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Cardiology Self-Assessment Program (CardSAP)





 

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.

BCCP Credit

CardSAP has been approved by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) as a professional development activity for Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist (BCCP) recertification. The CardSAP releases are designed to provide credit availability toward BCCP recertification.

 


ACCP   ASHP

 

ACCP collaborates with ASHP on Cardiology Pharmacy activities.

 

The Cardiology Self-Assessment Program provides two releases per year (May and November). 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 CardSAP 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 CardSAP 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 CardSAP Series Editors design each year’s releases by drawing from the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements in the BPS Cardiology Pharmacist Certification Content Outline/Classification System. These two program leaders are:

Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Pharm.D., M.Sc., BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP, FCCP, FCSHP, FAHA, FCCS, FACC Series Editor, Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Pharm.D., M.Sc., BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP, FCCP, FCSHP, FAHA, FCCS, FACC, Professor, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California


J. Herbert Patterson, Pharm.D., FCCP, FHFSA Series Editor, J. Herbert Patterson, Pharm.D., FCCP, FHFSA, Professor of Pharmacy, Research Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina

 

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 BCCP 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 CardSAP 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 BCCP 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 BCCP credit from CardSAP, see below.

Once purchased, the current CardSAP release (and any previously released CardSAPs) will appear in your My Account page under My Products. The principal CardSAP 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 CardSAP information to be viewed on an e-reader, tablet, iOS or Android smart phone.

Information on using

For assessment purposes, CardSAP 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.
BCCP Credit

BCCP Recertification Credit: To be eligible to receive BCCP recertification credit from a CardSAP 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 BCCP recertification credit is based on an expert analysis of the assessment items in each posttest module. Any posttest submitted before the BCCP test deadline that meets this passing point will earn BCCP 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 BCCP 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 and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as providers of CPE. All CardSAP releases are application-based activities.

To receive ACPE CPE credit for a CardSAP 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 CardSAP 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 BCCP 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 CardSAP 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 BCCP 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 CardSAP books are released each year; release dates are in May and November. To be eligible for BCCP recertification credit, the required posttest must be submitted within 6 months of each book’s release. All CardSAP releases available for purchase are listed below. Note that only the current and future releases have BCCP recertification opportunities. CardSAP 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 CardSAP 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.

CardSAP 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

 

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

ASHP members, please call (913) 492-3311 to receive member pricing. Your ASHP membership number and expiration date are required.

CardSAP 2019–2021

 

ASHP members, please call (913) 492-3311 to receive member pricing. Your ASHP membership number and expiration date are required.

 

CardSAP 2019 Book 1 CardSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCP Credit

 

Heart failure remains a major public health concern and the leading discharge diagnosis of those 65 years of age and older in the United States. Heart Failure, the first release in the new Cardiology Self-Assessment Program (CardSAP) series, describes the pharmacotherapy that forms the cornerstone of treatment of this syndrome and its subsequent comorbidities, as well as the management of major cardiovascular conditions closely married to this syndrome.

The target audience for Heart Failure is board-certified cardiology pharmacy specialists caring for a patient with heart failure including both heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction.

Robert L. Page II, Robert L Page II, PharmD, MSPH, BCPS (AQ-Cards), BCGP , FCCP, FASHP, FAHA, FHFSAHeart Failure has three modules offering a total of 13.0 available continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The book was developed under the leadership of Faculty Panel Chair Robert L. Page II, Robert L Page II, PharmD, MSPH, BCPS (AQ-Cards), BCGP , FCCP, FASHP, FAHA, FHFSA.

The first module includes chapters on aspects of management of the patient with end-state and the evidence as well as the core principles for transitions of care from hospital to home. The second module provides vision into the newer and potentially future therapeutic modalities in the management of heart failure, as well as, addresses therapeutic options for those with heart failure with preserved and recovered ejection fraction. Making up the third module are interactive case features on the management of anemia and diabetes which are both common place in patients with heart failure, as well as, the emerging role of biomarkers in addressing diagnosis and therapeutic considerations.

Each CardSAP 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)

CardSAP 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, May 2019; ISBN-13: 978-1-939862-75-4

 

Heart Failure I 0217-9999-19-014-H01-P 5.0 CPE Hours
Heart Failure II 0217-9999-19-015-H01-P 4.0 CPE Hours
Heart Failure III 0217-9999-19-016-H01-P 4.0 CPE Hours
 
2019 Book 1 Heart Failure (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.
CardSAP 2019 Book 2 CardSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCP Credit

 

  • Release date: November 15, 2019
  • BCCP credit expiration date: May 15, 2020
  • ACPE credit expiration date: November 14, 2022
 
Special Populations I 0217-9999-19-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Special Populations II 0217-9999-19-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Special Populations III 0217-9999-19-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Special Populations IV 0217-9999-19-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2019 Book 2 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.
 
CardSAP 2020 Book 1 CardSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCP Credit
 
  • Release date: May 15, 2020
  • BCCP credit expiration date: November 16, 2020
  • ACPE credit expiration date: May 14, 2023
Critical Care Cardiology I 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Critical Care Cardiology II 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Critical Care Cardiology III 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Critical Care Cardiology IV 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2020 Book 1 Critical Care Cardiology (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.
CardSAP 2020 Book 2 CardSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCP Credit

 

  • Release date: November 16, 2020
  • BCCP credit expiration date: May 17, 2021
  • ACPE credit expiration date: November 15, 2023
Blood Pressure Disorders I 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Blood Pressure Disorders II 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Blood Pressure Disorders III 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Blood Pressure Disorders IV 0217-9999-20-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2020 Book 2 Blood Pressure Disorders (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.
 
CardSAP 2021 Book 1 CardSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCP Credit

 

  • Release Date: May 17, 2021
  • BCCP credit expiration date: November 15, 2021
  • ACPE credit expiration date: May 16, 2024
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease I 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease II 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease III 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease IV 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2021 Book 1 Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (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.
CardSAP 2021 Book 2 CardSAP 2019–2021
 
ACPE Logo BCCP Credit

 

  • Release date: November 15, 2021
  • BCCP credit expiration date: May 16, 2022
  • ACPE credit expiration date: November 14, 2024
Arrhythmias and Thrombosis I 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Arrhythmias and Thrombosis II 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Arrhythmias and Thrombosis III 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
Arrhythmias and Thrombosis IV 0217-9999-21-000-H01-P TBD - CPE Hours
 
2021 Book 2 Arrhythmias and Thrombosis (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.
 

 

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.