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.

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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

Season 2-Episode 40-Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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, defines rheumatoid arthritis (RA), how it differs from osteoarthritis, who it affects most, signs and symptoms of the disease as well as what can be done over the counter to help with the symptoms short term.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 5-2-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #arthritis #rheumatoid #rheumatoidarthritis #RAWhite-Whitney

DID YOU KNOW?

Early diagnosis and starting treatment early can help to decrease the chance of paralysis later in life.

For more information about RA and the activities going on in the state of Alabama, click here!

Season 2-Episode 39-Drug Abuse Help

Slide1Dr. Valerie Prince Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPHA, professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy who has taught drug abuse lectures for over 20 years and published drug abuse articles, returns to Healthy Dose® to discuss ways to help those who are suffering from drug abuse as well as who to contact, if you should try to handle it yourself as well as discussing about the new emergency naloxone injection/nasal spray for opiod overdose.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 4-18-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #drugabuse #opiods #naloxoneinjection #naloxone #emergency #savelivesPrince-Valerie

DID YOU KNOW?

Any family member/friend of a patient or the patient themself can receive a Naloxone Injection/Nasal Spray at the pharmacy without a written prescription due to the standing order of the Alabama Health Officer Dr. Thomas Miller who has signed an agreement into practice through 2019. There is required documentation that must be filled out by your pharmacy and yourself and determine the price through your insurance company. Follow this link below find the standing order and the proper documentation that is needed to obtain the injection or nasal spray.

Alabama Standing Order Documentation

 

Season 2-Episode 38-Drug Abuse

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Dr. Valerie Prince Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPHA, professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy who has taught drug abuse lectures for over 20 years and published drug abuse articles, discusses three main components to drug abuse from marijuana, prescription medications and alcohol and how drug abuse can often times be labeled as a disease state itself.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 4-11-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #drugabuse #opiods #marijuana #alcoholPrince-Valerie

DID YOU KNOW?

Drug abuse can be classified as a disease state, substance abuse disorder, where chemicals of the brain have been changed leading the patient into an uncontrollable addictive state.