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Entries for June 2019

Stacy Brousseau, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP president, emergency medicine clinical pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich. Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) has been busy in 2019, with continuing education programming offered every month so far this year. WMSHP kicked off the year on Jan. 10 with a fantastic, interactive presentation from Todd W...

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Priya Verma, Pharm.D., PGY-1 pharmacy resident, Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Mich. Levothyroxine (Synthroid®) is a synthetic form of thyroxine, which is an endogenous hormone secreted by the thyroid gland. Thyroxine (T4) is converted to the active thyroid hormone, L-triiodothyronine (T3). The thyroid hormones exert the metabolic effects involving normal metabolism, promotin...

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Tawnie McGraw, Pharm.D. candidate 2019, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Kali VanLangen, Pharm.D., BCPS, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy and Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Julie Belfer, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. The prevalence of heart failure continues to rise wit...

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Amy Pouillon, Pharm.D., supervisor, medication history and coordinator,  Spectrum Health Hospitals, Grand Rapids, Mich.   Amy Pouillon, Pharm.D., at Spectrum Health Butterworth preparing to interview a patient remotely. Accurate patient medication histories are a critical piece of the hospital admission process helping ensure patient safety during the inpatient stay and after...

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Devin Schmidt, Pharm.D., BCACP, ambulatory care pharmacist, Mercy Health Muskegon, Muskegon, Mich. In 2014, the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process was created by the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) after a need was recognized for a consistent process in the delivery of patient-centered care across various practice settings of the pharmacy profession. Supported by 13 national ...

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