The overall goal of this project is to establish the community pharmacists as a vital link to the overall care of heart failure patients that go beyond evaluating medication history and counseling. Currently the interaction between the community pharmacist and HF patient is often limited just to medication history despite the important interface that the community pharmacist has in the care of HF patients. The objective of this proposal is to expand the pharmacists role in the evaluation and treatment of HF patients in the community setting. Specifically, we want to pilot our One Minute HF Clinic tool to determine the feasbility, pharmacisit perception, and the potential impact such a tool or more specifically the impact of a disease type management program for HF may have in a community setting. Since HF is associated with such significant morbidity and mortality we need the community pharmacist to go beyond typically medication review and counseling. We believe our proposal will allow the pharmacist to exand into a disease type management role for HF.
University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy