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Monthly Archives: March 2017

31
Mar
2017

Credentialing for Washington State Community Pharmacists

31.03.2017

We are celebrating the fact that our community pharmacists have been officially recognized by select Washington State insurance plans as providers of clinical services. Studies and practice-based experience have shown that when pharmacists are involved as members of the health care team, patient outcomes improve, patients report higher rates of satisfaction

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29
Mar
2017

WA State Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Response Video

29.03.2017

It only takes a few minutes to learn how to save a life. Watch this video to learn more:

• What causes an opioid overdose
• How to recognize an opioid overdose
• What to do in case of overdose
• How to give naloxone

This is the only video specific to WA State, this training covers overdose risks, the WA State Good Samaritan Law and shows a step-by-step demonstration on what to do in an opioid overdose (including rescue breathing and naloxone).

For more great information, we invite you to visit: StopOverdose.org

28
Mar
2017

Spring Season Can Be Allergy Season

28.03.2017

Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and if you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. If you sneeze and cough, or your nose and eyes itch and are runny during certain times

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27
Mar
2017

Medication Disposal Program [Video]

27.03.2017

 

It is important to dispose of unwanted or expired medications and remove these from your home to prevent accidental exposure or misuse. Although placing medications directly into the trash is better for our environment than flushing them down the toilet, it is still not recommended. If found in the trash, some medications could be abused by others. Medications are best disposed of through Medication Take-Back Programs. Click here for more information about drop-off locations in King County.

It is important to note that there are a few, specific medications that are high risk for causing potential harm if used by someone other than who it was prescribed for. It is important that these medications be disposed of promptly to keep your family and pets safe from accidental exposure. For this safety reason the FDA has issued a list of flushable medications for immediate disposal. Click here for a complete list of FDA flushable medications.

For at home use, a medication disposal product called DRUGBUSTER is a safe alternative for disposing of medications into the trash and may be a more convenient option for those that do not have a drop-off location in their area. DRUGBUSTER contains a solution that neutralizes and dissolves medications so that it can be safely placed into the regular trash. These may be found at local pharmacies for purchase.

In addition to Medication Take-Back Programs, there are also National Medication Take-Back Days that happen twice annually, once in the spring and fall. On these days there will be additional sites available for removal of old medications and they serve as a great reminder to clean out unwanted or expired medications from your home. Click here to find the dates for these Take-Back Days and more information about the locations available for disposal.

At Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group, we offer two central locations with Medication Take-Back units – one within our Kelley-Ross Pharmacy at The Polyclinic 904 7th Ave, Suite 103 Seattle, WA 98104 and Kelley-Ross Union Center Pharmacy at 2324 Eastlake Ave E, Suite 405 Seattle, WA 98102.

23
Mar
2017

Pets and Human Meds [Video]

23.03.2017

Ever been tempted to give your pet some of your (human) meds? If you see them in pain, we have all wanted to. But before you do that, check this out first….Kelley-Ross Student Pharmacist, Shelby Denney explores the pitfalls of sharing your meds with our furry friends.

20
Mar
2017

Smoking and Aging

20.03.2017

OVER 60? IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO QUIT SMOKING WITH THESE 6 QUESTIONS If you’re a smoker over 60 years old, there’s a good chance you’ve tried to quit smoking before. And, you might not see much reason to try again now. Perhaps you’re convinced it would be too hard

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8
Mar
2017

We Welcome New Resident: Katie Mahan, PharmD

We would like to welcome and congratulate Katie Mahan, PharmD Candidate 2017 from Washington State University, who has been selected as our 2017-2018 Community Practice Resident. Katie comes to Kelley-Ross from Eastern Washington, where she has worked for various pharmacies and wellness centers providing care for patients. Katie grew up in Maple Valley,

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Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.

We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.