Westridge Clinic I
(PGY1 Rotation - Ambulatory Care)
Hannah Fudin, PharmD, BCACP
Kyle Turner, PharmD
Pharmacy Primary Care Services/ Clinic/Patient-Care Activity
The Westridge Health Center Pharmacy is a moderate volume (approximately 300 prescriptions per day) pharmacy that primarily services the patients and employees of the University of Utah Health System.
Learning Experience Description:
The resident will be oriented to the operations of the pharmacy primary care services at the rotation site. The resident will be involved in the provision of medication management as well as patient-centered services via the use of multiple collaborative practice agreements including, but not limited to, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and smoking cessation. The resident will actively manage chronic disease states and communicate this care with the patient and the other healthcare providers. Throughout this experience, the resident will be in contact with physicians, nurses, medical assistants and other clinical pharmacists.
|Goal R1.1||In collaboration with the health care team, provide safe and effective patient care to a diverse range of patients, including those with multiple co-morbidities, high-risk medication regimens, and multiple medications following a consistent patient care process.|
|Goal R1.2||Ensure continuity of care during patient transitions between care settings|
|Goal R3.1||Demonstrate leadership skills|
|Goal R4.1||Provide effective medication and practice-related education to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, students, and the public (individuals and groups)|
|Objective Number (Level of Learning Required) & Description||Teaching Methods||Rotation Activities|
|OBJ R1.1.1: (Applying) Interact effectively with health care teams to manage patients’ medication therapy.||Modeling, Coaching, Facilitation||Accomplished during each patient encounter in clinic.
|OBJ R1.1.2: (Applying) Interact effectively with patients, family members, and caregivers.|
|OBJ R1.1.3: (Analyzing) Collect information on which to base safe and effective medication therapy.|
|OBJ R1.1.5: (Creating) Design or redesign safe and effective patient-centered therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans (care plans).|
|OBJ R1.1.7: (Applying) Document direct patient care activities appropriately in the medical record or where appropriate.|
|OBJ R1.2.1 (Applying) Manage transitions of care effectively|
|OBJ R3.1.2 (Applying) Apply a process of on-going self-evaluation and personal performance improvement||Modeling, Coaching, Facilitation||
|OBJ R4.1.2 (Applying) Use effective presentation and teaching skills to deliver education||Modeling, Coaching, Facilitation||
|Note: Direct patient care activities include office visit, telephone calls and electronic communication via EHR|
Be familiar with the common disease states found in primary care. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, asthma and smoking cessation.
- 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA. 2014; 311(5):507-520. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284427. . On the web at: jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1791497
- National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. NIH Publication Number 08-5846. October 2007. On the web at: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthsumm.htm
- Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2016. Diabetes Care. January 2016 38:S1-S93; doi: 10.2337/dc15-S003.On the web at care.diabetesjournals.org/content/suppl/2016/12/23/38
- 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. On the web at: circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437738.63853.7a.full.pdf
Typical Daily Activities:
The resident will average 5 days per week in clinical patient-care activities. The resident is expected to work toward developing autonomy in managing this service and will be viewed as a team member from the start of the residency. While in clinic, the resident will be responsible for all of the duties associated with the Pharmacy Primary Care Services including patient identification, patient scheduling, preparing for patient visits, seeing patients, documenting patient encounters, patient follow-ups and responding to drug information questions from providers and clinic team members.
The resident will receive informal face-to-face evaluations on almost a daily basis. This will ensure that progress is made each day in clinic. Formal evaluations will be documented in PharmAcademic™. The resident will complete a mid-point and final self-evaluation as well as evaluations of both the preceptor and the learning experience. The preceptor will also complete a mid-point and final evaluation of the resident.
Updated November 2016