with tables of contents, sample chapters, faculty, and contact hours for each module as they become available, see below.

 JanuaryMaySeptember
2016Endocrinologic/Rheumatologic Care
(Jan. 15)
Dermatologic Care
(May 16)
Infection Primary Care
(Sept. 15)
2017Oncologic/Hematologic Care
(Jan. 17)
Neurologic/Psychiatric Care
(May 15)
Fluids and Nutrition/GI Care
(Sept. 15)
2018Cardiologic Care
(Jan. 16)
Women's and Men's Care
(May 15)
Nephrologic/Geriatric Care
(Sept. 17)
Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit
ACPE

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 pharmacy education contact hours earned for successfully completing a posttest varies with each ACSAP module. The ACPE-approved continuing pharmacy education credit associated with each ACSAP module is available for 3 years after the date of release. All ACSAP releases are application-based activities.

BCACP Recertification Credit

Subscribers seeking board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCACP) recertification credit from an ACSAP module must submit the required posttest within 4 months after the book’s release. Recertification credits earned from a passing score on an ACSAP module are forwarded to BPS. For statements of credit, visit www.mycpemonitor.net.

This nine-book ACSAP series is designed to provide sufficient opportunity for the 100 credits needed for BCACP recertification by continuing education.

ACPE Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit

To receive ACPE continuing pharmacy education credit for an ACSAP module, the posttest must be completed online and submitted within 3 years of the book’s release. ACPE continuing pharmacy education credit is awarded for posttest scores of 50% or greater. Answers to the self-assessment questions, with detailed rationale and supporting references, are made available online to subscribers after the close of the BCACP testing period.

Waiving Credit

To receive detailed answers to ACSAP questions without submitting a posttest, go to “My Account” on the ACCP Web site, select the module you wish to waive, and click the “waive credit” link. You will receive a link to view the self-assessment question answers, along with detailed rationale and supporting references. By completing this process, you waive the opportunity to receive continuing pharmacy education credit for that ACSAP module.

Multi-Book Discounts

Purchase ACSAP 2016-2018 releases as single books, or buy any three or more and receive savings of more than 20% off the single-book price. Purchase the entire nine-book series for savings of more than 50% off the single-book price.


ACSAP 2016-2018 PricingMember PriceNonmember Price
Single Book$65$90
Any Three or More Books*$50/book$70/book
Full Series (nine books)$290$400

* Applies to any three or more books from the same series purchased in the same transaction.



2016 Book 1 Endocrinologic/Rheumatologic Care
ACSAP 2016-2018 ACSAP 2016 Book 1

Endocrinologic Care I
0217-0000-16-007-H01-P
6.0 CPE Hours

Rheumatologic Care I
0217-0000-16-008-H01-P
7.0 CPE hours


2016 Book 1 Endocrinologic/Rheumatologic Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCACP CPE credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2016 Book 2 Dermatologic Care
ACSAP 2016-2018 ACSAP 2016 Book 2

Dermatologic Care I
0217-0000-16-009-H01-P
4.0 CPE Hours

Dermatologic Care II
0217-0000-16-010-H01-P
3.5 CPE Hours

Dermatologic Care III
0217-0000-16-102-H01-P
6.0 CPE Hours


2016 Book 2 Dermatologic Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCACP CPE credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2016 Book 3 Infection Primary Care
ACSAP 2016-2018 ACSAP 2016 Book 3

Infection Primary Care I
0217-0000-16-011-H01-P
5.5 CPE Hours

Infection Primary Care II
0217-0000-16-012-H01-P
7.0 CPE Hours


2016 Book 3 Infection Primary Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCACP CPE credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2017 Book 1 Oncologic/Hematologic Care     CURRENT RELEASE
ACSAP 2016-2018 ACSAP 2017 Book 1

Oncologic Care I
0217-0000-17-010-H01-P
4.0 CPE Hours

Oncologic Care II
0217-0000-17-011-H01-P
4.0 CPE Hours

Oncologic Care III
0217-0000-17-012-H01-P
4.5 CPE Hours

Hematologic Care I
0217-0000-17-013-H01-P
5.0 CPE Hours


2017 Book 1 Oncologic/Hematologic Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2017 Book 2 Neurologic/Psychiatric Care
ACSAP 2016-2018
  • Release date: May 15, 2017
  • BCACP credit expiration date: September 15, 2017
  • ACPE credit expiration date: May 14, 2020

Neurologic Care I
0217-0000-17-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours

Psychiatric Care I
0217-0000-17-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours


2017 Book 2 Neurologic/Psychiatric Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2017 Book 3 Fluids and Nutrition/GI Care
ACSAP 2016-2018
  • Release date: September 15, 2017
  • BCACP credit expiration date: January 16, 2018
  • ACPE credit expiration date: September 14, 2020

Fluids and Nutrition I
0217-0000-17-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours

Gastroenterologic Care I
0217-0000-17-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours


2017 Book 3 Fluids and Nutrition/GI Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2018 Book 1 Cardiologic Care
ACSAP 2016-2018
  • Release date: January 16, 2018
  • BCACP credit expiration date: May 15, 2018
  • ACPE credit expiration date: January 14, 2021

Cardiologic Care I
0217-0000-18-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours

Cardiologic Care II
0217-0000-18-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours


2018 Book 1 Cardiologic Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2018 Book 2 Women’s and Men’s Care
ACSAP 2016-2018
  • Release date: May 15, 2018
  • BCACP credit expiration date: September 17, 2018
  • ACPE credit expiration date: May 14, 2021

Women’s and Men’s Care I
0217-0000-18-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours

Women’s and Men’s Care II
0217-0000-18-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours


2018 Book 2 Women’s and Men’s Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart
2018 Book 3 Nephrologic/Geriatric Care
ACSAP 2016-2018
  • Release date: September 17, 2018
  • BCACP credit expiration date: January 15, 2019
  • ACPE credit expiration date: September 14, 2021

Nephrologic Care I
0217-0000-18-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours

Geriatric Care I
0217-0000-18-___-H01-P
TBD CPE Hours


2018 Book 3 Nephrologic/Geriatric Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
Online Book
$65 / $90
Add to Cart

Full Series Discount

2016-2018 Full Series (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
Online Full Series
$290 / $400
Add to Cart