The Kansas Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations that will benefit Kansas Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Students looking to add Point-of-Care Test and Treat to their clinical offerings. The NASPA Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Test & Treat National Certificate Program provides an opportunity to gain the skills and information necessary to develop a testing program such as influenza, Group A Streptococcus, HIV, Hepatitis C, coronaviruses, and chronic diseases.
The target audience for the certificate program is pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, academia, and pharmacy association staff. While the program is primarily designed for pharmacists, non-pharmacists interested in point-of-care test and treat are also welcome to complete the program. The 20-hour ACPE-accredited certificate program includes comprehensive material regarding key disease states, physical assessment, point-of-care tests and treatment, and business models through:
16 hours of home study (must be completed prior to the live training)
4 hours of live training (conducted virtually) plus a skills assessment
Participants take an online assessment after each of the 12 modules of home study, in addition to a cumulative assessment (must pass 70% within three attempts), and then their proficiency to conduct physical assessments and offer point-of-care testing services is assessed in the live/virtual training. A volunteer patient and some basic supplies, as well as a reliable camera and microphone will be needed for the skills assessment. Upon successful completion of both portions of the program and all program evaluations, participants are awarded a certificate of completion and pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can receive 20 hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit.
This is available to KPhA Members only. You must be logged in to the KPhA website to access additional course information and links to register for the class.