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Quality Corner

We’ve created a blog section on pharmacyquality.com for posts related to managing performance information and other general quality-related topics.  If you have common questions or suggested topics, we’d love to hear from you!  We hope you enjoy the topics and possibly even learn a thing or two about performance measurement, EQuIPPTM, or the broad topic of pharmacy quality.

 

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Resources

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. For pharmacists, working with the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients can be an important way to ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. With more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and 1 in 3 seniors dying with Alzheimer’s or another dementia,1 this is a disease that requires a team effort to fight. Pharmacists can direct caregivers to an article by The National...

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Mental Health Month Relevant Episodes of the Quality Corner Show

May in National Mental Health Month in America, and it is important to understand both prevention and treatment of mental health problems. Mental health measures such as Antidepressant Medication Management and Adherence to Antipsychotics as well as the Concurrent use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines measure are currently used in EQuIPP® today. According to the CDC, there were 56.8 million visits to physician offices with mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders as the primary...

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Drug Take Back Day and Managing Controlled Substances

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has seen an increase in overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 83,544 Americans overdosing during the 12-month period ending July 1, 2020, the most ever recorded in a 12-month period. The increase in drug overdose deaths appeared to begin prior to the COVID-19 health emergency, but accelerated significantly during the first months of the pandemic. How can your...

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The Value of Nutritionists and Dieticians as Part of Your Pharmacy Team

Nutrition plays a vital role in helping manage chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Having a nutritionist or registered dietician on your pharmacy team can make a big difference in providing excellent patient care. They can help keep your patients on a schedule, eating healthy, and encourage continual medication adherence. By pairing a community pharmacist with a dietician and holding classes devoted to diabetes or heart...

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