The primary goal of the study was to determine the impact of community pharmacists performing clinical services in the supportive living and assisted living settings. Assisting rural physicians in managing disease states through collaborative practice agreements, communicating more effectively with nursing staff, and empowering patients to achieve therapeutic outcomes in accordance with current national guidelines were the tools to accomplish this. The study objectives were to 1 demonstrate feasibility and sustainability of rural community pharmacists providing disease state management services, 2 create processes for best practice that can be used to expand the clinical role of the community pharmacist within the interdisciplinary team, and 3 evaluate the impact of active pharmacist participation on patient care for patients in supportive and assisted living settings.
BS RN BSN
Nauvoo Pharmacy/Hancock County Senior Services
BSPh MBA PhD RPh
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences