In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the importance of biologics and their impact on patient care and disease management.
The APhA-APPM Transitions of Care Special Interest Group (SIG) is a fresh professional network of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working to overcome transitional challenges and enhance collegial collaboration in all practice settings. APhA members, join today and start networking across the country.
APhA Student Pharmacist members gain practical hands-on experience through patient care projects such as Operation Heart, Generation Rx, Operation Diabetes to name just a few.
APhA-APRS seeks volunteers for its committees in the areas of Education, Awards, and Postgraduate activities. Committee service is a great way to get involved in the Association and network with colleagues. Previous committee experience is not required.
Pharmacists In Action
Pharmacists onsite at Jewish Home’s skilled nursing facility provide immediate care
The Los Angeles Jewish Home has taken an innovative approach to improving patient care by building an onsite pharmacy located within its skilled nursing facility.
“It’s not unusual for a pharmacy to be located within a hospital, but it is unusual for a full-service pharmacy to be located within a skilled nursing facility,” said Robert Shmaeff, BSPharm, MPA/MHSA, Director of the Pharmacy. The skilled nursing facility at the Jewish Home is a 249-bed facility, including 10 beds for patients with acute geriatric psych needs, such as uncontrolled bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and dementia with behavioral disturbances.
Even as the profession speeds ahead with the provider status initiative, this issue of Pharmacy Today serves as a reminder to keep tending to the basics. This effort is evident in the Special OTC Section. Here we present the results of the most recent survey of practicing pharmacists about the nonprescription products they most frequently recommend in 89 product categories.
We all have mental algorithms for these common questions (Is your throat scratchy? Your head hurting? Fever? Cough?), and the answers take us to a logical recommendation with the right ingredients. Patients who come from the OTC aisles with several products in hand and a confused look on their faces are very appreciative of our years of education and experience.