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Paolo Amenta

University of Connecticut

Phone: 8608177606
Email: paolo.amenta@uconn.edu

I am grateful for my time with UConn School of Pharmacy and look forward to exploring health career opportunities assisting the underserved.
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Click to expand Academic ServiceUpdated: 12-04-19
Academic Service: Paolo Amenta
P3 Interprofessional Experience
Date: 07/24/2019
Rotation Type: IPPE Health System
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Patient Age: 85 Years
Patient Sex: M
Patient Ethnicity: White
Please describe your interprofessional experience and how you contributed to the health care team. Include the location, describe the situation and what you learned from this experience. : During the third week of my IPPE institutional rotation, I spent sever days with the clinical coordinator. On this specific day, we were dealing with warfarin dosing of a pre-operative inpatient. The goal was to bridge medication to minimize the risk for preoperative thromboembolism. Based on the surgeon's notes, the pharmacist was not certain of the patient's risk classification. Pertinent information was missing from the electronic medical record. To clarify, the pharmacist spoke directly with the surgeon to gather more information regarding prior surgical history, any complications with the patient's mechanical heart valve, etc. Upon further clarification, the pharmacist was able to identify the patient as a high-risk patient. He was taken off of warfarin and started on unfractionated heparin several days prior to his scheduled operation. In this case, I was a witness of interprofessional care. I learned the importance of communication. If you are ever uncertain or need further clarification when information is missing, reach out to available resources and other healthcare team members to optimize patient treatment plans.
Was the patient discussed during this interprofessional experience a simulated patient case or a live patient experience? : Live patient experience
Choose all that apply from this list of competencies that describe your interprofessional experience (Scroll down to view all.): Collaboration - Seek out interprofessional team members to address issues
Collaboration - Work effectively with interprofessional team members to enhance care
Collaboration - Learn with, from and about interprofessional team members to enhance care
Roles and Responsibilities - Understand the abilities and contributions of the team members
Roles and Responsibilities - Recognize how others' skill and knowledge complement and overlap my own
Collaborative Patient/Family Centered Approach - Use a team approach to assess the health situation
Conflict Management / Resolution - Actively listen to the prespectives of team members
Conflict Management / Resolution - Take into account the ideas of interprofessional team members
Conflict Management / Resolution - Address team conflict in a respectful manner
Team Functioning - Develop an effective care plan with interprofessional team members
Select the other professions involved in your interprofessional team experience. (Scroll down to view all.) : Physician
Describe your level of involvement in the interprofessional team experience:: Exposure - I witnessed a working interprofessional team and can describe the roles of the various pr

Academic Service: Paolo Amenta
P3 Interprofessional Experience
Date: 07/16/2019
Rotation Type: IPPE Health System
Comments:  
Patient Age: 68 Years
Patient Sex: F
Patient Ethnicity: White
Please describe your interprofessional experience and how you contributed to the health care team. Include the location, describe the situation and what you learned from this experience. : During the second week of my IPPE institutional rotation, I spent the mornings in the ICU reviewing patient profiles and participating in inter-professional morning rounds. One patient was an insulin-dependent diabetic and several nurses discussed their concern with the patient's glucose levels. Upon hearing this, my preceptor instructed me to look into the patient's profile to see what the potential issue could be. I immediately noticed the patient was switched from their home long-acting insulin to a different formulation that was available in the hospital as this is common in the hospital setting. The change was made from lantus to Toujeo. I checked clinical pharmacology and micromedex to check conversion calculations, and time to onset of action/steady-state concentration. The long-acting insulin was dosed correctly, but was simply not given enough time to achieve its normal effect as Toujeo takes more time to reach its desired effect (approximately 6 hours). I shared my findings with the pharmacist and nurses and that the patient will start seeing thee effects of the insulin shortly. If not, then further steps should be considered. I learned that pharmacist play a critical role in interprofessional healthcare settings. We truly are the drug experts. Even if we might know know something immediately, we know where to find the necessary information to optimize therapy regimens and truly make a difference in hospital patients.
Was the patient discussed during this interprofessional experience a simulated patient case or a live patient experience? : Live patient experience
Choose all that apply from this list of competencies that describe your interprofessional experience (Scroll down to view all.): Communication - Promote effective communication amongst members of an interprofessional team
Communication - Actively listen to interprofessional team members' ideas and concerns
Communication - Express my ideas and concerns without being judgmental
Communication - Express ideas and concerns in a clear, concise manner
Collaboration - Seek out interprofessional team members to address issues
Collaboration - Work effectively with interprofessional team members to enhance care
Roles and Responsibilities - Identify and describe my abilities and contributions to the team
Roles and Responsibilities - Recognize how others' skill and knowledge complement and overlap my own
Collaborative Patient/Family Centered Approach - Use a team approach to assess the health situation
Conflict Management / Resolution - Actively listen to the prespectives of team members
Conflict Management / Resolution - Take into account the ideas of interprofessional team members
Select the other professions involved in your interprofessional team experience. (Scroll down to view all.) : APRN
Nurse
Physician
Describe your level of involvement in the interprofessional team experience:: Immersion - I collaborated with other health care professionals to make decisions and solve problems

Academic Service: Paolo Amenta
P1 Interprofessional Experience

Academic Service: Paolo Amenta
P1 Interprofessional Experience

Academic Service: Paolo Amenta
IPPE Community Workbook - Reflection on personal goals

Academic Service: Paolo Amenta
*** IPPE Community Workbook - Introduction ***

Click to expand Affiliations (Universities & Colleges)Updated: 12-01-19
Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Paolo Amenta
UConn School of Pharmacy

Student


Click to expand Biography / SummaryUpdated: 12-01-19
Biography / Summary: Paolo Amenta
College

I am a current UConn School of Pharmacy student and a proud husky. I completed one year at the West Hartford branch and the rest of my studies at Storrs. I was a member of the UConn soccer club team 2015-2017.  I became an active member in Reformed University Fellowship and joined the ministry outreach team to offer comfort and a helping hand to those in need. I am also an active APhA and CPNP member within the school of pharmacy. I am grateful for my time at UConn and hope to pay it back to the community through by exploring career opportunities helping the underserved populations.


Biography / Summary: Paolo Amenta
High School

I attended Newington High School where I quickly became involved in the school community. I was president of the national honor society, member of the science, English, math, and Italian national honor society. Senior year I proudly represented my school as captain of the soccer, indoor track, and track team. I will always hold Newington and the community back home close to my heart.


Biography / Summary: Paolo Amenta
Early Life

I was born in Solarino, Italy on June 28th, 1997. My family and I moved to the US when my twin brother and I were 4 years old. After moving from state to state my parents settled in Newington, CT where I spent the majority of middle school and high school. Family and church have always been a big component of my life.


Biography / Summary: Paolo Amenta
CVS Pharmacy Intern

Biography / Summary: Paolo Amenta
Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) Volunteer

Biography / Summary: Paolo Amenta
Bilingual (Italian and English)

Click to expand CPD Plan Management: ACTION / LEARNINGUpdated: 12-01-19
CPD Plan Management: ACTION / LEARNING: Paolo Amenta
Continued Outreach and Involvement

I plan on carrying out my plan of becoming more involved with extracurricular organizations by attending informative meetings and outreach events for new members. I will gather information and assess which groups will benefit my career exploration pathway the most and which organization would value my time and commitment. After becoming familiar with the group and volunteering as often as I can, I will seek a leadership position.


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: APPLICATIONUpdated: 12-01-19
CPD Plan Management: APPLICATION: Paolo Amenta
Exploring Career Paths

After commitment to two organizations and multiple outreach events, I will begin to explore potential career paths. With a better and more career-specific resume, I will begin searching for internships/externships that will broaden my understanding of pharmacy. I will seek a position with an institutional pharmacy, explore hospital med rec positions, and consider looking into compounding/research. I will have a better understanding of the direction I am headed towards following fall exposure. I am interested in completing a residency and will continue to explore potential residency options.


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: EVALUATIONUpdated: 12-01-19
CPD Plan Management: EVALUATION: Paolo Amenta
Expanding Career Opportunities

Despite working tremendously hard throughout high school and my first two years at UConn, I began settling and removing myself from extracurricular environments. After making academics my number one priority in the school of pharmacy, my outreach efforts began to slow. However, after evaluation my P1 year, I wish I became more involved with clubs and organizations within the school of Pharmacy. Not only will this assist me discover a potential career path but also encourage me to continue encouraging myself and others to become advocates for the pharmacy profession as prominent healthcare providers. As a P3 student, I am now much more involved with clubs/organizations. However, I have not been able to find myself in a leadership position. I will continue to seek these positions out.


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: PLANNINGUpdated: 12-01-19
CPD Plan Management: PLANNING: Paolo Amenta
Fall 2019 Outreach

Beginning with P3 year, I will plan on joining organizations within the school of pharmacy. I look forward to expanding leadership roles within my current organizations. These include APhA, CPNP, and the migrant farm clinic pharmacy board.


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: REFLECTIONUpdated: 12-01-19
CPD Plan Management: REFLECTION: Paolo Amenta
Career Paths

After experiencing exposure to different organizations and different organizations, I will be able to determine what the most suitable career path is for me. I will reflect on this ideally by the end of my P3 or P4 year to find myself in a position where I can truly provide for those less fortunate through the power of pharmacy.


Click to expand Educational BackgroundUpdated: 12-01-19
Educational Background: Paolo Amenta
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Educational Background: Paolo Amenta
University of Connecticut

Educational Background: Paolo Amenta
Newington High School

Click to expand Employment HistoryUpdated: 12-01-19
Employment History: Paolo Amenta
CVS Pharmacy

Employment History: Paolo Amenta
West Side Market

Click to expand Goals (Personal & Professional)Updated: 02-10-20
Goals (Personal & Professional): Paolo Amenta
Participate in perpetual inventory of CIIs on a daily basis in either a community or institutional setting.Go over expectations with the pharmacy manager on a weekly basis and implement any changes necessary to ensure an accurate inventory in the pharmacy is kept.

Maintain pharmacy inventory and ensure standards for state and federal laws are met.Because the focus of pharmacy management is broad, I will specifically focus on maintaining inventory in a pharmacy.


Goals (Personal & Professional): Paolo Amenta
Develop monitoring parameters and a follow-up plan for 3 patients throughout 1 short-term stay at a hospital setting. Participate in rounds in an ICU, adding any pertinent information regarding a patient’s care plan.

Establishing monitoring parameters and develop an individualized follow-up plan for patients.


Goals (Personal & Professional): Paolo Amenta
Improve my ability to minimize adverse drug events and prescription errors

Identify two potential causes of medication adverse events in 2 different patients on a weekly basis. Implement a well-developed plan to minimize the events or offer a SMART-oriented solution.


Goals (Personal & Professional): Paolo Amenta
Participate in at least 2 health screening events with CVS pharmacy and demonstrate my ability to communicate with patients.

Took part in 1 health screening event with CVS Health and 1 with Stop and Shop pharmacy. I am still working towards my goal.


Goals (Personal & Professional): Paolo Amenta
Become more involved with organizations associated with UConn School of Pharmacy as a way to benefit the pharmacy community around me and explore potential career paths.

Currently an active member of APhA, CPNP, and member of the migrant farm clinic board. Will look to become involved with 1-2 more organizations by the end of P3 year.


Goals (Personal & Professional): Paolo Amenta
Obtain a position with a local hospital to explore institutional pharmacy in preparation for a potential interest in residency.

I have completed my institutional rotation with Middlesex Hospital July 2019. Will use this as a leverage for potential future employment.


Click to expand Honors & AwardsUpdated: 12-01-19
Honors & Awards: Paolo Amenta
No current honors & awards

Click to expand Internships & ExternshipsUpdated: 12-01-19
Internships & Externships: Paolo Amenta
Middlesex Hospital Pharmacy Intern

Internships & Externships: Paolo Amenta
Stop & Shop Community Pharmacy Intern

Click to expand Licenses & CertificationsUpdated: 12-01-19
Licenses & Certifications: Paolo Amenta
Pharmacy Intern

Licenses & Certifications: Paolo Amenta
CVS Pharmacy Technician

Click to expand PresentationsUpdated: 12-01-19
Presentations: Paolo Amenta
Flint Water Crisis and the Role of the Pharmacist

Flint Water Crisis and Pharmacy (.pdf) 0.32mb
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Projects: Paolo Amenta
Expanding the Role of the Pharmacist

Expanding the Role of the Pharmacist (.pdf) 0.21mb
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Publications: Paolo Amenta
No current publications.

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