Season 3-Episode 47-Pharmacy School 201-Outlook of Pharmacy Profession

Pharmacy-SkillsJon Parker, M.A., Ed.S., director of admission for Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, returns to Healthy Dose® to discuss the licensure exams required of graduates of pharmacy school as well as what the pharmacy job market looks like nationally and regionally.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-14-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #PharmacySchool #PharmD #legislationParker-Jonathan

DID YOU KNOW?

Before a pharmacist can practice medicine, they must pass two licensure exams after graduating pharmacy school, the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).

Season 3-Episode 46-Pharmacy School 101

doctor_of_pharmacy_classic_round_sticker-rc160a8e506c74627a497fc3c1c98d686_v9waf_8byvr_324Jon Parker, M.A., Ed.S., director of admission for Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, discusses about the requirements of pharmacy school and what it takes for a pharmacist to graduate today. Parker also explains the PharmD degree that is earned upon graduating pharmacy school along with the new element of interprofessional education being taught to students.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-7-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #PharmacySchool #PharmD #interprofessional #educationParker-Jonathan

DID YOU KNOW?

Completing pharmacy school today earns the student a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree!

Season 3-Episode 45-Scoliosis

scoliosis.jpgAngela Jones Doctor, BSN, RN, CPN, a nurse from children’s of Alabama who helps run the scoliosis screening program for many children in Alabama, defines scoliosis, who is at most risk and what to do if your child is found to have a positive screening.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-17-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #childrensofalabama #scoliosis #screenings

COA 20th Anniversity PicAngela Jones Doctor, BSN, RN, CPN, is a nurse at Children’s of Alabama. She earned her BSN at the University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing and is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Angela joined Children’s of Alabama in 1994 and has been the coordinator of the School Scoliosis Screening Program for nearly 20 years. She recently wrote an article entitled, “Importance of Spinal Screenings during Adolescence” in the September issue of the Birmingham Parent Magazine. Angela is a member of the Board of Trustees at 6th Avenue Baptist Church and enjoys doing Sudoku for brain exercise.COA_Logo_Horizontal

DID YOU KNOW?

Alabama law states that it is required for children in public schools in grades 5-9 (ages 11-14) to be screened for scoliosis on an annual basis.

https://www.alsde.edu/sec/pss/Health%20Screenings/Spinal%20Screening.pdf

Season 3-Episode 44-Healthcare Communication via Flash Drive Key Chain Rx List

Slide1Need some advice on the keys to life? Your keys themselves could just save your life!

Dr. Patrick Devereux, PharmD, president and CEO of Family Medical Services, Inc. located in Bessemer, AL who oversees three retail pharmacies in the Birmingham area, discusses problems with communication across the healthcare spectrum. Dr. Devereux will also discuss about a new innovative idea to try and help his patients communicate their medication list to other healthcare professionals and hospital settings by simply using a flash drive key chain.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-10-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #healthcare #communication #flashdrive #keychainScreen Shot 2017-10-12 at 4.18.01 PM


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DID YOU KNOW?

One of the highest risk for medication errors can happen upon admission to a hospital. If you or a loved one do not carry a current list of medications with you and you are taken to the hospital without any means of having a plan to enable the hospital to get access to your current list of medications, the risk of a medication error is substantially increased and could result in severe harm.

Check out the research articles below for more information:

Hellström, L. M., Bondesson, Å., Höglund, P., & Eriksson, T. (2012). Errors in medication history at hospital admission: prevalence and predicting factors. BMC Clinical Pharmacology, 12, 9. http://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6904-12-9

Cornu P, Steurbaut S, Leysen T, De Baere E, Ligneel C, et al. Effect of Medication Reconciliation at Hospital Admission on Medication Discrepancies During Hospitalization and at Discharge for Geriatric Patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2012 Apr; 46(4):484-94. Epub 2012 Mar 13. 10.1345/aph.1Q594

Season 3-Episode 43-Pain Management with Opioids

Slide1Dr. Jake Galdo, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and the community pharmacy residency director at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, comes back to Healthy Dose® with more information about pain management, specifically in regards to opioid medications. Dr. Galdo will discuss the expectations we should have with pain medication based on the pain scale, what opioids are and how they are classified, and how many days it can take to become addicted to opioids based on new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Galdo will also briefly address the new CVS policy that will be limiting the opioid medication to a week supply for all of their patients.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-3-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #pain #painmanagement #opioids #addiction Jake Galdo 2.15

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DID YOU KNOW?

Based on the new research from the CDC published in March 2017, opioid addiction risk can happen within five days of taking the medication. Click here for a link to the CDC Opioid Study

 

Season 3-Episode 42-Pain Management Part 1

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Dr. Jake Galdo, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and community pharmacy residency director at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, sits down to talk with us regarding ways to help with pain management. Dr. Galdo will discuss ways to help manage pain without medications, along with what could be available over-the-counter and prescription.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 9-26-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #pain #painmanagement  Jake Galdo 2.15

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DID YOU KNOW?

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health care costs.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain.

——> Above three facts are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NIH RePORT of 2013 on Pain Management

Season 2-Episode 41-Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications and Support

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Dr. Whitney White, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist in adult medicine at a local hospital in Birmingham, AL, returns this week to discuss more about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially the medications used to help manage the condition along with the side effects that can go along with those medications as well as what to do for flare ups.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 5-9-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #arthritis #rheumatoid #rheumatoidarthritis #RA #flareupsWhite-Whitney

Dr. White’s exclusive segment on the role of pharmacists in the management of patients with RA:

Dr. White’s exclusive segment on organization creaky joints and new app called “arthritis power” available to help patients manage RA:

To visit creaky joints online go to creakyjoints.org