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The life of a pharmacist after the ‘Living MedsCheck’ experience as a Student….

After I graduated pharmacy school, I began my pharmacy internship and work experience within a hospital setting. In a hospital setting, MedsChecks are not typically performed, however there are other types of medication reviews that are done by pharmacist such … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE FOR ME

I have developed and built on many skills in the past 2 months. This MedsCheck elective helped me solidify on skills such as, verbal communication, active listening, interpersonal, direct-patient care, building professional relationships and adaptability. As a future practicing pharmacist … Continue reading

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The Time it Takes to Complete a FULL MedsCheck Service

Throughout the past 2 months, I provided the MedsCheck service to patients in an outpatient hospital pharmacy setting. The average time it took to complete MedsCheck service was 45 minutes. The minimum amount of time it took to complete a … Continue reading

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Barriers to Working in an Outpatient Hospital Pharmacy

There are many advantages to providing a MedsCheck service within an outpatient hospital pharmacy. However, working there for 2 months, I also came across a few barriers with patients such as: – Payment for parking outside the hospital – Polypharmacy … Continue reading

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Unique Characteristics to the Outpatient Hospital Pharmacy Setting

Unique Characteristics to the Outpatient Hospital Pharmacy Setting: I have had the most wonderful and unique opportunity to work in an outpatient hospital setting and provide MedsChecks to a unique set of patients (mostly organ transplant and renal dialysis). I … Continue reading

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The Missing Gap in the MedsChecks Program – The Pharmaceutical Opinion Program Should be Integrated into the MedsCheck Program

As I complete MedsCheck services for patients in an outpatient hospital community pharmacy setting, I realize there is a gap in the MedCheck program, which has not been addressed to date. The gap is how to address drug therapy problems … Continue reading

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Seamless Care in a Complex Patient (From Hospital Discharge back into the Community)

How can we take care of patients medically when they are discharged from a hospital acute care setting back into the community pharmacy setting? How can we as community pharmacists ensure we have a complete medication history? How we can … Continue reading