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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574154/what-role-could-community-pharmacists-in-malaysia-play-in-diabetes-self-management-education-and-support-the-views-of-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
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E Lyn Lee, Pei Se Wong, Ming Yeong Tan, Janie Sheridan
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the experiences and views of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) on their diabetes self-management and potential roles for community pharmacists in diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) in Malaysia. METHODS: A qualitative study, using semi-structured, face-to-face interviews, was conducted with patients with T2D attending a primary care health clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed inductively...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544204/receipt-and-use-of-spoken-and-written-over-the-counter-medicine-information-insights-into-australian-and-uk-consumers-experiences
#2
Vivien Tong, David K Raynor, Parisa Aslani
OBJECTIVES: To explore Australian and UK consumers' receipt and use of spoken and written medicine information and examine the role of leaflets for consumers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 37 Australian and 39 UK consumers to explore information received with their most recent OTC medicine purchase, and how information was used at different times post-purchase. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543969/the-public-s-perception-of-the-role-of-community-pharmacists-in-wales
#3
Joanne Kember, Karen Hodson, Delyth H James
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the general public's perceptions of the community pharmacist's (CP) role in Wales by exploring understanding, awareness of services provided and potential interventions for promoting the role of CPs. METHODS: Qualitative methodology using focus group (FG) discussions exploring opinions, facilitated by a moderator (pharmacist) and an assistant. Topics discussed included the following: what a CP does; reasons for visiting; from whom they seek advice on medicines or lifestyle issues; use of traditional and newer services and promotion of services...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544416/global-analysis-of-strategies-to-tackle-antimicrobial-resistance
#4
Funke Adeniji
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health issue driven by inappropriate use of antimicrobials resulting in decreased efficacy on the background of an extremely limited pipeline for new antibiotics. We sought to analyse the effectiveness of key policies and strategies in tackling AMR globally and identify gaps in these. METHOD: The scope, magnitude, history and drivers of AMR were reviewed using supporting evidence. Our methodology included a literature review and semi-structured survey, whilst the analyses process was guided by an adapted health policy analyses framework...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514043/factors-affecting-a-face-to-face-learning-event
#5
Ricarda Micallef, Reem Kayyali
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy professionals have multiple opportunities to attend learning events run by a series of providers. However, there has never been a large-scale evaluation of events. Currently, formats of learning sessions differ by provider with no optimum model identified. Pharmacy Education South London was formed in April 2014 for the provision of education and training for pharmacy professionals in South London, running sessions multiple times across various locations. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to identify factors that influence the perceived success of a face-to-face supplementary education and training event from the perspective of attendees...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497878/pharmacist-prescribing-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-views-of-pharmacists-in-nigeria
#6
Asa Auta, Barry Strickland-Hodge, Julia Maz, Shalkur David
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out to: (1) explore the views of pharmacists in Nigeria on the extension of prescribing authority to them and determine their willingness to be prescribers and (2) identify the potential facilitators and barriers to introducing pharmacist prescribing in Nigeria. METHOD: An online cross-sectional survey was conducted from August to October 2014 among 775 pharmacists recruited from the Facebook group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria using a simple random technique...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370586/children-young-people-taking-long-term-medication-a-survey-of-community-pharmacists-experiences-in-england
#7
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/28466547/tele-pharmacy-in-rural-scotland-a-proof-of-concept-study
#8
Jackie Inch, Frances Notman, Margaret Watson, David Green, Robert Baird, James Ferguson, Caroline Hind, Brian McKinstry, Alison Strath, Christine Bond
INTRODUCTION: Technology enables medical services to be provided to rural communities. This proof of concept study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of delivering community pharmacy services (CPS; including advice, sale of over-the-counter products and dispensing of prescriptions) by tele-technology (the Telepharmacy Robotic Supply Service (TPRSS)) to a rural population in Scotland. METHODS: Data collection included the following: postal surveys to local residents; focus groups/ interviews with pharmacists, other healthcare professionals (HCPs) and service users, at baseline and follow-up; TPRSS logs...
June 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466546/the-march-of-telehealth
#9
EDITORIAL
Brian McKinstry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 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
#10
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...
June 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337815/hsrpp-2017-nottingham-foreword
#11
Matthew J Boyd, Helen F Boardman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337814/abstracts-of-papers-presented-at-the-health-services-research-and-pharmacy-practice-conference-university-of-nottingham-uk-10-11-april-2017
#12
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276160/when-is-a-pilot-not-a-pilot
#13
EDITORIAL
Christine Bond
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349646/quality-improvement-of-community-pharmacy-services-a-prioritisation-exercise
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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