MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement

This offering will take place at APhA2020 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 (7am - 9am) at National Harbor, MD. 

Activity Preview

APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement includes a self-study and a live seminar component.  This program is designed for participants who have a PGY1 community pharmacy practice residency program that is either preparing for reaccreditation or is in candidate status for accreditation with a resident currently in the program.

*The complete online APhA MTR – 10-hour program is not required for participation in this program.*

Self-study Component

Description - The online program provides the opportunity for participants to learn and practice techniques for effective quality improvement of community-based residency programs. Through a review of concepts and requirements specified in the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency accreditation standard, combined with case examples, exercises and application of tools and resources participants learn the background for the application of strategies in the review and assessment of materials from their program.

Learning Objectives -

At the end of this application based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the types of accreditation programs and the purpose of accreditation of educational programs.
  2. Define key terms used in accreditation and in the accreditation of postgraduate pharmacy residency education and training programs.
  3. Identify accrediting bodies participating in pharmaceutical education and training programs.
  4. Explain the meaning of critical factors, their use and application in the accreditation of postgraduate pharmacy residency education and training programs.
  5. Explain the process of initial accreditation/reaccreditation of postgraduate pharmacy residency education and training programs.
  6. List key steps in the initial accreditation process and identify the order of completion.
  7. Summarize the key elements of a good survey response and describe how these elements influence the rating of the response by the surveyors and the ASHP COC.
  8. Describe the components of the ASHP Regulations on the Accreditation of Pharmacy Residencies, their purpose and application in the administration of postgraduate pharmacy residency education and training programs.
  9. List the steps required to adequately prepare for initial accreditation and reaccreditation of postgraduate pharmacy residency education and training programs.
  10. Describe the evolution of community-based pharmacy residency education and training and the roles of APhA and ASHP.
  11. Describe the development process of the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Standard V1.1, PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Competency Areas, Goals and Objectives, and Guidance
    Document for the Accreditation Standard for PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Programs.
  12. Describe steps existing community programs should take to adequately prepare for the implementation of the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Standard implementation.
  13. Develop an action plan to meet the requirements of the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Standard.
  14. Describe key differences between the 2005 PGY1 Community Pharmacy and the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Standard.
  15. List the required competency areas and percent of emphasis required in the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Standard.
  16. List the 6 standard domains included in the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Standard.
  17. For specific identified standard statements within the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Standard, describe the following:
    a. What the standard states
    b. What the standard means
    c. Why the statement is important
    d. How to comply and meet accreditation expectations
  18. Describe essential elements for meeting the requirements of accreditation and key considerations for all critical factors in the 2016 PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Standard

Live Seminar Component 

Description: This session is a live continuation of the 2-hour on-line APhA MTR focusing on quality improvement. This session provides participants with an opportunity to practice and practically apply tools and methods to effectively critique, assess and improve materials and products from their programs. Using a moderated/facilitated table discussion format, participants will engage in four – 30-minute discussion/application sessions selected from the following areas:


- Learning Experience Descriptions
- Resident self-evaluation
- Preceptor evaluation of residents
- Resident development plans
- Services at home-base location
- Patient care service training of the resident
- Evaluating, qualifying, and developing preceptors


In the session, table moderators/facilitators will review the components of the criteria-based tools and engage participants in a discussion on the specific tool on a provided example and on each participant's material from their program. Participants must complete the 2-hour online APhA MTR on quality improvement before attending the session. Additionally, participants will be required to pre-select, in advance of the program, the specific discussion topics they would like to participate. Participants will be instructed based upon their selections of specific materials from their program that will be required for use during the session.

Learning Objectives - 

At the end of this application based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the use of a specific criteria-based tool, the origin of the criteria, and the application of the criteria as an effective strategy for quality improvement in your community-based residency program.
  2. Demonstrate the use of a criteria-based tool in the evaluation of a provided example of materials from a community-based pharmacy residency program.
  3. Demonstrate use and application of the criteria-based tool in the evaluation of the participant’s program materials.
  4. Analyze findings from evaluation of participant’s program materials identifying specific deficiencies and other areas for quality improvement.
  5. Design specific action steps that can be used to address identified deficiencies or other areas of quality improvement.

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The self-study component of APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement is approved for 2.0 hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. The live seminar component is approved for 2.0 hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0202-0000-19-137-H04-P and 0202-0000-19-136-L04-P.  To obtain credit, participants must complete the self-study prerequisite, attend the live seminar, complete the evaluation questions, and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests.  This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and assessment.

Initial Release Date: March 1, 2019
Expiration Date: March 1, 2022  - Home study credit can not be granted after this date; NO LIVE CREDIT GRANTED AFTER 60 DAYS FROM LIVE EVENT

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Participants who are preparing to undergo a community pharmacy residency accreditation/reaccreditation visit

Learning Level: Level 2

Development

APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement is a live program for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. 

Disclosures

Jeffery Hamper, PharmD, BCACP, James Owen, Bpharm, PharmD, BCPS and APhA's editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete APhA staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

System Requirements 

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website and view the System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

MTR of Residency Accreditation Workshop

Date 3/21/2020 7:00:00 AM
Address Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
City National Harbor State Maryland Zip Code 20745