This session explores models for medical director / consultant pharmacist collaboration discussing the implementation, utilization and benefits of a currently practiced collaborative agreement between physicians and consultant pharmacist in the long term care setting. In 2003, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy published a position statement in pharmacotherapy noting programs administered by the USPH, the armed forces and VHA as well as 32 states, support pharmacist participation in collaborative practice. Presenters discuss positive outcomes in patient care, increased regulatory compliance, decreased costs and the influence in practice standards (both for physician and pharmacist).
Explain the currently "functioning" collaborative practice agreement in a skilled nursing facility
Recognize the various attributes of various state and federal regulations governing ollaborative practice
Assess and analyze current and future opportunities for professional relationships
Define roles of each practitioner emphasizing the benefits
Assess potential problems and provide solutions regarding the implementation of a collaborative practice agreement