Análisis de la certificación en el marco de especialización farmacéutica a nivel internacional

Brian E. Lawson, Josep M. Guiu-Segura2


El uso de las certificaciones para impulsar el perfeccionamiento y la especialización profesional mediante la evaluación formal de los  onocimientos y habilidades de los profesionales de farmacia es una de las maneras en que la profesión farmacéutica demuestra su compromiso con la  mejora del nivel de competencia profesional de los farmacéuticos y la obtención de los mejores resultados clínicos de los pacientes. La certificación y la acreditación en el ámbito sanitario brindan oportunidades de autorregulación, de reconocimiento entre colegas y de evaluación de la educación, formación, experiencia y competencias de los profesionales. El Board of Pharmacy Specialties actualmente reconoce a más de 51.500  armacéuticos con certificaciones activas en 14 especialidades farmacéuticas. Aunque las certificaciones están orientadas principalmente a  profesionales que ejercen en los Estados Unidos, hay al menos un farmacéutico  certificado en más de 50 países, incluido España. El objetivo de  ste artículo es poner de manifiesto el papel de las certificaciones otorgadas por  el Board of Pharmacy Specialties con los mecanismos de especialización  profesional existentes a nivel internacional. sound, defensible process. The  verriding concern of BPS is to ensure that the public receives the level of  harmacy services that will improve a patient’s quality of life.  A total of 14  specialties are currently recognized by BPS13,14, including: • Board Certified  Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP), since 1978. • Board Certified Nutrition Support  Pharmacist (BCNSP), since 1988. • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist  (BCPS), since 1988. • Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP), since  1994. • Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP), since 1996. • Board  Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), since 2009. • Board Certified  Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP), since 2013. • Board Certified Pediatric  pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS), since 2013. • Board Certified Geriatric  Pharmacist (BCGP), since 2017. • Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist  (BCCP), since 2017. • Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP),  since 2017. • Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP), since  2018. • Board Certified Transplant Pharmacist (BCTXP), since 2018. • Board  Certified Emergency Medicine Pharmacist (BCEMP), since 2020. 


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Farmacia; Farmacia hospitalaria; Certificación; Habilitación Profesional; Consejos de Especialidades; Especialización; Competencia Profesional

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