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Social Media Policies for Pharmacy Technicians

As the world of pharmacy changes and adapts, the pharmacy technician’s role has expanded to include many new areas. Pharmacy technicians can be an excellent choice for managing pharmacy social media platforms. Many of the important skills that technicians hold, including communication, customer care, organization, multitasking, and attention to detail, will transfer to social media management. Read More.

What is a Patient Advocate?

A healthcare advocate provides assistance and support for both patients and their loved ones who are trying to navigate our healthcare system. Either trained advocates or simply a trusted family member or friend can help patients understand their treatment options, assist with life-altering decisions, and directly communicate with healthcare providers on behalf of the patient to ensure they get the care they need. Read More.

USP 797 Updated Guidelines

Millions of sterile compounds are made each year in the U.S. to meet the unique needs of patients. Understanding the risks inherent in sterile compounding and incorporating established standards are essential for patient safety. ?United States Pharmacopeia (USP) develops standards for preparing compounded sterile medications to help ensure the patient's benefit and reduce risks such as contamination, infection, or incorrect dosing.  Read More.

Four Attributes of a Great Lead Technician in Community Pharmacy

A great community pharmacy always has strong pharmacy technicians. Among the pharmacy technicians staff, at least one stands out for their aptitude, attitude, attention to detail, and adaptability. That person is the Lead Pharmacy Technician. The Lead Pharmacy Technician is an integral part of a thriving community pharmacy. Read More.

Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Pharmacies

Your pharmacy’s social media can be your online marketing storefront if run with the right processes, strategies, and content to represent your pharmacy. Growing your community, educating, promoting, networking, and learning from your community are just a few ways social media can support your business and marketing goals. Here are a few Social Media dos and don’ts to ensure you enable the best outcomes of your pharmacy’s social media. Read More.

What Does an Oncology Pharmacy Technician Do?

When I was asked what an oncology pharmacy technician does, my first thought was, what doesn’t an oncology pharmacy technician do? I work at a busy infusion center with four technicians and three pharmacists. Some of the technician duties include ordering, opening, and arranging supplies, filling the omnicell, delivering inpatient chemo to the hospital, and making intravenous solutions. Read More.

How to Become a Pharmacy Lead/Supervisor?

Being a supervisor is a challenging role, but it can definitely be rewarding. Sometimes everything goes smoothly, but other times you feel like you are in an episode of Romper Room. Whether you want to move up in a current job or have applied with a different company, you should be prepared. Know yourself and what kind of leader you want to be. However, before your interview, we should talk about a few things. Read More.

Patient Assistance with Oral Oncolytics

The oncology world is fast-paced and ever-changing, with new treatments entering the market rapidly. One of the fastest-growing treatment options is the use of oral oncolytics. With these new drugs comes a heavy price to pay at the pharmacy...Due to this, patient and financial navigators need to be aware and learn how to tackle the problem preemptively. Read More.

The Importance of Inclusivity and Diversity in the Pharmacy

Inclusivity and diversity are important in all industries, including the pharmacy. A diverse and inclusive workplace is where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported, leading to a positive work environment, improved morale, and increased productivity. This is why the pharmacy industry must prioritize inclusivity and diversity. Read More.

What is Pharmacy Informatics?

Pharmacy informatics is a rapidly growing field that combines the principles of pharmacy and information science to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. It encompasses many activities, including using technology to manage patient information, enhance medication safety, and streamline the prescribing and dispensing process. Read More.

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