Victoria Thona, BS
Lipscomb College of Pharmacy
My name is Victoria Thona. I am a third-year pharmacy student at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy aiming towards positive health outcomes through interprofessional collaboration. As a participant in the Vanderbilt Program of Interprofessional Learning based in Nashville, TN I discovered the importance of interprofessionalism to ensure better health outcomes for patients. My current interests include infectious disease, oncology, critical care, and ambulatory care. I hope to grow as a pharmacy student through advocating for patients with a collaborative team approach and multidisciplinary focus.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Implementation of an Interprofessional Delayed Antibiotic Prescribing and Patient Education Initiative in a Walk-In Clinic Setting
Patients with respiratory infections frequently present to walk-in clinics and receive precautionary antibiotic prescriptions for illnesses that may actually be viral in origin. Antibiotic overuse and misuse is a recognized problem in the healthcare system, with unnecessary and nonadherent antibiotic use contributing to antibiotic resistance. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a delayed antibiotic prescribing tool, which may decrease inappropriate antibiotic use when incorporated into clinical practice. Additionally, patient education and behavioral…