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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146489/exploring-the-barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-using-evidence-based-drugs-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-findings-from-a-multistakeholder-qualitative-analysis
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Victoria Miller, Lavanya Nambiar, Malvika Saxena, Darryl Leong, Amitava Banerjee, José Pablo Werba, Jose Rocha Faria Neto, Katherine Curi Quinto, Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Shweta Khandelwal
BACKGROUND: Health-system barriers and facilitators associated with cardiovascular medication adherence have seldom been studied, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where uptake rates are poorest. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to explore the major obstacles and facilitators to the use of evidence-supported medications for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease using qualitative analysis in 2 diverse countries across multiple levels of their health care systems...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139019/pharmacists-confidence-when-providing-pharmaceutical-care-on-anticoagulants-a-multinational-survey
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John Papastergiou, Nadir Kheir, Katerina Ladova, Silas Rydant, Fabio De Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Reka Viola, Maria Dolores Murillo, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa
Background Guidelines on the management of orally anticoagulated patients are continuously evolving, leading to an increased need for pharmacists to be fully integrated in care provision. Objective To identify self-reported gaps in confidence among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation. Setting Pharmacists in different work settings in different countries. Method Cross-sectional international survey from October 2015 till November 2016 among pharmacists working in different settings to assess their level of confidence when delivering anticoagulants as well as to identify possible educational needs regarding this medication class...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128648/a-hypertension-emergency-department-intervention-aimed-at-decreasing-disparities-design-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Heather M Prendergast, Marina Del Rios, Renee Petzel-Gimbar, Daniel Garside, Sara Heinert, Sandra Escobar-Schulz, Pavitra Kotini-Shah, Michael Brown, Jinsong Chen, Joseph Colla, Marian Fitzgibbon, Ramon A Durazo-Arvizu, Martha Daviglus
Effective interventions to identify and treat uncontrolled hypertension (HTN), particularly in underrepresented populations that use the emergency department (ED) for primary care, are critically needed. Uncontrolled HTN contributes significantly to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and is more frequently encountered among patients presenting to the ED as compared to the primary care setting. EDs serve as the point of entry into the health care system for high-risk patient populations, including minority and low-income patients...
November 8, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123600/activities-performed-by-pharmacists-integrated-in-family-health-teams-results-from-a-web-based-survey
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Ulrika Gillespie, Lisa Dolovich, Simone Dahrouge
Objectives: Family health teams (FHTs), an interprofessional primary care practice model, were established in Ontario in 2005. As of October 2014, 191 FHT organizations were in operation, and 111 (58%) included one or several pharmacists. The objective of this study was to document the focus of pharmacist activities in FHTs. Approach: We invited all 155 known FHT pharmacists to a web-based survey. The survey was constructed using information obtained from previously done semi-structured telephone interviews with pharmacists working in FHTs...
November 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109578/provincial-comparison-of-pharmacist-prescribing-in-canada-using-alberta-s-model-as-the-reference-point
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Surya Bhatia, Scot H Simpson, Tammy Bungard
Background: In the past decade, pharmacist practice has evolved tremendously in Canada, but the scope of practice varies substantially from one province to another. Objective: To describe pharmacists' scopes of practice relevant to prescribing within various jurisdictions of Canada, using the prescribing model in Alberta (authors' province) as the reference point. Methods: This cross-sectional survey consisted of clinical scenarios for emergency prescribing, adapting or renewing a prescription, and initial-access prescribing for a chronic disease...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098146/health-literacy-related-knowledge-attitude-and-perceived-barriers-a-cross-sectional-study-among-physicians-pharmacists-and-nurses-in-public-hospitals-of-penang-malaysia
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Retha Rajah, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Ching Jou Lim
Introduction: Patients' health literacy (HL) has emerged as a critical determinant of health outcomes and becoming one of the core competencies of health-care providers. Therefore, this study aimed to assess among Malaysian physicians, pharmacists, and nurses, their HL-related knowledge, attitude, and perceived barriers, and also to determine the associated factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used to enroll 600 eligible respondents using stratified sampling from 6 public hospitals in Penang, Malaysia...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079370/impact-of-an-emergency-medicine-pharmacist-on-initial-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-open-fractures-in-trauma-patients
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Somer Harvey, A Brad Hall, Kayla Wilson
BACKGROUND: Targeted antibiotic treatment reduces the infection risk of open fractures when soft tissue and bone are exposed to the environment. The risk of infection increases with higher degrees of injury. The Gustilo-Anderson system was developed to identify the degree of injury of open fractures and can be utilized to guide initial antibiotic therapy. Few studies have been published evaluating the potential impact of emergency medicine pharmacists in trauma, and currently no study has evaluated a pharmacist's influence on antibiotic selection and timing for open fractures...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078707/continuous-care-provided-through-comprehensive-medication-management-in-an-acute-care-practice-model
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T David Marr, Nicole R Pinelli, Jamie A Jarmul, Kayla M Waldron, Stephen F Eckel, Jonathan D Cicci, Jill S Bates, Lindsey B Amerine
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy practice models that foster pharmacists' accountability for medication-related outcomes are imperative for the profession. Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is an opportunity to advance patient care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a CMM practice model in the acute care setting on organizational, patient, and financial outcomes. METHODS: Three adult service lines focused on at-risk patients identified using internal risk stratification methodology were implemented...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075954/the-role-of-clinical-pharmacists-in-the-emergency-department
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Brenna M Farmer, Bryan D Hayes, Rama Rao, Natalija Farrell, Lewis Nelson
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October 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072110/using-pharmacists-and-drugstore-workers-as-sexual-healthcare-givers-a-qualitative-study-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Charlotte Agardh, Felicia Weije, Anette Agardh, Joyce Nyoni, Michael W Ross, John Kashiha, Markus Larsson
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that men who have sex with men (MSM) avoid formal healthcare services because of the fear of discrimination as homosexuality is illegal and stigmatized in Tanzania. Instead, self-treatment by medications obtained directly from pharmacies or drugstores may be common when MSM experience symptoms of suspected sexually transmitted infections (STIs) related to sexual activity with men. OBJECTIVE: To explore MSM's perceptions and experiences of seeking treatment and advice from pharmacists and drugstore workers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with regards to their sexual health and STI-related problems...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069119/do-combined-pharmacist-and-prescriber-efforts-on-medication-reconciliation-reduce-postdischarge-patient-emergency-department-visits-and-hospital-readmissions
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Michelle Baker, Chaim M Bell, Wei Xiong, Edward Etchells, Peter G Rossos, Kaveh G Shojania, Kelly Lane, Tim Tripp, Mary Lam, Kimindra Tiwana, Derek Leong, Gary Wong, Jin-Hyeun Huh Huh, Emily Musing, Olavo Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Although medication reconciliation (Med Rec) has demonstrated a reduction in potential adverse drug events, its effect on hospital readmissions remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of an interprofessional Med Rec bundle from admission to discharge on patient emergency department visits and hospital readmissions (hospital visits). METHODS: The design was a retrospective, cohort study. Patients discharged from general internal medicine over a 57-month interval were identified through administrative databases...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068170/antidote-availability-in-saudi-arabia-hospitals-in-the-riyadh-province
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Abdullah AlTamimi, Nidal K Malhis, Najla M Khojah, Saleh A Manea, Abdulrahman AlTamimi, Sami Ayed AlShammary
Inadequate antidote stocking is a global problem in hospitals. Insufficient supplies and delays in the administration of antidotes could lead to death and additional potentially negative clinical consequences. Our objective was to determine the availability of antidotes in hospitals listed on the Saudi Ministry of Health website in the Riyadh Province and to evaluate the leading poison in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study was conducted using questionnaires. The questionnaires were distributed to pharmacist directors and emergency room-treating physicians in 17 public hospitals throughout the Riyadh Province...
October 25, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058498/prospective-health-students-perceptions-of-the-pharmacist-role-in-the-interprofessional-team
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Erin L Hickey, Erika K Dumke, Rollin L Ballentine, Brooke L Brown
Negative perceptions or underdeveloped understanding of healthcare team member roles can impact the functionality of the team and stunt innovations in interprofessional practice and education. Therefore, the intent of this study was to explore the perception of pharmacists' role on the healthcare team by future team members: prospective health professional students. The study utilised a survey to examine these perceptions in prospective health professional students (n = 34) nearing the application process to health professional school...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024984/prevention-of-and-dealing-with-poor-performance-an-interview-study-about-how-professional-associations-aim-to-support-healthcare-professionals
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Jan-Willem Weenink, Rudolf B Kool, Gijs Hesselink, Ronald H Bartels, Gert P Westert
Objective: To explore how professional associations of nine healthcare professions aim to support professionals to prevent and deal with poor performance. Design: Qualitative interview study. Setting: The Netherlands. Participants: Representatives of professional associations for dentists, general practitioners, medical specialists, midwives, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychotherapists. Interventions: During nine face-to-face semi-structured interviews we asked how associations aim to support professionals in prevention of and dealing with poor performance...
September 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017423/utilization-of-an-integrated-electronic-health-record-in-the-emergency-department-to-increase-prospective-medication-order-review-by-pharmacists
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Megan E Barra, Sarah E Culbreth, Katelyn W Sylvester, Megan A Rocchio
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of an integrated medical record system on prospective medication order verification by pharmacists in the emergency department (ED) of a level I trauma center. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective analysis comparing medication orders verified by a pharmacist during a 7-day period in 2013 (phase I) versus 2015 (phase II). Outcome measures include the percentage of medication orders reviewed by a pharmacist prior to administration and time from order entry to each of the following: pharmacist review, medication procurement from an automated dispensing cabinet (ADC), and medication administration...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016516/barriers-to-effective-teamwork-relating-to-pediatric-resuscitations-perceptions-of-pediatric-emergency-medicine-staff
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Joshua M Sherman, Todd P Chang, Nurit Ziv, Alan L Nager
BACKGROUND: In the pediatric emergency department (PED), resuscitations require medical teams form ad hoc, rarely communicating beforehand. Literature has shown that the medical community has deficiencies in communication and teamwork. However, we as medical providers do not know or understand the perceived barriers of our colleagues. Physicians may perceive a barrier that is different from nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, or technicians. Perhaps we do not know in which area of teamwork and communication we are deficient...
October 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992756/the-paradox-of-safety-in-medication-management
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Sara F Hawkins, Nancy A Nickman, Janice M Morse
The reduction of medication errors is largely dependent upon the structure of the medication management system and the role of the pharmacist in the acute care setting. The significance of this claim became evident in an ethnographic study of nurses' work in which data were generated from extensive observations, formal interviews, and document reviews. Each step of medication management-from ordering to administering-was microanalyzed, and spaces and places for error emerged. Results revealed medication errors defined by proximity to the patient...
October 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986515/improving-admission-medication-reconciliation-with-pharmacists-or-pharmacy-technicians-in-the-emergency-department-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joshua M Pevnick, Caroline Nguyen, Cynthia A Jackevicius, Katherine A Palmer, Rita Shane, Galen Cook-Wiens, Andre Rogatko, Mackenzie Bear, Olga Rosen, David Seki, Brian Doyle, Anish Desai, Douglas S Bell
BACKGROUND: Admission medication history (AMH) errors frequently cause medication order errors and patient harm. OBJECTIVE: To quantify AMH error reduction achieved when pharmacy staff obtain AMHs before admission medication orders (AMO) are placed. METHODS: This was a three-arm randomised controlled trial of 306 inpatients. In one intervention arm, pharmacists, and in the second intervention arm, pharmacy technicians, obtained initial AMHs prior to admission...
October 6, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977687/professional-structural-and-organisational-interventions-in-primary-care-for-reducing-medication-errors
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Hanan Khalil, Brian Bell, Helen Chambers, Aziz Sheikh, Anthony J Avery
BACKGROUND: Medication-related adverse events in primary care represent an important cause of hospital admissions and mortality. Adverse events could result from people experiencing adverse drug reactions (not usually preventable) or could be due to medication errors (usually preventable). OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of professional, organisational and structural interventions compared to standard care to reduce preventable medication errors by primary healthcare professionals that lead to hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and mortality in adults...
October 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975679/an-emergency-department-observation-unit-is-a-feasible-setting-for-multidisciplinary-geriatric-assessments-in-compliance-with-the-geriatric-emergency-department-guidelines
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Lauren T Southerland, Anthony J Vargas, Lalitha Nagaraj, Tanya R Gure, Jeffery M Caterino
BACKGROUND: The Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines recommend providing multidisciplinary geriatric assessment in the Emergency Department (ED), but these assessments can be difficult to coordinate and may prolong length of stay. Patients who need longer than a typical ED stay can be placed in an ED Observation Unit (Obs Unit). We investigated the effects of offering multidisciplinary assessments for ED patients in an Obs Unit. METHODS: Evaluation by a geriatric hospital consultation team, physical therapist, case manager, and/or pharmacist was made available to all Obs Unit patients...
October 4, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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