How-To: Ontario’s Pharmaceutical Opinion Program

Tags: Online learning, Pharmacy management, Professional pharmacy services

OVERVIEW
Ontario’s Pharmaceutical Opinion Program (POP) provides a formalized structure for pharmacists to identify drug related problems and make recommendations to prescribers. Many pharmacists may experience challenges implementing this program due to limitations such as time, uncertainty about eligibility criteria, or barriers in collaboration with prescribers. This presentation will share insights and practical strategies for pharmacists and their teams to overcome these challenges and maximize the implementation of the POP into their practice. In addition, common examples found in daily practice will be discussed.

This presentation has received great uptake at OPA’s Conference 2016.

How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the REGISTRATION AND PRICING; a drop-down will open with pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on "add to cart" to start the registration process.

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Program outline

  • Online learning module
  • Online assessment

 

Continuing Education Units:

  • Number of CEUs:  1.25
  • Accreditation #: 8002-2016-1681-I-P
  • Accreditation Expiry Date: March 4, 2020

Course Availability:

You must complete the course one day before its expiry date; access will be removed after this point.

Learning Format: 

Online, didactic learning modules (1 hrs)

Learner Assessment:

Reflective exercise

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the objectives, goals, and elements of improving patient care through Ontario’s Pharmaceutical Opinion Program (POP)
  • Differentiate between what does and what does not qualify as a pharmaceutical opinion (PO)
  • Identify daily opportunities for interventions
  • Discuss methods to communicate optimally with prescribers
  • Incorporate strategies to integrate this program into routine practice

Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until one day before its expiry date: 

  • Complete the program’s online module (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  • Successfully complete the reflective exercise, within a maximum of two attempts.
    • Please note that it takes 5-7 business days to mark the reflective exercise.
  • Complete the program’s evaluation.

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

There are no pre-requisites for this program. This online professional development program is designed to support pharmacists who have an interest in refreshing and broadening their knowledge in the area of minor ailments.

Subject Matter Experts: 

  • Iris Krawchenko, RPh (BScPhm, ACPR)
  • Maria Nenadovich, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Michael Cheung, RPh (BScPhm)

Last updated: March 8, 2019

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at education@opatoday.com.

Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to education@opatoday.com no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
POP 2019   $35.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
POP 2019   $70.00 Add to Cart 
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