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Increasing access to care through prescriber-driven pharmacist protocols

By: Cindy Stowe, PharmD, and Patricia Rippetoe Freeman, PharmD Standing orders and clinical protocols allow the delivery of prescribed care based on an agreed upon set of criteria. Pharmacists practicing in health system settings have had broad authority to provide protocol-driven care for many years. In contrast, community pharmacists’ authority to provide protocol-driven care has been limited to the provision of immunization services, and, more recently,

Critical Care Survivors Clinic at UK helps ICU patients navigate the confusing and often frustrating matrix of post-discharge follow up care.

  Darrell Raikes waved sleepily to his wife as they wheeled him down to the operating room for a routine knee replacement last May. He woke up in the Critical Care Unit four weeks later. Raikes had an adverse reaction to his anesthesia and began bleeding into his lungs post-operatively. Ashley Montgomery, MD, Raikes’ critical

UK, Norton announce new partnership

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies program and Norton Healthcare are launching a preceptor partnership program. The first cohort of physician assistant (PA) students will begin their clinical clerkship rotations with preceptors in the Norton Healthcare system in Louisville this June. Norton Healthcare has pledged nearly $715,000 over three years

Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy recognizes policymakers, advocates

Elected officials and advocates from the Mayfield City Council were awarded the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy’s (KCSP) Smoke-free Indoor Air Endeavor Award at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s KCSP annual Spring Conference.  The event was held April 29 at the Doubletree Suites in Lexington. Members of the Mayfield City Council were recognized for their

UK physician assistant student featured in Forbes

Glenn L. Means III, a University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies student, was one of three graduate students selected for an eight-week fellowship with Health for America in the summer of 2013. The fellowship, which was a pilot-program, recently garnered the attention of Forbes online magazine. “I was very fortunate to

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