WSPA Clinical Community Pharmacist
You are beginning to embark on the newest patient care development for pharmacists practicing in community pharmacies! More than offering a screening, or recommending an OTC, this allows pharmacists to prescribe therapies for patients in acute situations to reduce urgent care and emergency room visits.
The Clinical Community Pharmacist Service is a tool to allow community pharmacists to meet the urgent needs of their communities. The clinical community pharmacist can provide after office hours and weekend care for their community, and care for their patients closer to home.
Disease states Included in the Clinical Community Pharmacist Training
Allergic rhinitis treatment
Anaphylaxis (treatment of acute condition, and refill epinephrine autoinjectors)
Bronchospasm (treatment of acute conditions, and provision of fast acting beta agonist refill)
Headaches (including prescribing triptans)
Human, canine and feline bite prophylaxis
Herpes zoster treatment
Insect sting treatment
Swimmer’s ear treatment
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) treatment
Vaginal yeast Infection treatment
In this self-paced training, approved for 20 CE hours, pharmacists will earn how to identify illness, rule out complications, and prescribe therapies. The Clinical Community Pharmacist training includes the required Fundamentals for the Clinical Community Pharmacist Module. The Complete training also includes 14 clinical modules, which provide a comprehensive review of a disease state, the differential diagnosis to rule out other causes of symptoms, and treatment recommendations. The clinical modules were developed using practice guidelines and primary literature, contain citations to these sources, and have been peer reviewed to meet high standards.
For a pharmacist to be certified as a Clinical Community Pharmacist, the pharmacist must complete the Fundamentals Module, plus at least one clinical module. The pharmacist can however, complete all the clinical modules, or pick the ones that best fit their practice setting. Once the pharmacist has completed their training modules, they should, they should email email@example.com with the subject “CCP Certificate” so that WSPA Staff can issue their Clinical Community Pharmacist Certificate, which will list the modules the pharmacist completed.
How to Get Started
The CCP online training is hosted through the WSPA Education CCP Portal. Pharmacists Can Purchase the Complete CCP Training here for a discounted package rate. The Package Rate is best for Pharmaicsts intending on completing 10 or more of the 14 Clinical Modules. Once the Complete Package has been purchased here, a discount code will be emailed to the registered email for your unique use to complete the CCP Trainings through the WSPA Education CCP Portal. The code can only be used by you to complete the Clinical Community Pharmacist Trainings - including the Fundamentals of the Clinical Community Pharmacist Modules, and the 14 Clinical Modules. Pharmacists should start with the Fundamentals Module, then complete the Clinical Modules of your choosing. Remember, once you have completed the trainings, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with "CCP Certificate" in the subject line to request that your final Certificate is issued. Why this extra step? Pharmacists do not need to complete all the clinical modules to obtain the CCP Training Certificate, and WSPA staff need to know when to issue the certificate. WSPA staff will include the Clinical Community Pharmacist Clinical Modules Completed. A pharmacist can complete more modules at a later time, and request an updated certificate to be issued.
Clinical Community Pharmacist Toolkit
To support implementation of the Clinical Community Pharmacist Service, WSPA has assembled a Clinical Community Pharmacist Toolkit complete with patient intake forms, pharmacist documentation forms, patient handouts, and collaborative drug therapy agreements to accompany each disease state. The documentation tool helps pharmacists capture key decision point information, guides therapy selection, and provides a format for documenting the outcome of the patient visit. The toolkit is available to pharmacies for a one-time, site-based fee. This fee will provide not only these tools, but also regular updates based on changing evidence based guidelines. All the documents in this toolkit are in editable form to allow the user to change the CDTA’s to match their own or prescriber partner preferences, and to facilitate branding of the documents for the site. To obtain a license for the Clinical Community Pharmacist Toolkit for your site, email Jenny Arnold at email@example.com.
Pharmacists offering the Clinical Community Pharmacist Service are encouraged to join a study by the WSPA and University of Washington School of Pharmacy faculty to document the quality and safety of this service. For more information on joining the study, please contact Jenny Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.