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Five Important Things You Need to Know About COVID-19 ::

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked an intense effort around the globe to learn about the organism and how it behaves, as well as finding a way to treat it. It has also caused major disruptions to the healthcare systems of many countries as they try to cope with the increase in patients. Here are some… Read more »

As a Pharmacist, It’s Important to Have the Right Footwear ::

Pharmacists spend a lot of time on their feet, so footwear is an important issue. Pharmacists wear all kinds of different footwear, whatever works best for them. If you took an informal poll of what is best to wear, you would get a wide variety of responses – Asics, clogs, cowboy boots, Merrell, Skechers, Vionic,… Read more »

How to Train Your Pharmacy Staff on New Technology ::

Healthcare is changing rapidly as new technology is continuously being introduced into different healthcare settings. Pharmacy is no exception. Keeping up with advances in technology requires ongoing training for pharmacists and their staff. Here are some tips on how to train pharmacy staff effectively in the use of new technology. Watch how you frame it… Read more »

How to Find a Nontraditional Pharmacy Career Path ::

As the face of healthcare continues to change, the role of the pharmacist is also changing. With advances in medical technology, many new opportunities are opening up for pharmacists. Some of these opportunities are within more traditional career paths, while others are novel roles. To break into these new types of jobs, pharmacists need to… Read more »

How Pharmacists Can Communicate Medication Risk and Safety Information ::

Research is showing that there is a definite lack of communication between patients and healthcare providers when it comes to the medications that patients are taking. Patients are not getting the information they need about the benefits and risks of their medications. Surveys have revealed that almost two-thirds of patients don’t know about safety warnings… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Pharmacy Inspection ::

A pharmacy should be ready for an inspection at any time. To prepare for an inspection from the state pharmacy board, make sure the important parts of your operation like record-keeping and inventory maintenance meet state guidelines. But don’t neglect the more commonplace things like the cleanliness of your shelves and bathroom, which might also… Read more »

Learn How to Prevent Burnout as a Pharmacist ::

t’s no secret that pharmacy is a stressful profession. Stressors bombard pharmacists from many different directions – abusive patients, heavy workloads, low margin for error, and problems inherent in running a business. Pharmacists handle stress in different ways. Some get together with other pharmacists to talk about work problems, in person, and online. Some meet… Read more »

What Pharmacists Need to Know About Solid Tumors ::

There are two general types of cancer – one that affects the blood and another characterized by solid tumors. Solid tumors can be malignant or benign, and the treatment for solid tumors is often different from that of cancer of the blood. Physicians can treat both types of cancer with chemotherapy and radiation. At the… Read more »

Learn Why Pharmacists Need to Communicate with Dentists ::

During the course of their work, pharmacists communicate with other healthcare professionals about medications. Dentists, however, probably aren’t the first other healthcare providers that come to mind. But some pharmacists and dentists do communicate regularly, and more need to do so because it can help to improve the care of dental patients and the safety… Read more »

Important Things Pharmacists Need to Know About the 2020 Flu Season ::

There is a lot of misinformation circulating about vaccinations, some of it due to pure ignorance, some of it from misrepresentations spread by the anti-vaccination movement. That is why it is especially important for pharmacists to counter the myths and falsehoods surrounding vaccines by talking to patients and giving them the facts. Misconceptions About the… Read more »