Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal:Impact of communication technique training on rates of naloxone dispensing
“My main driving force behind this project is the need to increase dispensing rates of naloxone and allow us as pharmacists to work at the top of our professional licenses. My goal is to help pharmacists effectively identify and educate patients taking high-risk opioids to recognize and prevent potentially fatal opioid-related episodes that is leading to more than 115 deaths every day in the United States.”
Nidhi Gandhi, PharmD, BS, currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Jewel-Osco and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences in Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Gandhi hopes to determine the effectiveness of a communication techniques training using scenario based active learning approach for pharmacists on the dispensing rates of naloxone in patient receiving high-risk opioids.
"Being in the United States, away from my family for 9 years, this journey has been immensely challenging but extremely rewarding at the same time. I want to continue achieving my goals and impacting the community through my pharmacy profession."