Advanced Therapeutic Decision Making: Expanding Pharmacists’ Roles


From expanding opportunities for patient self-care to assuming prescription authority, pharmacists’ roles in advanced therapeutic decision making are evolving. Come explore the emerging landscape to learn how you can improve patient care and outcomes. This session will cover the latest developments in the authority and support for these activities on the state level and what’s needed to put them into practice.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current models of state authorities that are facilitating pharmacists’ advanced therapeutic decision making.
  2. Describe the differences among activities associated with advanced therapeutic decision making relative to collaborative practice agreements, statewide standing orders/protocols, and independent prescribing models.
  3. Identify the required components to successfully implement and expand advanced therapeutic decision making in practice.
  4. Summarize the benefits to patients, public health initiatives, and the health care system that could be seen with advancements and expansion of pharmacists’ role in advanced therapeutic decision making.
Julie Akers, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Washington State University
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Provider Status
Track: Ambulatory Care
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 611-612
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-089-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
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