by Moses Boachie PharmD
In good or bad times, always rise up to the occasion.
I just want to start by thanking and encouraging all of my fellow pharmacists, technicians, and all pharmacy workers throughout the world during this hard time. Given the nature of our job, we can’t stay home and now the population needs us more than ever.
However, I feel like we need to let the general public know how they can help us help them. It’s going to take a collective effort from everybody to overcome this pandemic.
Pharmacies now have to quickly adapt to a new reality during this crisis. We need to come up with ways to protect both the public and ourselves. It’s the first time in my career that going to work feels stressful every day. As new information about this pandemic has been unfolding, we’ve had to change our procedures countless of times, whether it be by bringing in new resources or using our previous resources differently.
Nonetheless, what keeps me going is the love of my job and the people who really need my services.
I view my job as a marriage. I have to dedicate myself to it during the good days and the bad ones.
As pharmacists, we play a key role in the management of this crisis and in supporting our communities with all the indispensable services that we provide (ex. our clinical interventions, phone consultations, delivery service, management of medication supply, etc.)
We’ll get through this storm only if we stay united and work together. Like the saying says: “United we stand, divided we fall”. Now it’s the moment for us as pharmacists to rise up to the occasion and show what we’re made of in every way we can.
For my part, I feel like it’s time for me to step out of my comfort zone. I thought about launching a Youtube channel and a blog for quite a while now. Although everything isn’t completely ready, I feel like now amid this COVID-19 pandemic is the right moment to engage with people and provide them with some practical and helpful tips with a humorous twist. More than ever the general public is now in need of accurate and reliable information. I will be addressing general questions and concerns from a pharmacist’s standpoint.
Here are the links to :
My Youtube Channel: bit.ly/MosesThePharmacoach
My blog: https://mosespharmacoach.com/
Let’s finish with a motivational quote to inspire us all during these hard times:
“When life throws you curveballs, grab a bat and swing.”