Show You Know: Assess Patients for Appropriate COVID-19 Therapeutics
Pharmacists have been pivotal in the fight against COVID-19. Under the PREP Act, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns, and pharmacists have been immunizing community members and dispensing COVID-19 therapeutics. Most recently, pharmacists have been given the authority to prescribe one COVID-19 oral therapeutic. Test your knowledge with this short quiz!
Pharmacists Prescribing COVID-19 Therapeutics - Podcast
There is no one better than the pharmacist to assess and intervene when potentially serious drug-drug interactions occur. For the first time ever, pharmacists can prescribe! So now what? This 2-part series of podcasts, hosted by Dr. Randy McDonough, features pharmacists who are currently prescribing Paxlovid. They discuss their experience helping a patient manage drug-drug interactions so that Paxlovid could be prescribed safely and considerations for preparing and implementing prescribing services in the pharmacy.
Focus On: Pharmacists Prescribing COVID-19 Therapeutics
This resource is designed to offer pharmacists a concise and accurate tool for assessing patient eligibility for pharmacist-prescribed nirmatrelvir/ritonavir, including identifying and managing drug interactions. Pearls for implementing this clinical service are also provided. This guide is meant to build on the infrastructure and practices community pharmacists are already employing to contend with COVID-19 and incorporate this new authority to further benefit the public.