The objectives of this program are to use community pharmacists to improve patient-centered outcomes for patients who have required acute care for heart failure. This will be achieved by developing a collaborative team between inpatient and outpatient practitioners. An inpatient pharmacist will work to resolve any medication-related problems with the prescribers, complete a patient-specific care plan, and initiate patient education. The patients community pharmacist will continue the care by providing medication therapy management, patient education, and monitoring for six months after hospitalization. This pilot project will begin with three to five independent community pharmacists and at least one chain pharmacist participating in this program. A successful pilot will lead to an expansion to other patient populations, additional community pharmacists, and additional hospitals within our network.
Wilkes University, Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing