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Pharmacy in Community Hospitals Webinar

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Thanks for joining our webinar with Misty Boachie, who discussed establishing clinical pharmacy programs for community hospitals.

 View the on-demand recording or download the slides.

 

Have a question for Misty? Post it here and she will respond for a limited period of time.

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Re: Pharmacy in Community Hospitals Webinar

Here is a question from one of our live attendees:

 

What types of anticoagultion monitoring are you performing? Do you currently counsel all inpatients receiving warfarin? Are you targeting specific antibiotics in your surveillence program?

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Re: Pharmacy in Community Hospitals Webinar

Hi!

 

All of these are awesome questions!  Thanks!

 

1.  All of our anticoag monitoring is report-driven.  We have a warfarin list that shows every warfarin patient and respective INR's.  We have a "HIT" report that shows every heparin and Lovenox patient along with platelet and H/H values.

 

2.  Our current staffing model does not allow us to counsel every patient.  We have built-in coumadin teaching redundancy b/c nursing, dietary, and pharmacy each play an educational roll.  Our thinking is that if one department can't provide counseling, another department will.  And in the best case scenario, a patient will be counseled by 3 different disciplines regarding warfarin.

 

3.  We don't target specific antibiotics.  We review a report that shows everyone in the house who is receiving an anti-infective.  We also look at a report that shows every patient with a positive culture.  Again, redundancy, is critical for us.  Infection Prevention reviews the same reports.

 

I hope this is helpful to you.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I wish you well!

 

Misty