2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Yelim Joung, PharmD
Project Proposal: A Time and Motion Study of Community Pharmacists Prescribing Paxlovid
Yelim Joung, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at USC Pharmacies and Clinics/USC School of Pharmacy in Los Angeles, California.
"The motivation behind the project is to provide an objective view on the feasibility of incorporating prescribing nirmatrelvir/ritonavir into the daily workflows of community pharmacies. There is a lack of participating pharmacies due to a number of barriers such as the complexity of requirements to prescribe nirmatrelvir/ritonavir and concerns about the increased workload associated with delivering the service. This study will evaluate the procedural time and steps of performing patient assessment and help identify barriers in workflow associated with prescribing nirmatrelvir/ritonavir."
"I am excited to provide information on incorporating prescribing nirmatrelvir/ritonavir into the daily workflows of community pharmacies. I hope this project contributes to the uptake of nirmatrelvir/ritonavir services in community pharmacies."
"I am honored to be a recipient of the APhA Foundation Incentive Grant and I am excited to provide time-motion data on how prescribing nirmatrelvir/ritonavir Paxlovid can be incorporated into the regular pharmacy workflow."