After teaching the IV certification course for over 5 years we realized that IV Certification does not teach pharmacists anything about IV Administration, Flow rate and dilutions about Injectable drugs. Therefore 10 years ago we developed these combination courses of IV Certification with Hospital Pharmacy Training. So far we are the only company that provides live programs which include hospital pharmacy training.
These courses have been compiled and meticulously designed after working in different hospital pharmacy settings for over 25 years:- dealing with & implementing different computer systems including clinical pharmacy programs, training Pharmacists to assume clinical roles by working independently with Doctors and Nurses to improve patient outcomes, while maintaining financial viability for the organizations.
We designed these courses primarily for retail pharmacists or new pharmacy graduates to prepare them for Hospital Pharmacy Practice, or to provide a jump start for Pharmacist who have just entered the hospital pharmacy arena. The focus of this program is to expose you to the work settings of an acute care hospital pharmacy in a decentralized environment, or a LTAC (long term Acute Care), or a Rehabilitation Hospital. This will also prepare you for an IV Infusion Pharmacy or a Pharmacy setting offering a combination of these services.
We offer pharmacists several choices for Hospital Pharmacy/IV Certification Training, which includes everything in the course outline:
PROGRAM-3 This 3 days, regularly scheduled Hospital Pharmacy Prep Course (P3) is usually offered every month. You can sign up for this course directly on the website if the dates work for you. All the information you need to know about working in a hospital setting is presented in this class and is our most popular program.
PROGRAM-3 (Expedited) You can schedule this 2-day Hospital Pharmacy Prep Course during weekdays after Purchasing and reviewing the Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy Practice Book. It still includes IV Certification and the IV test is done after completion of the 2 day course.
PROGRAM-5 is the 6 days Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course (P-5) which provides one on one training for pharmacists inside a hospital pharmacy setting. Program starts Sunday at 930 am and ends on Friday at 2 pm. Everything you need to know about the hospital pharmacy is covered in this class, including IV Certification with hands on IV training. You must call to schedule your training.
PROGRAM-4 is the 4 days Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course which covers everything in Program-5 at a much faster pace. You must call to schedule your dates.
PROGRAM-6 is a the 2 week Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course for Pharmacy Technicians
PROGRAM-7 is the 2 weeks fellowship program for new graduates or pharmacists with break in employment or are trying to get back into the pharmacy arena.
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Institutional Pharmacy Practice Settings
ADT (Admission, Discharge, Transfer)Medication Reconciliation Medication
Orders - Reading and interpreting (major focus), Range Orders, Overriding Orders & unapproved abbreviations
Clinical Pharmacy Functions & Chart Review Interpreting relevant Lab Data
Computer Order entry including CPOE
Drug Distribution systems (cart fill, robot fill, Pyxis fill)
Automated Dispensing Systems (Pyxis, Omnicel etc)
Hospital Pharmacy Computer Programs
Controlled Substances Distribution
Look Alike Sound Alike Drugs in a hospital setting
Handling High Risk Drugs in hospitals
Adverse Drug Reactions monitoring & reporting
IV Admixtures National Training
Avoiding Medication Errors in a hospital setting
National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, SCIP & HAC
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee functions
Interviewing tips for a hospital pharmacy job
HOSPITAL PHARMACY TRAINING INCLUDING IV CERTIFICATION
Clinical Pharmacy Overview
Antibiotic Dosing, Monitoring & Renal Adjustments
Anticoagulation Dosing, Monitoring & Management
Aminoglycosides Dosing, Monitoring & Management
Vancomycin Dosing, Monitoring & Management
ACLS Drugs, RSI Kits and responding to codes
Hyperthermia Kits and contents.
TPN Monitoring & Electrolyte Management
IV TO PO Conversion guidelines
Renal dosing of Antibiotics
Dosing Practice Antibiotics
Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy practice
Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy practice
Hospital practice settings
Hospital Regulations, Medication Management Standards, JCAHO, DNV
Hospital Drug Distribution, Cart-fill vs Pyxis Fill vs Robot Fill
Automatic Stop Orders (ASO), Hard vs Soft Stops
Medication Administration Records (MAR)
Medication Reconciliation at level of change
Range Orders and Overriding Orders.
Unapproved abbreviations & PRN indications
IV basics, IV Lines & Administration Guidelines
Hospital Formulary and Therapeutic Substitutions
Order Management Systems Pyxis Connect, Trust fax, S-fax
Automated Dispensing Machines – Pyxis, Omnicell, Medispense
Hospital Computer Systems, CPSI, Meditech, RxLink, Medics
Pharmacists role in SCIP protocol & Core Measures
National Patient safety goals
Identifying & reporting ADRS in a hospital
Preventing Medication Errors in a Hospital
High Risk Drugs & Drips
ICU critical drugs
High Alert Drugs & Drips
Malignant Hyperthermia Cart
Pharmacy Order Entry Practice
Medication order entry basics do’ and don’ts
Medication Order Types – Medication order vs IV order
Timing medication order to optimize medication administration.
Medication Order verification with CPOE
One on One Order entry practice with CPSI computer system.
Course Options (All include 20 Hrs ACPE Credit w/ IV cert.)
A - PROGRAM-3 ($995) 3 days Hospital Rx Prep Course
Everything listed above in a class room setting
B - PROGRAM-4 ($1295) 4 days Hospital Rx Crash Course Expedited
Everything listed above in a Hospital Rx setting (one on one)
C - PROGRAM-5 ($1595) 6 days Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course
Everything listed above in an Acute Care Hospital Pharmacy setting (one on one)
D - PROGRAM-7 ($1995) 2 weeks Fellowship
Everything listed above in an Acute Care Hospital Pharmacy setting
E - PROGRAM-6 ($595) 1 DAY Webinar 1/on/1 (on-Line)
[Webinar (Program-6) does not include IV Certification]