Best of Patient Focused Efforts 

Drug Information

Develop Guidance for your Pharmacy on COVID-related Medications

  • Gather info from CDC, FDA, and your State Board of Pharmacy regarding medications related to COVID

Guidance on Treatment Options for COVID+ Patients

  • University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC):  Guidance on Treatment Options for Patients with SARS-CoV-2 (updated 3/24)

    • Includes key points regarding prophylaxis, treatment, and drug info.

  • ASHP: Assessment of Evidence for COVID-19-Related Treatments: Updated Regularly

    • Includes drugs, rationale, trials or clinical experience, ​and dosage

Be a resource for your patients and community for accurate drug information

  • Create a process to keep up-to-date with drug information that is being accessed by our patients, communities, and general public

    • Dispelling rumors and providing accurate, fact-based information

    • Keeping up with evidence-based recommendations

      • e.g. use of ibuprofen in patients testing positive with COVID-19

      • Hydroxychloroquine and other treatments for COVID-19

    • Look for sites, sources of information from reliable, evidence-based organizations

  • Research drug information requests that occur during the COVID-19 pandemic and providing accurate information

    • Follow standardize ways to present information to patients and other healthcare providers

      • 7 steps to response to drug information requests: Click here

      • Responding to drug information requests: Click here

    • Utilize your resources to answer drug information questions

      • Student pharmacists, Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy, Drug information specialists

Free Continuing Education Regarding COVID-19 

  • Podcast CE: Available Thursday, March 26

    • COVID-19: Treatment Guidelines, Testing and PPE

      • ​Geoff Wall, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS will lead a discussion on Treatment Guidelines, Testing and PPE.  Listen in via the ThriveSubscribe Podcast Channel

  • Live CE: Wednesday, April 8 at 12 pm CDT

    • COVID-19: An Evidence-Based Review of Treatment Guidelines 

      • ​Information and guidelines on COVID-19 is quickly evolving. This is your chance to ask questions and discuss the evidence.

About CPESN USA

CPESN® USA is a clinically integrated, nationwide Accountable Pharmacy Organization  structured to advance community-based pharmacy practice. They empower community-based pharmacies that are deeply rooted within their community by fostering their ability to provide high quality, patient-centered enhanced services. CPESN® pharmacies integrate with other healthcare providers on the patient’s care team to coordinate medical treatment. The results are better medication adherence, higher patient satisfaction, and lower healthcare costs. You can find CPESN® networks of pharmacy providers in 45 states across America. To learn more, please visit cpesn.com.

About NCPA

Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for independent pharmacy, representing 21,000 pharmacies and employing more than 250,000 individuals nationwide. Independent pharmacy is a $75.8 billion marketplace. Community pharmacists are local health care problem-solvers who can customize solutions to local health challenges for groups and employers.   https://ncpa.org/

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