TY - JOUR. T1 - On-line DUR messages. T2 - pharmacists attitudes and actions in response.. AU - Armstrong, E. P.. AU - Markson, T. J.. PY - 1997/1/1. Y1 - 1997/1/1. N2 - Community pharmacists are encountering on-line drug utilization review (DUR) messages with increasing frequency. DUR messages are sent by third party claims processors and generated by pharmacies in-house computer systems. The purpose of this study was to ascertain community pharmacists attitudes toward on-line DUR messages and the actions most often taken by pharmacists after receiving these messages. A 28-item questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 1,500 community pharmacies throughout the United States. Four hundred twenty-seven questionnaires were returned and analyzed (a 28.5% response rate). The majority of respondents were male pharmacists practicing in independent community pharmacies in cities with populations of less than 50,000. The low response rate from chain pharmacies was an important limitation of this ...
The aims of this study were to evaluate the current awareness of and implementation by pharmacists in Japan of adjustment of drug dosage according to renal function (ADDR) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to clarify the factors influencing implementation of ADDR by community pharmacists. We conducted a web-based questionnaire of Japanese community and hospital pharmacists. Responders were compared by characteristics, rate of implementation of ADDR, experience with adverse drug events, pharmacist awareness of implementation of ADDR, and obstacles to ADDR implementation experienced by pharmacists. Additionally, the factors influencing the implementation of ADDR by community pharmacists were investigated by logistic regression analysis. Fewer community pharmacists had implemented ADDR than hospital pharmacists. The community pharmacists had less experience with adverse drug events caused by an inappropriate dosage than the hospital pharmacists, while the hospital pharmacists had
Overall pharmacists were very confident about using PAST, and agreed that it helped to assign an acuity level and monitor the pharmaceutical needs of inpatients. However, pharmacists appear to rely more on professional judgement than the tool itself to assign a PAL, regardless of experience. The differences in PALs assigned to the case study patients gave a good illustration of the variations between pharmacists and likely use of professional judgement.. In four of the case studies, 10/28 (36%) of pharmacists allocated a higher level than recommended in the guidance tool and in three of the case studies, 9/28 (32%) pharmacists allocated a lower PAL, the research team found the same when they assessed the allocation of PALs in daily practice.7 The departmental pharmaceutical care standards state that a L3 patient should be seen every weekday by a senior pharmacist, a L2 patient should be seen by any pharmacist two or three times a week, and a L1 patient can be managed by a pharmacist or pharmacy ...
Methods A 6-month observational prospective study of pharmacist intervention in the Emergency Department (ED) at a 400-bed hospital in Spain was performed to record interventions carried out by the clinical pharmacists. We determined whether the intervention occurred in the process of medication reconciliation or another activity, and whether the drug involved belonged to the High-Alert Medications Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) list. To evaluate the severity of the errors detected and clinical relevance of the pharmacist intervention, a modified assessment scale of Overhage and Lukes was used. Relationship between clinical relevance of pharmacist intervention and the severity of medication errors was assessed using ORs and Spearmans correlation coefficient. ...
The purpose of this observational study is to evaluate the effect of an active pharmacy intervention to facilitate timely discontinuation of empiric vancomycin therapy in oncology patients with febrile neutropenia who lack objective evidence of a Gram-positive infection. This was a two-phase study. Vancomycin use was evaluated retrospectively on all oncology patients with febrile neutropenia over four weeks (phase I). In a parallel four weeks a year later, vancomycin use in this patient population was evaluated prospectively (phase II). In the absence of evidence of Gram-positive infection after 72 hours of treatment initiation, the team was contacted by a pharmacist to encourage discontinuation. Usage was compared between both phases. Forty-three patients in phase I and 25 patients in phase II were treated with vancomycin with no evidence for Gram-positive infections. Pharmacists interventions were documented on 18 patients in phase II. Of these, 56% of interventions to discontinue vancomycin ...
Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.. Sample of reported job titles: Clinical Pharmacist; Hospital Pharmacist; Outpatient Pharmacy Manager; Pharmacist; Pharmacist in Charge (PIC); Pharmacist in Charge, Owner (PIC, Owner); Pharmacy Informaticist; Registered Pharmacist; Staff Pharmacist; Staff Pharmacist, Hospital ...
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanomaterials that may have an infinite size with the range less than 100 nm. This science has provided solutions to many of the current limitations in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Therefore, the pharmacists knowledge and awareness of nano-pharmaceutical drugs will increase their availability in the market, and will improve the patients compliance to their drug therapy. This study aimed to determine the availability of nano-pharmaceutical drugs in Palestinian hospitals and evaluate the extent of pharmacists knowledge about them. A cross-sectional study design questionnaire was used to determine the availability of nano-pharmaceutical drugs based on the database of the ministry of health in the Palestinian hospitals (governmental, private and non- governmental organizations). Moreover, the knowledge of these nano-pharmaceutical drugs among pharmacists working in Palestinian hospitals was assessed based on developed questionnaire from the
Annual recommendations on influenza seasonal vaccination include community pharmacists, who have low vaccination coverage. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between influenza vaccination in community pharmacists and their knowledge of and attitudes to vaccination. An online cross-sectional survey of community pharmacists in Catalonia, Spain, was conducted between September and November 2014. Sociodemographic, professional and clinical variables, the history of influenza vaccination and knowledge of and attitudes to influenza and seasonal influenza vaccination were collected. The survey response rate was 7.33% (506 out of 6906); responses from 463 community pharmacists were included in the final analyses. Analyses were performed using multivariable logistic regression models and stepwise backward selection method for variable selection. The influenza vaccination coverage in season 2013-2014 was 25.1%. There was an association between vaccination and correct knowledge of the virus
Implementation of pharmacists’ interventions and assessment of medication errors in an intensive care unit of a Chinese tertiary hospital Sai-Ping Jiang,1,* Jian Chen,2,* Xing-Guo Zhang,1 Xiao-Yang Lu,1 Qing-Wei Zhao1 1Department of Pharmacy, 2Intensive Care Unit, the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Pharmacist interventions and medication errors potentially differ between the People’s Republic of China and other countries. This study aimed to report interventions administered by clinical pharmacists and analyze medication errors in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary hospital in People’s Republic of China.Method: A prospective, noncomparative, 6-month observational study was conducted in a general ICU of a tertiary hospital in the People’s Republic of China. Clinical pharmacists performed interventions to prevent or resolve
Vaccine Administration: Pharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to administer at least some vaccines.19 Pharmacists must become knowledgeable to best protect their patients against VPDs.18 The American Pharmacists Association offers a certificate program about VPDs and immunization techniques.20,21 At least 30,000 pharmacists have received immunization training.21 The National Community Pharmacists Association has a free online home-study program, "Creating an Immunization Niche in the Community Pharmacy: A Business Guide," approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for 8 continuing-education contact hours.22 Practitioners must stay informed about current trends in VPD and immunization recommendations.18 Pharmacists who do not administer vaccinations may host other health care professionals to do so, but they still have an obligation to educate and promote full immunization for their patients.18 While immunizations may be provided upon physician order for an individual ...
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first survey in Iran that have evaluated clinical pharmacists interventions in improvement of the healthcare workers knowledge, attitudes and perceptions regarding ADR.. Our results showed that 91.5% of healthcare workers of our hospital that participated in the study never reported any ADR and 49% of them were not even aware of the IPC at the first phase of the study and obviously improved after interventions. Iranian pharmacists are more aware about the IPC6 that may be related to pharmacists more education about drugs safety.. Before the clinical pharmacists interventions, a little (2.4%) of the responders sent ADR reports to the IPC at the ministry of health and after that all the reports have set to this centre. It shows that interventions improve participant information regarding the centre that is responsible for analysing and managing of their reports. In previous research in Shiraz, Iran,1 11% of the reports were sent to the IPC.. The ...
Pharmacists prevented more errors reaching patients on Fridays than other days of the week, whereas patient harm had occurred more often before pharmacists intervened on Mondays. Following increased pharmacist time on the unit, there was an increase in numbers of interventions per unit of time.. One in 10 interventions that did not reach the patient were made during the attended morning ward round, one in five since introduction of ad hoc visits to the unit in the afternoon.. The most common reasons for intervening was found to be altered renal handling, monitoring issues, wrong frequency, drug not prescribed. Sixteen per cent required the pharmacists knowledge of altered drug handling, for example, prematurity or renal impairment. Antimicrobials were the class of drug requiring most intervention, most commonly during to altered handling. The most frequent drugs involved were ranitidine, vancomycin, parenteral nutrition, aciclovir, caffeine and gentamicin. Non-PICU doctor initiated prescription ...
2005 - 2012: Pharmacist, Walgreens. 2004 - 2005: Pharmacist, HyVee Pharmacy. 2002 - 2004: Pharmacist, Eckerd Drug. 2002 - 2002: Hospital Pharmacist, St. Marys Hospital. 2001 - 2002: Pediatric Pharmacist, Childrens Mercy Hospital. - United States
A Clinical Pharmacy service is provided to all acute areas in CUH and CUMH.. Clinical pharmacists work closely with doctors and nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure patients receive optimal pharmaceutical care while they are attending the hospital.. Clinical pharmacists have a key role in monitoring and reviewing patients and their medications. The duties of the clinical pharmacists include prescription and adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring, participation on rounds, providing medication counselling and liaising with community pharmacists and GPs to ensure seamless pharmaceutical care on discharge. Clinical pharmacists provide medicines information to healthcare professionals within the hospital to help optimize patient care. Specialist Areas involve Clinical Pharmacists monitoring patients within the anticoagulation clinics, monitoring and advising on the use of antimicrobials within the hospital and ensuring the provision of suitable medicines and feeds for ...
This is an exciting opportunity to maintain and develop our Clinical Pharmacy Service to the Division of Integrated Medicine covering the maternity leave for the current post holder. The pharmacy departments at Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust are progressive, forward thinking and focused on the provision of high quality clinical services. We are committed to continually developing our team of clinical pharmacists and you will work within a supportive and friendly environment to facilitate this growth and career enhancement.. Our department at North Manchester General Hospital is automated and benefits from aseptic and medicines information services on site. The hospital offers a wide range of specialties including Medical, Surgical, Intermediate care unit, Community Services, Paediatrics, Level 2 Neonatal Unit, Maternity, Critical Care, Infectious diseases and Clinical trials.. As a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist for Medicine and Community Services you will be responsible for the provision of ...
Methods This study retrospectively analysed the impact of antimicrobial PIs over a 2-year period (October 2012 to October 2014) in a private non-teaching 164-bed hospital without a formal antimicrobial stewardship programme. Excluded from the study were outpatients and patients admitted to the intensive care unit or the emergency department. The PIs focused on appropriate indication and appropriate dosage; drug adverse events, allergies, intolerance and interactions; sequential therapy; therapeutic de-escalation; excessive duration of treatment and therapeutic drug monitoring. Carbapenems and linezolid were classified as special-vigilance drugs. Amoxicillin-clavulanic, piperacillin-tazobactam and vancomycin were classified as preferred drugs. Clinical benefits evaluated in accordance with internal guidelines, were classified as enhancing appropriate antimicrobial prescription or potentially reducing toxicity. Antimicrobial use and expenditure were compared with that of the previous 2-year period. ...
You will be asked about your symptoms - what they are, how long you have had them and whether they have changed. If your pharmacist thinks it is necessary, you will be advised to see your doctor. You may also be given advice on how to help the problem without taking a medicine. The pharmacist may choose not to sell you a Pharmacist-Only medicine, even if you have specifically requested it. The decision rests with the pharmacist.. You may also be asked about other medicines you are using. You should tell your pharmacist about all medicines and other remedies or supplements you take - including those prescribed by your doctor, and those bought from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop (including eye drops, nasal sprays, ointments, skin patches, herbal remedies and dietary supplements etc.). Your pharmacist needs to know about all the other medicines you are taking because some medicines can cause others to be less effective, or react with others to cause unpleasant or even dangerous ...
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Visits to the GP for minor ailments add up to 57 million consultations a year. This does not count attendances at Walk In Centres or A&E. But by visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.. All pharmacists can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help to clear up the problem. If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP.. Some pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.. If everybody went to a pharmacist with common health problems, more time would be freed for your GPs. This might make it easier to get a convenient appointment with your GP next time you need one. This is even more true for A&E, which should only be used for life threatening emergencies or serious injuries.. So if you have a common health problem, a trip to your pharmacy is an option.. Your pharmacist may be able to help with:. ...
Once in a while an idea arrives at the tangled arena of health care that promises enhanced patient outcomes and reduced costs in such an eminently reasonable way that it seems no one could disagree. But then the implementation of this idea proceeds in a much less satisfactory way than might be expected.. Such an idea is pharmacist care, the notion that the pharmacist should go beyond the mere dispensing of drugs to become involved with the patient in every aspect of the drug therapy, with the only caveat that the pharmacist works with the physician, who remains the ultimate authority over the patients treatment.. The pharmacists expertise is more important today than ever before "because there are more drugs today on the market than there have ever been in the history of health care," says Douglas Hoey, RPh, senior vice president for practice affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association. "Moreover, medication regimes are more complex today. All of the breakthroughs in medicine, ...
Introduction Assessing the significance of pharmacist interventions (PIs) is essential to demonstrate the added value of pharmacists. Methods and tools for assessing the potential significance of PIs...
article{1920063, abstract = {Objective : To describe medication management among home-dwelling older adults. These data should allow us to identify potential problems and to indicate target areas for community pharmacist intervention. Design : Cross-sectional observational study. Setting : Community pharmacies (n=86) in Belgium. Participants : Home-dwelling older adults using at least one chronic medicine (n=338). Measurements : Data on drug use were taken from the electronic pharmacy databases, while drug adherence was measured by pill count, self-report and estimation by GP and pharmacist. Drug knowledge and practical drug management capacity were assessed by patient interview and questionnaire, respectively. Results : The study population (n=338) used a median of 5 chronic drugs per patient. Half of our sample (n=169) used psychotropic medication chronically, mainly benzodiazepines. In 100 patients (29.6%) at least one drug-drug interaction of potential clinical significance was observed. The ...
Background:. Inappropriate prescribing can cause substantial morbidity and represents a clinical and economic burden for patients and society. Appropriateness of prescribing can be assessed by various measures and screening tools, however, for a tool to be valid there should be casual links to important clinical health outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a pharmacist intervention on appropriateness of prescribing, and to explore the relationship between these results and clinical health outcomes defined as re-visits to hospital.. Methods:. The study population from a previous randomized controlled study, in which the effects of a comprehensive pharmacist intervention on re-hospitalisation was investigated, was used. The criteria from the validated instruments STOPP, START and MAI were applied retrospectively to the study patients (368 patients; intervention group n=182, control group n=186). The quality assessments were done on admission and at discharge to detect ...
Patient counseling is part of the revolution of the pharmacist. As pharmacistsresponsibility has evolved from dispenser to a disseminator of information, patient counseling has become a cornerstone for pharmaceutical care. Research has proven that medication adherence ranges from 20% to 70% for chronic conditions, such as asthma.1 Pharmacist-provided education can improve adherence rates and patient understanding.2-4 The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program recognizes the need for pharmaceutical care and recommends that asthma education be integrated throughout asthma care.5 Even though patient education is perceived as important by pharmacists6 and other health care professionals,5 in a 1990s study researchers reported that between 40% and 67% of patients do not talk with their pharmacist about their medications.7 Even though pharmacists are specifically trained to provide medication education, patients may lack an understanding about the expanded counseling function that ...
You refer to reports that indicate that there are overpayments of billions of dollars for prescription drugs in these programs, and the administration and most legislators have chosen to address this situation by reducing the compensation provided to pharmacists. The studies that are the basis for these reports have serious flaws and the conclusions are extremely misleading. Just as bad is the preoccupation with the small amount of compensation that pharmacists receive that is above their costs to purchase the medications. This increment of compensation is a very small fraction of the total cost of a prescription, yet it has inappropriately received the exclusive attention of the administration and most legislators. There is also a failure to recognize the inadequacy of the dispensing fees provided to pharmacists and the financial restrictions under which pharmacists must practice. As examples of the latter, pharmacists must purchase medications at prices that are established by the ...
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Organizations such as the World Health Organization, the CDC, and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) provide a wealth of information regarding strategies for improving overall rates of vaccination in the general population. Because many strategies exist and some are not applicable to all practice settings, this article focuses on those strategies that can most directly be employed by pharmacists during daily patient interactions.. The first strategy is education. Education can be as simple as distributing bag-stuffers or informational pamphlets during flu season or as complex as formal group educational sessions at a pharmacy or other location where patients gather.9 Patient education may be done by technicians or other pharmacy staff, or directly by the pharmacist. The pharmacist may choose to provide educational materials about specific vaccines or those that discuss the importance of vaccinations in general. Web sites such as www.cdc.gov (CDC) and www.immunize.org (IAC) contain a host of ...
These tools have been developed by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) as a general guide for pharmacists in Ontario wishing to initiate a methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone program in their pharmacy setting. The resource materials provided in this toolkit are for general information purposes only and are NOT meant to be used "as is.". This toolkit is complementary and is not inclusive of all recommendations and considerations. The information provided is not a substitute for sound clinical judgment from the healthcare professional. Pharmacists are to exercise their professional judgment in accordance with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) Standards of Pharmacy Practice. This tool is not a substitute for the guidelines from the OCP or from other regulatory organizations involved in administering Ontarios methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone programs. These tools are not intended to supersede or replace guidelines, practice standards, policies or procedures issued by OCP, the ...
Medication non adherence is a global epidemic perplexing phenomenon that is eminent, but not insurmountable. Our first objective was to explore whether providing pharmacists counseling to cardiac patients prior to discharge can increase patients medication adherence, and our second objective was to assess whether better medication adherence leads to reduction of hospital readmissions. Observational study was conducted among diagnosed cardiac patients using an intervention strategy at discharge from two hospitals in Israel; The Nazareth and the Haemek hospital. 74 patients were recruited between January 2010 and January 2011. Two separate groups were selected; intervention group: 33 patients who prior to discharge received nurse, pharmacist interventions, and control group: 41 patients who had received the nurse and hospital discharge counseling only. Regression analysis for examining the first objective reflected significant effect when having a pharmacist interventions, which explains the increasing
Community pharmacists are ideally situated to potentially help smokers quit for several reasons, said Mary Aquilino, Ph.D., assistant professor of community and behavioral health in the UI College of Public Health, and lead author of the study.. Pharmacists have consistent contact with patients over a long period of time, making them an excellent and accessible resource for brief interventions, such as smoking-cessation counseling, she said.. Pharmacists are trusted health care providers who interact with a large, diverse patient population. One-on-one, patient-to-pharmacist interaction is routine, and advice can often be obtained without direct or additional cost to the patient, Aquilino noted. Due to the increased availability of non-prescription aids such as the patch and nicotine gum, it is likely that pharmacists might be the only health care contact a smoker has before or during an attempt to quit.. Pharmacist and patient relationships are often much more conducive to conversation and ...
A study of patients on antiretroviral treatment attending the comprehensive care clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) revealed high incidence (48.6%) of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) with underreporting being a key problem among healthcare professionals involved. The objective of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices of medical doctors and pharmacists towards ADRs reporting in KNH. This was a descriptive cross sectional study whose sample size comprised 308 medical doctors and pharmacists working at the KNH, who are key decision makers in the provision of health services. A probability sampling was utilized via a skip interval random technique, to ensure each respondent in the different clinical units in the population were considered. Self-administered semi-structured questionnaires were used as data collection tools for the study that included demographic data. The overall level of knowledge of ADRs by the respondents was 60.5%. Majority of the respondents 187 ...
In terms of the impact on health care services utilisation, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led medication reconciliation programme revealed a substantial reduction in the rate of all-cause readmissions (19%), all-cause emergency department visits (28%), and adverse drug event-related hospital visits (67%).22 Our study revealed a significant reduction in unplanned hospital admissions (all-cause admission) at 1 month but not at 3 months. This might be due to an inadequate sample size to show the difference at 3 months. Alternatively it might also imply that pharmacist intervention needs to be continued after patient discharge in order to have a sustained effect. This is supported by a study by Schnipper et al23 in which pharmacist intervention after patient discharge was associated with a lower rate of preventable adverse drug events 30 days after hospital discharge. Our study also revealed an improvement in medication compliance 1 month after ...
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Toward the end of the DEA press release, there is a statement that could easily escape attention. As part of the settlement agreement, Walgreens agreed to no longer monetarily or otherwise compensate its pharmacists based on the volume of prescriptions filled. I consider this to be the most important part of the settlement that also has implications for other chain pharmacies. This provision pertains to the time available for pharmacists to fulfill their responsibilities to patients and, therefore, to the level of pharmacist and technician staffing. Whether working at Walgreens or another pharmacy, pharmacists must take the time that is necessary to assess the appropriateness of prescriptions, accurately prepare the prescriptions, and provide the counseling and services that are necessary for patients to use the medications as effectively and safely as possible. I am not naïve enough to think that Walgreens will initiate substantial changes to comply with this provision of the settlement ...
While few studies exist assessing health professional attitudes towards Ramadan fasting of diabetes patients , this is the first evaluation of how such patients may be managed by pharmacists within a Middle Eastern context, which is noteworthy given an estimated 20% of the worlds 1.5 billion Muslims live in this region [10, 19-21].. The majority of responding pharmacists exhibited fair overall knowledge regarding education and management of fasting diabetes patient. While it would follow that Muslim health professionals or pharmacists with diabetes themselves would be more knowledgeable due to personal acumen, the number of diametric respondents in our sample were too small to make such comparisons. Similarly, we could not identify any association between practice site, experience, or self-reported frequency of diabetes patient interactions on knowledge.. Deficiencies in correctly answering questions pertaining to diabetes drug dosing and administration adjustment by pharmacists is concerning ...
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Pharmacists need to understand the role of carbohydrates in diabetic patients. Good blood sugar control post-MI has been shown to improve outcome by 30%. In septic shock, it improves outcome by 40%. This is more cost-effective than thrombolytics or activated protein C.. The unique contributions of a pharmacist (formulation knowledge, incompatibility experience, and skill in managing interactions)-its all in nutrition! Choosing the most appropriate formulation for a tube-fed patient can be challenging; who else the pharmacist knows what is available? What tablets can you crush, what can you substitute to get the same therapeutic effect; these are questions for pharmacists to answer.. ...
Curriculum vitae Marcel Louis Bouvy, pharmacist. Professor of Pharmaceutical Care, Utrecht University. BIG registration : 39042944717. Amsterdam, The Netherlands October 24th, 1966. married with Eveline Brandt. two sons Camille (14) and Dominic (12). 1984-1992 PharmD at Groningen University. 1992 Editor Dutch Drug Bulletin (Geneesmiddelenbulletin). 1992 Community pharmacist in Amsterdam. 1992-1994 Military service: pharmacist at the Royal Dutch Navy. 1993 Co-author: Future of medicine utilisation in the Netherlands. 1993-now Editor of the Dutch consumers book on medicine: Geneesmiddelen in. Nederland. 1993 Co-author: book on selfmedication of Dutch Consumers association: Zelf Dokteren. 1994-1999 Regional coordinator for the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Foundation lareb (Landelijke Registratie Evaluatie Bijwerkingen). 1994-now Community pharmacist at academic Pharmacy Stevenshof in Leiden.. 1994-now Researcher at sir (Institute for Pharmacy Practice) which is affiliated with the ...
The short and honest answer is that because it is the right thing to do, every life is worth saving. Some pharmacists may feel that having naloxone in stock may place you and your business at risk of encountering potentially addicted patients. However, we stock glucose tablets, EpiPens and albuterol. At no point do we think twice about dispensing these to patients with diabetes, deadly allergies or asthma. We dispense these as rescue options just in case a patient encounters an emergency while trying to manage a disease. Addiction is no different. There is no evidence supporting that having naloxone increases overdose rates, but actually points to decreasing death associated with it. As pharmacists, we strive to do what is best for our patients, and to afford them every chance possible to become stronger and healthier. This could be giving that addict one more chance at rehab, or protecting a child that mistook medications for candy. Every patient has the right to live no matter what medical ...
Hospital Pharmacists: Key Areas of Understanding Treatment goalsTreatment goals Treatment optionsTreatment options Treatment protocolsTreatment protocols Potential medication errors and methods to reduce errorsPotential medication errors and methods to reduce errors Importance of pharmacys role on the multidisciplinary team to ensure safe and effective management of hyperglycemia in the hospital settingImportance of pharmacys role on the multidisciplinary team to ensure safe and effective management of hyperglycemia in the hospital setting Cohen MR. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2010;67(suppl8):S17-S21. Kelly JL. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2010;67(suppl 8):S9-S16. 3
Objective: To assess the patient counseling provided by clinical pharmacist on hypertension management in a rural population. Materials and Methods: It is a prospective, randomized and interventional study conducted over a period of 9 months. The envelop randomization method was adopted to group the patients into control and intervention. Results:
Lets face it, part of our jobs is dealing with Doctors of all shapes, sizes and colors. As you can see from this website, Pharmacists are a unique and special bunch. I hope this guide helps our MD readers out there (you cant hide from us!) understand and interact with us a bit easier. If some MD makes an "RPhs guide to an MD" let me know and Ill link it here.. Both MDs and RPhs need to drop the egos: Face the facts, MDs arent the proverbial God of medicine anymore. The whole concept of a pharmacist being an MDs bitch died when Lanoxin went generic (no, I wasnt around for that). We both need to look at each other as allies against "to better the health of" the patient. Fortunately the doctors who pull the "This is Dr OldFart, I need this for the patient, I dont care if its not covered do what I say *click*" are either close to retiring or already dead. Doctors cant afford to stock their offices with $100k worth of expensive trade-name drugs, and pharmacists cant prescribe stuff. Its ...
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By John Norton Pharmacists are under-appreciated, judging by the design of many public and private sector prescription drug plans. These guidelines determine pharmacies compensation for their services and govern how they interact with patients, doctors and the plan administrators-pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). As the representative for approximately 23,000 independent community pharmacies, the National Community Pharmacists…
The primary mission of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy is to provide an educational environment characterized by academic excellence and Christian faith, where student pharmacists are prepared to optimize patient medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate practice.. The professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and eligibility for licensure requires a certain level of cognitive, behavioral and technical skill and ability inherent in a professional education. These principles and standards hold for admission, progression and completion of the program.. The primary role of the pharmacist is to provide safe and effective health care to the patients served. Patient safety must be considered in the selection and education of student pharmacists. As well, the College of Pharmacy has a responsibility to maintain as safe an environment as possible for its student pharmacists and the practice settings in which they receive education. Student pharmacists ...
Pharmacists can create diversified teams of professionals to help them care for patients. By diversifying the pharmacy team as it relates to skills and experience, pharmacists can develop patient care programs that are capable of offering a broad base of services and expertise. Think beyond the pharmacy when identifying your team. Relationships and communication with other providers will be vital to the success of many of your patient care services.. Within the pharmacy, team members should be allowed to focus on their areas of strength while learning new skills from others within the group. Pharmacists must recognize and acknowledge the talents and contributions of all team members. However, the team can also serve as a burden to the pharmacist and pharmacy as a whole. With a variety of people working in the pharmacy there is bound to be a variety of personalities, many of which do not get along with each other. Another issue that arises with a variety of people working is that they do not ...
Pharmacy students spend a great deal of time studying and learning advanced chemistry, math, pharmacology and other science topics. However, during school it can be hard to identify what the future will hold after mastering this vast content. There are many areas of practice a pharmacist can enter (e.g., hospital, community, industry) and within those areas there are a variety of specialty areas (e.g., cardiology, critical care, family medicine). Which information will really help them in their career? That is nearly impossible to say, except when it comes to antimicrobials. After being a pharmacist for nearly 10 years I can attest that regardless of the practice setting and specialty a pharmacist enters, some knowledge of antimicrobial pharmacotherapy is required and for many they will be a go-to resource for such information on a daily basis.. In pharmacy school I thought I would eventually end up working as a community pharmacist at a Wal-Mart in Connecticut, but after a slew of unpredictable ...
Citizens Medical Center will celebrate Pharmacy Week this week.. Mayor Will Armstrong signed a proclamation last week recognizing National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week to push for the understanding of medicine, especially when it comes to providing home medication list forms, said Ricky Lenz, staff pharmacist. "Most people unfortunately dont have one," Lenz said. "A little page could save your life.". Each person should document what medications, how many doses and the strength of the medication. Also, any allergies should be placed on the list, he said. The list should also be kept at all times in case of emergency, he said. "Everyone really needs to have them," he said. "This is a push for the pharmacists.". Lenz, who has been a pharmacist for 39 years, has seen the role of a pharmacist change. The pharmacists at the hospital are usually on call for doctors who have questions on drug interactions, he said. Pharmacists dont just prescribe and count drugs, their job has become a ...
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) is an association representing more than 2,700 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community who focus upon the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding. Compounding pharmacists work directly with prescribers including physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose healthcare needs cannot be met by manufactured medications. More than 164,000 patients and prescribers also belong to our organization via the grassroots advocacy group, P2C2 (Patients and Professionals for Customized Care). IACPs mission of protecting, promoting and advancing personalized medication solutions is critical for patient healthcare. Visit www.iacprx.org to learn more.. IACP to Conduct Member Town Hall Meeting. IACPs David G. Miller, RPh, will be conducting a Member Town Hall on Tuesday, October 9th, at 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, 12 pm Pacific to provide ...