Patient Care Services
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Authors: Benjamin S. Teeter, imberly Braxton-Lloyd, Achiles A. Armenakis, Mrent I. Fox and Salisa C. Westrick
Anticoagulation is a high risk therapy involving complex dosing, monitoring, and ensuring patient adherence with outpatient therapy. Regulations have demonstrated the need for pharmacist involvement with anticoagulation patient management. This resource center contains materials helpful to you in practice.
Improved Health Outcomes
Lowered Health Care Costs
Achieved Standards of Care
Enhanced Patient Satisfaction
Increased Medication Adherence
Improved Risk Identification and Referral
Listed are some of the latest articles, standards and guidelines, and practice tools on home, ambulatory, and chronic care-related topics.
Pharmacy Today - March 2013
In January 2012, the APhA Foundation convened a roundtable consortium in Washington, DC, for the purposes of stimulating increased integration of collaborative practice agreements (CPAs) and pharmacist patient care services into practice.
Journal of the American Pharmacist Association - March/April 2014
Author: Patrick Clay
This article highlights two distinct roles for pharmacist in the growing area of direct patient care services - hospital discharge counseling and targeted medication therapy management (MTM) services.
Michigan Pharmacist Association
Certificate Course and Train-the-Trainer Program Information
ASHP Intersections - September 2011
The medical literature is filled with examples of how anticoagulation services managed by pharmacists help reduce the number of anticoagulation-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations. This, in turn, results in significant cost savings.
ASHP 2014 Ambulatory Care Conference and Summit - Breakout Session
Presented by Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP and Michael DeCoske, PharmD, BCPS
Improved patient care and outcomes through effective team-based care is the reality. Learn how to build for growth from the start by incorporating the four pillars of a sustainable business model as you create a business plan that emphasizes cost savings, revenue generation, and marketing.
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Authors: Mark Harmon, Elizabeth Pogge and Virginia Boomershine
- Adherence and other measures
Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Measures
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
- Anticoagulation services
Chest ‒ Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy 8th Edition – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines
- Cholesterol management
Guidelines National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Guidelines
- Chronic kidney disease
National Kidney Foundation KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
GOLD Standard for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Diabetes care
American Diabetes Association 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan
- Drug shortages
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Drug Shortages
- Heart failure
American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure
- Hepatitis C
Department of Veteran’s Affairs and National Hepatitis C Program
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents
Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7)
- Immunization services
American Pharmacists Association Immunization Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control Immunizations Recommendations and Guidelines
- Medication reconciliation across transitions of care
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Medication at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation
- Medication therapy management (MTM) services
Medication Therapy Management in Pharmacy Practice: Core Elements of an MTM Service Model. Version 2.0 (American Pharmacists Association and National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation);
The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes (Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative)
- Non-sterile and sterile compounding
U.S. Pharmacopeia Chapters <795> and <797>
- Outcome measures
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA Measures)
Helping you excel as an immunizer by delivering up-to-the minute news, tools, and resources.
Implementation of a Pharmacy-Based Adult Vaccine Benefit: Recommendations for a Commercail Health Plan Benefit
Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy - March 2014
Explores the issues related to implementation of a pharmacy-based adult vaccine benefit and development of recommendations supporting a pathway for benefit expansion.
JAPhA - September/October 2013
MTM patients are complex as a result of multiple comorbidities, medications, and socioeconomic and behavioral issues. Pharmacists who provide MTM services are required to synthesize a plethora of information (medical and nonmedical), evaluate and prioritize the clinical problems, and design a comprehensive patient-centered care plan.
Consumer Medication Safety: ISMP Resource Website
Medication Safety: A Toolkit for Families
Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors
Be MedWise: Safe Use of OTC Medications
Important Facts for Pharmacist–What is Celiac Disease?
Effective health care workforce development requires the adoption of team-based care delivery models, in which participating professionals practice at the full extent of their training in pursuit of care quality and cost goals.
The Effect of a Collaborative Pharmacist-Hospital Care Transition Program on the likelihood of 30-day Readmission
American Journal of Health System Pharmacists - Vol 71, May 1, 2014
Authors: Heather S. Kirkham, Bobby L. Clark, Jacquelyn Paynter, Geraint H. Lewis and Ian Duncan
The Effect of Pharmacist-Provided Non-Dispensing Services on Patient Outcomes, Health Service Utilisation and Costs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews - Februay 2013
The role of pharmacists has expanded beyond dispensing and packaging over the past two decades, and now includes ensuring rational use of drugs, improving clinical outcomes and promoting health status by working with the public and other healthcare professionals.
The Journal (PSW)
Author: Sara Lynn Peterson, PharmD
Patient care services have been evolving over the last 35 years and yet many community pharmacies are still just in the early stages of establishing MTM as part of their practice and are working to incorporate it into their business model.
APhA MTM Central
Medication therapy management, also referred to as MTM, is a term used to describe a broad range of health care services provided by pharmacists, the medication experts on the health care team.