WHAT DO WE DO?
The principal purpose of the pharmacy services is to ensure efficacious, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy and appropriate outcomes in the use of drugs and medicines.
Pharmacy services are patient-centered and are directed toward optimal patient care outcomes, health promotion, and disease prevention.
The mission of the Spirit Lake Health Center Pharmacy is to provide the highest quality comprehensive pharmaceutical care possible within available resources.
The Tobacco Cessation Clinic assists patients with quitting tobacco products. Tana Triepke is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist who helps patients overcome the physical and mental addiction by coming up with an individualized treatment plan that will work best for each patient.
Spirometry is a basic test of pulmonary function that measures lung volume and airflow rate and is an invaluable screening test of general respiratory health. Tana Triepke and Amy Simon have both completed a NIOSH approved training program that has prepared them to perform this test.
The Anticoagulation Clinic was established to help improve the safety and efficiency of managing patients who are taking the medication Coumadin. The Pharmacists are trained to meet with the patients to perform a limited exam and establish a corresponding care plan based upon their findings. The Pharmacists are excellent resources for providing quality education on the medication and the disease states associated with its use.
The Asthma Clinic was established to help increase access to comprehensive Asthma services, improve asthma control and quality of life, decrease morbidity, ensure proper use of medications, improve patient understanding of Asthma Action Plans, and decrease physician workload. Tana Triepke is a Certified Asthma Educator who meets with patients who have been diagnosed with asthma to create their individualized treatment plan and offer additional counseling on the disease state and medications.
Annual retinal examination of all people with diabetes can help prevent diabetes-related blindness. These exams identify people who are at high risk for losing their sight and are requiring treatment to prevent vision loss. Jennifer Stubson and Lynde Monson have completed the training to capture retinal photos of diabetic patients that are then sent to Ophthalmologists at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center to review and evaluate the patient’s eye health.
In an attempt to help decrease the number of deaths due to opioid or heroin overdoses, the Pharmacists are trained to prescribe and dispense Naloxone to anyone who presents a concern of overdose for either themselves or a family member or friend and to provide education about the risk of overdose.
To help protect people from preventable infectious diseases that can cause needless death and disease, the Pharmacists are all certified to administer vaccinations to eligible patients.