Highlights From the ASHP National Survey: The Current State of Pharmacy In Hospitals

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-17-021-H04-P
Activity Date: June 15, 2017
Expiration Date: June 15, 2020
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit   
Activity FeeMember – Free / Non-member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists, particularly pharmacists in management and administrative positions.

Activity Overview

The authors of the ASHP National Survey will present top line and detailed data from the 2016 Survey, highlighting and analyzing meaningful findings on current pharmacy practice and trends likely to impact practice in the future. This activity will examine and analyze survey data on the role of pharmacists in prescribing and transcribing, hospital and pharmacy department characteristics, and emerging issues and practices in health-system pharmacy.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how the ASHP National Survey results can be used to effect change in your organization
  • List the most significant practice trends identified in the 2016 ASHP National Survey
  • Describe the practice trends that deviate from established best practice

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Current status of prescribing and transcribing practices in US hospitals
  • Technology and ambulatory pharmacy services
  • Utilization and management of pharmacy resources

Faculty Information

  • Craig A. Pedersen, R.Ph., Ph.D., FAPhA, Pharmacy Manager, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Douglas J. Scheckelhoff, M.S., Senior Vice President, Practice Advancement, ASHP, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Philip J. Schneider, M.S., Clinical Professor, Associate Dean, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Scottsdale, Arizona


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

Acknowledgements of Commercial Support

The ASHP National Survey and this presentation were planned and conducted by ASHP and supported in part by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

System Technical Requirements

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