Practical Steps to Integrate Radiopharmaceuticals into the Institution's Medication Management
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The goal of this program is to provide the acute care pharmacist with steps to integrate radiopharmaceuticals into the institution’s medication management program to better address accreditation agency expectations that the inpatient pharmacists provide oversight of radiopharmaceuticals used in the nuclear medicine department. The inpatient practitioner will gain insight into the current FDA approved radiopharmaceuticals, their indications and resources available to ensure that the formulary contains these often overlooked class of pharmaceuticals. This improved understanding will assist pharmacists in implementing the necessary processes to ensure safe and effective monitoring of these radiopharmaceuticals in the acute care setting.
Richard L. Green, RPh, BCNP
Director of Radiopharmacy Practice Quality & Regulatory
Department Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services
Each month, the Preceptor SIG will highlight the activities and accomplishments of a New Practitioner member. This month’s spotlight is on Dr. Erica Tolle, PharmD.
Dr. Erica Tolle is currently an Academic Fellow at the University of Cincinnati. In this position, Dr. Tolle practices at the Cincinnati Health Department in an appointment based model providing disease state education and clinical services. Despite being a learner herself, Dr. Tolle precepts APPE and PGY-1 community residents, teaches PharmD students and residents at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, manages the college’s community residency, and participates in research.
Dr. Tolle’s reason for serving as a preceptor is to “pay it forward.” Dr. Tolle states that,”precepting is a way to give back to the profession, to continuously challenge yourself to remain engaged and to learn from students and residents both clinically and academically.”
“One of the most rewarding parts of my current fellowship position is assisting with the college’s residency program. The opportunity to serve as a mentor and develop a professional and personal relationship with residents is an involvement that I hope to continue throughout my career!”
Aside from precepting, Dr. Tolle serves within APhA as a Peer-Reviewer for JAPhA, sits on the New Practitioner Network Transitions Editorial Advisory Board, and published A survey of pharmacists’ preparedness for provider status implementation in JAPhA’s residents edition. Dr. Tolle is also a member of the Ohio Pharmacists’ Association (OPA) Legal & Regulatory Affairs committee.
If you would like to nominate a candidate for a future spotlight, please contact APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG New Practitioner Chair Angela Olenik at email@example.com.
The Compounding SIG is a network community within APhA-APPM where pharmacists and student pharmacists share ideas, education, and advocacy for compounding pharmacy.
Diabetes Management SIG
The Diabetes Management SIG is a network for pharmacists and student pharmacists who share an interest in the area of diabetes management.
Immunizing Pharmacists SIG
The Immunizing Pharmacists SIG is a network for pharmacists and student pharmacists who share an interest in the area of immunizations.
Medical Home/ACO SIG
The Medical Home/ACO SIG is a network for practitioners, administrators and educators who share an interest regarding new models for patient care, specifically the patient–centered medical home and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Medication Management SIG
The Medication Management SIG provides pharmacists from different practice areas an opportunity to communicate professional interests, concerns, and prospective goals for MTM services.
Nuclear Pharmacy Practice SIG
The Nuclear Pharmacy Practice SIG serves pharmacists involved in the specialty practice of nuclear pharmacy by providing its stakeholders an avenue in which to fulfill individual professional goals and support the goals of the Academy.
Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG
The Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG supports pharmacists and student pharmacist interns who care for individuals with acute/chronic pain and pain associated with life limiting illnesses. The SIG also focuses on associated addictions of any kind.
The Preceptor SIG is a professional network of pharmacists who share an interest in any or all aspects of precepting student pharmacists and/or pharmacy residents.
Transitions of Care SIG
The Transitions of Care SIG is a professional network of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working to overcome transitional challenge and enhance collaboration among pharmacists in all practice setting as they provide care to patients during transition to/from various practice settings.
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Are you a New Practitioner or student pharmacist? A new member to APhA-APPM? Or a current APhA-APPM member looking for ways to get more involved with APhA-APPM? APhA-APPM invites you to learn more about the Academy, the Special Interest Groups, and various elected and non-elected volunteer opportunities. Start networking today!
Visit www.pharmacist.com/volunteer to learn more about the volunteer opportunities in APhA-APPM.
The APhA-APPM Executive Committee (EC) is pleased to release the Guidelines for APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups and the Application for APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups. A SIG is an interest based member group that will be led a volunteer coordinator and co-coordinator and provide a forum for members to network and support the profession by addressing emerging issues. Watch the video on SIGs. Academy members are encouraged to review the Guidelines and Application and contact staff Margaret Tomecki or a member of the APhA-APPM EC for assistance with the Application.