Disease State Specific Resources
These helpful resource tools are specifically intended to assist practicing pharmacists strengthen interactive relationships with their patients and offer practical guidelines in the delivery of treatment options.
2020 Practice Insights Global Edition
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) partnered to conduct a two-part program in Abu Dhabi during September 2019 that included pharmacist educational programming and an expert panel discussion and roundtable on pharmacy-based immunizations. The program’s purpose was to foster the global expansion of pharmacy-based immunization practice by equipping participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to establish a successful immunization practice. The program had a special emphasis on approaches to improving immunization rates in high-risk populations.
A New Approach to Reducing Cardiovascular Risk – Beyond LDL
This multi-functional resource was developed for healthcare providers to serve as an evidence-based guide to assist with their therapeutic decision-making to reduce cardiovascular (CVD) risks for adult patients with elevated triglycerides (TGs). In addition to offering a historical perspective for treating lower TGs on patient outcomes, this resource also offers a clinical perspective for healthcare providers on the impact of omega-3 fatty acid products on the reduction of CVD risk outcomes.
Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Disease – How to Reduce Your Risk
This illustrative resource was developed for healthcare providers to facilitate conversations with adult patients at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This multi-functional guide is intended to serve as a helpful tool for healthcare professionals to use when explaining the importance of cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the reduction of CVD risk factors to their patients. An overview of omega-3 fatty acid products, as well as lifestyle factors, is also highlighted in this resource.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Associated Immune-related Adverse Events
A series of educational programs to help community pharmacists who provide care for patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Practice Insights Global Edition
In 2018, APhA convened an international, interprofessional expert panel at the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland, entitled Creating a Successful Pharmacy-Based Immunization Practice. This publication provides panelists’ perspectives from the FIP World Congress on the value of improving access to immunizations through interprofessional collaboration, approaches to overcoming barriers/challenges, and steps that can be taken toward effectively implementing pharmacy-based immunizations.
Immunization Event Guides
These 5 resource guides are designed to help community pharmacists plan, evaluate, conduct, and raise successful awareness of immunization events. Discover how these resource tools can help you identify patients eligible for vaccination and engage in meaningful discussions about disease prevention.
This resource provides a summary for practicing pharmacists on recent developments in the treatment of diabetes. Key updates to recommendations for people with diabetes are highlighted and emerging information about the importance of time in range and glycemic variability are presented.
This resource is designed to offer pharmacists a concise and accurate tool to support assessing, recommending, and administering vaccines to protect against Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) in young adults. Information is included for addressing questions and concerns so that pharmacists are prepared to educate patients about (HPV) and the risks and benefits of available vaccines.
Patient understanding and access to safe and cost-effective treatments is a priority for pharmacists. This consumer-oriented brochure is designed to provide information about biosimilars for patients, and to increase their understanding of emerging biologic medications. Pharmacists are encouraged to distribute and refer to this brochure during patient engagement in the pharmacy and during community outreach presentations and events.
This resource is designed to offer pharmacists a concise and accurate tool to support making recommendations for administering pneumococcal vaccines to appropriate adult patients. Information is included for addressing questions and concerns so that pharmacists are prepared to educate patients about the available vaccines.
This resource is designed to offer pharmacists a practice tool to support assessing, recommending, and administering vaccines to protect against herpes zoster (often referred to as shingles). Information is included for addressing questions and concerns so that pharmacists are prepared to educate patients about herpes zoster and the risks and benefits of available vaccines.
This resource is designed to support pharmacists who provide care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It provides an overview of treatment options, strategies to reduce hospital readmissions, approaches to engage patients with COPD in their care, a review of inhaler selection, and a discussion of access issues.
Practice Insights: Insulin, Prior Authorization, Utilization Management
In 2017, APhA conducted a survey and convened a virtual advisory panel to explore the impact of “nonmedical switching” on the care and treatment outcomes of patients with diabetes. This report summarizes survey findings from 364 pharmacists, and presents results from eight expert panelists on nonmedical switching and utilization management.
Focus On OSTEOARTHRITIS
This resource tool is designed to support pharmacists’ consultations with patients with osteoarthritis. The tool offers motivational interviewing strategies to engage with patients and pharmacologic options for treatment therapies.
Pain Relief in Brief
The Pain Relief in Brief is a practice tool used to guide pharmacists in assessing patient complaints of pain, selecting analgesics that are appropriate for patients, and educating patients on appropriate OTC analgesic use. This helpful pharmacist resource tool is supported by an independent grant from McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Taking Care: The Pharmacist’s Role in Caring for Patients with Pain
This practice tool, developed by APhA in collaboration with the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), discuss the pharmacist's role in pain management, recommends strategies for engaging patients with pain, and provides useful tools to support pharmacists' interactions with patients.
Practice Insights: Emerging Insulins
In 2016, APhA conducted a survey to explore pharmacists’ current diabetes management activities in community settings and assess pharmacists’ familiarity with emerging insulin products. This visually enhanced, statistical report summarizes the findings obtained from interviews, discussion groups and survey results.
Using Vitamins, Herbals, and Other Dietary Supplements Wisely
This patient education brochure is intended to help consumers better understand the benefits, risks, and safety of dietary supplements. It lists the “do’s” and “don’ts” when using dietary supplements, and briefly describes which sources consumers should consider when selecting dietary supplements.
Practice Insights: Pharmacists as Self-Care Advisors
In 2015, APhA conducted a survey to explore the role of pharmacists in supporting self-treating patients and gain deeper insight regarding how pharmacists engage with patients in community pharmacy settings. This visually enhanced, statistical report summarizes the findings obtained from interviews, discussion groups and survey results.
Pharmacist-Patient Guide and Treatment Options for VHTG
The Pharmacist-Patient Guide is a practice tool for pharmacists that offers current, efficient and to-the-point clinical information that can be quickly and easily incorporated into busy practices the very same day. This guide and accompanying informational webinars are intended to (1) update pharmacists on treatment of very high triglycerides (VHTG) and (2) assist pharmacists in counseling/educating patients with VHTG on the use of prescription omega-3 products and dietary supplements.
- Webinar: Use of Omega-3 for Very High Triglycerides (VHTG) (15:49)
- Webinar*: Patient Guide to Safe Use of Omega-3 Fish Oil (12:40)
- Printable Document: Pharmacist-Patient Guide
*Please open printable Pharmacist-Patient Guide as a reference prior to launching this instructional video.