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MedsChecks in a busy chain pharmacy

The pharmacy I work at is literally a gold mine for MedsChecks because 90%  of the patients are above the age of 65. Although the pharmacy has many eligible patients, I am often limited by time due to high script … Continue reading

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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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A year and a half later …

After graduation, I started practicing as a hospital pharmacist. For that reason, I have not performed any MedsCheck thusfar. Recently, I started working with at a FHT, which again, is not a setting where MedsChecks are conducted.  However, I have … Continue reading

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Yr 1: A Pharmacist’s perspective on Living MedsCheck & other services

Now, I am a practicing pharmacist for a chain that serves a large clientele. This is different from when I volunteered during the “Living MedsCheck” elective. Am I still Living MedsCheck? I am, as well as pharmaceutical opinions, smoking cessation prescribing & monitoring, and immunizing. However, I … Continue reading

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Wk 12 – review of my life in MedsCheck – part II & III

II. What have I gained from this experience? Now, I understand a few MedsCheck programs. I volunteered one day a week for 8 weeks, and my workload varied from 1-5 Diabetes MedsChecks/day. Overall, I provided nearly 25 Diabetes MedsChecks. I … Continue reading

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Wk 11 – Review of my life in MedsCheck – part I

I-a. Setting up the MedsCheck elective at UW How did I end up here? I decided that it was important to gain experience providing the MedsCheck service. Originally, I wanted to work part-time in a pharmacy, but there was no … Continue reading

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The future of the MedsCheck service

My impression is that the MedsCheck service is a rudimentary form of a med review.The list making process utilizes very few skills, and shows the pharmacist how much they have to offer. With the expanding scope of practice, my suggestion … Continue reading