Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Home (Front End)

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. * Special Shoot the Breeze Sharing Session to Follow* (Non-CE)
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
ACPE UAN: 0207-0000-17-205-L04-P and 0207-0000-17-205-L04-T
1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)

Moving from a rehabilitation environment, whether a hospital or separate rehab facility, back to the home environment brings huge changes to the lives of patients and their caregivers. The patient gains freedom and privacy, but loses the comprehensive daily oversight of acute or sub-acute care. The community pharmacy is ideally positioned to ease this transition and provide the support, proper training, and necessary health and safety aids to bridge the patient back to independence. Share the experiences of pharmacy owners who have established a niche in this rewarding area.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the mobility concerns and necessary safeguards for patients moving from rehabilitation to the home environment.

  2. Describe services the community pharmacy can offer that are of value to the patient and the caregiver.

  3. Outline resources for training both pharmacy staff and caregivers to improve patient “at home” safety and comfort.

Speakers: Gabe Trahan, Senior Director of Store Operations and Marketing, NCPA, Burlington, Vt.; Steve Fettman, RPh, Davies Pharmacy, Canton, Ohio; Brenda Palumbo, Klein’s Pharmacy, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians