2005 02 01 Archive

Monday, February 28, 2005

One of Carmen’s major projects was the creation of a document outlining the use of common prescription drugs in pregnancy and lactation. Various references were searched and the “consensus” was compiled in a user friendly format (similar to that of The Rx Files). Although Carmen has finished her rotation with us, she has agreed to allow us post her document on the site. A PDF version of the document can be downloaded here.

Friday, February 11, 2005

The diabetes page is up and running. Check it out on the pharmacy’s home page…

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

It’s been a busy few weeks, with Carmen here and the start of our Nurse Practitioner, Mikki Millar. Things have really taken off with the implementation of our diabetes initiative, and I was very happy to find that Mikki shares the same ideas and enthusiasm for what we can do as a team out here.

We have contacted each team member about the initiative, our plans for it, and have gotten lots of positive feedback. Obviously, this whole process will be a work in progress, as much of it is new to everyone.

Now that all the baseline data has been collected, we have begun seeing individual patients and focusing more on the screening of those patients who may have been overlooked previously. Our next big project is a community Health Fair that will take place in Leader on March 5th. We have a variety of health care professions who will be on hand to answer questions regarding diabetes and other health related issues, information on lifestyle adjustments, and a blood pressure and 5-minute A1c screening station. Once we have collected the results of the fair, I’ll be sure to post them.

Monday, February 07, 2005

We are in the process of creating a webpage containing numerous links to sites that provide information on diabetes and its related health issues. Linked on our home page, this site will serve as a source of information from reputable references that will be useful to both patients and health care providers. Watch for it in the next couple of weeks!…