The guide explains how pharmacies can help raise awareness about a pandemic and how planning by pharmacists and others can greatly reduce the impact of the disease. The resource advises that pharmacists should learn about government preparedness and response plans; understand resources available in their health systems, corporations, and community; and actively participate in planning meetings dealing with pandemics.
The document also recommends that pharmacists take part in immunizationtraining opportunities and create a plan to maintain a week?s supply of prescription drugs and consumable supplies. The guide?s ?Pandemic Flu Pharmacy Checklist? will help pharmacists determine what supplies are needed for immunizations.
The American Pharmacists Association,
the American Society of Health-
System Pharmacists, and the National Association
of Chain Drug Stores Foundation
collaborated on the guide. The
guide is available on the associations?
Web sites. For a related article, go to
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