In 2013, 16 elementary school children were hospitalized with a sudden illness. All the students were vomiting after having eaten “mints” given to them by a fellow classmate. Upon further research, these were found to be NiQuitin nicotine mints, similar in appearance to Tic-Tacs, which contained between 1.5-4 mg of nicotine per mint. [click to continue…]
Pharmacists are likely to encounter patients seeking education on the wide variety of topical over the counter sprays and creams available to treat fungal skin conditions. These conditions vary, though the most common is tinea pedis–most commonly referred to as athlete’s foot. [click to continue…]
Educating patients on proper and continued use of inhalers is crucial to management of COPD and asthma symptoms. Patients can forget how to use inhalers if only using them for emergencies, practice improper technique, or simply stop taking their inhaler altogether, which may lead to an emergency situation requiring a hospitalization or nebulizer treatment. Encouragement from pharmacists can improve medication adherence, and review of patient drug profiles often identifies inappropriate drug use in patients with COPD and asthma issues. [click to continue…]
Elderly patients present healthcare needs that can be addressed by your pharmacy and its staff in a variety of ways. Aging presents a unique set of challenges for patients, and pharmacies must be prepared to meet their patients’ concerns with knowledge and treatment that exceeds expectations. [click to continue…]
Adherence to a medication regime following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a crucial predictor of a patient’s survival rate. Medication adherence for this condition is typically very low, as it requires patients to take multiple medications per day. A typical medication regime may include up to five different prescriptions daily. [click to continue…]
Take your pharmacy career to the Golden State! Check out the following featured assignments from RPh on the Go’s recently added pharmacy jobs located in California:
Eureka – Do you have at least two years of retail pharmacy experience? Are you an avid sight-seer? A nature-lover?If you answered yes to all of these questions, consider an assignment in a seaport town located on the shores of Humboldt Bay. There’s no better place to explore the great big redwoods of northern California than in Eureka.
Santa Rosa – You’ll need solid retail experience and a “can-do” attitude to qualify for this exciting assignment located at the heart of Wine Country. Also here are ‘Peanuts’ cartoon themed-attractions, whose founder lived and worked in Santa Rosa for over 40 years.
Los Angeles – Your days as a relief pharmacist in the city of Angels will be unlike any other. You will be working in various shifts at various locations in a position ideal for those who would like to earn extra income. Stroll the Hollywood hills one day and then embark in a shopping adventure on the next.
Pasadena – You’ll only need one year of solid retail experience and the ability to work as needed to qualify for the several open pharmacist positions located in Pasadena. Home of the Rose Bowl, this city also touts being named as one of the Best Places to Live in the West.