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JCCP Diagram
JCPP Pharmacists' Patient Care Process
Learn about the process

The Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process is a consistent process for patient care delivery that can be used by pharmacists in any practice setting and with any patient. It is a cornerstone of student pharmacist education and is becoming the go-to way pharmacists approach interactions with patients as they provide needed services.

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Expanding Patient Care Services
Download Questions to Consider

APhA’s “Questions to Consider When Expanding Pharmacy-based Patient Care Services” provides pharmacists and pharmacy leadership with key questions that should be considered as they plan to expand their patient care services. From assessing the need for the services to designing a business model and evaluating outcomes, this resource will help your team think through the many variables that can drive success of a new patient care service.

Patient Care News
January 8, 2019
Brain-eating amoeba death highlights importance of safe neti pot use

It’s right out of a horror movie: a woman’s brain is devoured by amoeba over the course of a year, and by the time it’s discovered, it’s too late to save her. A surgeon who operated on her told the Seattle Times that “a section of her brain about the size of a golf ball was bloody mush.” And it’s…

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October 26, 2018
What to do if CDC’s ACIP makes a ‘permissive’ recommendation

Question: If CDC’s ACIP makes a “permissive” recommendation, does a pharmacist need a prescription to administer the vaccine? Answer: Many factors determine what a pharmacist is allowed to do, in addition to CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. A permissive…

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October 26, 2018
Ask The Experts: Giving Shingrix to a patient also receiving an influenza vaccine

Question: Can Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) be given to a patient also receiving an influenza vaccine? Answer: Shingrix (GlaxoSmithKline) is a recombinant zoster vaccine that contains an adjuvant. According to the CDC’s general best practice guidelines, recombinant and adjuvanted vaccines…

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October 12, 2018
Keep individual patients in mind when treating back pain

Back problems are a common cause of pain for Americans. Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options are available, but what works for one patient may not necessarily be the best option for someone else. Elizabeth Casserly, PharmD, BCPS, a pain management clinical specialist at Cleveland Clinic, said…

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