Patient counseling, delivering immunizations, managing medication therapies: these are just a few ways the pharmacist’s role has transformed in the past decades.
As the health care industry and the services and care it provides rapidly evolves, the beneficial impact of pharmacist-delivered services to simultaneously improve patient outcomes, increase medication adherence, reduce hospital readmissions, and manage costs is gaining greater acceptance and recognition.
The ability to effectively and compassionately counsel patients on the safe use of medication as well as lifestyle changes while administering vaccines and screening for chronic diseases make a “bedside manner” more important than ever.
In the new facilities, students are gaining essential knowledge and skills in patient counseling, physical assessment, compounding, IV preparation, and clinical care before beginning their advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
Key components and capabilities will include:
- Pharmacy Care and Compounding Lab
- Sterile Products Lab
- Simulation Suites (home care, inpatient and outpatient)
- Over-the-Counter Simulation/Patient Counseling Suite
For more information about ways in which you can help build UHCOP's new home, please contact Dixie Mullins, UH Chief Development Officer-Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-0284.