While ASAs are not a prerequisite for collaborative care, they can be used to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of collaborative care. If harnessed to their full potential, ASAs have the opportunity to improve access to care, expand services available to patients, increase the efficiency and coordination of care, and use pharmacists` medication skills to complement the skills and knowledge of other members of the health team. This toolkit was developed by ChangeLab Solutions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) under a cooperation agreement with ChangeLab Solutions. Pharmacists who want to develop a common practice agreement may need help knowing where to start. To support this process, a toolkit entitled « Advancing Team-Based Care through Collaborative Practice Agreements » has been developed. The toolkit is a resource for pharmacists that they can use to develop and implement practical, cooperative agreements to promote team-based care. It offers a customizable template that can be used as a starting point for developing a collaborative practice agreement. Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs) create formal practical relationships between pharmacists and prescribing donors. CSOs can benefit from collaborative care by indicating the functions that are delegated to the pharmacist by the prescribing physician cooperating on the terms negotiated in the agreement, in addition to the pharmacist`s typical field of activity.
For example, CSOs can reduce the number of phone calls needed to authorize refills or change prescriptions so that each member of the health team can complement the skills and knowledge of other members, facilitate patient care more effectively, and improve patient outcomes. As a NASPA member, I can surround myself with smart, dedicated and passionate people who support public pharmacy associations. Naspa is simply the most valuable resource for the leaders of national pharmacy associations. Click here to access the Pharmacist Prescribing Resources page In addition to the overview below, this resource contains links to the CPA Toolkit, a CPA webinar, other resources for APC, and support for pharmacist services. For more information about CPA services and related services provided by pharmacists, see the following resources. A variety of patient care functions – such as initiating, modifying or stopping drug treatment – can be delegated to a pharmacist with a CPA. These functions can facilitate the provision of services such as:. . . .