Trividia Health, Inc., an innovative company that specializes in the development of blood glucose monitors and other diagnostic devices, donated 125 glucose monitors and accompanying test strips to the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH). These glucose monitors will contribute to learner training and support the free health fairs sponsored by the College.
To increase student understanding of how to effectively use glucose monitors, Gail Amato, Trividia National Account Manager, and Rhonda Lemmo, MBA, RN, CNOR, Sr. Director of Clinical Marketing, will provide an in-service at the College in February for student pharmacists registered for the Pre-APPE Readiness course. Pre-APPE Readiness is an academic course in the third professional year, which examines the feasibility of student preparedness for advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
With more than 30 years of experience in the blood glucose monitoring market, Trividia is fully committed to effective diabetes management and improved patient adherence, awareness, and compliance. Trividia’s blood glucose testing meters and strips, marketed under the TRUE METRIX® brand, have preferred contracted access to monitor more than 45 million diabetics. Additionally, the company offers a full array of sharps, including lancets, insulin syringes, and pen needles.
The College is elated about this new partnership with Trividia says, Marlon S. Honeywell, PharmD., CoPPS executive dean, and professor. “Their vital donation and assistance with training will aid CoPPS learners with comprehension of and respect for the various complexities associated with diabetes monitoring and control.”