Hays, KS – Kathy Reed, PharmD at HaysMed, recently earned her Board Certification as an Oncology Pharmacist, BCOP, from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-license certification organization serving the pharmacy profession. She is 1 of only 44 pharmacists in Kansas that have this certification.
BPS Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) have the advanced knowledge and expertise to deal with an increasing number and complexity of drug therapies for treating and preventing cancer and managing cancer-related and drug-related adverse events or clinical situations not encountered in other disease states. BCOP can optimize outcomes for patients with malignant diseases by:
- recommending, designing, implementing, monitoring and modifying pharmacotherapeutic plans
- reducing medication errors
- recognizing and responding to adverse physical and emotional issues that may arise during treatment and when providing education and counseling.
Reed joins Shawn Giess, PharmD, also a BCOP, providing care for patients in the Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Institute. Obtaining and maintaining this certification reflects a dedication to provide optimal care for patients.