Tagged: Patient Care

Kroon, Stebbins, and Clark offer guidance on hospital care

Three experienced pharmacists in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy were interviewed for The Hospitalist, a publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Lisa Kroon, PharmD; Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD; and MacKenzie Clark, PharmD, are quoted in the story.

They offer guidance and suggest areas for improvement in the care of hospitalized patients—from better communications to extra vigilance to high-risk decisions.

Update from the Dean - September 2017

Strategic plan progress report. Research: Driving the development of innovative and precise drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Flu treatments; Tackling antimalarial resistance; Attacking hard targets; Plotting cell maps; Safer opioid pain killer; Cellular construction; New products through bioengineering; Regulatory science leadership; Tobacco burden in vulnerable populations; Economics of disease; Precision medicine.

Gruenberg connects sustainability and clinical pharmacy

Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, BCPS, who was recently appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has received the 2017 Sustainability Award

Finding better ways to reduce serious drug side effects

Many of the medicines we depend on to treat disease—and even to save our lives—pose potentially serious risks along with their benefits. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that about 40,000 deaths yearly in the United States may be attributable to the side effects of drugs, a number that rivals the toll of traffic accidents.

Health care: The pharmacist-to-technician ratio

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Let pharmacists empower patients and save lives

How do we give patients ready access to the expertise of pharmacists? How do we empower patients with medication knowledge?

Frear solves medication problems at the systems level

With a pharmacist dad and a degree in biochemistry, Meghan Frear was certain that pharmacy school was a perfect fit for her. However, she says, “When I first entered UCSF, I could not have articulated for you that I wanted to be a systems-level pharmacist.” “In undergrad I took an economics of health care course, which sounds so nerdy,” Frear recalls.

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