Pharmacist’s Ryan and Char have completed the training and qualified for several expanded scopes of pharmacy practice:
Some of the additional healthcare services that pharmacists Ryan and Char can provide you with right now include:
Administer a drug by injection
Pharmacists Ryan and Char are able to provide injections of drugs such as vaccines to protect you against the Flu, Shingles, Pneumonia, Hepatitis A and B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and whooping cough (Pertussis), etc
Prescribe medications for self-limiting conditions
Pharmacists Ryan and Char are able to prescribe medications for you at the community pharmacy to treat certain self-limiting conditions or minor ailments. Examples of these self-limiting conditions include Athlete’s foot, dermatitis, mouth ulcers, thrush, acne, allergic rhinitis (corticosteroid nasal sprays), vomiting of pregnancy etc
Issue a continued care prescription
A continued care prescription may be issued by your pharmacist when your usual prescriber is unavailable and it is a medication that you need to take on a regular basis to treat a chronic condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. Working with your usual prescriber, the pharmacist can provide you with needed medication to avoid an interruption in your treatment. Continued care prescriptions however, cannot be issued for narcotic and other controlled drugs.
Adapt a prescription
Working with you and your prescriber, your pharmacist can adapt a prescription by altering the dose, formulation or regimen of the drug prescribed to more closely meet your individual needs. Pharmacists Ryan and Char have both successfully completed the highly regarded and comprehensive certificate level of ADAPT patient care skills training program through the Canadian Pharmacist’s Association.
Interpret patient administered automated tests
Your pharmacist can help you interpret the results you receive when you perform a self-test such as a blood glucose test or cholesterol test.
Provide you with a particular brand of the medication you use
In some cases, a drug is available from several different pharmaceutical manufacturers. If you or your prescriber have a preference for a particular brand of the drug, your pharmacist can provide you with that brand. In this case, the pharmacist will order a “no substitution” of the medication you or the prescriber prefer. It is important to know that your preferred brand of the drug may not be one that is covered by your drug plan.
Prescribe non-prescription or over-the-counter medications and medical
devices such as diabetic supplies and metered-dose inhaler-spacer devices
Consulting with your pharmacist when you require a non-prescription medication helps you to select the best medication for you. It also helps to avoid harmful effects caused by drug interactions with your medication therapy or worsening of your medical conditions. In those situations where you may need to have a non-prescription medication or medical device prescribed for you, your pharmacist can now provide this service.
Your health is important to you…that’s why it’s essential to be able to trust someone that takes the time to know your individual health concerns. At Winkler Pharmacy, we Take the Time to Talk! See us for prescription service and one-on-one professional health counselling.
Winkler Pharmacy… the Gate-Keeper to Health Care in Southern Manitoba!