Pharmacotherapy Specialty Core Therapeutic Module Package for Recertification (Cert # L209314)

ACPE Numbers: Various – see listing below
Pre-Sale Date: 10/28/2020
Content Release Date: 11/25/2020
Expiration Date: 11/23/2021
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 5.0 hours (BPS and ACPE)
Activity Fee: $100 (ASHP member); $150 (non-member)

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.

Target Audience

These activities are intended for Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists in need of recertification credit.

Activity Overview

The Core Therapeutic Modules for Recertification Package consists of 5 activities (see table below). In each activity, faculty review clinical topics and practice skills using a case-based approach. This package is intended for board certified pharmacists in need of recertification credit; the activities were designed based on the content outline developed by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).

Each activity is approved for 1.0 hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of all the learning modules will provide up to 5.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Recertification Credit*

Board certified pharmacists are eligible to receive 5.0 hours of recertification credit for completing this module. To earn recertification credit, learners must review the activity content and successfully complete the online assessment by the deadline. Only completed assessments will be eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete assessments will be processed. You are allowed only one attempt to successfully complete this assessment.

Participants who pass the assessments will be eligible for recertification credit in the year in which the assessment was completed.

These activities are part of the ASHP professional development program for BCPS recertification approved by the BPS. 

ACPE Number

Learning Module

Credit Hours

*Assessment Pass Point


Cardiac Arrhythmias and Advanced Cardiac Life Support




Pharmacotherapy Considerations in the Management of Shock



Select Topics in Men's Health



Select Topics in Women's Health



Select Topics in Gastrointestinal Diseases



Learning Objectives

ACPE number: 0204-0000-20-992-H01-P

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret signs, symptoms and diagnostic tests for cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Identify drug-related problems, including drug interactions and adverse effects, associated with pharmacotherapy of cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Identify strategies to prevent drug-induced cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Recommend therapy and monitoring for cardiac arrhythmias based on patient-specific information, current guidelines and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guided therapies.

ACPE number: 0204-0000-20-993-H01-P

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret diagnostic and/or laboratory tests, vital signs, and clinical presentation in order to differentiate types of shock (hypovolemic, distributive, cardiogenic).
  • Compare and contrast the pharmacologic agents utilized in shock.
  • Recommend the most appropriate therapy and monitoring based on patient-specific information and current guidelines for the treatment of shock.

ACPE number: 0204-0000-20-615-H01-P

Learning Objectives:

  • Recommend appropriate treatment, monitoring and follow-up plans based on patient-specific information and current guidelines for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency.
  • Explain screening and treatment of osteoporosis in men.
  • Evaluate the role of prostate cancer screening.
  • Select appropriate treatment for patients with prostate cancer.

ACPE number: 0204-0000-20-616-H01-P

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe pertinent sex-based differences in pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics that affect exposure and response to medications.
  • Select health screenings based on patient-specific information for osteoporosis, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer.
  • Recommend appropriate treatment, monitoring and follow-up plans based on patient-specific information and current guidelines for osteoporosis and menopausal symptoms.
  • Select appropriate contraceptive options, including emergency contraception, based on patient-specific information.
  • Evaluate safety and efficacy of common therapies used during pregnancy and lactation.

ACPE number: 0204-0000-20-617-H01-P

Learning Objectives:

  • For patients with nausea, vomiting, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or peptic ulcer disease:
    • Recommend appropriate treatment and monitoring, based on drug-specific variables, patient-specific information and clinical practice guidelines.
    • Evaluate drug-related problems and response to therapy.
    • Recommend modifications of patient-specific treatment plans based on follow up assessment.

Planners, Presenters, and Reviewers 

Full Faculty Bios

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Medical Oncology
Emory Healthcare - Winship Cancer Institute
Atlanta, Georgia

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, Geriatrics and Extended Care
VA North Texas Health Care System
Dallas, Texas

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Care
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey

Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Assistant Clinical Professor
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Clinical Pharmacy Practice Manager
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Professor, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center
Louisville, Kentucky
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
Clinical Pharmacist
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey

Associate Dean
Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist
West Virginia University (WVU) and WVU Hospitals and Clinics
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Anna M. Jackson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Tony Martin, Pharm.D., M.B.A.
Susan R. Dombrowski, M.S., R.Ph.

Merlin Alexander, Pharm.D., BCPS
Macayla Bartucca, Pharm.D.
Sarah Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
Zachary Brent, Pharm.D., BCPS
Heng Chang, Pharm.D., BCPS
Judy Chennat, Pharm.D, BCPS
Diana Cowell, Pharm.D., BCPS
Lydia D'Agostino, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP
Tara Driscoll, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Tara Feller, Pharm.D., M.B.A., MPH, BCPS
Kisha Gant, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, BCPS
Catlin Grisham-Takac, Pharm.D., BCPS
Laura Hart, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BCGP
Michele Havens, Pharm.D, BCPS
Elham Hekmat, Pharm.D., BCPS
Lindsey Hunt, Pharm.D., BCPS
Kimberly Johnson, Pharm.D.,BCPS
claire kestenbaum, Pharm. D., BCPS
Serena Key-Tate, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCSCP
jessen Koshy, Pharm.D. BCPS
Lauren Leedom, BS,BCPS,M.B.A.
Areerut Leelathanalerk, Pharm.D., BCPS
Jamie Longmire, Pharm.D., BCPS
Laura MacCall, Pharm.D., BCPS
Melanie Madorsky, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP
Chinwe Mbonu, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mallory McCullough, Pharm.D., BCPS
Scott McDougall, Bsc Pharm, BCPS
Michael McQuade, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
Amanda McQuillan, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
Sarah Michienzi, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP
Ana Miladinovic, Pharm.D.,BCPS
Jessica Moschea, Pharm.D., BCPS
Ijang Ngando, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, BCCCP
Ramat Aderemi Omole, Pharm D., M.Sc., BCPS, CPH
Liz Palmer, Pharm.D., BCPS
Nisha Patel, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS
Kerry Anne Rambaran, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mohammad Rattu, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS, BCGP
Heather Redden, Pharm.D.
Amy Richardson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Brooke Roe, Pharm.D.
Hollins Schwantes, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
Gita Soltani, Pharm D
Conner Sothoron, Pharm.D.., BCPS, BCCCP
Stacia Street, Pharm.D., BCPS
Marisa Strychalski, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Florence Tan, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
Alison Tonsk, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
Aiwen Wang, Pharm.D.
Corrie Weiland, Pharm.D., BCPS
Max Whitney, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
Robert Wood, Pharm.D., BCPS
Kelsie Young, Pharm.D.,BCPS


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  • Snehal Bhatt, Pharm.D., BCPS, Portola Pharmaceuticals - Advisory Board; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Speaker Bureau
  • All other planners, presenters, and reviewers of this session report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

Activities which can be completed in any order. Each activity consists of audio, video, and/or PDFs and evaluations.  Learners must review all content and complete the evaluations to receive continuing pharmacy education credit for each activity.

Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

System Technical Requirements

Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.


These activities were developed by ASHP.