APHA 2018
APHA 2018
Collaborate to Reduce 'Smart Pump Alert Fatigue'
Although smart pump alerts can be an useful tool in maintaining patient safety, it is important for health systems to take a collaborative and data-driven approach to reducing unnecessary alerts.
Utilizing Pharmacists in a Team-Based Diabetes Care Model
In this clip, Traci Fritschle, PharmD, explains why pharmacists are uniquely positioned to be utilized in a team-based model for diabetes care.
How Does APhA Foster Leadership in Pharmacy?
In this clip, Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh, AACP, discusses how the APhA platform encourages leadership in the pharmacy profession.
APhA Honors Lucinda Maine with Leadership Mentor Award
At the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh, AACP, was honored with the Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award. 
The Expanding Role of Pharmacy Technicians
In Idaho, pharmacists are able to delegate tasks, such as final product verification, transferring prescriptions, and even administering vaccines, to pharmacy technicians.
Assessing Patient Eligibility for Hormonal Contraception
In this clip, Brooke Griffin, PharmD, from Midwestern University, discusses the pharmacist's role in assessing patient eligibility for hormonal contraception. 
Operation Immunization Offers Opportunities for Students
In a session at APhA2018, the national president of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists, spoke about organizing events, such as a flu vaccine clinic or presentation.
Pharmacist Involvement in Diabetes Care: What's the Best Approach?
Following NDPP guidelines for early prevention programs, The Kroger Co. established patient-centered processed that involved collecting and assessing patient records, while connecting those enrolled in the study with lifestyle coaches.
What Counseling Points Should Pharmacists Offer New Users of Biologics?
Assure patients they'll be able to forward their medications, and counsel on how to administer them. 
Pharmacists' Role in Managing Contraceptive Care Continues to Evolve
Two pharmacy professors address this issue in a session at APhA2018 called "Loosening Controls on Birth Control: Helping Women Get the Care They Need."
Pharmacy Benefit Manager Creates Innovative Program for Diabetes Care
WellDyneRx has created a comprehensive program to control costs while improving communication and outcomes.
APhA Celebrates Pharmacists' Contributions to Increasing US Immunization Rates and Improving Health
The recipients of the 2018 APhA Immunization Champion Awards have been announced 
Doykos Named APhA Jacob W. Miller Award Winner
She is director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, which works to promote health equity and improve the health outcomes of those disproportionately affected by serious conditions and diseases.
APhA 2018: Live Conference Coverage
The APhA annual meeting is about to kick off, and we will be there all weekend covering it live.