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1 Role of the Community Pharmacy in Early Detection of COPD Walgreens Health Initiatives Tim Buckley, RRT

2 Tucson, Arizona

3 Goals Increase early detection and awareness of COPDIncrease early detection and awareness of COPD Introduce RT and Homecare to the Walgreen Drug StoresIntroduce RT and Homecare to the Walgreen Drug Stores

4 Combined Effort AARCAARC –Kelli Hagen NLEHPNLEHP –Dr Paul Enright –Dr Tom Petty –Louise Nett ALA of Az.ALA of Az. –Jennifer Jones Tyco Puritan BennettTyco Puritan Bennett –Johnny Drake –Chris Graceffa AZ Society for Respiratory CareAZ Society for Respiratory Care –Mike Gammie WHI HomecareWHI Homecare

5 Market Selection Tucson, Arizona selectedTucson, Arizona selected –Walgreens mid-sized market 36 stores36 stores –Innovative programs welcomed Managers are used to experimentsManagers are used to experiments –March is the end of a long cold winter

6 Planning Conference Call with AARC and NLHEPConference Call with AARC and NLHEP Contacted Dr. EnrightContacted Dr. Enright Contacted AZ Society for Respiratory CareContacted AZ Society for Respiratory Care Contacted Tyco PBContacted Tyco PB Contacted ALA of AZContacted ALA of AZ Walgreens Health ServicesWalgreens Health Services Walgreens Marketing DepartmentWalgreens Marketing Department

7 Advertising RadioRadio –Targeted to over 45 population –Tucson was inexpensive Newspapers (roto ad)Newspapers (roto ad) –It goes out every Sunday TV, PSA’sTV, PSA’s –AARC Developed PSA, added Tag-line –ALA Interview In-Store PostersIn-Store Posters –To stores in Tucson Market 30 days ahead

8 Training Half Day SessionHalf Day Session –All volunteers –Overview of Project –Hands-on with Spirometer & Printer –Interpretation of results –Counseling –Review of education materials in packet

9 Information Patient PacketPatient Packet –Test results –Recommendation to bring them to their MD –Explanation of results (Spanish) –Information on COPD from AARC –RT Propaganda from AARC –Resources for Smoking Cessation AZ AirwaysAZ Airways ALA ProgramALA Program

10 Screenings March 5th - March 17th, hours each 2 per day Morning, afternoon, and evening 10 high traffic stores, 2 each

11 Staffing AZSRCAZSRC –Mike Gammie –RTs –PMI Students –PCC Students WHIWHI –Homecare RTs for each screening ALA of ArizonaALA of Arizona –sponsored two sessions providing volunteers to fully staff each session Tyco Puritan BennettTyco Puritan Bennett –Chris Graceffa –Johnny Drake

12 Sessions Set up in Pharmacy areaSet up in Pharmacy area 4 to 6 spirometers4 to 6 spirometers 1 printer1 printer PacketsPackets Chairs and Card TableChairs and Card Table

13 Response Typically there were people per three hour sessionTypically there were people per three hour session One evening session tested 75 people in three hoursOne evening session tested 75 people in three hours

14 Results We tested 929 patients in 20 screeningsWe tested 929 patients in 20 screenings Over 30% had some indication of Obstructive Airway DiseaseOver 30% had some indication of Obstructive Airway Disease Some obviously had COPDSome obviously had COPD

15 What We Learned 6 to 9 month lead time6 to 9 month lead time –Advertising schedule Pick good partnersPick good partners Need someone to championNeed someone to champion Native Spanish SpeakersNative Spanish Speakers Need more experienced RTsNeed more experienced RTs –Students did not have experience Store Managers need to be more involved in planningStore Managers need to be more involved in planning

16 Future Plans Examining future possibilitiesExamining future possibilities –New leadership –Marketing focus Coordinate with current WHI homecare locationsCoordinate with current WHI homecare locations Multiple Markets at once, are hard with our resourcesMultiple Markets at once, are hard with our resources

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