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
Background - A core role of the pharmacist is to ensure safe and effective medication use. Therapeutic classes that impair alertness (e.g. sedatives or hypnotics) can pose safety concerns for the consumer when undertaking activities requiring psychomotor vigilance (e.g. driving).. Objective - To explore pharmacists perceptions and communication strategy of the risks related to alertness impairing medications in clinical practice.. Methods - In-depth semi-structured interviews explored community pharmacists perceptions of medication-related risks, current medication provision and the feasibility of new practice tools. Interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using Framework Analysis to identify emergent themes. A Psychometric Risk Perception Questionnaire was also used to evaluate pharmacists perceptions across 7 common psychotropic drug classes.. Results - Synthesis of the qualitative dataset of 30 pharmacist interviews revealed three key themes: Safety and ...
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 ...
An increased interest is observed in broadening community pharmacists role in public health. To date, little information has been gathered in Canada on community pharmacists perceptions of their role in health promotion and prevention; however, such data are essential to the development of public-health programs in community pharmacy. A cross-sectional study was therefore conducted to explore the perceptions of community pharmacists in urban and semi-urban areas regarding their ideal and actual levels of involvement in providing health-promotion and prevention services and the barriers to such involvement. Using a five-step modified Dillmans tailored design method, a questionnaire with 28 multiple-choice or open-ended questions (11 pages plus a cover letter) was mailed to a random sample of 1,250 pharmacists out of 1,887 community pharmacists practicing in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) and surrounding areas. It included questions on pharmacists ideal level of involvement in providing health-promotion
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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
Pharmacist job offers are starting to pop up in Canada.. In fact, the job search has gone so far that you could be getting a salary of $70,000 a year if you were an employee at a pharmacy in the province of Ontario.. In addition, the Canadian Pharmacists Association estimates there are more than 2,000 pharmacists in the country.. But theres a catch.. A pharmacist doesnt have to be a doctor to be eligible for the job.. Pharmacist vacancies have been coming up for a while.. The pharmacist industry is facing an unemployment crisis.. The unemployment rate for pharmacists has been stuck around 10 percent for years.. Now, there are several reasons for this.. One of the main reasons is that there are so many pharmacists out there.. The job market is not quite the same in every province.. Second, pharmacists are not necessarily more qualified to do their job, according to a 2016 study by the University of British Columbia.. So what are you waiting for?. Its time to apply for your next pharmacy ...
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
Lebanon, a developing Middle Eastern country, was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic that occurred amid a severe national economic crisis. Community pharmacists are responsible for dispensing appropriate medications and products in addition to counseling, informing and educating the public, and promoting disease prevention and infection control. This study aimed to assess community pharmacists knowledge, attitude, and practice towards the COVID-19 pandemic and evaluate behavior changes and safety measures. An anonymous and standardized online questionnaire in English was disseminated via social media platforms to Lebanese community pharmacists. The questionnaire consisted of 95 items designed as Likert-scales and multiple-choice questions divided into four different sections: socio-demographic characteristics, knowledge-based, attitude-based, and pharmacy practice questions. Descriptive statistical analysis was used to summarize the demographic characteristics, and indices were created for knowledge,
Overall, respondents reported that pharmacists utilize the EMR system differently, and often more comprehensively, than other healthcare professionals and therefore may have unmet needs. One respondent noted dissimilarities in EMR needs from other clinicians and even for various pharmacist roles: The EMR is tailored towards nursing and prescribers. Portions of the EMR delegated to pharmacists are too focused on traditional dispensing methods and hinder the abilities of clinical pharmacists. Other responses indicated the larger breadth of pharmacist EMR usage by stating that pharmacists have additional needs[,] not different needs and that it is important for pharmacists to see [it] all.. The dual-factor theory utilized in this research, which analyzes the relationship of acceptance of use and resistance to use to various constructs and to one another, has been previously validated.26 Although a survey item similar to question 8, Patients think I should use the EMR, was included in the ...
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 ...
View more ,Background: Australian community pharmacists are well placed to provide medication-related support and contribute to optimization of outcomes for mental health consumers and their caregivers. However, little is known about the actual competencies of community pharmacists to provide this care. To determine how graduates are being prepared to competently assist mental health consumers and their caregivers, an exploration of the mental health content of university pharmacy programs that set the foundation for pharmacists professional roles is needed. Aim: To investigate the mental health content of accredited Australian pharmacy qualifying programs. Method: A review of publically available online profile information for accredited degree programs was conducted, and program coordinators from the 18 accredited pharmacy degree programs providers in Australia were surveyed. Results: Mental health education is embedded in core subjects such as pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, and pharmacy ...
Police said Fisher, clad in black clothing, facemask and gloves, and armed with a handgun, entered Thrift Village and ordered the stores pharmacist and clerk to go behind the counter while he demanded drugs.. The gunman produced a zip tie and strapped the clerks hands together. Before Fisher was able to zip tie the pharmacist, the pharmacist retrieved his handgun to defend the clerk and himself. A fight ensued and the suspect fled towards the front door. The pharmacist ran to the front door in an attempt to lock it.. Fisher turned back towards the pharmacist near the doorway and charged towards the pharmacist. The pharmacist fired one shot from his handgun, striking the suspect in the right leg.. ...
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:. ...
Results: The response rate was 40.6% (315/775). Many respondents (n= 256; 81.3%) reported that the current separation of prescribing as the doctors role and dispensing as the pharmacists role in Nigeria is not in the best interest of the patient. Almost all of these respondents (250 of 256; 96.7%) agreed that pharmacist prescribing would increase patients access to treatment. However, 195 (76.2%) of the 256 respondents reported that prescribing should be reserved for experienced pharmacists who are able to demonstrate certain competences. In addition, 242 (94.5%) of the 256 respondents reported that postgraduate clinical courses should be developed to prepare pharmacists for an extended role in prescribing. Of all the survey participants 151 (47.9%) made textual comments. Analysis of these comments identified a number of potential barriers to granting prescribing authority to pharmacists in Nigeria. These were classified into pharmacy-related factors including limited clinical education, ...
Background: Insulin is a high-risk medicine, associated with hospital medication errors. Pharmacists play an important role in the monitoring of patients on insulin. Objective: To analyse interventions made by hospital pharmacists that were associated w...
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 ...
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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 ...
A study in BJGP Open provides detailed insights into the success factors for embedding clinical pharmacists as members of the primary care team, and maximising their impact for patients and the practice.. The researchers studied the Sheffield Primary Care Pharmacy Programme, which included 86 of 88 practices in Sheffield. The stud showed that clinical pharmacists were able to substitute for medicines-related GP roles, including post-discharge medicines reconciliation, medication reviews, and prescription queries. Working in general practices allowed CPs to gain understanding of the patients complete pathway in primary care; access to patient records, and the relationships established between CPs and the practice team, allowed CPs to provide more effective patient care in community pharmacy.. The study is available at https://bjgpopen.org/content/2/4/bjgpopen18X101611 ...
In France, antiretroviral treatment (ARV) can be dispensed by hospitals and/or community pharmacies. A recent study published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives examined the pharmacists role in HIV care in this country.. For the study, 2 national surveys were sent. The first was an anonymous questionnaire for people living with HIV, and the second was an online survey for community and hospital pharmacies. A total of 1,137 people living with HIV and 246 pharmacies responded.. The surveys pertained to medication interviews with pharmacists during ARV dispensing, where patients could receive explanations about efficacy and tolerance, recommendations for proper use of their medication, and advice about any drug interactions. The surveys also pertained to online patient medication files. When these files are offered by pharmacists and accepted by patients covered by health insurance, they can be used to record all the drugs dispensed during the previous four months. A patients file thus ...
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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
The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) as part of its ongoing 40th National Scientific Conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun States capital, on Thursday, visited the Emzor Groups Ultra-Modern Pharma Factory located at the Shagamu Interchange of the Lagos - Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
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 ...
The idea of initiating the Malaysian Clinical Pharmacy Symposium (MCPS) stemmed from the monthly Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop series held over an hour on selected weekdays. Recognizing the need to provide more in-depth discussions to cater to the ever-growing clinical advancements and crucial need to stay abreast with these latest developments, MPS-YPC initiated MCPS to deliver advanced up-to-date and evidence-based clinical knowledge to young pharmacists. Through MCPS, we wish to bridge the knowledge gap between junior and experienced clinical pharmacists, and stimulate out-of-the-box thinking among young pharmacists.. With these objectives in mind, we organized the first MCPS in March 2018, and focused on critical and intensive pharmaceutical care services. With a team of committed organizing committee members and prestigious speakers, we delivered a fruitful half day workshop to our enthusiastic audience. It was an exciting and rewarding experience for us indeed, as we ...
Job reference: 035603. Band 4 Annex 21 Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician (Apprentice) Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals … Hemos estado detectando actividad sospechosa tuya o de alguien con quien compartes tu red de Internet. Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Pre-registration Pharmacist. £0 - … Kent . Please enable Cookies and reload the page. What Its Really Like to Work at Some of the Worlds Most Iconic Brands, 8 Companies Offering Seriously Good Financial Benefits, Pre-registration Pharmacist Salaries in London, Pre-registration Pharmacist Salaries in Birmingham, Pre-registration Pharmacist Salaries in Manchester, 10 UK Jobs Where You Can Earn More Than £65,000, The 25 Highest Paying Companies in the UK for 2019, 10 Highest Paying Entry-Level Jobs in the UK, The Best Questions to Ask at an Interview, According to a Hiring Manager, 5 Keys to Preparing for a Competency-Based Interview. Wenn Sie weiterhin diese Meldung erhalten, informieren Sie uns darüber ...
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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Medication therapy management (MTM) service provides set of clinical activities to optimize therapeutic outcomes for patients. It requires the collaboration between patient, pharmacist and other healthcare providers to ensure safe and effective use of medicines. The objective of the current study was to assess Hospital Pulau Pinang pharmacists knowledge, attitude and practice on MTM service. A self-administrated validated survey was carried out among all pharmacists working at Hospital Pulau Pinang. A total of 93 pharmacists out of 130 (71.5%) were included in the study (61.3% between the age of 20-30 years old, 74.2% female, 68.8% Chinese, 88.2% holding bachelors degree and 48.4% working in medication therapy adherence clinic and outpatient pharmacy). Majority of pharmacists had a high level of knowledge and positive attitudes regarding MTM service. All pharmacists agreed that MTM service could improve the quality of health services and most pharmacists were interested in providing MTM service (92.5%
This study attempted to give an insight in the implementation of clinical pharmacy service in the public hospitals of Ethiopia. Apart from assessing strength and limitations of the service, it also sheds light on the level of job satisfaction of newly graduated pharmacy professionals practicing in the surveyed hospitals.. Most of the new graduates were working in internal medicine and pediatrics wards. This may be due to the high prevalence of drug related problems in the internal medicine ward and vulnerability of the patient population in the pediatric ward. The graduates were also assigned in the dispensary due to shortage of pharmacists, which was compounded by implementation of workforce intensive initiatives. This in turn affected the clinical pharmacy service expected to be provided in the wards. Assigning more pharmacists in the different wards could have a significant impact on the provisions of clinical pharmacy service. Assignment of little or no pharmacists in wards, such as Surgery, ...
Clinical pharmacy service has evolved steadily over the past few decades and is contributing to the patient care journey at all stages. The service improves safety and effectiveness of medicines, thereby avoiding medication errors. As part of this global shift in pharmacy education and practice, Ethiopian Universities revamped the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum and the first graduates came out in July 2013. These graduates were immediately deployed in public hospital settings, with the ultimate aim of providing clinical pharmacy services. As such an initiative is new to the Ethiopian pharmacy sector, there is a need to do assessment of the health care providers perception and satisfaction towards the service. A cross-sectional survey using self-administered questionnaire was conducted in six regions and one-city administration of the country. Physicians, Health officers and Nurses working along with the new pharmacy graduates formed the study population. A total of 650 healthcare professionals
2 , shpa.org.au SHPA ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAMS BACKGROUND A formalised practitioner development process defines the pathway from undergraduate through to registration and progression to advancing practice (see: Figure 1). We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea, and community. All institutions and individual pharmacists must demonstrate competency in the domains of the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia (Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, 2010) and in the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Clinical Competency Assessment Tool (Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, 2013). To determine the extent of use and perceived relevance of the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia (NCS). Reference Documents National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia Entry-Level Competency Tool Consultation Paper Full document Section A - … It will help you to assess your knowledge. ...
The role of pharmaceutical research as a foundation of medical advancement is explored in the latest Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR), which is now available online, free to members of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA).. In highlighting the integral importance of embedding research in pharmacy practice, the issue reflects the growing role of the National Translational Research Collaborative (NTRC), established by SHPA in April to harness, expand and leverage the research capability and capacity of Australian pharmacists and organisations.. Editor-in-Chief Dr Chris Alderman says although advanced genomics, personalised medicine and nanotechnologies may dominate todays medical headlines, it is important to remember fundamental pharmaceutical research provides solid footing.. These breathtaking advances are underpinned by pharmacy research into the safe and effective use of medicines that establishes the legitimacy of a treatment approach, the appropriateness ...
An Australian review into a lack of monitoring of the long-term effects of corticosteroids, which are commonly prescribed as anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant medication, has fuelled a renewed call for clinicians, pharmacists and patients to work together and take preventative steps to minimise risk of bone loss and fracture, particularly in older people.. The findings, published yesterday in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR), the flagship research publication of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), advises risk monitoring, vitamin D and calcium supplements and fracture prevention therapy should be considered when oral corticosteroids are used for longer than one month.. Corticosteroids are commonly prescribed to mitigate chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), among others.. First author Dr Kerrie Westaway from the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the ...
In recognition of the growing number of pharmacists working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), the peak national body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has launched the ACCHO Special Interest Group (SIG). The ACCHO SIG was launched on Sunday 30 July at PSA17 in Sydney during the Aboriginal Health Service Pharmacist forum. PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson said pharmacists working in ACCHOs have specific needs and skills and having a Special Interest Group with the primary role of supporting them will assist PSA to drive the growth of this career path.. In many cases pharmacists working in these positions are providing innovative and diverse services that have the potential to be informative and relevant to the evolution of pharmacy services and inter-professional care.. Consultation with these pharmacists and services about their needs is vital to ensure PSA and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation ...
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1. The Pharmacist shall: a. Prior to signing a prescription for a Dangerous Drug or instituting Drug Therapy Management, sign a Protocol, and notify the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, on an application provided by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, that the Supervising Physician has delegated the authority to sign a prescription for Dangerous Drugs. The Pharmacist shall provide the Texas State Board of Pharmacy with a copy of the Protocol. b. Include the name, address and telephone number of the Pharmacist and Supervising Physician on each prescription signed by the Pharmacist. c. Complete required continuing education related to Drug Therapy Management by a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education or have engaged in Drug Therapy Management as allowed under previous laws or rules. Thereafter, the Pharmacist shall annually complete required hours of continuing education in Drug Therapy Management as required by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. d. Establish and ...
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from medication therapy management. With this program, our pharmacists will ensure you are getting the most benefit from your medications. In addition, our pharmacists can help you better manage your medications and health conditions, so you can live a healthier life.. Make an appointment today for a medication therapy management session with one of our pharmacists. ...
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) will host its 4th Annual Capitol Hill Health Fair on September 22 as part of its advocacy and community outreach efforts in advance of American Pharmacists Month. APhA is partnering with the Office of Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Walgreens. Flu shots and health screenings, including bone density, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body composition will be available to members of Congress, staff, and the general public in the Rayburn Foyer in the Rayburn House Office Building from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.. This event is an excellent platform for pharmacists and student pharmacists to demonstrate to Congress the valuable patient care services they provide in their communities every day, said APhA Executive Vice President and CEO, Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA. It is ...
Okay - I know that this is old but I just couldnt stop myself. To Jen AND Kyle (since you agree with Jen) - Pharmacists are pharmacists because they WANT to be pharmacists. They CHOSE to go to pharmacy school, ignorant moronic twits. If they would have wanted to be a doctor they would have went to MED school. This wasnt an accident. I HATE it when I see people say that Pharmacists are just med school drop outs and wannabedoctors. That is the most ignorant thing Ive ever read. Its like telling a nurse that she/he settled for being a nurse because he/she couldnt cut it as a Doctor. Ugh. I really hate people like you two. And Im not even a pharmacist. As a matter of fact (as my name suggests) Im just the POA of someone that is on pain meds for chronic pain. She is prescribed 12(!) Oxycodone 30 IR/day on top of Klonopin and Soma. Sometimes she takes that many, sometimes she doesnt and at the end of every month (when its time for her refills) I take what is left in her bottles and take them ...
Okay - I know that this is old but I just couldnt stop myself. To Jen AND Kyle (since you agree with Jen) - Pharmacists are pharmacists because they WANT to be pharmacists. They CHOSE to go to pharmacy school, ignorant moronic twits. If they would have wanted to be a doctor they would have went to MED school. This wasnt an accident. I HATE it when I see people say that Pharmacists are just med school drop outs and wannabedoctors. That is the most ignorant thing Ive ever read. Its like telling a nurse that she/he settled for being a nurse because he/she couldnt cut it as a Doctor. Ugh. I really hate people like you two. And Im not even a pharmacist. As a matter of fact (as my name suggests) Im just the POA of someone that is on pain meds for chronic pain. She is prescribed 12(!) Oxycodone 30 IR/day on top of Klonopin and Soma. Sometimes she takes that many, sometimes she doesnt and at the end of every month (when its time for her refills) I take what is left in her bottles and take them ...
Objective: To develop pharmacist practice standards, pharmacy preceptor standards, and objectives for students completing advanced practice community pharmacy rotations.Setting: Ohio.Practice Description: Pharmacy schools and community pharmacies that serve as advanced practice rotation sites.Practice Innovation: Developed standards for preceptors and objectives for student experiences.Interventions: Focus groups that included both community pharmacists and pharmacy faculty collaborated on defining key standards for advanced community pharmacy rotations.Main Outcome Measure: Not applicable.Results: Three main documents were produced in this initiative, and these are provided as appendices to this article. Professional and patient care guidelines for preceptors define minimum standards for these role models. Expectations of pharmacists as preceptors provide insights for managing this student-teacher relationship, which is fundamentally different from the more common employer-employee and coworker
Patients who visit participating community pharmacies to collect their prescriptions for topical psoriasis treatments will be invited by the pharmacist or a member of staff to join the study. The study involves two consultations with the pharmacist. At the first appointment the pharmacist will use a specially designed guide to ask the person several questions to assess their understanding of psoriasis and if they know how to use their treatments. The pharmacist will also ask the person to complete two further questionnaires; one of these looks at the impact of psoriasis on their quality of life and the second asks them to rate the severity of their psoriasis. Both of these questionnaires have been used previously in research studies and are very quick and easy to complete. During the initial appointment the pharmacist will provide advice to help the person use their treatments properly. A second appointment will then be arranged for about 4 weeks later to go through the same initial questions to ...
The Arkansas Pharmacists Association, the Arkansas Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working collaboratively to increase the number of immunizations administered by pharmacists in the state. The majority of adult patients frequenting Arkansas pharmacies are not up-to-date on their immunizations. This provides an excellent opportunity for pharmacist to offer a valuable service to their patients and, at the same tim, act as an advocate for public health. Vaccines are vital tool in preventing the spread of communicable diseases.. The Pharmacist Immunization Program was created in 2012 to increase the number of pharmacist-administered vaccinations in Arkansas. Although the formal program was completed in June 2014, APA will continue to work with insurers to increase insurance coverage of pharmacist-administered vaccinations, assist pharmacists in getting their authority to administer, increase pharmacist utilization of Arkansas state vaccination registry, ...
2011 - CMS defines recommendation for consultant pharmacists to be independent from LTC pharmacy due to conflict of interest highlighted by multiple cases against some Pharmacies for improper kickback benefits and an epidemic of poor prescribing and distribution practices. 2012 - Under heavy pressure from LTC Pharmacy Lobbyists and impending deployment of Affordable Care Act, CMS does not REQUIRE Consultant Pharmacy independence, but RECOMMENDS nursing facilities hire their own independent consultant pharmacists. 2012 - CMS mandates Medication Regimen Reviews for patient stays under 30 days and/or changes in condition. 2013 - CMS indicates that Medication Therapy Management services be made available to all patients including LTC patients within Part D requirements. 2014 - CMS requires Medication Therapy Management services be offered by all Part D providers on an Opt Out basis, including LTC patients. ...
In many countries, community pharmacists can be consulted without appointment in a large number of convenient locations. They are in an ideal position to give advice to patients at the onset of low back pain and also reinforce advice given by other healthcare professionals. There is little specific information about the quality of care provided in the pharmacy for people with back pain. The main objectives of this survey were to determine the attitudes, knowledge and reported practice of English pharmacists advising people who present with acute or chronic low back pain. A questionnaire was designed for anonymous self-completion by pharmacists attending continuing education sessions. Demographic questions were designed to allow comparison with a national pharmacy workforce survey. Attitudes were measured with the Back Beliefs Questionnaire (BBQ) and questions based on the Working Backs Scotland campaign. Questions about the treatment of back pain in the community pharmacy were written (or adapted) to
Introduction:Community pharmacists are well positioned to deliver chronickidney disease (CKD) screening services. However, little isknown about the challenges faced by pharmacists during serviceimplementation. This study aimed to explore community pharmacistsexperiences and perceived barriers of implementing aCKD risk assessment service.Methods:Data collection was performed by using semistructured, openendedinterview questions. Pharmacists who had implemented aCKD screening service in Tasmania, Australia, were eligible toparticipate. A purposeful sampling strategy was used to selectpharmacists, with variation in demographics and pharmacy location.A conventional content analysis approach was used to conductthe qualitative study. Transcripts were thematically analyzedby using the NVivo 11 software program. Initially, a list of freenodes was generated and data were coded exhaustively into relevantnodes. These nodes were then regrouped to form highly conceptualizedthemes.Results:Five broad themes ...
PHOENIXVILLE The pharmacy director at Phoenixville Hospital was named Pharmacist of the Year for 2012 by the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists.
The ReverendWe heard it when conscientious pharmacists boldly declared it was against their religious beliefs to dispense specific prescriptions as the job of being a pharmacist required. Pharmacists,...devout, exceedingly religious pharmacists,...told their employers, and their political representatives, that religious liberty, religious freedom, for a pharmacist, meant that they didnt have to do the job of being a pharmacist. If this or that prescription handed to conscientious pharmacists violated there personal religious superstitions, then, that conscientious pharmacist must be excused from filling those prescriptions on the grounds of individual religious freedom, liberty. Naturally, if conscientious pharmacists cant do the job of being a pharmacist, then, they shouldnt be pharmacists at all...or at best....they should work for a purely religious employer where the public isnt faced with being turned away when they bring in a prescription, say, for birth control pills from their doctor
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death in the UK. CHD cost the UK National Health Service (NHS) £3.5 billion in 2003. The economic impact of community pharmacists providing a medicines management service for patients with CHD has not been rigorously evaluated; the full economic costs of such interventions are rarely presented in the literature. This paper examines the incremental costs of a 1-year community pharmacistled medicines management service for patients with CHD in the UK, from a healthcare system and patient perspective.
Sweeney, Marc A., Ohio Pharmacists Now Being Paid for Medication Therapy Management (2005). Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications. 66 ...
A pharmacist controlled anticoagulation service was pioneered at a multi-physician household medicine clinic in December 2006. As a way to find out the individual and doctor satisfaction with the aid of a study was created to spell out the patients satisfaction with the warfarin instruction and direction they received from the pharmacist, also to characterize the physicians satisfaction with the degree of attention offered by the pharmacist to get patients taking warfarin. The individual questionnaire collected information on patient demographics, and satisfaction together with warfarin instruction and everyday warfarin administration. The medic questionnaire gathered information about the gratification with patient instruction and everyday anticoagulation direction by the pharmacist.. Seventy six of all 94 patients completed this poll. Fiftynine percentage were male with an average age of 65 decades ago Ninetysix percentage agreed/strongly consented that the pharmacist did a fantastic job ...
Pharmacy is a science and profession concerned with the safe and efficacious use of medication. Traditionally, pharmacists have compounded and dispensed medications on the orders of physicians. More recently, pharmacy has come to include other services related to patient care including clinical practice, medication therapy management, drug information, and poison control. Pharmacists are not just experts on drugs but the authority on drug use.. Pharmacists can work in a wide range of practices including community pharmacies, hospitals, acute care settings, long term care facilities, even marijuana dispensaries. The community pharmacist is the most recognized in the profession, as they are the one working at the local drug stores. The most typical responsibility of a pharmacist is verifying doctors medication orders (prescription) and dispensing the medication to the patient. While verifying the order is appropriate for the specific patient the pharmacist is also checking for possible ...
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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To claim .5 contact hour of CPE credit (0.05 CEU) for completing the self-study participants will need to complete the evaluation questions, then CLAIM credit on pharmacist.com. A valid pharmacist.com username and password is required to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for CPE transcript. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are: 0202-0000-19-226-H06-P; 0202-0000-19-226-H06-T. Initial release date: August 15, 2019 ...
TSP serves pharmacists whose primary practice is not in one of the other practice categories. This includes, for example, pharmacists whose primary practice site is in academia, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in managed care. Membership in TSP is open to any pharmacist who is a TPA member and a) lives or works in Tennessee, b) is currently in a residency program, or c) is retired. ...
Becoming a pharmacy technician is a great career opportunity. As a student you will need to follow the same path that an individual looking to become a pharmacist travels but only stopping short of completing your PharmD degree. A pharmacy technician serves both patients and the pharmacist. A pharmacy technician has duties that are both challenging and rewarding too.. Median hourly earnings for pharmacy technicians vary by geographical location as well as by the level of individual experience. The variance is anywhere from eight dollars hourly to sixteen dollars and fifty cents an hour.. The job outlook for pharmacy technicians is phenomenal. Any pharmaceutically based occupation will certainly be important now and also in the future. With people living longer and medicines becoming more sophisticated and numerous there is no way to go wrong with a career in medicine. Pharmacist and pharmacy technicians will always be in demand. Pharmacy technicians are more in demand due to the fact there can ...
The licensee (PETNET Solutions) has confirmed an extremity dose of greater than 0.5 Sv (50 rem) to one of its nuclear pharmacists. Dosimetry results for a ring badge worn on the pharmacists right ring finger accumulated a total dose of 0.511 Sv (51.1 rem) for the year as of October 19, 2016. The pharmacist received the dose while working at the licensees locations in Phoenix, Arizona, and Portland, Oregon. The pharmacist has been placed on work restrictions. The licensee expects to complete a root cause analysis within 2 weeks. NRC EN52350. Location: Portland, Oregon/Petnet ...
Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.. We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach - patient, provider and pharmacist - we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.. Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest. ...
A hospital pharmacist who played a key role in the creation of the Pharmacy domain for Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), Jacqueline Surugue was elected the Co Chair for Users of IHE Europe Steering Committee in June. www.ihe-europe.net. Since 2007, Jacqueline Surugue has served on the Steering Committee of IHE, representing the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP). Completing her term as President of EAHP in June, Jacqueline Surugue takes up her duties as IHE-Europe co-chair, saying, I will bring my enthusiasm to collaborate with co Chairs and members and my support in establishing IHE Europe as a recognized stakeholder on the European level and a strong partner within IHE international with the aim of a coherent interoperability of health information systems.. IHE-Europe is represented by an executive board with Co-Chairs and two past Co-Chairs of the European IHE Committee, two representing the vendors, two representing the users of IT systems in health care.. As ...
The smaller increase in the mean number of repeat prescriptions in the intervention group was mainly due to these patients being more likely to have drugs stopped. Intervention patients had more changes to treatment in general, perhaps because the pharmacist did a more detailed review than the general practitioners. This effect could be important because patients compliance has been shown to decrease with increasing number of drugs.18 Stopping unnecessary drugs may also reduce the risk of adverse effects and interactions.. Review of drug treatment by pharmacists could have increased general practice consultation rates if patients made appointments to confirm advice given by the pharmacist, to have tests done, or to have treatment recommendations implemented. Consultations did increase immediately after the review, but the total number in the year was not different from that in the control group. The increase in consultations was due to patients requiring tests (usually referred to the practice ...
Immediate Past President: Elizabeth A. Cohen, PharmD, BCPS, is the Senior Transplant Data Administrator at Yale New Haven Hospital where she works on project management, data analysis, and quality improvement for solid organ transplant. Liz graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and went on to complete her PGY-1 pharmacy practice and PGY-2 solid organ transplant residencies at Yale New Haven Hospital where she moved into a Clinical Pharmacist role in abdominal transplant. She has published on new direct acting antivirals for the treatment of Hepatitis C and belatacept for the prevention of rejection in kidney transplant recipients for which she received the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists Meritorious Achievement Award. Liz also serves as the PGY2 Transplant Residency Program Director at Yale New Haven Hospital. Liz is active outside of her institution within ASHP and is past chair of the Pharmacy Practice Experience section advisory group of Section ...
In hospital setting patients drug therapy are administered in continuous way: every night and day, every day in a year and in order to assure the cont..
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Molecular structure of argatroban, a direct thrombin inhibitor used as an alternative to heparin in HIT. Given the fact that HIT predisposes strongly to new episodes of thrombosis, it is not sufficient to simply discontinue the heparin administration. Generally, an alternative anticoagulant is needed to suppress the thrombotic tendency while the generation of antibodies stops and the platelet count recovers. To make matters more complicated, the other most commonly used anticoagulant, warfarin, should not be used in HIT until the platelet count is at least 150 x 10^9/L because there is a very high risk of warfarin necrosis in people with HIT who have low platelet counts. Warfarin necrosis is the development of skin gangrene in those receiving warfarin or a similar vitamin K inhibitor. If the patient was receiving warfarin at the time when HIT is diagnosed, the activity of warfarin is reversed with vitamin K. Transfusing platelets is discouraged, as there is a theoretical risk that this may ...
Buffalo, New York - March 17, 2016 - Dr. Kirsten H. Butterfoss, PharmD, CGP, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy, successfully completed the national board examination given by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy to become a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Board certification is a way to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in geriatric pharmacy practice, said Dr. Christopher J. Jadoch, assistant dean of faculty and student affair in announcing her accomplishment. It shows that the certified pharmacist has special expertise that is beyond that of a licensed pharmacist. The Commission, based in Virginia, offers a voluntary certification program for pharmacists with a focus on geriatric pharmacy practice. To become certified, eligible pharmacist must pass a written examination on geriatric pharmacy practice and principles of geriatric drug therapy. A pharmacist who passes the examination is designated as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP). There are only ...
CSHP is part of a multi-stakeholder group that continues to have concerns about U.S. plans to import medicines from Canada. It appears the U.S. Administration is proceeding with plans to allow for importation from Canada, and U.S. states are making preparations as well. Canada does…. ...
Immunoassay methods are usually used for the determination of drug levels, ion-selective electrodes for assaying electrolytes, HPLC for drugs, and GC for drugs and organic solvents. Strength testing could also be used to verify the adequacy of mixing powders.. There are several points that need to be checked off before these assay methods can be used as part of the QC-testing program and the results can be considered accurate. All the methods need to be validated as to the specificity for the target compound. The immunoassay methods use antibodies (both monoclonal and polyclonal) to form complexes that may not be specific to the target drug and may cross-react with other drugs that have similar chemical structure. The manufacturers of the test kits can often provide information to this regard, but they may not have information regarding the cross-reactivity with impurities or degradation preparations. This process would have to be performed as part of the validation to ensure the specificity of ...
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