Alexandria, VA — The National Institute for Standards in Pharmacist Credentialing (NISPC) reports that the revised dyslipidemia disease state management examination (DSM) is now available. According to Eleni Z. Anagnostiadis, NISPC executive director, "NISPC is pleased to announce that the newly revised dyslipidemia exam fully incorporates the new National Cholesterol Education Program's (NCEP III) guidelines and will help enable pharmacists to take an active role in the care of patients with lipid disorders."
Licensed pharmacists in good standing with their respective state boards of pharmacy are eligible to take the exam. Two years of practice experience are recommended.
With over 300 testing sites nationwide, pharmacists can register to take the computerized version of the anticoagulation, asthma, diabetes and dyslipidemia exams virtually any time of the year at their convenience. All four DSM exams will also be offered, in paper and pencil, in conjunction with the 37th American Society of Health- System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in Atlanta GA, on December 7th and 8th. For additional information call NISPC at 703/299/8790.
NISPC was formed in 1998 by the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to create a consolidated, nationally-recognized, disease state management credential for pharmacists. Since 1998, NISPC has credentialed nearly 1,400 pharmacists nationally in anticoagulation, asthma, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.