APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management

The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use, and advancing patient care.

APhA-APPM News and Highlights

 

Volunteer Opportunity: APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Patients SIG Committees

The APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Patients SIG was established in March 2018 and is seeking individuals to serve on their newly formed Communications Committee and Education Committee. There are opportunities to serve as committee members, Chair/Co-chair of the committees, and the SIG Engage Moderator. Selected individuals will have the opportunity to inform and shape the direction of the SIG.

  • Communications Committee - Promote SIG discussions and SIG related activities and events through the Engage platform and other APhA communications.
  • Education Committee - Identify educational topics among SIG members in regards to caring for underserved patients and provide opportunities to bridge the education gap through CPE, speakers, webinars, informational handouts, etc.

Apply to be a committee member or leader by July 20!

 
 

APhA-APPM Resources

Clinical Guidelines

APhA launched a Clinical Guidelines page on our website this week! The APhA-APPM Medication Management SIG’s Clinical Committee compiled links to all of the clinical guidelines that pharmacists may need while they practice. These links are organized by organ system and available to any pharmacist who visits the website. Additionally, the Committee developed Summary sheets for over 85 guidelines. These Summaries include the key page numbers for information or charts that will be of particular interest to pharmacists.

Immunization Quick Reference Guide

The Immunization Quick Reference Guide was designed to enable certified immunizing pharmacists and student pharmacists to stay up-to-date on current vaccinations and guidelines. This guide is created and updated by the APhA-APPM Immunizing Pharmacists SIG(Note: APhA Members must login to download this PDF)

Transitions of Care Case Examples

The Transitions of Care Case Examples were designed as a members-only resource for pharmacists and student pharmacists to improve transitions of care (TOC) services across a multitude of health care settings. The document addresses pharmacists’, student pharmacists’, and pharmacy technicians’ roles in transitions of care services within a community hospital, an outpatient health system pharmacy, an ambulatory care clinic, a long-term care facility, and a community pharmacy. This resource was created by the APhA-APPM Transitions of Care SIG.

Immunization Travel Health Pocket Guide

The Travel Health Pocket Reference was developed by the APhA-APPM Immunizing Pharmacists SIG Travel Committee to serve as a condensed resource for trained pharmacists providing travel health services to diverse patient populations. (Note: APhA Members must login to download this PDF)

Radiopharmaceutical Vendor Qualification Checklist 

This tool will assist hospital pharmacists in evaluating relevant regulatory and practice standards when selecting a commercial nuclear pharmacy to supply radiopharmaceuticals to institutional nuclear medicine departments. Developed by the APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacy Practice SIG.

Get Plugged Into APhA-APPM

Are you a New Practitioner or student pharmacist? A new member to APhA-APPM? Or a current APhA-APPM member looking for ways to get more involved with APhA-APPM? APhA-APPM invites you to learn more about the Academy, the Special Interest Groups, and various elected and non-elected volunteer opportunities. Start networking today! Visit www.pharmacist.com/volunteer to learn more about the volunteer opportunities in APhA-APPM. 

Call for SIG Applications

The APhA-APPM Executive Committee (EC) is pleased to release the Guidelines for APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups and the Application for APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups. A SIG is an interest based member group that will be led a volunteer coordinator and co-coordinator and provide a forum for members to network and support the profession by addressing emerging issues. Watch the video on SIGs. Academy members are encouraged to review the Guidelines and Application and contact staff Margaret Tomecki or a member of the APhA-APPM EC for assistance with the Application.

APhA ENGAGE: Current Discussions

5 days ago
ICYMI: Emerging Dual GIP and GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Shows Potential for A1c Reduction and Weight Loss

An emerging incretin therapy may allow practitioners to better treat obesity while managing type II diabetes. Four dosages (1mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 15mg…

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6 days ago
RE: Career Path Journey
Posted in: APhA Open Forum

While I don't have the most exciting answer to your question (as I knew what I wanted to do from my first day of pharmacy school), I am currently…

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7 days ago
RE: Teaching Certificates
Posted in: Preceptor SIG

​We offer an elective teaching certificate through Ferris State University COP called PEDALS, which is a longitudinal experience.  Our residents can…

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7 days ago
RE: Career Path Journey
Posted in: APhA Open Forum

​Dex, Thanks for asking this question!  I think that many students, or even new pharmacist grads, struggle with how to choose from the unlimited…

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7 days ago
RE: Career Path Journey
Posted in: APhA Open Forum

Rather than tell you about my journey, I think many of us end up where we belong and are happy, without being able to "connect the dots looking…

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