It goes without saying that this disease has a major impact on the lives of Americans, both old and young. It also goes without saying that student pharmacists (notably those belonging to APhA-ASP) have made a major impact on this disease - and the lives of many Americans. In 2009 alone, 75 schools of pharmacy across the nation screened thousands of patients and referred 2,200 of those to their physician. Oh, and did I mention that over 2 million patients were educated about the disease?
- Operation Diabetes Info - Main Page
- Operation Diabetes Planning Guide
- Rite Aid Pharmacist Contact Information
- National Diabetes Education Program
CVD remains the cause of 1 out of every 3 American deaths—nearly 1.5 times the mortality of all cancers combined. However, the most alarming statistic is that many of these deaths could have been prevented. Through participation in Operation Heart student pharmacist will work in their communities to encourage lifestyle modifications, monitor associated risk factors, and provide education about medications for heart disease
Why the project? Pharmacists are the most accessible health care professional, and all 50 states legally permit pharmacists to immunize. That, combined with the fact that this project, over the last 9 years, has led to the immunization of more than 659,000 patients and the education of more than 10 million people on immunizations, seems to indicate that it's having a HUGE impact on patient populations across the United States. So, roll up your sleeve...
APhA-ASP is proud to introduce its newest initiative: Operation Self-Care. Based on the fomer Heartburn Awareness Challenge, during the inaugural year, the project will focus on provide patients and communities with information on preventing heartburn. Student pharmacists across the country have the opportunity to help heartburn sufferers live healthier and more productive lives. This patient care project allows student pharmacists to enhance their clinical knowledge and work on their presentation and communication skills while educating the public on heartburn. Student pharmacists are able to recommend lifestyle modifications to decrease the number of episodes and the severity of heartburn, recommend OTC medications for sufferers, and refer sufferers to their physician when medical attention is needed.
Name: Puja Patel
Home Chapter: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Areas of Expertise: Regional Newsletter, Regional Website, Membership, NPCC, Patient Care Projects, IPSF, Regional Challenge