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Competency Statements/Educational Outcomes

3.  Appropriately Manage and Use Resources of the Health Care System.

A.  Plan, organize, direct, and control pharmaceutical care systems and human, material, and financial resources utilizing management theories and practices. (10)

i.      Use and evaluate acquisition, inventory control, and distribution systems with appropriate documentation.

ii.     Develop a method to stay abreast of emerging technology.

iii.    Describe drug acquisition process and choose the appropriate process based on system needs.

iv.    Discuss ethical considerations in balancing the needs of the system versus the needs of the patient.

v.     Determine and implement appropriate inventory control methods.

vi.    Choose appropriate drug distribution systems based on system needs.

vii.   Describe pharmacy law regarding drug acquisition and distribution.

viii.  Describe humanistic and technological factors involved in the distribution processes.

ix.    Discuss methods to identify, evaluate, correct, and prevent errors in the distribution systems.

B.  Apply patient and population specific data, quality assurance strategies, and research processes to:  (11)

i.    Assure that medication use systems minimize drug misadventures and optimize patient outcomes.

a.  Describe methods to evaluate patient outcomes.

b.  Describe different surveillance systems for drug misadventures.

c.  Compare various quality assurance strategies and choose the most appropriate for evaluating the system.

d.  Distinguish between patient and population specific data.

e.  Collect, analyze, and interpret patient and population specific data.

f.  Make appropriate recommendations based on data interpretation.

ii.  Develop drug use and health policy to manage pharmacy benefits.

a.  Describe the health care system and its relationship to delivery of pharmaceutical care.

b.  Identify the role or potential role of the pharmacist in health care policy development.

c.  Describe the role of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee.

d.  Describe the process of formulary development and management.

e.  Apply pharmacoeconomic principles/theory to drug selection/formulary inclusion.

f.  Define the role of third-party payers in the health care system.

g.  Compare and contrast different third-party systems (e.g., public vs. private).

h.  Evaluate third party plans for pharmacy acceptance.

i.   Develop disease-specific treatment algorithms/pathways for a health care system.

C.  Ensure efficient, cost-effective utilization of human, physical, medical, informational, and technological resources in patient care. (12)

i.      Apply principles of fiscal management and evaluate the fiscal resources of a pharmaceutical care practice (Including budgets and proforma statements).

ii.     Compare and contrast inventory management systems.

iii.    Apply principles of human resource management such a recruiting, training, motivating, and evaluating staff.

iv.    Identify and manage risks associated with the practice of pharmacy.

v.     Apply CQI principles to the pharmaceutical care practice.

vi.    Compare and contrast available informational and technological resources.

vii.   Evaluate and determine the cost/benefit ratio of new technology.

viii.  Develop workflow models to enhance resource utilization.