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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370586/children-young-people-taking-long-term-medication-a-survey-of-community-pharmacists-experiences-in-england
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Jeff Aston, Keith A Wilson, David R P Terry
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether community pharmacists undertake medication reviews with children/their carers and to identify the type of medication-related experiences presented to them when a child is taking long-term medication. METHODS: A 13 question semi-structured survey was posted to 354 England-based community pharmacists with telephone follow-up/repeat mailing of non-responders. Participants were asked about their practice as a community pharmacist over the preceding 12 months to children/young people, or their carers, taking long-term medication...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349646/quality-improvement-of-community-pharmacy-services-a-prioritisation-exercise
#2
Rumana S Newlands, Ailsa Power, Linda Young, Margaret Watson
OBJECTIVES: Effective strategies are needed to translate knowledge (evidence) into practice to improve the quality of community pharmacy services. We report the first step of a novel knowledge translation process which involved the systematic identification and prioritisation of community pharmacy services in Scotland which were perceived to require improvement and/or guideline development. METHODS: This process involved three stages and a stakeholder group comprising community pharmacists, policy makers, lay and pharmacy organisation representatives...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349623/managing-workplace-stress-in-community-pharmacy-organisations-lessons-from-a-review-of-the-wider-stress-management-and-prevention-literature
#3
REVIEW
Sally Jacobs, Sheena Johnson, Karen Hassell
BACKGROUND: Workplace stress in community pharmacy is increasing internationally due, in part, to pharmacists' expanding roles and escalating workloads. Whilst the business case for preventing and managing workplace stress by employers is strong, there is little evidence for the effectiveness of organisational stress management interventions in community pharmacy settings. AIM: To identify and synthesise existing evidence for the effectiveness of organisational solutions to workplace stress from the wider organisational literature which may be adaptable to community pharmacies...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349615/development-and-perceived-effects-of-an-educational-programme-on-quality-and-safety-in-medication-handling-in-residential-facilities
#4
Anna Mygind, Mira El-Souri, Charlotte Rossing, Linda Aagaard Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: To develop and test an educational programme on quality and safety in medication handling for staff in residential facilities for the disabled. METHODS: The continuing pharmacy education instructional design model was used to develop the programme with 22 learning objectives on disease and medicines, quality and safety, communication and coordination. The programme was a flexible, modular seven + two days' course addressing quality and safety in medication handling, disease and medicines, and medication supervision and reconciliation...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349578/a-randomised-control-trial-to-evaluate-the-clinical-pharmacist-s-role-in-managing-iron-deficiency-anaemia-patients
#5
Linda M Tahaineh, Afaf H Khasawneh
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of clinical pharmacists in managing iron deficiency anaemia patients. METHODS: A prospective parallel randomised controlled trial conducted in an outpatient clinic enrolled adult iron deficiency anaemia patients. Patients were randomised into either an intervention or a control group. Patients in the intervention group were followed closely by a clinical pharmacist who offered pharmaceutical care services and worked closely with physicians to manage iron deficiency anaemia...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349577/critical-appraisal-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-adult-cancer-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
#6
Ziad G Nasr, Safae Abu Yousef, Farah Jibril, Kyle J Wilby
OBJECTIVES: To critically appraise published international clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for management of febrile neutropenia in adult patients with cancer and to determine opportunities for improved development and reporting. METHODS: A literature search identified CPGs for adult cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. Four independent assessors evaluated each included CPG according to the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II instrument...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349576/transfer-of-care-a-randomised-control-trial-investigating-the-effect-of-sending-the-details-of-patients-discharge-medication-to-their-community-pharmacist-on-discharge-from-hospital
#7
Megan Hockly, Sian Williams, Marcus Allen
OBJECTIVE: There is substantial evidence demonstrating that transferring patients between care providers is a high-risk area for medicines management. This study aimed to investigate the effect of sending patients' hospital discharge letters to their nominated community pharmacists on the number of discrepancies between the patient's general practitioner (GP) records and the discharge letter and between the patient's self-described medication regime and the discharge letter. METHODS: In a randomised, controlled trial, 33 participants in two groups, control and intervention, had their discharge letter sent to either their GP only or their GP and nominated community pharmacy after hospital discharge...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349574/antecedents-of-patients-trust-in-pharmacists-empirical-investigation-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#8
Ayisha Siddiqua, Waheed Kareem Abdul, Shatha Ayan, Lamis Al Azm, Sara Ali
OBJECTIVES: To empirically identify the antecedents that influence patients trust in pharmacists. METHODS: A survey was conducted among 500 patients who visited community pharmacies in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. The questionnaire included the measures for constructs such as patients' perception of pharmacist communication, pharmacists' technical competence, medication self-efficacy, satisfaction with pharmacy and trust in pharmacists. KEY FINDINGS: The data were analysed using partial least-squares structural equation modelling approach to check the validity and reliability of the measures and to validate the proposed hypotheses of the study...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338247/impact-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-management-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit-after-order-set-implementation
#9
Benjamin Laliberte, Siu Yan Amy Yeung, Jeffrey P Gonzales
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of compliance to the 2006 and 2009 ADA DKA guidelines in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at a large academic medical centre after the implementation of a computerised DKA order set and protocol. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of adult patients with DKA admitted to the MICU. Results of pre-order set (PRE) were compared to those of data post-order set (POST). The primary outcome was a composite administration of intravenous fluid resuscitation in the first 24 h, insulin bolus and initial insulin infusion rate...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338242/what-can-community-pharmacy-learn-from-the-experiences-of-transition-to-practice-for-novice-doctors-and-nurses-a-narrative-review
#10
REVIEW
Esnath Magola, Sarah C Willis, Ellen I Schafheutle
OBJECTIVES: In the absence of literature reporting the transition experiences of novice community pharmacists, peer-reviewed evidence on the transition experiences of novice doctors and nurses was identified and reviewed. Specific objectives included identifying the challenges to transition and their perceived impact, before considering the implications for novice community pharmacists. METHODS: The electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and ScienceDirect were searched for full peer-reviewed original research papers published 1990-March 2015, reporting the transition experiences of novice doctors and nurses...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303668/beliefs-about-medicines-among-older-hospital-outpatients-in-hong-kong
#11
Bosco K F Wan, Walter H K Cheung, Patrick A Ball, David M Jackson, Gregg J Maynard
OBJECTIVES: (1) To identify demographic characteristics associated with different patients' belief attitudes and assess any correlation between medication beliefs and adherence among older Hong Kong hospital outpatients. (2) To identify important implementation criteria for developing a more effective adherence-improving intervention. METHODS: Six hundred and ninety-eight patients completed a questionnaire consisting of demographic information, Morisky Medications Adherence Scale-8 (MMAS-8) and Belief about Medicines Questionnaire...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303618/australian-mental-health-consumers-and-carers-expect-more-health-management-information-from-community-pharmacy
#12
Jasmina Fejzic, Kathy Knox, Hendrika Laetitia Hattingh, Amary Mey, Denise McConnell, Amanda J Wheeler
OBJECTIVE: To identify the health management information needs of Australian mental health consumers and carers and explore the role of community pharmacy in meeting those needs. METHOD: Interviews and focus groups were conducted with a purposive convenience sample of 74 mental health consumers and carers across three Australian states, representing metropolitan, rural and remote settings, including those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Recruitment and interviews continued until data saturation was reached...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271580/non-modifiable-determinants-of-pharmacy-residency-match-rates
#13
Joshua Caballero, Sandra Benavides, Kevin A Clauson, Patrick C Hardigan, Brandon K Martinez, Valerie Llerena
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine non-modifiable pharmacy program characteristics on residency match rates. METHODS: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists match and non-match lists were de-identified and evaluated for students graduating in 2015. Variables analysed included length of program, type of institution and didactic grading scheme. KEY FINDINGS: Students from 4-year programs, attending a public institution, or using a grade point average had greater odds of matching...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261891/telehealth-misconceptions-and-experiences-of-healthcare-professionals-in-england
#14
Reem Kayyali, Iman Hesso, Alyaa Mahdi, Omowumi Hamzat, Albert Adu, Shereen Nabhani Gebara
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to look at telehealth awareness and experiences among healthcare professionals (HCPs) from different disciplines, in addition to factors impeding its adoption in healthcare delivery. METHODS: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 36 HCPs from different disciplines such as pharmacists, nurses and doctors in South London. A convenience sampling technique was used whereby HCPs working in local trusts, community pharmacies and general practitioners surgeries were approached for participation...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261882/managing-sleep-problems-using-non-prescription-medications-and-the-role-of-community-pharmacists-older-adults-perspectives
#15
Olufunmilola Abraham, Loren J Schleiden, Amanda L Brothers, Steven M Albert
OBJECTIVES: To examine older adults' perspectives regarding managing sleep problems through selection and use of non-prescription sleep aids, and the role of pharmacists. METHODS: Telephone interviews were conducted from May to June 2015 with 116 individuals aged ≥60 years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Participants reported in a previous survey to have used at least one non-prescription sleep aid in the past 30 days and were willing to participate in a follow-up interview...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240395/financial-remuneration-is-positively-correlated-with-the-number-of-clinical-activities-an-example-from-diabetes-management-in-alberta-community-pharmacies
#16
Rajan Bharadia, Kathleen Lorenz, Ken Cor, Scot H Simpson
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether use of a compensation plan to remunerate pharmacists for clinical pharmacy services was associated with the number of diabetes management activities provided. METHODS: Alberta pharmacists were asked about compensation plan use and frequency they provide a list of 80 diabetes management activities. KEY FINDINGS: A total of 168 community pharmacists responded to the survey. When compensation plan use, diabetes-specific training, practice characteristics and additional authorizations were incorporated into a factorial ANOVA, pharmacists who used the compensation plan reported a mean of 42...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211595/pharmacy-education-in-jordan-updates
#17
Qais Alefan, Mo'tasem M Alsmadi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the increasing number of pharmacy schools in Jordan. METHOD: A review for numbers of schools and their curricula was conducted. KEY FINDINGS: To date, there are 18 pharmacy schools in Jordan. PharmD program is offered by two public schools. PhD program is offered by one school; while MSc program is offered by seven schools. Public pharmacy schools have two similar programs in terms of curricula, 'regular' and 'parallel'...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211589/the-effectiveness-of-intravenous-vitamin-k-in-correcting-cirrhosis-associated-coagulopathy
#18
Ryan M Rivosecchi, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Jeffrey Garavaglia, Adam MacLasco, Heather Johnson
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous (IV) vitamin K in cirrhosis. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of cirrhotic patients, not on anticoagulation, with administration of IV vitamin K and a baseline INR > 1.5. The primary outcome was the effectiveness of therapy defined by a 30% decrease in INR or a reduction in INR to an absolute value of ≤1.5. KEY FINDINGS: A total of 96 patients were included in the cohort...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211115/pharmacy-students-in-private-institutions-of-higher-education-motivating-factors-when-studying-pharmacy-and-influences-on-university-choice
#19
Jason S E Loo, Shiao Wei Lim, Yew Keong Ng, John J L Tiong
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors influencing the decisions of Malaysian first-year pharmacy undergraduate students in private higher education when choosing to pursue a degree in pharmacy as well as their choice of private university. METHODS: This cross-sectional study employed a validated, self-administered questionnaire which was administered to 543 first-year pharmacy students from nine different private universities. Factor analysis was utilised to extract key factors from the responses...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211107/a-randomized-comparative-evaluation-of-clinical-and-home-application-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-silver-nitrate-agno3-95-for-the-treatment-of-verruca-pedis
#20
Michael Concannon, Lisa Keogh, John Stephenson, Grace Parfitt, James Forrest
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effectiveness of silver nitrate (95%) for the treatment of verruca pedis comparing professional and self-application treatments. METHODS: A single-centre, two-armed randomized evaluation was conducted at a University podiatry clinic. A total of 113 participants (101 analysed) with verruca pedis were included. Participants were randomized to either a clinical group, where silver nitrate was applied by a healthcare professional or a home group, where silver nitrate was self-applied...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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