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PRECEPTOR NEWS
MAY 2012

    

 

 

Welcome to our latest Office newsletter. We publish this monthly because we believe that communication is the key to our mutual success. If at any time you have any suggestions about our program or comments about successes or issues, please let me know.

  

Things are moving along quickly here. We just completed our visit from the ACPE team which is responsible for our accreditation.  We are now in a pre-candidate status and hopefully (and confidently) we will receive the next step as Candidate status. We will hear from the team in June. Then we move on to graduation in May 2013.  At that time, we will apply for full accreditation as is the policy of ACPE for all schools of pharmacy.  Also, our new 18,000 square foot addition will be open soon. It features more classrooms and offices, an expanded library and a large student center. Let us know if you would like tour. We would be glad to show you around. 

 

The students are beginning their "summer rotation" on April 30th. This is different from their integrated Fall-Spring one day a week for five weeks rotations. They will be at their site for a full four weeks Monday through Friday obtaining an additional 160 hours of IPPE Introductory training. The students have already experienced 80 hours in either institutional or community pharmacy. This summer block will send them to the opposite type of site than their fall spring IPPE. Many of the students have never been behind a community pharmacy counter or inside a hospital pharmacy so I encourage all participating preceptors to talk with their student pharmacist on the first day of the rotation to access their knowledge and experience. Remember that these students are IPPE students and have not yet had any pharmacotherapy although they have completed over 60 hours of credits.  Some of the credits included practical training such as HIPAA, blood borne pathogen training, calculations, communications, pharmaceutics, compounding and extensive pharmacy practice lab sessions, including IV training.

We believe that our accelerated program with 30 hour weekly scholastic involvement is preparing our students for the rotations. Feedback from many of you has stated that the maturity and level of knowledge is impressive for students in an introductory rotation.

  

Again, thank you for those who are participating this month and those of you who will not have the pleasure to work with our students this summer will be called upon very soon as we plan the fall rotations.

 

JOHN PARISI R.Ph.,C.D.E.

Director of Experiential Education
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April 2012

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

----- Saint Joseph College becomes University of Saint Joseph 

----- Save your spot in the May and June Preceptor Live CE webinars

----- Get the new PL Journal Club materials

----- Download the latest Pharmacy 101 materials

----- Take home-study Preceptor Training CE courses at PharmacistsLetter.com

----- How to update your National Preceptor Database profile

----- Help your students stay up to date with their Pharmacist's Letter gift subscription

----- Faculty Spotlight: LATEST LDL TREATMENT GUIDELINES,  

       Author: Natalie Dearing Pharm.D. R.Ph., 

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 

Yale-New                   Haven Hospital's Primary Care Clinic

 

Saint Joseph College becomes University of Saint Joseph 

On June 8, 2012, Saint Joseph College in West Hartford will change its name to University of Saint Joseph to reflect the expansion of its degree programs, student body and campus life. At that time, the website changes to www.usj.edu; and our emails will change to JParisi@usj.edu and CKerrigan@usj.edu.  Our phone numbers will remain the same.

 

 

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Register now for the next Preceptor Live CE webinars, open to all

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If you haven't completed these courses yet, save your spot now in the upcoming Preceptor Development Live CE webinars, open to all pharmacists at no charge:

 

 

"Teaching Professionalism in Clinical Practice"

on Monday, May 14th, at 12PM Eastern/11AM Central/10AM Mountain/9AM Pacific

 

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CE CREDIT: 1 hour Preceptor Live CE credit (Please note this is an encore presentation of a course with an initial release date in October 2010. You can only receive CE credit for this program once.)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The concept of professionalism has received increasing attention in pharmacy education in recent years. Professionalism is a key to establishing positive relationships with patients, other pharmacists, and support staff. Pharmacists' professionalism contributes to their ranking as among the most trusted health care professionals for many years. The clinical practice environment is an important testing ground for professional behaviors. Preceptors need to develop strategies to promote and maintain accountability for student and resident professional development in this setting.

 

 

"Delivering Effective Feedback"

on Wednesday, June 27th, at 12PM Eastern/11AM Central/10AM Mountain/9AM Pacific

 

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CE CREDIT: 1 hour Preceptor Live CE credit (Please note this is an encore presentation of a course with an initial release date in November 2010. You can only receive CE credit for this program once.)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: It is important for students and residents to develop essential patient care skills and knowledge during their clinical training. Preceptors must provide constructive evaluation and feedback to help learners increase knowledge and improve communication, patient counseling, and other skills. Providing feedback may be challenging due to a busy schedule and practice environment, different personal communication needs and styles, a conflict with a problem learner, or many other reasons. There are strategies that preceptors can use to provide effective and useful feedback.

 

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Get expert interpretation of recent studies from Pharmacist's Letter Journal Club

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PL Journal Club is a library of case-based, interdisciplinary reviews of current pharmacy and medical literature for dynamic journal club discussions in the classroom or on rotations. The presentations cover therapeutic teaching points and basic statistical concepts for the practicing pharmacist. Faculty can download the Instructor Key with questions and answers to help you easily guide the discussion, and students can get the Student Handout (questions only) to complete prior to the discussion.

 

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Topic #1: Worried about whether insomnia medications increase mortality?...Covers the risk of death or cancer associated with hypnotic medications, cohort studies, and good sleep hygiene.

 

Topic #2: A combination of phentermine plus controlled-release topiramate for weight loss...Covers continuation studies, last observation carried forward, and the management of obesity.

 

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Access practical, case-based tools for teaching first- or second-year students from Pharmacy 101

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Pharmacy 101 is a library of case-based teaching tools, presenting practical, real-world situations with helpful teaching points. Geared towards early experience students, topics cover common pharmacy practice issues and basic therapeutic concepts.

 

Log in now to get the Preceptor Key for the latest Pharmacy 101 topic. You can also download the Student Case to give to your students.

 

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Dispensing Insulin and Other Injectable Diabetes Meds...Covers practical aspects of dispensing insulin and other injectable diabetes medications, including considerations related to dispensing syringes and pen needles. Sample Humulin R and Lantus prescriptions are used in a case to explain the different type of insulins, product selection, order entry, days' supply calculation, and labeling. Suggests questions to ask of a patient who presents with a new prescription for insulin or other injectable diabetes medication. Explains pharmacy workflow issues related to dispensing injectable diabetes medications. Provides tips for avoiding medication errors. Covers insulin storage and stability, and patient counseling points.

 

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Take home-study Preceptor Training CE courses at PharmacistsLetter.com

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Develop your precepting skills and get Preceptor CE credit online at your convenience. The PL Preceptor Training & Resource Network has home-study Preceptor CE courses for both introductory practice and advanced practice experiences. Courses include:

 

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Preceptor Training

 

----- Precepting Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

----- Evaluating Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences Using a Standardized Assessment Tool: Ensuring Effective Evaluation and Feedback Part 1

----- Evaluating Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences Using a Standardized Assessment Tool: Student Motivation and Professionalism

----- Evaluating Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences Using a Standardized Assessment Tool: Handling Difficult Learning Situations

 

 

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Preceptor Training

 

Community Practice:

 

----- The Community Pharmacist Preceptor Education Program

----- Precepting in the Community Part 1: Teaching Advanced Practice Experience Students

----- Precepting in the Community Part 2: Developing Challenging Student Activities and Assignments

----- Precepting in the Community Part 3: Incorporating Students into the Development and Implementation of Pharmacy Services

 

Hospital Practice:

 

----- Precepting in the Hospital Part 1: Teaching Advanced Practice Experience Students in the Hospital

----- Precepting in the Hospital Part 2: Developing Challenging Student Activities and Assignments

----- Precepting in the Hospital Part 3: Incorporating Students into the Development and Implementation of Pharmacy Services

 

Core Rotations:

 

----- Precepting a Drug Information Experience

----- Precepting the Acute Care Experience

----- Precepting an Ambulatory Care Experience

 

 

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----- A home to document your CE training and specialties, and to build your teaching portfolio

----- Assurance that your completed training will be reported to the colleges/schools of your choice

----- A way for colleges/schools to contact you with preceptor opportunities

----- Contact information, materials, and specific requirements for individual colleges/schools of pharmacy

 

 

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Latest LDL Treatment Guidelines

Natalie Dearing Pharm.D. R.Ph.  

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice  

Yale-New Haven Hospital's Primary Care Clinic

 

As we patently wait for APT IV to be released many clinical providers had have to create their own treatment algorithm taking into account the 2011 HA/ACC guidelines and copious amounts of post ATP III literature.  What many believe is likely to be reflected on the new ATP guidelines are lower LDL targets for patients at high and very high cardiovascular risk, the importance of meeting LDL and non-HDL (TG/5 + LDL) targets goals first, unless the patient's TG are > 500 mg/dL and the lack of evidence supporting the usage of fibrates, ezetimibe and possibly niacin for CV risk reduction.  The evidence strongly supports the usage of moderate dosed states (dosed to achieve a 30-40% LDL reduction) as first line for the treatment of most types of hyperlipidemia. 

 

For the full version of this article, please click on the link below:

Latest LDL Treatment Guidelines, Natalie Dearing Pharm.D. R.Ph.

 

 

 

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