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COVID-19 in the US: The Perspective of Pharmacists on Policy and Practice
Learning Objectives:
• Describe the similarities and differences in public health policy to COVID-19 in Canada and the US.
• Discuss the impact of COVID-19 and strategies to address it in the State of Ohio.
• Understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the day-to-day practice of an inpatient hospital pharmacist and how it has transitioned over the course of the pandemic.
• Describe the inpatient pharmacist's role in caring for patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
• Describe the pharmacist's role as a steward of resources and critical medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Discuss the impact of infection prevention policies on patients, families, and healthcare workers.

Aug 26, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Neil MacKinnon, BSc (Pharm), MSc (Pharm), PhD, FCSHP, FNAP
Dean @Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Neil MacKinnon is Dean of the Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. Previously, he was Director of State Office of Rural Health for Arizona. Neil was also a Professor at Dalhousie University. A native of Nova Scotia, Dean MacKinnon completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy at Dalhousie, a Master's degree in Hospital Pharmacy and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, and a PhD and a fellowship at the University of Florida. A pharmacist, Neil has practiced in both the community and hospital settings. He is a past president of CSHP.
Emily Young, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist @Bethesda North Hospital
Emily Young received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 2017. She went on to complete a residency program at Bethesda North Hospital and earned her certification in Pharmacotherapy through the Board of Pharmacy Specialists. Dr. Young currently practices as a clinical pharmacist at Bethesda North Hospital, and she spends the majority of her time in cardiovascular intensive care, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked as the clinical pharmacist for the COVID-19 internal medicine and intensive care cohort units. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Young serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.