October 21st – 27th is Pharmacy Appreciation Week
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has constituted the week of October 21 – 27 to be National Pharmacy Week, celebrating pharmacists and traveling pharmacists across the nation. The celebration coincides with National Pharmacy Day, backed by the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) and the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT), to be observed on October 7th.
Healthcare facilities across the nation will be extending gratitude for the dedication and contributions pharmacists and techs make throughout the year.
Celebrating the invaluable support of pharmacy professionals
National Pharmacy Tech Day began in 2015, when Lindsey Ahrens submitted approval for with the National Day Committee. Such a day is celebrated the 3rd Tuesday in October of each year, as gratitude and recognition goes out for the important role that pharmacy techs, students, and interns play in the medical field.
Pharmacy Week is celebrated October 15 – 21, 2017, catering to all the pharmacists and techs that take pride in educating patients and making sure medication is administered safely. This is a wonderful opportunity for medical professionals and the public to show appreciation of their pharmacist community by sharing your support in word or deed.
Whether you’re a local pharmacist or travel pharmacist, your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Your commitment to providing invaluable support and safety to patients is commendable.
How you can observe National Pharmacy Week
To help celebrate the pharmacy community, consider uploading a picture of your favorite pharmacy professionals to Instagram: #pharmacyweek
American Pharmacists Month Selfie Day
Take a selfie with you and your beloved pharmacy professional and upload to Instagram on October 3rd. This is the day dedicated to American Pharmacists Month Selfie Day: #APhMSelfieDay
You may also consider extending gratitude in words or offer a small token of appreciation. Drop off a gratitude card, make a donation to charity in their honor, or simply say, “Thank you for your dedication to the healthcare field.”
For the pharmacists out there, take time to recognize your technicians who provide invaluable support to the pharmacy community. Host a special gratitude lunch, honor them with a small token of appreciation, or simply say, “Thank you for your excellent service!” And, don’t forget about the pharmacist travel job enthusiast –you know, the ones who love thrill of pharmacist travel assignments across the nation – extend gratitude to them as well!
Ways to celebrate Pharmacy Week
Not sure how to celebrate Pharmacy Week? A pharmacist’s life can get super busy taking care of patients’ medication needs. If you’d like some ideas to increase awareness of the profession of pharmacist, as well as boost morale at your office, check out 13 Ways to Celebrate Pharmacy Week.
Happy National Pharmacy Month!