RxToolKit: A Journey of Many

RxToolKit: A Journey of Many

For the 21st anniversary of RxToolKit, Founder Chuck DiTrapano shares the company’s journey from a dream to a reality. In November 2022, RxToolKit celebrated over two decades of medication safety thanks to the many people who helped form it along the way. Preface: Vincent and Rae DiTrapano The journey for RxToolKit began in the late […]

6 Key Characteristics of a Successful Infusion Center

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh discusses how competence, confidence, consistency, culture, creativity, and communication work together to make an infusion center successful. There have been many improvements in the outpatient infusion market in recent years. The good news is that patients can now achieve a higher quality of life even when they are afflicted with a lifetime […]

Minimize Distractions in the Clinical Setting

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh and Bailey Klingaman discuss the dangers of distractions and interruptions in the clinical setting, and provide numerous solutions to help reduce the risk of harmful medication errors and improve patient safety. Anyone who has worked in any healthcare setting can attest to what the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and others […]

Pharmacy Technicians Are Important

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh, recognizes the integral role pharmacy technicians have, and their contributions toward managing a successful practice. Joanne Adam, CPhT, offers insight about the potential advancements pharmacy technicians can make in the field. There is a common misconception that the pharmacy industry is purely product-driven. As a practicing pharmacist, I can attest that this […]

Minimizing Risk with Standardized IV Care for the Infusion Center

Minimizing Risk with Standardized IV Care for the Infusion Center Cover Image

In recent years there has been a plethora of new infusion and injection therapies flooding the healthcare market. These new therapies are giving patients with chronic illnesses a broader range of treatment options and providing them the opportunity to live their lives with fewer debilitating chronic symptoms. As an Infusion Center Nurse Manager, with over […]

The Evolution of Technology & Human Interaction

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RxToolKit Founder and VP of Pharmacy Education Chuck DiTrapano shares his thoughts and responses to issues raised in The Overdose: Harm in a Wired Hospital. This article, written by Robert Wachter, MD, introduces the progression of technology in healthcare, and the potential dangers of overutilization. As technology evolves, the role of the healthcare professional is […]

It’s Time for Pharmacy to Find Ways to Collect and Share Information

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A big thanks goes out to Jerry Fahrni, Founder of Jerry Fahrni Consulting and Director of Pharmacy Services at Sutter Health, for allowing RxToolKit to republish his article on electronic medical records, data collection, and pharmaceutical practices. Regardless of what everyone thinks, the healthcare industry is in the infancy of “big data”. The concept isn’t […]

Technology, Technicians, Action!

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RxToolKit Founder Chuck DiTrapano explores the current challenges and potential successes that technology and pharmacy technicians can have in the healthcare industry.  The profession of pharmacy has certainly evolved in the years since my graduation and licensure. Significant improvements to patient care and an increase in quality outcomes are evident to any long-term observer of […]

Pharmacy IV Rooms: Are we minding the gap…???

Pharmacy IV Rooms: Are we minding the gap...??? Cover Image

Thank you to Rayburn Vrabel, former President and Principal Consultant at Vrabel Consulting Inc., and current Medication Systems Strategy Advisor, for allowing RxToolKit to publish his article, as originally seen on LinkedIn May 15, 2015, about the systems and practices that affect IV room safety. Last week in Mark Neuenschwander’s Point of Care Forum (www.pointofcareforum.com), […]