Practice Assessment Criteria

Pharmacists (Community)

The Community Pharmacist Practice Assessment Criteria focus on four key areas (categories):

  • Patient assessment
  • Decision making
  • Documentation
  • Communication and education

For each area, specific performance indicators — which describe the minimum practice requirement for all community pharmacists — are identified. The guidance section of the criteria illustrates how the performance indicator will apply in practice and provides examples of activities that support each standard.

Through a combination of observation and retrospective review of documentation (chart stimulated recall), practice advisors evaluate the processes in place for each of these areas with respect to new and refill prescriptions, adaptations/renewals, comprehensive medication reviews and patient interactions related to over-the-counter medications.

Pharmacists (Hospital, Family Health Team and Long-Term Care)

The Hospital and Other Healthcare Facility Pharmacist Practice Assessment Criteria focus on four key areas (categories):

  • Patient Assessment
  • Decision making
  • Documentation
  • Communication and education

For each area, specific performance indicators — which describe the minimum practice requirement for all pharmacists — are identified. The guidance section of the criteria illustrates how each performance indicator will apply in practice and provides examples of activities that support each standard.

Through a combination of observation and retrospective review of documentation (chart stimulated recall) practice advisors evaluate the processes in place for each of these areas with respect to the work up of newly admitted/rostered patients, medication reconciliation, new medication orders, provision of ongoing care, drug information and patient education.

Pharmacy Technicians (Community and Hospital)

The Pharmacy Technician Assessment Criteria focus on four key areas (domains):

  • Patient care support activities
  • Collaboration and decision making
  • Documentation
  • Communication

For each area, specific performance indicators — which describe the minimum practice requirement for all technicians regardless of practice site — are identified. The guidance section of the criteria illustrates how the performance indicator will apply in practice and provides examples of activities that support each standard.

Through a combination of observation and retrospective review of documentation (chart stimulated recall) practice advisors evaluate the processes in place for each of these areas with respect to drug distribution activities, compounding practices, best possible medication histories and patient education activities.

 

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