The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process: How it influences your practice and your precepting

The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process: How it influences your practice and your precepting

There has been a paradigm shift in pharmacy practice from a focus on products to a focus on patients.
The Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) is a working group made of representatives from national pharmacy organizations. The mission of JCPP in developing the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) was to create an approach to patient care that is the same, regardless to patient setting or situation.
This patient-centered approach utilizes the collaboration of other providers on the health care team to optimize patient health and medication outcomes. Pharmacists are involved in a patient-pharmacist relationship that encourages effective communication, documentation, and engagement to provide high quality, cost-effective and accessible health care.
There are 5 key steps to the PPCP:

  • Collect
  • Assess
  • Plan
  • Implement
  • Follow up, Monitor & Evaluate

Include students in each step of the PPCP during your rotation: