How to Implement the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process aims to help pharmacists understand the components of the patient care process.
WASHINGTON, DC — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) recently published a guidebook, How to Implement the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, that introduces the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process. In contrast with the uniform patient care process other health care professionals are educated to deliver, variability remains in the patient care process taught and practiced within the pharmacy profession. The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, adopted in May 2014 by the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP), describes a consistent, contemporary and comprehensive approach to patient-centered care that is delivered in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
How to Implement the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process aims to help pharmacists understand the components of the patient care process and apply the process to patients in all pharmacy practice settings. Six sample case studies set in different patient care settings enable the reader to practice applying the patient care process. Additional activities enable pharmacists to evaluate existing patient care services, develop strategies for continuous quality improvement and create an implementation plan for their practice.
The workbook is designed for use by pharmacists in all practice settings and by pharmacy school instructors and preceptors as part of their college’s curriculum. It provides
Marialice S. Bennett, BSPharm, FAPhA, and Mary Ann Kliethermes, BSPharm, PharmD, coedited the publication. Bennett is Emeritus Professor, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio. Kliethermes is Vice Chair of Ambulatory Care and Professor, Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois.
How to Implement the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (ISBN 978-1-58212-256-4; softbound; 65 pages; $19.95 [$15.95 for APhA members]) may be ordered online, www.pharmacist.com/shop, or by phone, 800-878-0729. It will also be available in June as an eBook through Amazon.com and other major retailers, and will be posted July 29th on APhA’s online subscription product, PharmacyLibrary, www.pharmacylibrary.com.