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The Louisiana Pharmacists Association will be updating this page as more information and resources are available.  If you have something you would like to share with your fellow pharmacists, please send to LPA for review and posting.

 

LATEST UPDATES: May 27, 2020

 

General Safety Tips for Pharmacists

  • Anyone testing for flu should use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to include a face shield or goggles, gloves, and face mask (n95 mask).
  • Patients who have respiratory symptoms should ideally be moved to a triage area.
  • Perform hand hygiene with alcohol-based hand rub (or soap and water if hands are visibly soiled) before and after all patient contact, contact with potentially infectious material, and before putting on and upon removing PPE.
  • Know when your patients should be evaluated: Fever AND symptoms of lower respiratory illness; and
    • History of travel from Wuhan City, China, or
    • close contact with a person under investigation while that person was ill
  • CDC Updates Guidance for Pharmacies:
    • Everyone entering the pharmacy should wear a face covering, regardless of symptoms. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should always wear a facemask while they are in the pharmacy for source control.
    • Postpone and reschedule delivery of some routine clinical preventive services, such as adult immunizations, which require face to face encounters.
    • Special considerations for clinics that are co-located in pharmacies.
  • US Department of Labor Issues Alert to Help Keep Retail Pharmacy Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Pharmacies

Louisiana Governmental and Regulatory Resources

Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

Louisiana Governor's Office

Louisiana Office of Administration Emergency Rules

Louisiana Department of Health

Louisiana Attorney General

Louisiana Workforce Commission


Louisiana Pharmacists Authorized to Test for COVID-19 - Resources and Guidance

 


Continuing Pharmacy Educational Opportunities Relative to COVID-19


National Association Resources

American Pharmacists Association General Guidance and Information

National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations Guidance and Information

National Boards of Pharmacy Guidance and Information

National Community Pharmacies Association Guidance and Information

National Association of Chain Drug Stores Guidance and Information

American Society of Health-System Pharmacies Guidance and Information

Additional National Association Guidance and Information


National Regulatory Resources

DEA Information

CDC Resources

World Health Organization (WHO) Guidance

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

USP Resources

US Department of Health and Human Services

CMS


Employer & Small Business Resources

Financial Assistance

Labor Laws and Workplace Guidance


Additional Resources & News

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