APhA Launches Newest Education Training Program: ADAPT

Registration is now open for first US session of patient care skills development program.


WASHINGTON, DC — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) launched its newest education training program, ADAPT, from the 2015 APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, APhA2015. ADAPT is a transformative, online patient care skills development program designed specifically for practicing pharmacists in all settings. ADAPT delivers evidence-based content from leading experts in an interactive online learning format.

The evolving health care system and pursuit of pharmacist provider status is changing business models and expanding scope of practice in pharmacies across the country. ADAPT can help turn challenges into opportunities for pharmacists. ADAPT will increase pharmacists’ confidence and help them integrate new patient care skills and systematic processes and tools into everyday practice. Skills and processes ADAPT covers include:

  • Conducting thorough medication assessments.
  • Collaborating successfully with other health care providers.
  • Interviewing and assessing your patients (incorporating physical assessment and laboratory data).
  • Making evidence-based clinical decisions.
  • Using validated documentation practices to support patient care.
  • Developing and implementing care plans.

“ADAPT is an exciting, transformative, skills building program for pharmacists,” stated APhA Executive Vice President and CEO, Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm. MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA. “This program provides another tool along pharmacists’ professional development continuum and a mechanism to gain recognition. The knowledge, skills and performance capabilities acquired by those completing the program will help them assume greater patient care roles as members of the healthcare team. The ADAPT training program changes how pharmacists practice and prepares them to serve new and expanded patient care roles.”

The ADAPT program was developed by the Canadian Pharmacists Association. APhA is the only approved U.S partner and distributor of this program. Participants will practice new skills in real-world settings, supported by continuous assessment, feedback and mentoring by peers and trained moderators.

Registration is now open for the first U.S. cohort to begin in May 2015. For more information or to register, please visit www.APhAADAPT.com.

About the American Pharmacists Association

The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.