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Pharmacy Competency Assessment Center

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ASHP’s completely updated and expanded competency management subscription includes 54 online competencies and initial skills assessments to manage and monitor competency completion among pharmacist and pharmacy technician staff.

Each competency includes learning objectives, a study guide, and a competency assessment exam.

Highlights of the new center include:

  • Coverage of 54 key skills assessments for pharmacists and technicians
  • View list of competency modules
  • Updated <USP 800> and <USP 797> accreditation standards
  • Administrator access for assigning, monitoring, and reporting
  • Continuous/dynamic content - PCAC is regularly updated as new standards and skills are introduced into practice
  • Customizable competency checklists for your specific organizational needs
  • 40+ hours of CE
  • Content is widely vetted and derived from 90 in-field expert contributors across the country

Institutions

The Pharmacists’ Competency Assessment Center is designed for institutional use and is available by annual subscription. Administrators purchasing for staff will have access to monitor completion of assigned competencies.

Interested in previewing some of the competencies? Contact Chris Jezowski at cjezowski@ashp.org for a demo or to request a free institutional trial.

Annual subscription rates, with select administrator access, are as follows:

Number of Users Price/user
2-10 $40
11-50 $36
51-150 $34
151-250 $32
251 or more $24

Single Users

The Pharmacists’ Competency Assessment Center-SINGLE is available for individual use only. PCAC-SINGLE does not offer administrator access or customizable competency checklists.

If you are looking for competency management for your staff, PCAC is available for institutional use and by annual subscription.

Current Competencies

  • Adult Enteral Nutrition
  • Adult Parenteral Nutrition
  • Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Aminoglycoside Dosing and Monitoring
  • Anticoagulation Management
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Compounded Sterile Products
  • Compounding Aseptic Technique and Handwashing
  • Compounding Nonsterile Preparations USP 795 & Prepacking
  • Compounding Sterile Hazardous Preparations USP 800
  • Confidentiality & Patient Rights
  • Controlled Substances Accountability
  • Drug Information Resources, Literature, Evaluation, and Application to Practice
  • Drug Shortages Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Essential Pharmacy Technician Competencies
  • General Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • General Psychiatry
  • Improving Medication Safety
  • Intravenous to Oral Therapy Conversion
  • Investigational Drug Services Management
  • Concepts in Medication Administration: Intravenous Administration
  • Concepts in Medication Administration: Routes Requiring Dermal Penetration
  • Concepts in Medication Administration: Procedures for Non-Invasive Medication Administration
  • Concepts of Medication Administration: Safety, General Administration Procedures, and Documentation Requirements
  • Medication Area Inspections
  • Medication Management in Renal and Hepatic Impairment
  • Medication Safety Basics
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition Support Management
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacokinetics: A review of ontogeny and special populations with a focus on antibiotics
  • Obstetric Care
  • Older Adult Medication Management
  • Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship
  • Pediatric and Neonatal Medication Management
  • Pharmacist Professional Development
  • Psychiatry - Major Substance Use Disorders and Related Drug Therapies
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Vancomycin Dosing and Monitoring
  • Alphabet Soup of Accreditation and Regulatory Organizations
  • Hematology and Blood Products
  • Infection Prevention
  • Medication Waste Disposal
  • Oncology Patient Management for Adults
  • Oncology Patient Management for Pediatrics
  • Patient Communication
  • Pharmacy Calculations (Advanced)
  • Pharmacy Calculations (Basic)
  • Physical Assessment
  • Repackaging Medications
  • Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Specialty Pharmacies
  • Specialty Pharmacy Operational Considerations
  • Specialty Pharmacy Patient Care and Educational Services
  • Specialty Pharmacy Payor, Manufacturer, and Accreditation Relationships
  • Tubes, Lines, and Drains Basics