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Purpose of the Workgroup Series

Supporting Implementation of Comprehensive Medication Review and Assessment (CMR/A) Services: An Interactive Coaching Series
Want to Expand CMR/As? Join a WPQC Workgroup and Get CE!

Ever think, "I want to do more CMR/As, but I'm just not sure how"? Well, you are in luck! PSW is offering all WPQC-certified pharmacists an opportunity to participate in a WPQC MTM workgroup coaching series centered on expanding CMR/As. Participants can also earn 2 hours (0.2 CEU) of continuing education credit at no cost.

Please complete the < 5 minute survey by February 28, 2017, to indicate your interest.

For more information, please contact Sophia Voelker at sophiav@pswi.org or at (608) 827-9200.

The purpose of the workgroup series is to bring together pharmacists to share best practices, troubleshoot challenges, and work towards advancing implementation of WPQC CMR/A services in participating pharmacies.  As a participant, you will be expected to attend at least four out of a total of six 30-minute meetings (via conference call, one every other week), complete specific pre-assignments and tasks prior to meetings, contribute to the discussion, and complete a feedback survey at the conclusion of the series.  

At the end of the workgroup series, WPQC-certified pharmacists will be able to:

  • Understand the intended purpose of the WPQC workgroup series
  • Review components of effective clinical service practices and complete a WPQC MTM practice gap analysis
  • Utilize methods to identify eligible patients and increase the number of patients scheduled for CMR/As
  • Develop and implement an efficient process for assessing and obtaining necessary information to conduct a CMR/A
  • Prioritize drug-related problems and re-direct patients to improve visit efficiency
  • Utilize technology and pharmacy personnel to efficiently document and finalize CMR/As 
  • Discuss how to foster collegial relationships with other health care providers that will lead to collaborative working relationships
  • Develop a systematic process for providing effective evidence-based recommendations

Conference calls will begin Wednesday, March 15th, 2017,and Thursday, March 16th, 2017, and go through Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 and Thursday, June 1st, 2017.  Each participant will participate in one 30-minute session every other week.  The workgroup sessions will be offered at 8am central time on Wednesdays and 2pm central time on Thursdays. Pre-assignments are expected to take no longer than 30-60 minutes to complete.

VALUE: Continuing Education Information 0175-0000-17-045-L04-P

The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Those participating in the workgroup series may earn up to 2 hours (0.2 CEU) of continuing education credit. PSW will issue CPE to participants’ CPE Monitor portals within 60 days of program completion if program requirements are met.The knowledge-based program will be facilitated by the WPQC team at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (Kari Trapskin, PharmD, Vice President of Healthcare Quality Initiatives and Sophia Voelker, BS, WPQC Project Coordinator).

This workgroup series is partially funded through Cooperative Agreement 5U58DP004828-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) Department of Health and Human Services, received by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health.

There is no cost for WPQC-certified pharmacists to participate in these sessions. The online survey will help us to determine the right mix of participants for this round of sessions. Those who indicate interest in participation will be contacted in early March.

Thank you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions about the survey or the workgroups please contact Sophia Voelker (sophiav@pwsi.org) or Kari Trapskin (karit@pswi.org) via e-mail or telephone (608.827.9200).

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