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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.

 

Celebrating Women in Pharmacy

October is a celebratory time in the world of pharmacy. I would like to take a moment to recognize all pharmacists that continue to serve their communities and advance the pharmacy practice.  COVID-19 has presented challenging times to all, but the work of pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians has been a shining light as they provide accessible care to address their patients’ needs. Today I would also like to make...

Cora Eilders
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National Cholesterol Education Month

With September being National Cholesterol Education Month, now is the perfect time for pharmacists to proactively discuss heart health and raise awareness around appropriately screening for, and subsequently, using different treatment options if their cholesterol is high. There are currently more than 102 million American adults (20 years or older) who have total cholesterol levels at or above 200mg/DL, which is above healthy levels.1 More than 35 million of these people...

David Simoneaux
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Maximizing Patient Care During Immunization Season

There has been some debate on when to start giving flu shots. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have not explicitly stated any changes to the current recommendations for the best time to receive a flu vaccine, some pharmacies may decide to begin administering immunizations in mid-September. This strategy will allow pharmacies to be in full swing by October. This timeline takes into account the idea that...

Jasmine Perry
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Managing the Opioid Epidemic During COVID-19

The Opioid Epidemic has significantly impacted the lives of people around the world and continues to do so today during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018 in the United States, overdose deaths were four times higher than just 19 years earlier in 1999.1 While overdose deaths decreased by 4% from 2017 to 2018, there were still 68,000 overdose deaths in 2018, with...

Jasmine Perry
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