2022 Incentive Grant Recipient: Britney Seals Beard, PharmD, MBA
Project Proposal: Evaluation of Barriers and Facilitators to providing an Acute, Uncomplicated Urinary Infection Protocol in an Independent Community Pharmacy
Britney Seals Beard, PharmD, MBA currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and American Pharmacy Services Corporation in Lexington, KY. She is a graduate of Union University College of Pharmacy in Jackson, TN
“Taking care of your patients is a reward within itself.”
The motivation behind this project is the fact that community pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare provider for patients. It is crucial for the profession of pharmacy to overcome the fear of uncertainty to create unique services for patients in a sustainable fashion. Britney's goal in this project is to identify barriers of implementation while developing ways to expand clinical services in an independent community pharmacy.
"I am excited for the opportunity to receive an APhA Foundation Incentive Grant this year to improve access for patient services to diagnose and treat urinary tract infections (UTI) in a community pharmacy. I’m hopeful this research will help facilitate implementation of a board-approved protocol in my practice as well as help others provide this clinical service to patients."