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Community pharmacy residency program

Megan G Smith, Christopher M Shea, Patrick Brown, Kristen Wines, Joel F Farley, Stefanie P Ferreri
OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmacy operational and personnel characteristics that influence engagement in providing a community pharmacy medication management service within a statewide integrated care management program. METHODS: Before the program launch, all of the pharmacies were surveyed to collect demographic, operational, and personnel characteristics such as weekly prescription volume and number of staff, respectively. Those data were then compared with engagement in the program...
February 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Jessica L Hinson, Gretchen K Garofoli, Betsy M Elswick
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of a comprehensive medication synchronization program in an independent community pharmacy by (1) evaluating changes in Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP) scores and (2) examining the change in monthly prescription volume. SETTING: Independent community pharmacy in Morgantown, WV. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Waterfront Family Pharmacy is a single-location independent community pharmacy located in Morgantown, WV...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Laura A Rhodes, Ashley R Branham, Erin E Dalton, Joseph S Moose, Macary Weck Marciniak
OBJECTIVES: To implement a comprehensive vaccine screening program and to identify best practices in workflow for a vaccine screening program. SETTING: Five independent community pharmacy locations with a common owner. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Moose Pharmacy is an independent family owned and operated pharmacy in rural North Carolina. Moose Pharmacy has 5 dispensing pharmacy locations that fill from 750 to 2800 prescriptions weekly. Each pharmacy regularly uses clinical pharmacists and pharmacy residents to provide comprehensive patient care...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Stefanie P Ferreri, Patrick Brown, Valerie B Clinard
OBJECTIVE: The development of guidelines for community pharmacy residency site expansion is described. SUMMARY: During the past 20 years, community pharmacy residency programs have grown in number. Most community residencies were initiated and accredited through schools of pharmacy with faculty members dedicated to the oversight and growth. Because of the interest in residency expansion from sites, a systematic process was needed to determine whether a site was resident ready...
November 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Alissa A Scalise, Gabrielle S Le┼żaja, Eric C Nemec, Joshua J Spooner, Daniel R Kennedy
OBJECTIVES: To determine the attributes of postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) community pharmacy residency applicants and candidates that are most appealing to community residency program directors (CRPDs). DESIGN: A 22-question online survey, designed to collect residency demographics, desirable characteristics for consideration for interview invitation (applicants), and characteristics that should be displayed during an interview (candidates). SETTING: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-recognized community pharmacy residency programs (CPRPs)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Jann B Skelton, James A Owen
OBJECTIVES: The Community Pharmacy Residency Program (CPRP) Planning Committee convened to develop a vision and a strategic action plan for the advancement of community pharmacy residency training. Aligned with the profession's efforts to achieve provider status and expand access to care, the Future Vision and Action Plan for Community-based Residency Training will provide guidance, direction, and a strategic action plan for community-based residency training to ensure that the future needs of community-based pharmacist practitioners are met...
September 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Noriko Fukushima
Among private Universities of Pharmacy in Japan, Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy was the first to introduce courses in social pharmacy in 1991. Social pharmacy is a discipline driven by social needs. By studying the relationship between pharmacy and society, particularly through case studies, the impact of drugs and changes in societal expectation of them, as well as through historical background studies and surveys of current trends, this discipline acts to determine the roles of pharmacists and pharmacies expected by society...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Andrea C Coronado, Gregory S Zaric, Janet Martin, Monali Malvankar-Mehta, Francie F Si, William G Hodge
BACKGROUND: Diabetic eye complications are the leading cause of visual loss among working-aged people. Pharmacy-based teleophthalmology has emerged as a possible alternative to in-person examination that may facilitate compliance with evidence-based recommendations and reduce barriers to specialized eye care. The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of mobile teleophthalmology screening compared with in-person examination (primary care) for the diabetic population residing in semiurban areas of southwestern Ontario...
January 2016: CMAJ Open
Courtney L Bradley, Heidi R Luder, Andrew F Beck, Rachel Bowen, Pamela C Heaton, Robert S Kahn, Mona Mansour, Stephen Obszarski, Stacey M Frede
OBJECTIVES: To design and implement a collaborative medication therapy management (MTM) program targeting pediatric patients with high-risk asthma in a community pharmacy. SETTING: Underserved inner city of Cincinnati, OH. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: A large national grocery store chain pharmacy and an academic hospital developed a partnership aimed at improving asthma care for shared patients. An interdisciplinary project team was formed, including 2 clinical pharmacists, 1 pharmacy district clinical coordinator, 1 pharmacy division clinical coordinator, 1 associate professor at a college of pharmacy, 1 pharmacy resident, and 3 pediatric physicians...
July 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Caitlin Leach, Cherokee Layson-Wolf
OBJECTIVES: 1) To measure the general perceptions and attitudes of community pharmacy residents toward transgender patients and health; 2) to identify gaps in didactic education regarding transgender health care among residents; and 3) to evaluate residents' level of support for pharmacists receiving education in transgender health care. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional survey delivered online. Community residency directors were e-mailed a cover letter and a 34-question online survey...
July 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Monica L Miller, Rakhi Karwa, Ellen M Schellhase, Sonak D Pastakia, Susie Crowe, Imran Manji, Beatrice Jakait, Mercy Maina
Objective. To describe a novel training model used to create a sustainable public health-focused pharmacy residency based in Kenya and to describe the outcomes of this training program on underserved populations. Design. The postgraduate year 2 residency was designed to expose trainees to the unique public health facets of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based care delivery in low and middle-income countries. Public health areas of focus included supply chain management, reproductive health, pediatrics, HIV, chronic disease management, and teaching...
March 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Marie A Chisholm-Burns, Justin Gatwood, Christina A Spivey
Objective. To evaluate the economic value of pharmacy education/career and the effects of the cost of private or public pharmacy school, the length of degree program, residency training, and pharmacy career path on net career earnings. Methods. This study involved an economic analysis using Markov modeling. Estimated costs of education including student loans were considered in calculating net career earnings of 4 career paths following high school graduation: (1) immediate employment; (2) employment with bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology; (3) employment as a pharmacist with no residency training; and (4) employment as a pharmacist after completing one or two years of residency training...
October 25, 2015: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Katherine Shugart, Jason Bryant, Dean Kress, Bryan Ziegler, Lynn Connelly, Kristy Brittain
PURPOSE: The value of a first-year community pharmacy residency program (CPRP) at an independent pharmacy was estimated based on time allocation for resident responsibilities. METHODS: Predefined time allocation categories for the pharmacy resident were used to consistently classify and document time completing residency activities. Benefit-to-cost ratio was determined by tabulating total costs and total benefits of the residency program. A retrospective-prospective comparison of overall change in revenue, operating expense, and prescription volume was performed between the preresident time period (July 2012 to June 2013) and the postresident time period (July 2013 to June 2014)...
December 1, 2015: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Sang Mi Yuk, Kyu-Tae Han, Sun Jung Kim, Woorim Kim, Tae Yong Sohn, Byungyool Jeon, Young-Man Kim, Eun-Cheol Park
BACKGROUND: In the year 2000, the South Korean government introduced a program for separation of drug prescribing and dispensing. The goals of the program are to reduce misuse of drugs and to contain drug expenditures. The government also designated exception regions for the program to reduce the inconvenience for people who reside in areas with a shortage of health care resources. However, according to government reports, many adverse events related to drug misuse occurred in these exception regions after the program reforms were introduced...
2015: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Stephen Gunadi, Suzanne Upfield, Ngoc-Diep Pham, Jenni Yea, Maryliz Bayas Schmiedeberg, Gift Deresoma Stahmer
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a pharmacy-led transitions-of-care program to reduce the risk of readmission and increase satisfaction for heart failure (HF) patients are described. SUMMARY: A transitions-of-care committee was established at Providence St. Peter Hospital, a 390-bed community teaching facility in Olympia, Washington, and focused on implementing standardized workflow processes for conducting admission medication review and discharge medication review and providing discharge counseling for patients with HF...
July 1, 2015: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Victoria F Roche
OBJECTIVE: To encourage pharmacy students to elect education and practice opportunities in Native American communities, including careers with the Indian Health Service (IHS). METHODS: Students in 2 elective courses were educated on various aspects of contemporary Native American life in urban and reservation environments, including cultural traditions, social and health-related challenges, health access disparities, and cultural approaches to health and wellness...
November 15, 2014: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Paula Evans, Timothy Dy Aungst, Colleen Massey, Donna Bartlett
OBJECTIVE: To share successful techniques pharmacists can use to educate community-based older adults about health and medications. SETTING: Events coordinated through MCPHS University Pharmacy Outreach Program and offered at Massachusetts senior centers. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The MCPHS University Pharmacy Outreach Program, staffed with pharmacists, caseworkers, and pharmacy students, under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, provides free medication-related information to Massachusetts residents...
January 2015: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Pamela H Koerner, Richard T Miller, Suzanne Higginbotham
PURPOSE: An innovative community residency program that provides training in the clinical and administrative aspects of specialty pharmacy practice is described. SUMMARY: An ongoing rapid rise in U.S. approvals of specialty therapies for chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, infertility, hepatitis C infection, multiple sclerosis) is fueling demand for pharmacists trained to meet the complex needs of patients receiving those therapies, which are typically subject to risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) requirements and limited distribution arrangements...
December 1, 2014: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Steven R Erickson, Paul Workman
OBJECTIVE: To document the availability of selected pharmacy services and out-of-pocket cost of medication throughout a diverse county in Michigan and to assess possible associations between availability of services and price of medication and characteristics of residents of the ZIP codes in which the pharmacies were located. DESIGN: Cross-sectional telephone survey of pharmacies coupled with ZIP code-level census data. SETTING: 503 pharmacies throughout the 63 ZIP codes of Wayne County, MI...
November 2014: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Marko Tomas, Natalie Crown, Debaroti Borschel, Lisa McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Medication reconciliation (MR) is associated with reduced discrepancies and adverse events within institutions. In ambulatory care, MR is often considered more challenging due to periodic, brief patient encounters and the involvement of multiple prescribers who lack shared records. MedsCheck, a community pharmacy program in Ontario for patients with diabetes or those taking 3 or more medications, generates a best possible medication history (BPMH) that can serve as a starting point for MR...
September 2014: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
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