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45 minutes to do a MedsCheck

It took me roughly 45 minutes to do a MedsCheck in an independent pharmacy setting. The following are some resaons why it took me longer than 30 minutes: 1) My slowness and need to develop an approach to doing a … Continue reading

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Time it took to complete one MedsCheck

I performed the MedsCheck service at a community pharmacy. Typically, it took me between 20 – 25 minutes to complete one MedsCheck. Hence, in the community pharmacy setting I worked in, the 30-minute time allotted by the government appeared to … Continue reading

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Wk10: The value of a (MedsCheck) FOLLOW-UP

During an annual MedsCheck there is typically enough time to prepare a medication list, and review each medication’s indication, safety and appropriate-use. In a diabetes MedsCheck, I also teach the patient a few important concepts in diabetes (e.g. hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, … 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 MedsCheck in the independent pharmacy setting

1) Knowing the patients and their problems too well that they don’t feel the need for a MedsCheck. 2) Low volume because not everyone is eligible for a MedsCheck. 3)  Eligibiity criteria. A person on 2 chronic meds who is … Continue reading

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Enablers to MedsCheck

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MedsCheck is a service provided by the community pharmacy for a patient. There can be a number of things that help promote this service. From what I have gathered through my experience, I would have to say that the most … Continue reading