Patient Care Projects
- Operation Diabetes is a campaign designed to increase awareness
of diabetes and the dangers associated with the disease, as well as
provide glucose screening and monitoring to the community. Operation
Diabetes provides information to the public in order for them to become
more knowledgeable about the disease and to be able to recognize signs
and symptoms of diabetes. We hope to help identify those who may not
have been identified in the past, help patients manage their diabetes,
and ultimately prevent long-term complications of the disease.
- Operation Heart is a patient care project that raises awareness about heart disease and provides education to patients. Students in the University of Rhode Island's chapter of APhA-ASP work in the community to volunteer at heart related events, provide information and education on different cardiac conditions, risk factors, heart disease medications, and lifestyle changes, and encourage heart healthy living.
- Participating in the Heartburn Awareness Challenge Patient Care Project is an excellent opportunity for you to master the details of a disease state that affects more than 50 million American adults. Not only will you gain knowledge about the symptoms and triggers of heartburn, you will also be trained on how to counsel a patient on treating and preventing heartburn.
- Heartburn AwarenessWe encourage everyone's participation, but
especially students in their first year of pharmacy school who are
anxious to begin learning applicable skills for their career. The focus
during autumn quarter will be to educate and train the participating
students. During winter and spring quarters, we plan to host an
educational and/or screening session for the community at a local
pharmacy or community organization meeting.
- Operation Immunization aims to help educate the public about immunization information and take other courses of action to help promote pharmacists to continue to help raise immunization rates.