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CEimpact Podcast: The CEimpact Podcast has 3 shows to help your practice 3 ways GameChangers: pharmacotherapy knowledge (CE available with membership!). Precept2Practice: preceptor best practices. Level Up: practice and business advancement. New episodes are released weekly! Listen in and learn every week.
 
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STIs Part 1: Candidasis, Trichomoniasis, and Bacterial Vaginosis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just updated guidelines for sexually transmitted infections (previously sexually transmitted diseases) for everything but HIV. In this multi-part series, host Geoff Wall will break down what’s new and what’s changing in practice. The Game…
 
A recent study evaluated the role of metformin in causing birth defects, but when the men are prescribed metformin. This obstetrics study evaluates the role of the partner in risk for birth defects. Does the study change practice? Listen as host Geoff Wall discusses how pregnancy involves both partners. The GameChanger Emerging data suggest that ma…
 
A low salt diet can be difficult to maintain, especially in the United States. Multiple guidelines and decades of practice have suggested dietary limitation of sodium for patients with heart failure as an essential lifestyle modification. The recently published SODIUM-HF study evaluates this recommendation and enhances the data. The GameChanger Whi…
 
A nurse was found guilty of gross neglect and negligent homicide in Tennessee. This case has been closely watched by medical professionals, because it may set a new precedent for criminalizing medical mistakes. Guests David Brushwood and Jake Galdo join the podcast to try and make sense of this sensational news. The GameChanger: This case may chang…
 
Reliever Inhaled Glucocorticoid Treatment Black and Latinx patients are disproportionately impacted by asthma. In fact, asthma mortality rates are twice as high in Black patients compared to White patients. Are there different treatment options to help improve mortality in these populations? Join host Geoff Wall with guest Dr. Matt Trump as they di…
 
Septic shock is one of the most common causes of deaths in critically ill patients. The updated Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines provide recommendations on the use of adjunct steroids in the treatment of sepsis. However, when to start corticosteroids is still unknown – or is it? This episode of GameChangers evaluates the timing of corticosteroi…
 
Current guidelines do not recommend switching between different levothyroxine products due to concerns of potential changes in TSH levels. However, getting the same levothyroxine product every time may be difficult for patients due to financial or stocking constraints. Join your host, Geoff Wall, and guest, Dr. Jamie Pitlick to discuss a recent stu…
 
Approximately 1 in 5 individuals in the United States alone will experience depression during their lifetime. Current guidelines suggest that monotherapy may be used as initial therapy for major depressive disorder, but what evidence exists suggesting that starting dual anti-depressant therapy may have better outcomes? Join your host, Geoff Wall as…
 
The world of COVID-19 is always changing. Join Geoff Wall for a rapid fire of updates regarding famotidine, lockdowns, and ivermectin as evaluated for efficacy in COVID-19. The GameChangers The use of high-dose famotidine in the treatment of COVID-19 has demonstrated moderate safety, but questionable efficacy. Additionally, a recent meta-analysis e…
 
Are you still using post-it notes, clips, and stickers to facilitate your Pharmacy's workflow? You aren't alone - many of us are using tactile tools to run our pharmacies. Even if you are leveraging technology, can you confidently say you are maximizing it? We've come to the point that maximizing technology isn't a choice; it's necessary to save ou…
 
Routine exercise is gamechanging. In this epsiode, Geoff is joined by Keaton Higgins, pharmacy student and certified athletic trainer, to discuss the mortality benefits of regular exercise. Host Geoff Wall, PharmD., BCPS, FCCP, CGP Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health Guest Keaton Higgi…
 
Level Up: Is your pharmacy ready for the future and able to handle the present environment? Listen in to learn how you can strengthen the brick-and-mortar experience in your pharmacy and remain viable in an increasingly online world. In this episode, Dr. Ben McNabb pharmacist and owner at Love Oak Pharmacy discusses the current and future state of …
 
Opioids are always in the news for adverse reactions and poor outcomes. Two opioids - tramadol and codeine - are often left out of the fey as potential alternatives. Yet, these medications are not without adverse events. A recent study evaluated the mortality and safety differences in tramadol and codeine. Redeem your CPE or CME credit here! Pharma…
 
Part 2 of this special two-part series takes a deep dive into the top clinical medicine and healthcare issues that have been true GameChangers this past year. Join us as Geoff Wall and Jake Galdo discuss the latest in practice trends, policy changes, guideline updates, new laws, and much more. Did you miss Part 1? If so, be sure to check out GameCh…
 
It's easy to focus on the development of clinical skills in our pharmacy learners, but what is our responsibility as preceptors for their personal and professional development? Join us for this episode where Jake Galdo and Josh Kinsey share their thoughts on the importance of developing the whole student, and how this investment will positively imp…
 
Part 1 of this special two-part series takes a deep dive into the top clinical medicine and healthcare issues that have been true GameChangers in 2021. Join us as Geoff Wall and Jake Galdo discuss the latest in practice trends, policy changes, guideline updates, new laws, and much more. Show Segments: 01:38 – SGLT2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure 14:47…
 
Weight gain can impact patient’s quality of life and put them at risk for health complications. While weight loss can be an important factor in a patient’s health, it is equally important that it is done safely and effectively. Listen in as host, Geoff Wall compares the safety and efficacy of semaglutide and liraglutide in weight loss. The GameChan…
 
Every January, the American Diabetes Association updates the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The guidelines cover updates from diabetes advocacy to technology changes. Learn what changed and what matters most for individuals with diabetes. Time in range was introduced in the 2021 update and is becoming the standard of glycemic targets and co…
 
While HIV treatment has come a long way over the decades, it still faces challenges. Specifically, HIV therapy such as integrase inhibitors have been associated with increased weight gain but the mechanism and extent of which has remained largely unknown. Listen in as Dave Hachey, HIV expert, and Geoff Wall discuss this and how it impacts medicatio…
 
Failure is universal to the human experience. Grit, or the ability to demonstrate tenacity, perseverance, and resilience in the face of failure is a learned skill. Success requires both. Join us in a conversation with Dr. Michael Rupp, failure "master", professor, preceptor, and student mentor. We'll discuss the value of failure, as well as the cha…
 
Studies show that opioids are the number one prescribed medication for peripheral neuropathy contrary to evidence suggesting a lack of efficacy. Despite being a common condition for individuals with diabetes, treatment is often non-evidence based, meaning that creating a care plan can be difficult. With this, the American Academy of Neuropathy (AAN…
 
Two oral therapies for COVID-19 were recently approved. Listen in as we discuss who is eligible to receive them, their efficacy, and what this means for the future of COVID-19 treatment. Guest: Patrick Kinn, PharmD, MPH, BCPS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Disease University of Iowa Health Care John A. Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP (Jak…
 
The FDA recently approved the first eyedrop to treat age-related nearsightness due to poor accommodation, a disorder experienced by more than 100 million Americans. Spoiler alert . . . its pilocarpine eye drops - which have been on the market for over 70 years. What does the data say about this new formulation of an old drug and its ability to help…
 
Pain is not a game. Chronic non-malignant pain has few effective treatment options, particularly since the adverse effects of opioids have become more known. Many patients with chronic pain also develop mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. A new virtual reality system, designed for at-home self-use, has been approved by the FDA to t…
 
Since the REDUCE study was published in 2013, most guidelines recommend a standard dose of prednisone 40mg for 5 days (or an equivalent dose of another steroid). However, the optimal dose of steroids may be different depending on patient factors. Tune in to explore the concept of personalizing steroid doses in AECOPD using a dosing scale. Redeem yo…
 
Pharmacy students change and evolve immensely from the moment they walk into pharmacy school to the moment they graduate. At each step along the way, their educational needs change as well. And of course, each student is uniquely different regardless of where they are on their pharmacy school journey. As a preceptor, you must meet each of them wher…
 
A recent study calls into question the safety of mirtazapine in the elderly, an antidepressant often recommended in the elderly for treatment of senile cachexia due to the medication’s appetite stimulation properties. This episode reviews the SYMBAD trial with guest Sarah Grady, PharmD. Guest: Sarah Grady, PharmD Drake University Redeem your CPE or…
 
In the past several weeks, there have been news reports about pharmacies, health care clinics, and remote vaccination clinics giving the wrong dose of a vaccine. Before these reports, there were also stories of health care providers inappropriately diluting the Pfizer vaccine resulting in a wrong dose delivered to adult patients. Whenever we hear a…
 
Hyperkalemia is a potentially fatal condition, yet no real guidelines for treatment exist and evidence to guide treatment is limited. Listen in for a rapid review of the evidence both for and against standard treatments of hyperkalemia. Redeem your CPE or CME credit here! Pharmacist members CME Need a membership? Join for CPE Credit Join for CME Cr…
 
COVID-19 has brought on many challenges within our healthcare systems. CVS recently announced the closure of pharmacies across the nation causing thousands of workers to lose their jobs. Other healthcare systems are scrambling to keep up due to shortages of workers. And at the same time, they are trying to stay afloat and to meet business needs. Th…
 
Repost Episode: A degree is pharmacy is incredibly versatile - from health-systems and long-term care facilities to community pharmacies and managed care - pharmacists are an integral part of healthcare. Sometimes, students may pursue additional training through residency programs. How can you prepare your students? Pearl 1: Preparing for an interv…
 
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are widely prescribed in the US despite a growing number of serious adverse effects associated with their use. One of these adverse effects is QTc prolongation which can lead to lethal arrhythmias. A recent study evaluates in patients on hemodialysis are at an even higher risk. Redeem your CPE or CME credit here! Pharmac…
 
As a pharmacist, you need to think on your feet, yet it can be difficult if you are burned out. How can you be freed up to perform to the best of your abilities? How can you bring more revenue to the business so you can provide a healthier pharmacy? In this week's conversation, Jake Galdo talks with Randy McDonough, co-owner of Towncrest Pharmacy C…
 
Repost Episode: A degree is pharmacy is incredibly versatile - from health-systems and long-term care facilities to community pharmacies and managed care - pharmacists are an integral part of healthcare. Sometimes, students may pursue additional training through residency programs. How can you prepare your students? Pearl 1: Preparing for an interv…
 
The United States Preventative Services Task Force has another update - this time focused on low-dose aspirin and primary prevention. Is your heart healthier WITHOUT a daily aspirin? Guest: John A Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP Course Content and Developer, CEimpact Pharmacist, Ross Bridge Pharmacy CEO, Seguridad Redeem your CPE or CME credit here!…
 
Pharmacists currently fill multiple roles within the pharmacy. This can foster burnout and cause errors. As pharmacists, we should be focusing on patient interaction and drug therapy. But how do you take control of your environment so this can happen? In this week's conversation, Jake Galdo talks with Randy McDonough, co-owner of Towncrest Pharmacy…
 
Burnout in healthcare is very real, now perhaps more than ever. And while giving back to the profession through precepting sounds noble, it can often be seen as just one more challenge on a long list. Tune into this episode to explore how to better balance work, life, and teaching in a way that is fulfilling for both you and your students. Guest Je…
 
A recent case control study evaluated adverse effects on glycemic control secondary to cholesterol lowering statin medications. Listen in as we evaluate the risk versus benefit of statin therapy in persons with diabetes. Redeem your CPE or CME credit here! Claim CPE (Pharmacist Members) Claim CME Need a membership? Join for CPE Credit Join for CME …
 
With each patient who comes through your pharmacy, you want to give them the quality of care they deserve. Knowing a patient's serum creatinine allows you to ensure your patient's kidneys are fully functioning and helps you evaluate treatment plans to provide the best care. In this week's conversation, Jake Galdo talks with Courtney Tigges, a Clini…
 
Repost Episode: Teaching is hard. Learn the what, why, and how of the Socratic Method and how using this process may aid preceptors in understanding what a student truly knows - and where more focus needs to be placed. Help your students think better with Socratic questioning! Click here to download the Socratic Questioning handout! Pearl 1: Descri…
 
The TOGETHER Study, published in Lancet, evaluated the role of fluvoxamine in the treatment of COVID-19. Is this a real GameChanger, or just another dud? Lay media has been picking up the study - listen to Geoff and Jake break down the article to help healthcare providers give evidence-based recommendations. Guest John A Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, B…
 
A critical part of a pharmacist's job is ensuring the proper dose of a medication is provided to patients. They can do this by checking the dose with the patient's weight, especially with pediatric patients. If the dose is incorrect, it can cause adverse effects of an overdose or not work effectively because it is under-dosed. In this week's conver…
 
Repost Episode: 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19. The pandemic impacted all aspects of the world, including experiential education. Listen as Taylor and Megan provide pearls on how to precept during a pandemic. Pearl 1: What has changed due to the pandemic for precepting. Pearl 2: Practical advice to help maximize student lea…
 
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines have been updated! It's been over five years since the last update and many new studies have redefined the role of several therapies for sepsis. Redeem your CPE or CME credit here! Claim CPE Credit Claim CME Credit Need a membership? Join for CPE Credit Join for CME Credit References and resources: Evans L, …
 
Repost Episode: Preceptors play a crucial role in helping students identify and mitigate cognitive biases in medicine. But you might be wondering, how do I actually accomplish this? Tune in to Part 2 of Uncovering Cognitive Biases to learn practical tips and tricks to help students mitigate their cognitive biases! Pearl 1: Describe the factors that…
 
Hypertension is often managed by treating to a target blood pressure goal. But what if this is wrong? A recent meta-analysis found benefits of blood pressure lowering regardless of age. Host Geoff Wall is joined by Lindsay Davis, a cardiovascular pharmacist and educator, to make heads or tails of this article. Guest: Lindsay Davis, PharmD, BCPS, BC…
 
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