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Ensure appropriate dosing instructions and devices are provided for injectable medications
Practice & Trends

Medication Safety

Ensure appropriate dosing instructions and devices are provided for injectable medications

When patients are prescribed injectable medications to self-administer at home, it is critical that they receive education from both the prescriber and pharmacist on proper injection technique, with clear verbal and written instructions on the dose volume to measure and administer, and are provided appropriate syringes, needles, and ancillary supplies (e.g., alcohol swabs) to administer the dose.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, PA

Gastroenterology
Practice & Trends

Self-care Product Survey

Gastroenterology

Common GI complaints that can generally be managed with nonprescription treatments and self-care include belching, heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, sour stomach, and nausea.

To bolster pharmacy workforce and  well-being, groups agree on strategies for technician roles
Practice & Trends

Well-Being

To bolster pharmacy workforce and well-being, groups agree on strategies for technician roles

Beyond just naming the issues, APhA and other organizations recognize that change needs to happen in the pharmacy workplace. Workplace conditions continue to be the primary reason cited for prolonged stress and burnout submitted to the Pharmacy Workplace and Well-being Reporting (PWWR) portal, a confidential and anonymous way pharmacy personnel can report positive and negative experiences in pharmacy practice.

Loren Bonner

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