Clinical Reasoning Series

About Clinical Reasoning Series

The Clinical Reasoning Series is comprised of four series that offer recertification credit for the following pharmacy specialists recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS): Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP), Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS), and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPS). The four series are:

  • From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
  • From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Critical Care Pharmacy
  • From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pediatric Pharmacy
  • From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pharmacotherapy

The series explores cutting-edge, contemporary therapeutic and practice-based topics and demonstrate scientifically sound clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. Active learning exercises designed to advance the specialists’ skills and abilities to critically evaluate new evidence and effectively incorporate findings that lead to effective and safe patient care into daily practice are employed.

Program content and activities focus on topics within the scope of the specialty and cover as many of the domains, tasks, and knowledge items outlined in the respective specialty content outlines, as applicable to the topic covered. Each Clinical Reasoning Series program offers new, evidence-based content that can be integrated into structured training programs or assist advanced-level practitioners in maintaining their clinical competence.

A listing of each of the four series, the current year’s program offered for specialty recertification, and the specialty(ies) it is approved for follows.

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy has been approved by BPS for the recertification of the Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACPs).

2016 Program | Hepatitis C: The Newest Strategies for Management and Treatment

Live Program Delivery Date: October 22, 2016
Home Study Edition Launch Date: November 1, 2016
Target Audience: Clinical Pharmacists and BCACPs providing care to patients with Hepatitis C
CPE Credit: 6.0 hours; application-based
BPS Specialty Recertification Test Submission Due Date: November 30, 2016
CPE Credit Test Submission Due Date: October 23, 2019

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Critical Care Pharmacy

2016 Program | Management of Patients with Circulatory Shock

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Critical Care Pharmacy has been approved by BPS for the recertification of the Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacists (BCCCPs) and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPSs).

Live Program Delivery Date: October 22, 2016
Home Study Edition Launch Date: November 1, 2016
Target Audience: Clinical Pharmacists, BCCCPs, and BCPSs providing care to patients with circulatory shock C
CPE Credit: 6.0 hours; application-based
BPS Specialty Recertification Test Submission Due Date: December 15, 2016
CPE Credit Test Submission Due Date: October 23, 2019

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pediatric Pharmacy

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pediatric Pharmacy has been approved by BPS for the recertification of the Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialists (BCPPSs).

2016 Program | The ABCs of Pediatric Epilepsy: From Status Epilepticus to Long-term Seizure Management

Live Program Delivery Date: October 22, 2016
Home Study Edition Launch Date: November 1, 2016
Target Audience: Clinical Pharmacists, BCPPSs providing care to patients with pediatric epilepsy
CPE Credit: 6.0 hours; application-based
BPS Specialty Recertification Test Submission Due Date: November 30, 2016
CPE Credit Test Submission Due Date: October 23, 2019

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pharmacotherapy

From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pharmacotherapy has been approved by BPS for recertification of the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPSs).

2016 Program | Updates in Challenging Infectious Diseases

Live Program Delivery Date: October 22, 2016
Home Study Edition Launch Date: November 1, 2016
Target Audience:Clinical Pharmacists, BCPSs providing care to patients with infectious diseases
CPE Credit: 6.0 hours; application-based
BPS Specialty Recertification Test Submission Due Date: November 30, 2016
CPE Credit Test Submission Due Date: October 23, 2019

Format

The Clinical Reasoning Series is made available in two formats: (1) live program, and (2) online, home study edition.

The live program is held each year in the fall, in conjunction with the ACCP Annual Meeting.

The home study edition is released shortly after the live program. It includes audio/slide synchronized presentations, mp3 files of audio, handouts, learning activities, and online CPE test.

Accreditation, CPE, and BPS Specialty Recertification 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 (CPE).

Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit

To receive CPE credit for the Clinical Reasoning Series, the clinical pharmacist must complete the online program and achieve a passing score for the associated Web-based test. Tests must be submitted by the designated due date for CPE credit.

BPS Specialty Recertification Credit

Pharmacists seeking specialty recertification by continuing education must complete the program and achieve a passing score for the associated Web-based test. Tests must be submitted by the designated due date for specialty recertification credit.

Clinical Reasoning Series Programs
      Test Submission Due Date
Program Date Launched CPE Credit Hours Specialty Recertification Credit CPE Credit
From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Hepatitis C: The Newest Strategies for Management and Treatment 2016 6.0 November 30, 2016 October 23, 2019
Novel Agents and Management Strategies in Endocrinology* 2015 6.0 N/A October 14, 2018
Oral Anticoagulants: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence and Implications for Patient Care 2014 6.0 N/A October 11, 2017
From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Critical Care Pharmacy
Management of Patients with Circulatory Shock** 2016 6.0 December 15, 2016 October 23, 2019
From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pediatric Pharmacy
The ABCs of Pediatric Epilepsy: From Status Epilepticus to Long-term Seizure Management 2016 6.0 November 30, 2016 October 23, 2019
From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning Series in Pharmacotherapy
Updates in Challenging Infectious Diseases 2016 6.0 November 30, 2016 October 23, 2019
Heart Failure: Current and Emerging Management Strategies*
2015 6.0 N/A October 14, 2018
Health Care-Associated Infections 2014 6.0 N/A October 11, 2017