ASHP Foundation Seeking Applicants for Critical Care Traineeship

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation is seeking applicants for its 2014-2015 Critical Care Traineeship.

The application deadline is September 19, 2014.

The ASHP Foundation’s Critical Care Traineeship is a five-month, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited educational experience during which pharmacists will be trained to develop and maintain specialized services for the management of critically ill patients. Trainees will receive intensive distance and experiential training that prepares them to participate on interdisciplinary, patient-care teams as the health professional who is responsible and accountable for patients’ medication-related outcomes. This program allows participants to support their hospital/health system’s efforts to ensure safe, quality care for critically ill patients.

The traineeship was designed for pharmacists in acute settings who are providing specialized services for critically ill patients. Participants will learn to design patient-specific pharmacotherapy, solve drug therapy problems, and develop protocols, policies and/or procedures for complex patient treatments. The robust, four-month distance education component addresses 28 topics through independent reading assignments, Web-based education programs and case-based teleconferences. The program also includes 10 contiguous days of experiential training and completion of post-training activities. Participants will observe and participate in the care of critically ill patients. The clinical skills developed, along with the long-term guidance offered by the traineeship preceptor, will position the trainees to develop critical care pharmacy services at their institutions.

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