CPhT Connect - Vol. 2 Issue 5 2021

This issue of CPhT Connect includes:

Letting Go of Burnout and Cultivating Joy

Have you ever received a performance evolution at work and constructive feedback was offered for improvement? Do you tend to fixate on these comments rather than feel good about the positive aspects of the review? Burnout is a syndrome characterized by exhaustion, cynicism, and decreased self-efficacy. Stress is a mental and emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological, and behavioral changes.

What’s the Point of Point-of-Care Testing?

The services “point-of-care” test and “rapid diagnostic test” may be confusing to patients, particularly when they don’t always think about getting laboratory work done in a pharmacy. Rapid diagnostic tests are one class of point-of-care tests. 

Preventing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in the Pharmacy

If you are employed as a pharmacy associate (for example, as a clerk, technician, or pharmacist), you may have completed general compliance and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) training. You also may have signed an attestation confirming that you fulfilled the training requirement for your position. After reading this article, you will better understand FWA in the pharmacy space and what role you can play to maintain compliance in your respective pharmacy setting.

Continuing Education: Flu Season – The Essentials

Influenza (Flu) is a contagious transmissible respiratory affecting the upper and lower respiratory tract. The flu often appears suddenly in an individual. Symptoms associated with the flu include a fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, body or muscle aches, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea. Complications associated with the flu include sinus and ear infections, pneumonia, myocarditis, encephalitis, myositis, rhabdomyolysis, and multi-organ failure. The flu and the common cold are caused by different viruses and should not be confused with one another.

Other stories covering:

Thyroid Issues & Weight Gain in Women

Eating Disorders in Men

Childhood Obesity in Children