Working Together through COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across our world is causing the kind of disruption many of us have never seen. QS/1 knows that community pharmacies are working in the trenches of this public health event in varying and difficult situations. We believe that sharing accurate information about COVID-19 can help the feelings of stress and uncertainty we’re all experiencing.
This page is designed to share solutions emerging within the larger industry along with ways our own software and services can help. Read on for product tips, blog posts, podcasts, social media postings, and outside resources. This page will be updated weekly.
Restrictions on the ability to conduct business as usual inside the pharmacy are requiring pharmacists and technicians to use alternative communication, refill, and transaction methods. Now more than ever, your pharmacy’s workflow needs to be as efficient as possible. Compiled here is guidance on working differently, safer, and smarter with your QS/1 products during COVID-19.
QS/1's podcast regularly shares talk that helps community pharmacies thrive in the competitive marketplace. Recently, this has meant a focus on how to serve patients during the pandemic. Listen to our subject matter experts here:
QS/1 has compiled a list of online resources intended to help pharmacies working on the front line of this pandemic. These resources include pharmacy associations and government agencies. We will update and make additions to this list as necessary. Much of it is easily downloaded to print and repurpose.
- COVID-19 Prevention Network
- CDC Considerations for Pharmacies
- CDC U.S. Cases
- CDC Coronavirus Page
- CDC YouTube Channel
- CDC FAQs
- APhA Coronavirus Information
- APhA News
- Governor’s Executive Orders and Declarations of State of Emergency
- White House Coronavirus Guidelines
- CMS News
- FDA Press Announcements
- FDA Emergency Preparedness and Response
- FDA Personal Protection Equipment Guidelines
- HHS News
- AHFS Drug Information® - Open Access for 60 Days Effective March 16, 2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance today authorizing pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older when they are made available. Read more from the APhA - American Pharmacists Association about this landmark decision.
Updated to keep pace with changes in the COVID-19 situation, QS/1’s blog posts are taking a big-picture look at best practices, new ideas, and accessible ways to get the support you need for your pharmacy and your patients.
We’ve talked about the impact of COVID-19 on community pharmacists, along with their creative, dedicated workarounds to keep serving patients. But nothing helps like hearing what a fellow pharmacist is actually doing – let’s see how Moundsville Pharmacy has adapted its workflow.Read More »
Previously unusual sights now seem like the new normal – face masks, taped lines every 6 feet, and empty spots instead of paper products. But something else has become recognizable amidst COVID-19: gratitude to frontline workers like community pharmacists.Read More »
It’s not surprising to see how resourceful community pharmacists are being as they serve their communities during COVID-19. But the new, smart, creative ways these pharmacies are reaching their patients deserves showcasing, both to share best practices and to say thank you.Read More »