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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100559/what-is-involved-in-medicines-management-across-care-boundaries-a-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-practitioners-experiences-in-the-case-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Denham L Phipps, Rebecca L Morris, Tom Blakeman, Darren M Ashcroft
OBJECTIVES: To examine the role of individual and collective cognitive work in managing medicines for acute kidney injury (AKI), this being an example of a clinical scenario that crosses the boundaries of care organisations and specialties. DESIGN: Qualitative design, informed by a realist perspective and using semistructured interviews as the data source. The data were analysed using template analysis. SETTING: Primary, secondary and intermediate care in England...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100176/effect-of-training-and-structured-medication-review-on-medication-appropriateness-in-nursing-home-residents-and-on-cooperation-between-health-care-professionals-the-intherakt-study-protocol
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Angelika Mahlknecht, Nadja Nestler, Ulrike Bauer, Nadine Schüßler, Jochen Schuler, Sebastian Scharer, Ralf Becker, Isabel Waltering, Georg Hempel, Oliver Schwalbe, Maria Flamm, Jürgen Osterbrink
BACKGROUND: Pharmacotherapy in residents of nursing homes is critical due to the special vulnerability of this population. Medical care and interprofessional communication in nursing homes are often uncoordinated. As a consequence, polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use are common and may lead to hospitalizations and health hazards. The aim of this study is to optimize communication between the involved professional groups by specific training and by establishing a structured medication review process, and to improve medication appropriateness and patient-relevant health outcomes for residents of nursing homes...
January 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057949/impact-of-targeted-educational-interventions-on-clostridium-difficile-infection-treatment-in-critically-ill-adults
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Drayton A Hammond, Catherine A Hughes, Jacob T Painter, Rose E Pennick, Kshitij Chatterjee, Bradley Boye, Nikhil Meena
Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a growing clinical and economic burden throughout the world. Pharmacists often are members of the primary care team in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting; however, the impact of pharmacists educating other health care providers on appropriateness of CDI treatment has not been previously examined. Objective: This study was performed to determine the impact of structured educational interventions on CDI treatment on appropriateness of CDI treatment and clinical outcomes...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042352/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-andthe-risk-of-adverse-drug-reactions-in-critically-ill-older-adults
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Thamires B Galli, Wálleri C Reis, Vânia M Andrzejevski
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in the elderly is associated with increased risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), but there is limited information regarding PIM use in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to describe the prevalence and factors associated with the use of PIM and the occurrence of PIM-related adverse reactions in the critically ill elderly. METHODS: This study enrolled all critically ill older adults (60 years or more) admitted to medical or cardiovascular ICUs between January and December 2013, in a large tertiary teaching hospital...
October 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039294/process-mapping-evaluation-of-medication-reconciliation-in-academic-teaching-hospitals-a-critical-step-in-quality-improvement
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Anne Holbrook, James M Bowen, Harsit Patel, Chris O'Brien, John J You, Roshan Tahavori, Jeff Doleweerd, Tim Berezny, Dan Perri, Carmine Nieuwstraten, Sue Troyan, Ameen Patel
BACKGROUND: Medication reconciliation (MedRec) has been a mandated or recommended activity in Canada, the USA and the UK for nearly 10 years. Accreditation bodies in North America will soon require MedRec for every admission, transfer and discharge of every patient. Studies of MedRec have revealed unintentional discrepancies in prescriptions but no clear evidence that clinically important outcomes are improved, leading to widely variable practices. Our objective was to apply process mapping methodology to MedRec to clarify current processes and resource usage, identify potential efficiencies and gaps in care, and make recommendations for improvement in the light of current literature evidence of effectiveness...
December 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025018/pharmacy-provision-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-commodities-to-young-people-a-systematic-literature-review-and-synthesis-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Lianne Gonsalves, Michelle J Hindin
BACKGROUND: We conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature on youth access to, use of and quality of care of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) commodities through pharmacies. METHODS: Following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) protocol, we searched for publications from 2000 to 2016. To be eligible for inclusion, articles had to address the experiences of young people (aged 25 years and below) accessing SRH commodities (e...
December 23, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984006/improving-warfarin-management-within-the-medical-home-a-health-system-approach
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Anne E Rose, Erin N Robinson, Joan A Premo, Lori J Hauschild, Philip J Trapskin, Ann M McBride
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation clinics have been considered the optimal strategy for warfarin management with demonstrated improved patient outcomes through increased time in therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) range, decreased critical INR values, and decreased anticoagulation-related adverse events. However, not all health systems are able to support a specialized anticoagulation clinic or may see patient volume exceed available anticoagulation clinic resources. The purpose of this study was to utilize an anticoagulation clinic model to standardize warfarin management in a primary care clinic setting...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971066/clinical-and-economic-impact-of-pharmacist-intervention-at-critical-care-of-private-hospital-in-riydah-saudi-arabia
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Y A Alomi, M El-Bahnasawi, A I Elemam, S H Elgaili, M Kamran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964888/a-consistent-professional-brand-for-pharmacy-the-need-and-a-path-forward
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Marilyn K Speedie, Lowell J Anderson
OBJECTIVE: The authors draw on their broad experiences in the profession to put forth their assessment of the critical need for all elements of the pharmacy profession to agree upon its core services, and to deliver those services in all pharmacies. And also the need to promote the value of those services to patients, payers, and other providers. SUMMARY: Since the advent of pharmaceutical care, the profession has changed its curricula and its regulations to reflect the value of direct patient care...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939622/a-systematic-review-and-evidence-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies-to-identify-primary-care-clinicians-barriers-and-enablers-to-the-management-of-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
T Egerton, L E Diamond, R Buchbinder, K L Bennell, S C Slade
OBJECTIVE: Primary care management of osteoarthritis (OA) is variable and often inconsistent with clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). This study aimed to identify and synthesize available qualitative evidence on primary care clinicians' views on providing recommended management of OA. DESIGN: Eligibility criteria included full reports published in peer-reviewed journals, with data collected directly from primary care clinicians using qualitative methods for collection and analysis...
December 7, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923641/expanded-pharmacy-technician-roles-accepting-verbal-prescriptions-and-communicating-prescription-transfers
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Timothy P Frost, Alex J Adams
As the role of the clinical pharmacist continues to develop and advance, it is critical to ensure pharmacists can operate in a practice environment and workflow that supports the full deployment of their clinical skills. When pharmacy technician roles are optimized, patient safety can be enhanced and pharmacists may dedicate more time to advanced clinical services. Currently, 17 states allow technicians to accept verbal prescriptions called in by a prescriber or prescriber's agent, or transfer a prescription order from one pharmacy to another...
November 29, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923583/drug-shortages-patients-and-health-care-providers-are-all-drawing-the-short-straw
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François Rinaldi, Simon de Denus, Angela Nguyen, Stanley Nattel, Jean-François Bussières
Drug shortages have been reported for > 35 years. Attention to this problem increased recently after the Sandoz crisis, in which a warning letter by the Food and Drug Administration caused supply changes that suspended the availability of numerous medications. The frequency of drug shortages has increased recently. In 2011-2012 alone, Canadian supply shortages occurred for > 1000 drugs (including 150 for cardiovascular diseases). These shortages lasted for an average of 4-5 months, increasing the workload for health care providers, producing impaired health, stress, and anxiety for patients, and increasing the risk of errors...
August 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913084/quality-of-communication-about-medicines-in-united-states-hospitals-a-national-retrospective-study
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Lauren Mullings, Jayashri Sankaranarayanan
BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of improving transitions across care, literature is very limited on inpatient "Communication about Medicines" (ComMed) by staff across United States (U.S.) hospitals. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate ComMed quality variations by hospital characteristics. METHODS: In a cross-sectional, retrospective study of publicly available U.S. Medicare's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Plans Survey (HCAHPS) data (January 2013-September 2014), ComMed quality (high = above average/excellent vs...
October 26, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899826/an-elective-course-in-cardiovascular-electrophysiology-for-pharmacy-learners
#14
Diptiman D Bose
Objective. To implement an integrated, comprehensive, and learner-centered elective course focused at exposing learners to the interpretation of electrocardiograms and highlighting the mechanisms underlining the abnormal electrophysiological events. Design. Learners were presented with foundational information on the mechanisms underlying electrophysiological changes associated with the development of arrhythmias. They then discussed the interpretation of electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings and diagnosis of cardiovascular events...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866392/drug-caused-deaths-in-australian-medical-practitioners-and-health-care-professionals
#15
Jennifer L Pilgrim, Rhyse Dorward, Olaf H Drummer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are numerous factors putting health-care professionals (HCP) at a higher risk of substance abuse and premature death, including high-stress jobs, access to controlled substances, long hours of practice and constant contact with the critically ill. This study aimed to examine fatal drug toxicity in this high-risk cohort, in order to: (1) estimate the rate of drug-caused deaths of Australian HCPs; (2) describe the key characteristics of the cohort; and (3) examine the relationship between HCP occupation and drug type, or intent...
November 20, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785164/purchasing-over-the-counter-medicines-from-australian-pharmacy-what-do-the-pharmacy-customers-value-and-expect
#16
Vincent Chan, Hung Tran
BACKGROUND: Over-the-counter medicines (OTC) are widely available and can be purchased without a prescription. Their availability means that a customer may choose to purchase them without the involvement of a pharmacy/pharmacist. It is important to understand customer OTC purchasing perceptions and behaviour from a pharmacy to better understand the needs and opportunities in this space. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine customers' key expectations and what they value when purchasing OTC and how the effect of health status/stress and perceived risks/benefits of purchasing OTCs from a pharmacy may influence their OTC shopping behaviour...
July 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738095/ceritinib-a-primer-for-pharmacists
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REVIEW
Trang H Au, Courtney C Cavalieri, David D Stenehjem
Clinical pharmacists are important contributors to the care of patients with cancer; it is therefore critical for oncology clinical pharmacists to stay current with new anticancer therapies. This review summarizes the epidemiology and pathogenesis of non-small cell lung cancer, including the most common genetic alterations, as well as the mechanism of action, clinical development, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitor ceritinib for the treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive non-small cell lung cancer...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729051/from-personal-crisis-care-to-convenience-shopping-an-interpretive-description-of-the-experiences-of-people-with-mental-illness-and-addictions-in-community-pharmacies
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Andrea L Murphy, Ruth Martin-Misener, Stan P Kutcher, Claire L O'Reilly, Timothy F Chen, David M Gardner
BACKGROUND: The role of community pharmacists is changing globally with pharmacists engaging in more clinically-oriented roles, including in mental health care. Pharmacists' interventions have been shown to improve mental health related outcomes but various barriers can limit pharmacists in their care of patients. We aimed to explore the experiences of people with lived experience of mental illness and addictions in community pharmacies to generate findings to inform practice improvements...
October 12, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713625/impact-of-pharmacist-interventions-in-older-patients-a-prospective-study-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-germany
#19
L Cortejoso, R A Dietz, G Hofmann, M Gosch, A Sattler
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate pharmacotherapy among older adults remains a critical issue in our health care systems. Besides polypharmacy and multiple comorbidities, the age-related pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes may increase the risk of adverse drug reactions and medication errors. OBJECTIVE: The main target of this study was to describe the characteristics of pharmaceutical interventions in two geriatric wards (orthogeriatric ward and geriatric day unit) of a general teaching hospital and to evaluate the clinical significance of the detected medication errors...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699912/protected-uk-clinical-pharmacist-interventions-in-the-uk-critical-care-unit-exploration-of-relationship-between-intervention-service-characteristics-and-experience-level
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Nicola Rudall, Catherine McKenzie, June Landa, Richard S Bourne, Ian Bates, Rob Shulman
PURPOSE: Clinical pharmacist (CP) interventions from the PROTECTED-UK cohort, a multi-site critical care interventions study, were further analysed to assess effects of: time on critical care, number of interventions, CP expertise and days of week, on impact of intervention and ultimately contribution to patient care. METHODS: Intervention data were collected from 21 adult critical care units over 14 days. Interventions could be error, optimisation or consults, and were blind-coded to ensure consistency, prior to bivariate analysis...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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