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ACCP Report - January 2013

First ACSAP Release Is Pulmonary and Preventive Care


Preventive care can have a major impact on many disorders seen in the ambulatory care setting. Patients with pulmonary disorders are among the highest users of outpatient health care. The interrelationship of these topics—and how the ambulatory care pharmacist can improve outcomes in these areas—is the subject of Pulmonary and Preventive Care, the first book in ACCP’s new Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program (ACSAP).

Pulmonary and Preventive Care, released January 15, has three learning modules with a total of 17.5 available continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The first module examines new treatments for asthma, therapeutic management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pharmacotherapies used to treat acute otitis media and acute rhinosinusitis, and management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The second module provides updates on tobacco cessation therapies, preventive medicine and wellness promotion, and complementary and alternative medicines. The third module discusses drug therapy in solid organ transplantation and clinical immunizations as well as implementation of a pharmacy-based immunization program.

ACSAP chapters are fully referenced, with online links to literature compilers such as PubMed. In addition, hypertext links provide ready access to clinical practice guidelines, official recommendations, and patient assessment tools. Graphic features focus on pivotal studies, patient care scenarios, and take-home points that can be readily integrated into clinical practice. Multimedia such as video is used to enhance learning.

Pulmonary and Preventive Care is designed to assist pharmacists who want to:

  • Show insight into technological advances in asthma care and recommend them to patients, when appropriate.
  • Evaluate and recommend proper inhalational therapies based on considerations in the patient with COPD.
  • Assess the utility of antibiotic therapy on the basis of diagnostic strategies and limitations of diagnostic strategies for patients with acute otitis media and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.
  • Develop optimal pharmacologic therapy based on functional class and current available evidence for patients with PAH.
  • Devise a pharmacist-managed tobacco treatment program for an ambulatory care setting, considering the feasibility and sustainability of the service.
  • Evaluate screening results to determine appropriate patient education, follow-up, and referral.
  • Evaluate the major types of complementary and alternative medicine practices and the available evidence supporting each.
  • Devise a plan to treat solid organ transplant rejection with respect to characteristics of the rejection episode and patient-specific factors.
  • Evaluate studies for alleged associations between vaccines and adverse effects.
  • Apply the skills needed to effectively organize, market, and implement a safe and efficient pharmacy-based immunization service.

ACSAP 2013–2015 books are available singly or as a six-book series and in two format packages. Other books in the series are Infection Primary Care, Endocrinology/Rheumatology, Cardiology Care, Neurologic and Psychiatric Care, and Women’s and Men’s Care. For specific release dates, available CPE credits, and program numbers of each book, or to place your online order, visit the ACCP Online Bookstore. ACSAP books are priced as follows:

ACSAP 2013–2015 Releases

SINGLE BOOKS   Member Price Nonmember Price
Standard Release (Online Book) Printable PDFs $65 $90
E-Media Package Online book PLUS:
Full text and SAQs for e-reader, phones, tablets
$80 $115
SIX-BOOK SERIES   Member Price Nonmember Price
Standard Release (Online Book)   $285 $385
E-Media Package   $345 $485

ACCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has approved ACSAP for use in Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) recertification.