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Transitions Magazine

Transitions is published bi-monthly for members of the APhA New Practitioner Network. The online newsletter contains information focused on life inside and outside pharmacy practice, providing guidance on various areas of professional, personal, and practice development. Each issue includes in-depth articles on such topics as personal financial management, innovative practice sites, career profiles, career development tools, residency and postgraduate programs, and more.

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy not associated with adverse... Influenza vaccination during pregnancy not associated with adverse...

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy not associated with adverse...

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A new study published in JAMA Network found that maternal influenza vaccination during pregnancy was not significantly associated with the risk of immune-related health outcomes, such as asthma or infections; nonimmune–related outcomes such as neoplasms or sensory impairment; or nonspecific health outcomes such as emergency visits or hospitalizations.

Baclofen can reduce agitation in ICU patients Baclofen can reduce agitation in ICU patients

Baclofen can reduce agitation in ICU patients

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Critically ill patients who exhibit symptoms of unhealthy alcohol use can become agitated when receiving mechanical ventilation in the ICU. A study published in the February 23, 2021 issue of JAMA showed that high-dose baclofen can prevent alcohol withdrawal–related agitation.

Life's too short to be busy Life's too short to be busy

Life's too short to be busy

As a pharmacist and health care provider, I am a big advocate for going beyond physical health, and making sure to prioritize emotional and mental...
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Finding solid footing at the end of the (residency) path Finding solid footing at the end of the (residency) path

Finding solid footing at the end of the (residency) path

Perhaps the remaining number of days as a learner is etched into the whiteboard on the residents’ office or written as a reminder of the...
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Fulfilling my passion to advance the profession Fulfilling my passion to advance the profession

Fulfilling my passion to advance the profession

With my new position, I am incredibly grateful to continue working in association management to fulfill my passion for advancing the pharmacy...
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Renegotiating salaries Renegotiating salaries

Renegotiating salaries

Are you ready to ask for a salary increase? The tips below will help you achieve success in many areas.

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Pearls for precepting Pearls for precepting

Pearls for precepting

After a year of precepting, I have important lessons that have transformed how I operate as a New Practitioner preceptor.

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Let's talk about stress

Raise your hand if the aftermath of 2020 has you feeling more stressed out than ever before. Both of my hands are frantically flying in the air on this one. 

The answer is ...

When attempting to relieve myself from learning all the nuances of pharmacy, one hobby I continuously use to take a step back from the medical realm and de-stress is trivia.

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