Tools and Training to Optimize Pharmacist Decision-Making
The next presentation will examine common gray areas of community pharmacy practice. For example: under what circumstances do pharmacists fill early, transferred controlled substance prescriptions for out-of-town patients; when do pharmacists sell syringes to patients without proof of medical need; and how do pharmacists determine that a buprenorphine prescriber is acting in a patient's best interest? These and other ethical or legal dilemmas challenge pharmacists as they try to balance identifying and preventing potential drug abuse and diversion with providing evidence-based, quality patient care. Based on data from pharmacists and pharmacy students, as well as established theory, presenters will describe typical approaches to decision-making. Multiple pharmacy cases will be discussed. Participants will learn how to integrate best-practice patient care systematically into common practice scenarios.
Dowling, Karilynn; Hagemeier, Nicholas E.; Hartung, Daniel; and O'Kane, Nicole. 2017. Tools and Training to Optimize Pharmacist Decision-Making. Podium presentation. National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit (CE Event), Atlanta, GA. https://vendome.swoogo.com/2017-Rx-Summit/Wednesday-April-19#PH-Tools