"Pharmacist Impact in Substance Use Disorder Care: Beyond the Scope", Haley Pals, PharmD, BCPP
From Jody Tracy
Title: "Pharmacist Impact in Substance Use Disorder Care: Beyond the Scope"
Seminar Speaker: Haley Pals, PharmD, BCPP, Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Addiction Treatment Program, Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tomah, WI
Bio: Dr. Pals received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in 2018. She completed a PGY-1 ambulatory care residency through the University of Minnesota and a Psychiatric PGY-2 residency through the William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She then transitioned to the Tomah VA where she has been a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in the outpatient Addiction Treatment Program since 2020. She specializes in performing comprehensive medication management services for various mental health and substance use disorders under a scope of practice with prescriptive authority, including controlled substances. She works collaboratively with the X-waivered psychiatrists in the clinic to manage patients taking buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
Seminar Topic: Pharmacy practice in mental health & substance use treatment at the VA in Tomah
Seminar Objectives: Following the presentation, the attendees should be able to:
- Define the role of a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) within an interdisciplinary Addiction Treatment Program
- Illustrate the impact of a CPP in a healthcare system beyond direct patient care
- Identify opportunities for advocacy to advance the profession and care for our patients
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