The TSWF Clinical Pharmacy AIM form is intended for clinical pharmacists embedded within the PCMH team. The form standardizes and simplifies workflow and also provides easy access to clinical decision-making resources. Training on the TSWF Clinical Pharmacy AIM form highlights how this form is intended to be used by clinical pharmacists when they document in the outpatient record.

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Clin Pharm Recent Changes

  • 15 changes for May-Aug 2018 update
  • Increased size of current meds box; make same as CORE
  • Moved current meds box higher; make same as CORE
  • CLIN PHARM TAB
    • Added additional pre-positioned text for safe medications disposal to the other patient education box
    • Pre-populate a “Y” into all brackets of the pre-populated text for safe medication disposal education. See below.Patient was counseled on the following methods of medication disposal:
      [ Y ] Location(s) of MTF medication Take-Back Bin(s)
      [ Y ] Patient may mix the remaining medications in a sealable bag with non-palatable substances (coffee grounds or kitty litter) and water. The mixture may then be disposed in the trash receptacle.
      [ Y ] Research your local government for available medication disposal resources such as “Drug Takeback” events.
      [ Y ] There are certain medications that may be disposed in a sink or toilet, these medications contain oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, buprenorphine, and other narcotics. Please refer to the FDA website at https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/SafeDisposalofMedicines/ucm576167.htm to determine if you medications may be disposed in a water source.

History

  • Standardizes / optimizes PharmD encounters
  • Helps with managing complex med regimens
  • Quantifies value of PharmD in outpatient settings

This form was created to standardize and optimize PharmD encounters and to capture clinical and economic outcomes arising from pharmacist-specific care. The primary efforts of the PharmDs are to enhance medical treatment management, help manage patients meeting the criteria for polypharmacy, and to help patients with chronic diseases and complex medication regimens. The TSWF Clinical Pharmacy AIM form is a reliable way to quantify the value of the PharmD in the PCMH and other outpatient settings (e.g. medication therapy change, patient education, drug interaction monitoring, etc.).

PharmD encounters, documented systematically in the TSWF Clinical Pharmacy AIM Form, help to:

  • Identify the most cost-effective treatment options (e.g. being able to substitute equally efficacious medications for less expensive ones)
  • Decrease of misuse and abuse of medications (e.g. patients taking wrong pills)
  • Maximize compliance (e.g. patients both knowing and taking what has been prescribed)
  • Reduce potential for hospitalization
  • Improve outcomes and prognosis, and
  • Improve patient safety and reduce prescribing risks

The Clinical Pharmacy AIM form standardizes and simplifies workflow and also provides easy access to clinical decision-making resources.

Form Lead

TSWF Clinical Pharmacy Form Lead
Donald W. Rumbaugh, M.D., DABFP

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