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Pharmacy-Based Immunization Clinic LT Amit Patel Pharm.D. LT Charles Latimore Pharm.D. Gallup Indian Medical Center 516 E. Nizhoni Blvd Gallup, NM 87301 – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Pharmacy-Based Immunization Clinic


1
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Clinic
  • LT Amit Patel Pharm.D.
  • LT Charles Latimore Pharm.D.
  • Gallup Indian Medical Center
  • 516 E. Nizhoni Blvd
  • Gallup, NM 87301

2
Objectives
  • Describe selling points to administration to
    utilize pharmacy personnel to staff the influenza
    clinic
  • Describe the various steps in implementing a
    pharmacy-managed influenza clinic
  • Discuss the impact of the pharmacy-run influenza
    clinic on community and staff

3
Incentives
  • Cost Savings
  • Pharmacy Staff consist of COs
  • Direct cost savings
  • Reducing overtime expenditures
  • Indirect cost saving
  • Decrease hospitalizations due to complications

4
Incentives Continued
  • Reduced Workload in Outpatient Clinics
  • Nurse Visits
  • Unnecessary MD visits
  • Documentation Requirements

5
Incentives Continued
  • Professional Development
  • Direct patient contact
  • Pharmacists have opportunity to become certified
    immunization providers
  • Build rapport with other medical staff

6
Planning
  • Ordering vaccines and supplies
  • Acquiring staging area
  • Standing protocol/orders

7
Planning Continued
  • Defining Age groups for vaccination
  • Adult vs. Pediatrics
  • Patient Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS)
  • Vaccinator Certification
  • State or National Pharmacy Associations

8
Planning Continued
  • Forms and Documentation
  • Necessary Patient Care Components for
    documentation
  • Date
  • Provider Code
  • Medicare eligibility status
  • Purpose of Visit
  • Lot number
  • Administration Site

9
Planning Continued
  • Delegation of Responsibilities
  • Manager
  • Flu-Pharmacist
  • Screeners
  • Greeters
  • Patient Registration
  • Housekeeping
  • Media Coverage

10
Execution
  • Managers arrived 1 hour early to set up for the
    day
  • Flu-pharmacist can administer vaccines or cover
    another pharmacist to do so
  • All other personnel arrive on-time

11
Impact on Community
  • Vaccinated approximately 16,000 patients
  • Patient satisfaction with reduced wait time
  • Reduce morbidity and mortality
  • Meet patient demand

12
Impact on Pharmacy Staff
  • Increased workload/errors
  • Change in shift time
  • Pharmacist volunteered to stay late and come in
    on days off to work extra hours
  • Easy way to get new pharmacists involved in a
    clinic

13
Impact on Clinical Staff
  • Reduced workload
  • Appreciated the service pharmacy provided
  • Reduced impact on clerical staff

14
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