What is The Rx Consultant?
The Rx Consultant is a subscription-based service that delivers practical updates & reviews covering all the top-selling drugs and common health conditions. All our publications focus on the facts busy front-line pharmacists and other health care practitioners need to stay current, and provide it a streamlined, easy reading style.
Founded in 1991, The Rx Consultant has subscribers throughout the United States and Canada. For 24 years, pharmacists, nurses and other practitioners have relied on The Rx Consultant for accurate, unbiased updates they can trust. The Rx Consultant is completely independent of the pharmaceutical industry and has no commercial bias.
What's in the eLibrary?
The entire family of Rx Consultant publications is now included in a subscription to the eLibrary:
Drug Therapy Updates & Reviews
The eLibrary contains over 30 streamlined updates on drug therapy for the most common diseases. New articles are added every month - it is a continually expanding resource.
The eLibrary includes 50+ hours of CE from an ACPE approved provider at no additional charge. Each article provides at least 1.5 hours of CE. Subscribers can take their tests online, score them immediately, then print or save their credit statements. CE tests can also be mailed, faxed, or even phoned in to The Rx Consultant office, and credit statements will be delivered by mail or fax.
The eLibrary includes a news column covering the developments that matter most to pharmacists and other front-line providers. You get a headline, the bottom line, and how it's likely to affect your practice in a few short lines, then it's on to the next news item. The news briefs are also available in print monthly as Rx News Connection.
Rx Patient Connection
A patient information page accompanies every Drug Therapy Update & Review in the eLibrary. Called Rx Patient Connection, this sheet pulls together all the key patient information and answers the most common questions patients ask.
A Personal CE Transcript
From the eLibrary, subscribers can access a personal account that maintains a record of the tests they have taken and the CE credits they have earned.
Monthly Mail Packets
Individual subscribers receive a packet in the mail every month with copies of the latest Drug Therapy Update & Review, Patient Connection, and News Connection. The packet also includes a CE credit request (for those who prefer mail or fax service) and a Quick Reference card for the latest article. These cards outline the facts you need quickly in tables and charts, and fit in a pocket binder. It's a handy way to keep the essential information at your fingertips.
How do The Rx Consultant Updates & Reviews differ from other publications and CE programs?
The Rx Consultant is written specifically for busy, frontline healthcare providers.
We understand that you need to stay up to date, yet your time is limited. That's why every article is:
- An update on what's new, plus a short review - so you get the full picture
- Condensed for fast reading and delivered in "reader friendly" language
The Rx Consultant maintains a high standard for quality
And a rigorous system for content development that insures it. Every issue is written by an expert in the topic area, and then peer reviewed, fact-checked and edited to insure that the content is
- Accurate and
- Useful for community practitioners
The Rx Consultant is completely independent of the pharmaceutical industry.
We accept no grants, advertising, or funding of any kind from drug manufacturers. With no financial ties, maintaining a bias-free publication is a straightforward process.
Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
The Rx Consultant is owned and published by Continuing Education Network, Inc., a provider of continuing education (CE) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Continuing Education Network, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Continuing Education for Nurses
Advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists):
The Rx Consultant is owned and published by Continuing Education Network, Inc., a provider of continuing education (CE) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). CE hours provided by Continuing Education Network meet the ANCC criteria for formally approved continuing education hours.
The ACPE is listed by the AANP as an acceptable, accredited continuing education organization for applicants seeking renewal through continuing education credit.
The following excerpt is available on the ANCC website (www.nursecredentialing.org/Certification/CertificationRenewal.aspx):
ANCC is transitioning to updated renewal requirements, which will be fully in effect starting January 1, 2014. The expanded renewal categories in this application may be used immediately. New requirements will be in effect beginning January 1, 2014. These requirements are:
- All renewal applicants will be required to fulfill Category 1 (75 contact hours) as half of their professional development requirement. The other half may be fulfilled with any professional development category (1-6).
- All advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists) must include at least 25 contact hours of pharmacology to fulfill their Category 1 requirement.
- At least 50% (37.5 hours) of your 75 continuing education hours must be formally approved continuing education hours. Formally approved continuing education hours meet one or more of the following criteria listed below
- Continuing nursing education (CNE) approved for nursing contact hours by an accredited provider or approver of nursing continuing education and/or;
- Continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours and/or;
- Sponsored by organizations, agencies or educational institutions accredited or approved by the: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Continuing Education Network (publisher of The Rx Consultant) is a provider of continuing education (CE) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13118. CE programs in The Rx Consultant are accepted by the following State Boards of Nursing: AL, AK, AR, CA, DC, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VI, WA, WI, WV, WY.
The following State Boards of Nursing do not require continuing education for license/certification renewal for registered nurses. Some of these states are also listed above because continuing education is required for advanced practicing nurses license/certification renewal and CE programs in The Rx Consultant are accepted.: AZ, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IN, KY, MD, ME, MO, MT, NY, OK, SD, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY.
The following State Boards of Nursing do not accept CE programs from The Rx Consultant: NY, UT.