Cdp Reflection Journal

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I volunteer at Wagner Pharmacy in Santa Ana, where there is great health disparity and lack of medication knowledge in the community. I monitor patient adherence through patient education and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs, Outcomes and Mirixa. My responsibilities include evaluating patients’ drug compliance and faxing a plan of action with medical literature to their physicians to suggest a change in patients’ medication therapy on behalf of the pharmacist. I observed a Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR) of an elderly patient, who was on multiple drugs for diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Through this experience, I was able to experience the close interaction between the pharmacist and patient and the important role that a pharmacist plays as an integral part of the healthcare team. I also assisted the pharmacist to prepare patient assessment forms required for the pharmacist to prescribe hormonal contraceptives, Naloxone and smoking cessation therapies. I look forward to the expanding roles of pharmacists provided by the passage of SB493.…show more content…
I was able to successfully assist one particular patient with a blood pressure reading of 150/90. A review of her medication history revealed that she was non-adherent. Through patient education and translators, I was able to monitor and improve her medication compliance by providing her a weekly pill case reminder. A few months later with multiple blood pressure screenings, her blood pressure gradually improved to 120/85. Such experiences have confirmed my passion for the field of pharmacy though the positive impacts I have been making on patients’ lives. I will bring my unique pharmacy experiences and personal characteristics: attention to detail, positive attitude, and personal integrity to UCSF and become an exceptional healthcare provider.
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