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ACCP Report - December 2018

Opportunities for 2018 Recertification Credit


There is still time to earn recertification credit before the end of the year. ACCP registers recertification credits with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) as of the date of test submission. This means that any posttests successfully submitted before midnight (CST) on December 31 will earn 2018 credits.

ACCP has several products currently available for board specialty recertification credit. Many of these products will be available for recertification credit through the first quarter of 2019. Posttests successfully submitted after January 1 will earn 2019 credits. Content and available recertification credit hours for select current ACCP releases are as follows:

ACCP’s Self-Assessment Programs

PSAP 2018 Book 3 (Neurology/Psychiatry) focuses on evidence-based management strategies for a wide range of common neurologic and psychiatric conditions. This product contains three learning modules offering a total of 15.0 BCPS recertification credits. The recertification test deadline is March 15, 2019.

ACSAP 2018 Book 3 (Nephrologic and Geriatric Care) presents evidence-based updates on the management of drug therapy in older adult and ambulatory care patients with kidney disease. This product contains three learning modules offering a total of 14.5 BCACP recertification credits. The recertification test deadline is March 15, 2019.

CCSAP 2018 Book 3 (Fluids and Nutrition/GI and Liver Disorders) provides evidence-based medicine for patients with fluid/electrolyte complications and/or GI/hepatic disorders as well as current and relevant recommendations addressing best practices in nutrition support therapy and the provision of nutrition support services. This product contains two modules offering a total of 11.0 BCCCP recertification credits. The recertification test deadline is March 15, 2019.
PedSAP 2018 Book 3 (Neonatal and Pediatric Sepsis) presents evidence-based updates for the treatment of neonates and pediatric patients with various infectious diseases. This product contains two modules offering a total of 13.5 BCPPS recertification credits. The recertification test deadline is March 15, 2019.

PSAP in JACCP

The inaugural issue of ACCP’s newest journal offers members a possible 1.5 BCPS credits from the new PSAP in JACCP feature. This interactive case feature on hepatitic C virus infection is free to ACCP members. Click here to purchase the related posttest for BCPS credit. The recertification test deadline is April 15, 2019.

BCOP Clinical Sessions

The 2018 BCOP Clinical Sessions consist of two sessions. Session 1 focuses on the prevention and management of cardiovascular complications associated with anticancer therapies. Session 2 concentrates on supporting patients with advanced malignancy receiving immunotherapy. This product offers a total of 4.0 BCOP recertification credits. The recertification test deadline is March 31, 2019.

Clinical Reasoning Series

The 2018 Clinical Reasoning Series in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon: Keeping Up with Hypertension Management, provides an in-depth analysis of current strategies for the treatment of patients with hypertensive conditions, as well as the implications for pharmacists’ patient care services. The home study edition of this live course offers 6.0 BCACP and BCPS recertification credits. The recertification test deadline is December 31, 2018.

The 2018 Clinical Reasoning Series in Critical Care Pharmacy, The 2018 PADIS Guideline: Boosting Efforts to Reduce Pain, Oversedation, Delirium, Immobility and Disrupted Sleep in the ICU, provides an in-depth analysis of current strategies for managing protocols for mobilization and rehabilitation as well as for promoting quality sleep in the ICU. The content of this session expands on the new 2018 PADIS guidelines and provides practical approaches to guideline implementation. The home study edition of this live course offers 6.0 BCCCP and BCPS recertification credits. The recertification test deadline is December 31, 2018.

For statements of recertification credit, visit www.bpsweb.org. Questions regarding the number of hours required for recertification by continuing education should be directed to BPS at (202) 429-7591 or www.bpsweb.org.

The ACCP Recertification Dashboard is a free online tool that can track members’ recertification credits earned through ACCP as well as any upcoming products with credit availability. For more information on ACCP publications, visit www.accp.com/store.