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Critical Care Self-Assessment Program (CCSAP)






ACCP

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.

BCCCP Credit

CCSAP has been approved by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) as a professional development activity for Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) recertification. The CCSAP releases are designed to provide, over 3 years, a minimum of 100 hours of credit availability toward BCCCP recertification.

For other types of board certified specialty recertification credits from ACCP Self-Assessment Programs, click below.


  Pediatric Self-Assessment Program (PedSAP)

Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP)

The Critical Care Self-Assessment Program provides two releases per year (March and September). The content of these releases will assist the pharmacist in analyzing the latest evidence-based information and in translating that information into patient care to improve outcomes.

Each CCSAP release has continuing education activities that cover the most recent published data (past 3–5 years) on a specific therapeutic area or patient-care problem. This content is provided as an electronic book (interactive PDF) with high-level updates in three formats:

  • Traditional review-style chapters
  • Interactive cases (a series of webpages, each introduced by a sample case-based question)
  • Recorded webcast (PowerPoint presentation; includes PDF of the transcribed narrative)

Pharmacists can use CCSAP 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.

The CCSAP Series Editors design each year’s releases by drawing from the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements in the BPS Critical Care Pharmacist Certification Content Outline/Classification System. These two program leaders are:

Bradley A. Boucher, Pharm.D., FCCP, FNAP, MCCM, BCPS Series Editor Bradley A. Boucher, Pharm.D., FCCP, FNAP, MCCM, BCPS, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Operations, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee



Curtis E. Haas, Pharm.D., FCCP

Series Editor Curtis E. Haas, Pharm.D., FCCP, Director of Pharmacy, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York



   

Working with a Faculty Panel Chair (guest editor), the Series Editors refine the list of chapters and features so that only the most relevant topics are updated in each release. Members of the faculty panel collaborate on the content outline for each chapter and feature, ensuring a complete review of published evidence on that clinical topic. Generalist BCCCP reviewers join the editorial process to enhance the material’s appropriateness for the recertifying audience. The result is an evidence-based update that can be used to self-assess clinical skills and improve patient outcomes.

Each CCSAP release is an online book made up of peer-reviewed chapters and electronic features covering a specific therapeutic area. Feature formats (either the interactive case or the recorded webcast) will vary by topic to provide the best method of relating information to clinical practice.

Review-style chapters include:

  • In-text references to the latest published data
  • Full-color photographs, illustrations, and graphics
  • Hyperlinks to assessment tools, online resources, and the latest guidelines
  • Patient Care Scenarios (practice application exercises)
  • Practice Points (the take-home messages)

Interactive cases include:

  • In-text references to the latest published data
  • Illustrations and graphics
  • Hyperlinks to assessment tools, online resources, and the latest guidelines
  • Case-based examples that lead to detailed feedback
  • Practice Points (the take-home messages)

Recorded webcasts include:

  • PowerPoint slides with recorded narrative
  • On-slide references to the latest published data
  • Photographs, illustrations, and graphics
  • Hyperlinks to assessment tools, online resources, and the latest guidelines
  • Patient Care Scenarios (practice application exercises)
  • Practice Points (the take-home messages)

Self-Assessment Questions are found at the end of each chapter, interactive case, or recorded webcast. These high-level, case-based, multiple-choice questions test application of the material to real-world practice. Explained answers, provided after the close of BCCCP testing, 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 BCCCP credit from CCSAP, see below.

Once purchased, the current CCSAP release (and any previously released CCSAPs) will appear in your My Account page under My Products. The principal CCSAP release is an online book (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, it will be automatically added to your My Account page.

An e-media format, provided in addition to the interactive PDF, is perfect for “anywhere, anytime” access. This format allows CCSAP information to be viewed on an e-reader, tablet, iOS or Android smart phone.

For assessment purposes, CCSAP content is grouped into learning modules. Each release consists of 3–4 modules; each module contains 2–3 review-style chapters or 2–3 electronic features. The Self-Assessment Questions in each module are accessed from the My Products section of your My Account page. Please note the following:

  • Only completed tests are eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete tests will be processed.
  • You may complete one or all available modules for credit.
  • Tests may not be submitted more than one time.
BCCCP Credit

BCCCP Recertification Credit: To be eligible to receive BCCCP recertification credit from a CCSAP module, the required posttest must be submitted within the 6-month period after the book’s release. Test deadlines are listed on the first page of every release. The passing point to earn BCCCP recertification credit is based on an expert analysis of the assessment items in each posttest module. Any posttest submitted before the BCCCP test deadline that meets this passing point will earn BCCCP recertification credits. These credits will be assigned as of the date of test submission and reported within 48 hours to BPS. For statements of recertification credit, visit www.bpsweb.org.

All participants must have a Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) board certification credential number, BPS ID Number, and a BPS expiration date on file with ACCP for reporting purposes. To verify or update this information in your ACCP account, visit Licensure/Certification. Be sure to save your changes at the bottom of the page.

Questions regarding the number of hours required for BCCCP recertification 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 recertification credits as they are earned through ACCP and schedule new opportunities for credits from upcoming ACCP professional development programs.

ACPE

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit: The American College of Clinical Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of CPE. All CCSAP releases are application-based activities.

To receive ACPE CPE credit for a CCSAP module, a posttest must be submitted within 3 years after the book’s release. Test deadlines are listed on the first page of every release. The passing point to earn ACPE CPE credit for a CCSAP module is 50%. Any posttest submitted before the ACPE deadline that scores 50% or greater will be awarded the appropriate CPE. These credits will be assigned as of the date of test submission and reported within 48 hours. For statements of CPE credit, visit www.mycpemonitor.net.

Posttest answers: The explained answers – with rationale and supporting references – will be posted 2 weeks after the BCCCP test deadline and will be available to anyone who has either (1) submitted a posttest or (2) waived the right to receive credit from a posttest (see below). Explained answers will be posted on the My Products section of the My Account page where posttests are accessed.

Waiving Credits: To access the explained answers without submitting a posttest, sign in to your My Account page, select the CCSAP book, and click on the waiver link for that module. By completing the waiver form for a module, you waive the opportunity to receive CPE credit for that module. After you submit a waiver, you will see a link to the PDF file that contains the answers for the module you waived. Answers will be available starting 2 weeks after the BCCCP test deadline.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy - CPE Monitor Service

Provided through the collaborative efforts of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and ACPE-accredited providers, the CPE Monitor Service allows you to electronically keep track of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits from ACPE-accredited providers. ACPE-accredited providers, like ACCP, are responsible for transmitting this information to NABP to be stored in the CPE Monitor system. Statements of credit will be available at CPE Monitor, nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/, within 2–3 business days after completion of this posttest. For more information on CPE Monitor please visit nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/.

To transfer these credits to CPE Monitor on your behalf your NABP e-Profile ID Number and date of birth must be listed on your ACCP account. To verify or update this information in your ACCP account, visit Licensure/Certification. Be sure to save your changes at the bottom of the page.

Some international pharmacists do not use the CPE Monitor service. To verify or update this information in your ACCP account, visit Licensure/Certification. Check the box “I am an international pharmacist or I am not licensed to practice in the United States, and do not have an NABP e-Profile ID.” Be sure to save your changes at the bottom of the page.

Two CCSAP books are released each year; release dates are in March and September. To be eligible for BCCCP recertification credit, the required posttest must be submitted within 6 months of each book’s release. All CCSAP releases available for purchase are listed below. Note that only the current and future releases have BCCCP recertification opportunities. CCSAP releases that are available for ACPE Only may have a discounted price. Click each title for tables of contents, sample chapters, faculty, and contact hours for each module as they become available.

Purchase CCSAP releases as single books, or buy any three or more in a single transaction and receive savings of 20% off the single-book price. Purchase the entire six-book 2019–2021 series for savings of 40% off the single-book price.

CCSAP 2019–2021 Release Pricing Member Price Nonmember Price
Single Release $75 $110
Any Three or More Releasesa $60/release $90/release
2019–2021 Full Series (Six Releases) $270 $400
 

aApplies to any three or more releases from the same series purchased in the same transaction.

CCSAP 2019–2021

 

CCSAP 2019 Book 1 CCSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo

 

An understanding of the management of infectious complications is vital for the critical care pharmacist. Infection Critical Care, the latest release in the Critical Care Self-Assessment Program (CCSAP), provides evidence-based updates for pharmacists caring for patients with commonly seen infective disorders.

G. Christopher Wood, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCMInfection Critical Care has three modules offering a total of 16.5 available continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The book was developed under the leadership of Faculty Panel Chair G. Christopher Wood, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM.

 

 

The first module includes chapters on treatment of sepsis and of CNS infections. The second module updates management of HIV infection in the critically ill patient, as well as a survey of the intestinal microbiome and the latest on rapid diagnostic testing. Making up the third module are interactive case features on antimicrobial dosing in augmented renal function and antimicrobial stewardship in critical care.

Each CCSAP release has continuing education activities that cover the most recent published data (past 3–5 years) on a specific therapeutic area or patient-care problem. This content is provided as a full-color electronic book (interactive PDF) with high-level updates in three formats:

  • Traditional review-style chapters
  • Interactive cases (a series of webpages, each introduced by a sample case-based question)
  • Recorded webcast (PowerPoint presentation; includes PDF of the transcribed narrative)

CCSAP chapters and features are fully referenced, with clickable hyperlinks to literature compilers such as PubMed. Other links provide ready access to clinical practice guidelines, official recommendations, and patient assessment tools. Graphics focus on pivotal studies, patient care scenarios, and take-home points that can be readily integrated into clinical practice. Included with every purchase is an e-media version you can view on an e-reader, tablet, and iOS or Android smart phone.

Publisher: ACCP, 135 pages, March 2019; ISBN-13: 978-1-939862-75-4

Infection Critical Care I 0217-0000-19-007-H01-P 4.5 CPE Hours
Infection Critical Care II 0217-0000-19-008-H01-P 7.0 CPE Hours
Infection Critical Care III 0217-0000-19-009-H01-P 5.0 CPE Hours
 
2019 Book 1 Infection Critical Care (Member Price / Non-Member Price)
BCCCP credit has expired for this product.
Online Release
$75 / $110
Multi-book Discounts
Three or More Online Releasesa
$60 per Release / $90 per Release
2019–2021 Full Series
(Six Online Releases)
$270 / $400
aApplies to any three or more releases from the same series purchased in the same transaction.
CCSAP 2019 Book 2 CCSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCCP Credit

 

An understanding of the management of surgical illness and complications is vital for the critical care pharmacist. Surgical Patients in the ICU, the latest release in the Critical Care Self-Assessment Program (CCSAP), provides evidence-based updates and best practice insights for pharmacists caring for critically ill surgical patients.

Eric W. Mueller, Pharm.D., FCCM, FCCPSurgical Patients in the ICU has four modules offering a total of 21.0 available continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The book was developed under the leadership of Faculty Panel Chair Eric W. Mueller, Pharm.D., FCCM, FCCP.

 

 

The first module includes chapters on the management of multisystem trauma and burn patients. The second module focuses on spinal cord injury and related complications, and principles of cardiothoracic surgery. In the third module are focused updates in management of the acute abdomen including intraabdominal infection, acute patient management in the opioid crisis era, and two nutrition controversies of permissive underfeeding and probiotic use. The fourth section consists of two interactive features on solid organ transplantation and anesthetic considerations for critically ill patients.

Each CCSAP release has continuing education activities that cover the most recent published data (past 3–5 years) on a specific therapeutic area or patient-care problem. This content is provided as a full-color electronic book (interactive PDF) with high-level updates in three formats:

  • Traditional review-style chapters
  • Interactive cases (a series of webpages, each introduced by a sample case-based question)
  • Recorded webcast (PowerPoint presentation; includes PDF of the transcribed narrative)

CCSAP chapters and features are fully referenced, with clickable hyperlinks to literature compilers such as PubMed. Other links provide ready access to clinical practice guidelines, official recommendations, and patient assessment tools. Graphics focus on pivotal studies, patient care scenarios, and take-home points that can be readily integrated into clinical practice. Included with every purchase is an e-media version you can view on an e-reader, tablet, and iOS or Android smart phone.

Publisher: ACCP, 200 pages, September 2019;

Surgical Patients in the ICU I 0217-0000-19-026-H01-P 5.5 CPE Hours
Surgical Patients in the ICU II 0217-0000-19-027-H01-P 4.5 CPE Hours
Surgical Patients in the ICU III 0217-0000-19-028-H01-P 6.5 CPE Hours
Surgical Patients in the ICU IV 0217-0000-19-029-H01-P 4.5 CPE Hours
 
2019 Book 2 Surgical Patients in the ICU (Member Price / Non-Member Price)
Online Release
$75 / $110
Multi-book Discounts
Three or More Online Releasesa
$60 per Release / $90 per Release
2019–2021 Full Series
(Six Online Releases)
$270 / $400
aApplies to any three or more releases from the same series purchased in the same transaction.
CCSAP 2020 Book 1 CCSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCCP Credit

 

  • Release date: March 16, 2020
  • BCCCP credit expiration date: September 15, 2020
  • ACPE credit expiration date: March 15, 2023
Cardiovascular Critical Care I 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Cardiovascular Critical Care II 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Cardiovascular Critical Care III 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Cardiovascular Critical Care IV 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2020 Book 1 Cardiovascular Critical Care (Member Price / Non-Member Price)
Online Release
$75 / $110
Multi-book Discounts
Three or More Online Releasesa
$60 per Release / $90 per Release
2019–2021 Full Series
(Six Online Releases)
$270 / $400
aApplies to any three or more releases from the same series purchased in the same transaction.
CCSAP 2020 Book 2 CCSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCCP Credit

 

  • Release date: September 15, 2020
  • BCCCP credit expiration date: March 15, 2021
  • ACPE credit expiration date: September 14, 2023
Issues in Critical Care Practice I 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Issues in Critical Care Practice II 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Issues in Critical Care Practice III 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Issues in Critical Care Practice IV 0217-0000-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2020 Book 2 Issues in Critical Care Practice (Member Price / Non-Member Price)
Online Release
$75 / $110
Multi-book Discounts
Three or More Online Releasesa
$60 per Release / $90 per Release
2019–2021 Full Series
(Six Online Releases)
$270 / $400
aApplies to any three or more releases from the same series purchased in the same transaction.
CCSAP 2021 Book 1 CCSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCCP Credit

 

  • Release date: March 15, 2021
  • BCCCP credit expiration date: September 15, 2021
  • ACPE credit expiration date: March 14, 2024
Pulmonary and Endocrinology I 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Pulmonary and Endocrinology II 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Pulmonary and Endocrinology III 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Pulmonary and Endocrinology IV 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2021 Book 1 Pulmonary and Endocrinology (Member Price / Non-Member Price)
Online Release
$75 / $110
Multi-book Discounts
Three or More Online Releasesa
$60 per book / $90 per book
2019–2021 Full Series
(Six Online Releases)
$270 / $400
aApplies to any three or more releases from the same series purchased in the same transaction.
CCSAP 2021 Book 2 CCSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCCP Credit

 

  • Release date: September 15, 2021
  • BCPS credit expiration date: March 15, 2022
  • ACPE credit expiration date: September 14, 2024
Acute Organ Dysfunction and Special Populations I 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Acute Organ Dysfunction and Special Populations II 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Acute Organ Dysfunction and Special Populations III 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Acute Organ Dysfunction and Special Populations IV 0217-0000-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2021 Book 2 Acute Organ Dysfunction and Special Populations (Member Price / Non-Member Price)
Online Release
$75 / $110
Multi-book Discounts
Three or More Online Releasesa
$60 per book / $90 per book
2019–2021 Full Series
(Six Online Releases)
$270 / $400
aApplies to any three or more releases from the same series purchased in the same transaction.
CCSAP 2016–2018

 

CCSAP 2016-2018 CCSAP 2017 Book 1
 

Cardiology Critical Care I
0217-0000-17-019-H01-P
4.0 CPE Hours

Cardiology Critical Care II
0217-0000-17-020-H01-P
6.0 CPE Hours

Cardiology Critical Care III
0217-0000-17-021-H01-P
5.5 CPE Hours

 
2017 Book 1 Cardiology Critical Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCCCP credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$30 / $40
CCSAP 2016-2018 CCSAP 2017 Book 2
 

Renal Critical Care I
0217-0000-17-022-H01-P
6.5 CPE Hours

Pulmonary Critical Care I
0217-0000-17-004-H01-P
6.0 CPE Hours

 
2017 Book 2 Renal/Pulmonary Critical Care (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCCCP credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$30 / $40
CCSAP 2016-2018 CCSAP 2017 Book 3
 

Neurocritical Care I
0217-0000-17-024-H04-P
5.0 CPE Hours

Technology in the ICU
0217-0000-17-025-H04-P
5.5 CPE Hours

 
2017 Book 3 Neurocritical Care/Technology in the ICU (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCCCP credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$30 / $40
CCSAP 2016-2018 CCSAP 2018 Book 1
 

Medical Issues in the ICU I
0217-0000-18-009-H01-P
4.5 CPE Hours

Medical Issues in the ICU II
0217-0000-18-010-H01-P
5.5 CPE Hours

Medical Issues in the ICU III
0217-0000-18-011-H01-P
5.0 CPE Hours

 
2018 Book 1 Medical Issues in the ICU (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCCCP credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$30 / $40
CCSAP 2016-2018 CCSAP 2018 Book 2
 

Toxicology and Practice Issues I
0217-0000-18-018-H01-P
4.5 CPE Hours

Toxicology and Practice Issues II
0217-0000-18-019-H01-P
5.0 CPE Hours

 
2018 Book 2 Toxicology/Practice Issues (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCCCP credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$30 / $40
CCSAP 2016-2018 CCSAP 2018 Book 3
 

Fluids and Nutrition I
0217-0000-18-030-H01-P
5.5 CPE Hours

GI and Liver Disorders I
0217-0000-18-031-H01-P
5.5 CPE Hours

 
2018 Book 3 Fluids and Nutrition/GI and Liver Disorders (Member Price / Nonmember Price)
BCCCP credit has expired for this product.
Online Book
$30 / $40

Commercial Support

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy does not solicit or accept external commercial/financial support for its continuing pharmacy education activities. No commercial/financial support has been solicited or accepted for this activity.