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And that’s a wrap! 🎬 We just finished day one of recording our Q3 videos. We add new education videos to our library ever quarter so our partners can provide an up to date digital experience to their patients.
This is an actual drug. 😂 Not an actual side effect though. Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) is made from human proteins that help the body fight viral infections used to treat chronic hepatitis B or C. Pegasys is often used together with another medication called ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol, RibaPak, Ribasphere, RibaTab). Who else has drug jokes!?!!
📚✏️💻 As the countdown until classes has officially begun (only 5 more days of freedom!) I’ve been trying to prepare myself (both mentally and physically) .
I’m sharing the 5 steps I’ve taken that I find helpful to both get me excited and keep me organized for the school year. They are: .
1. Outfits! Who doesn’t love a good shopping haul for the new year? My program requires that we dress professionally whenever we are in the building (even on exam days.) At first, this was quite intimidating. When I began my program I felt like I needed an entirely new wardrobe. But for the most part, you can pair any cute top with a nice pair of dress pants.
2. School supplies!! I don’t think I will ever outgrow the excitement of new school supplies. Fresh new planner, fresh mind.
3. Freshen up on any previous material you may have forgotten over the summer. You know yourself and what you need to review. I know I need to go back and go over my infectious disease notes before beginning 3rd year rotations. Which antibiotics have coverage for MRSA again? 🤯 (The default answer is always vancomycin 😉) 4. Clear out all of those emails you’ve been ignoring in your school email. I’ve been dreading this all summer. Once finals were over I did not want anyone contacting me over 🙈 but go ahead and make sure you didn’t miss anything important.
5. Go ahead and start filling in your planner or google calendar with important dates. Our exam dates were released last month and I immediately put in all the dates into my phone and still need to transfer them over to my planner. This will really help you plan out your semester wisely and when you do (or don’t) have time to work, travel, or make it to that concert you’ve been dying to go to.
How do you get prepared for the new school year? 📓
I’m back from the cave I’ve been in! 😂🤦🏽♀️ Sorry about being totally awol lately but I was super busy cramming for my boards! It was the worst!! I was studying for more than 12 hours a day, SITTING for more than 12 hours a day. My ankles were not happy with me 🙅🏽♀️ BUT IM FINALLY DONE (hopefully). I took my exam this past Tuesday and it literally took me the full 6 hours to take the exam. It was difficult and challenging but hopefully all my hard work will pay off! I might be getting my results tomorrow so cross your fingers for me! I’ll be making a post on how I studied for the MPJE and the NAPLEX for you guys! Yesterday and today I’ve been super busy getting ready for Punta Cana!! After everything, I’m so ready to relax with a drink in my hand for a week with my family 🍹🥥 #RIPmyliver
Cannot imagine what his friends and family are going through. While I’m glad this was able to bring to light the importance of being safe while leaving work, the conversation now focuses to mental health. I don’t know what happened exactly, but what reports are saying is that this was a suicide. And again, not knowing anything about him or what was going on in his life, regardless if pharmacy played a part, I do know that mental health needs to also start being discussed with the current landscape of our profession. 💔
📺📺see link in bio for full video🎞🎞📽📽📽Why diet and exercise aren’t always enough. There are different factures that play a role in managing blood pressure including genetics and inappropriate release of certain hormones from the kidneys specifically the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS)
There are 3 major triggers that influence the body to increase blood pressure and they are very intuitive: mechanical, neurological, and chemical. All 3 of these triggers signal the release of renin. This is how the system works.
1. First the liver releases angiotensinogen
2. renin Converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin
3. angiotensin converting enzyme or (ace) converts angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2.
4. Angiotensin converting enzyme also has an additional role of inactivating bradykinin.
5. Angiotensin 2 then binds to AT1 receptors.
6. This leads to vasoconstriction and the release of aldosterone
High blood pressure can decrease perfusion or blood flow to the kidneys causing an inappropriate release of renin. Three different classes of medications are used to disrupt this cycle of inappropriate renin release. Renin inhibitors, Ace inhibitors and Arbs. #hobby#whiteboardart#raas#pharmacyreview#pebc#mcq#naplexreview#naplex#pharmacy#pharmacist#healtheducation#healthylifestyle#kidney#hypertension#bloodpressure#bloodpressurescreening#excercisedaily#pharmacystudent#cardio#cardiology#videoscribe
2018 is the year of NEVER GIVING UP! When a challenge arises- face it head on! Know that YOU CAN DO IT! Ask for advice, practice (& practice some more!), and appreciate how far you have come from the very beginning!
I am happy to announce I PASSED THE NAPLEX!! One more test to go & then I start my Community Residency! Thank you all for supporting me on this journey & I wish you all who are taking your boards in the future the very best!! Know YOU ARE WORTH IT & HAVE THE POWER TO SUCCEED!
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Full video on 📺 ☝🏽 ▪️Risk factors for AFib may develop in patients with a history of Heart failure or a myocardial infarction (MI). ▪️AFib is also found in patients with Heart Valve disease, endocarditis, previous heart surgery, HTN or DM. ▪️Lung complications may also affect the heart; AFib often appears in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. ▪️The Gender of the patient may affect the odds of developing AFib, with men being more likely than woman to develop AFib, however, women diagnosed with AFib carry a long-term risk of premature death.
Thank you Lord I passed all my tests! I'm so relieved that this journey has ended. Thank you to my husband for supporting me every step of the way. Thank you to my parents for always believing in me. Thank you to my daughter Sofia for giving me the strength to get through this & to my 2 other fur babies Brian & CJ for comforting me when I needed it the most. Thank you to all the rest of my family & friends that also encouraged & strengthen me to not give up! Thank you to all my professors, preceptors, classmates & admin staff that pushed towards my potential. I really couldn't have done it without all the love and support & I'm blessed to have you all in my life. Adriana Soliz Palacios, RPh. #passed#NAPLEX#MPJE#RPh#PharmD#storiesofus#Ididit#graciasaDios#ttuhscsop#redraider 🤸♀️🍾🥂🤗🎉👩⚕️🎊💃
These are some tips that I have personally used to inform my patients about medication adherence. This topic is crucial for better outcomes and small things like these can mean a lot in the long run for patient’s health!
The new legislation addressing the opioid epidemic has raised questions from pharmacists at every setting. It is imperative that we know, follow, and inform about every new legislation surrounding our profession.
Yes, we’re serious! Pharmacies across the US on average is printing 18.3 billion sheets of paper per year. What most pharmacies don't know is that, in 39 states, they can now offer their patients a paperless option with their prescriptions so they can get the required information digitally. Hooray for technology! Pharmacies can offer this to their patients through our MedsOnCue platform. Let us know if you want us to see if your state is included!
👉🏽NᎬᏔ YᎾᏌᎢᏌᏴᎬ ᏙᏆᎠᎬᎾ👈🏽 I'm glad that I've completed this brief video on a few class of medications that work on the kidneys. There are 5 portions of the kidney that I focus on, you might notice that for the glomerulus I touch on the Afferent Arteriole and the Efferent Arteriole and the reason why is because it makes it easier for me to memorize the information, I automatically make the association for them by just thinking of the glomerulus. This video will serve as a visual representation of where these medications act on and the audio will be great for when l go walking. There's a great amount of information being left out on purpose, the material being covered serves as a general understanding of medications that may be used in Edema, Hypertension, and also Congestive Heart Failure. I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for following 🤓. @StudyRxig #StudyRxig
It’s pretty crazy to see how complex biological medications are compared to the drugs we have used to. And because of their extensive manufacturing process, biological medications don’t really have generics, they’re called biosimilars. It’s because with current technology other companies aren’t able to replicate the extract structure of the medication like we can do with small molecule drugs like, atorvastatin for example.
Link to full article on this topic is in my bio 👆. Article has a total of 9 tips and not that the other 6 are not important there’s just not enough space for me to effectively list them all in a picture. I wrote this because in a recent post by Alvin’s brother, he hoped for this situation to bring awareness and prevent something like this from happening to someone else and I hope this article does just that. Please share the link on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn or tag your friends here to help spread the word of having a proactive approach to safety when leaving the pharmacy. 💊❤️ #safety
Contemporary pharmacy practice highly depends on success of provider status legislation. It will increase access to more services for our patients, lower the financial burden on us and on them, reduce readmission rates, and improve outcomes. Stay informed about HR 592 / S 109.