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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222365/implementation-of-an-integrated-pharmacy-supply-management-strategy
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Lindsey B Amerine, Daniel R Calvert, Ashley L Pappas, Sarah M Lee, John M Valgus, Scott W Savage
PURPOSE: Implementation of an integrated pharmacy supply management strategy is described. SUMMARY: In 2011, the formulary approval process and supply management for oncology medications were independent of each other at an oncology infusion center. Numerous nonformulary medications were kept on hand and reordered based on inventory levels that were established with inadequate usage information, while some formulary agents did not have on-hand inventory levels and had to be reordered on a patient-specific basis, which required paperwork and then a review by drug information staff per institutional policy...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180163/a-needs-assessment-of-pharmacokinetic-skills-performed-on-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experiences-by-student-pharmacists
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Emily K Dornblaser
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacokinetic (PK) calculations are an important competency for pharmacy students, however, there is little to guide which medications should be included in pharmacy curricula. Additionally, many new medications require therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)-but not PK calculations-to ensure safe use. The objectives of this study were to quantify which medications are most frequently encountered by pharmacy students during advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE's) and to what extent PK calculations or TDM were completed by students while on APPE's at the University of New England...
January 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174833/does-prescription-opioid-shopping-increase-overdose-rates-in-medicaid-beneficiaries
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Benjamin C Sun, Nicoleta Lupulescu-Mann, Christina J Charlesworth, Hyunjee Kim, Daniel M Hartung, Richard A Deyo, K John McConnell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The link between prescription opioid shopping and overdose events is poorly understood. We test the hypothesis that a history of prescription opioid shopping is associated with increased risk of overdose events. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a linked claims and controlled substance dispense database. We studied adult Medicaid beneficiaries in 2014 with prescription opioid use in the 6 months before an ambulatory care or emergency department visit with a pain-related diagnosis...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167142/creating-a-new-rural-pharmacy-workforce-development-and-implementation-of-the-rural-pharmacy-health-initiative
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Mollie Ashe Scott, Stephanie Kiser, Irene Park, Rebecca Grandy, Pamela U Joyner
PURPOSE: An innovative certificate program aimed at expanding the rural pharmacy workforce, increasing the number of pharmacists with expertise in rural practice, and improving healthcare outcomes in rural North Carolina is described. SUMMARY: Predicted shortages of primary care physicians and closures of critical access hospitals are expected to worsen existing health disparities. Experiential education in schools and colleges of pharmacy primarily takes place in academic medical centers and, unlike experiential education in medical schools, rarely emphasizes the provision of patient care in rural U...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157148/implementation-of-clinical-pharmacy-services-in-an-academic-oncology-practice-in-india
#5
Himanshu Patel, Parthasarathi Gurumurthy
Objective This study was conducted to investigate medication-related problems after implementation of clinical pharmacy services at a speciality oncology care setting. Methods It was a prospective interventional study conducted for a period of three years at a private academic oncology care setting. Paper-based medical records and medication orders were reviewed and patients and care givers were interviewed to understand the treatment plan. All the medication-related problems were identified by clinical pharmacists by performing drug therapy review...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147964/diabetes-care-in-qatar-a-survey-of-pharmacists-activities-attitudes-and-knowledge
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Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Safae E Abu Yousef, Meena Ali Basri
Background Diabetes mellitus is recognized as a major public health issue and is one of the top ten causes of death in Qatar. Objective To describe the activities, and attitudes of Qatar pharmacists toward diabetes, to measure their diabetes knowledge and to assess their perceived barriers for diabetes care. Setting Community and ambulatory pharmacies in Qatar. Method Study objectives were addressed in a cross sectional survey of community and ambulatory pharmacists in Qatar. A phone call explaining the study was made to all community and ambulatory pharmacists in Qatar...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129669/effect-of-application-score-strategy-on-interviews-offered-to-postgraduate-year-1-pharmacy-residency-applicants
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Milena M McLaughlin, Jill S Borchert, Corey Wilson, Ashley O Jensen, Jacob P Gettig
OBJECTIVES: Residency programs may need to spend a large amount of time on the application review process in order to invite the best candidates for interviews. By using a different scoring strategy, this process could be made more efficient while still resulting in selection of the most appropriate candidates to interview. The objective of this study was to explore hypothetical scoring strategies for past residency applicants and to determine the percentage of these applicants that would have received an interview offer compared with the program's standard scoring strategy...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100941/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-services-delivered-via-telemedicine-in-the-outpatient-or-ambulatory-care-setting-a-systematic-review
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Joshua D Niznik, Harvey He, Sandra L Kane-Gill
BACKGROUND: Utilization of telemedicine allows pharmacists to extend the reach of clinical interventions, connecting them with patients and providers, but the overall impact of these services is under-studied. OBJECTIVE: Identify the impact of clinical pharmacist telemedicine interventions on clinical outcomes, subsequently defined as clinical disease management, patient self-management, and adherence, in outpatient or ambulatory settings. METHODS: A literature search was conducted from database inception through May 2016 in Medline, SCOPUS, and EMBASE...
October 28, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083972/inhaled-corticosteroid-containing-treatment-escalation-and-outcomes-for-patients-with-asthma-in-a-u-s-health-care-organization
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Lindsay G S Bengtson, Yanni Yu, Weijia Wang, Feng Cao, Erin M Hulbert, Ryan Wolbeck, Caitlin A Elliott, Ami R Buikema
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common disorder that affects approximately 8% of the U.S. POPULATION: Treatment guidelines indicate inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as the mainstay treatment, yet poor asthma control is common among ICS-treated patients. Treatment escalation (ICS dose increase and other controller therapy add-ons) is used to manage symptoms. Real-world studies of postescalation outcomes may inform treatment decisions. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe characteristics and treatment patterns among asthma patients who escalated treatment and (b) assess outcomes (exacerbations, uncontrolled asthma, and health care resource utilization [HCRU]) after escalation...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988689/residency-pathways-to-ambulatory-care-practice-essential-insights-for-students-residents-and-educators
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Sarah M Westberg, Stuart J Beatty, Andrea R Corona, Sarah Deines, Karen M Gunning, Holly E Gurgle, Haley S Holtan, Macary Weck Marciniak, Karen J McConnell, Melissa A Somma McGivney, Rachana J Patel
OBJECTIVE: To provide a guiding document describing residency training opportunities in ambulatory care for students, postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residents, practicing pharmacists, and pharmacy educators. SUMMARY: Student pharmacists, residents, practitioners, and educators can benefit from a guiding document describing the various pathways to develop as an ambulatory care practitioner through residency training. The benefits and differences of PGY1 and postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) ambulatory care residency programs are included...
October 5, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966984/reducing-er-use-through-a-trainee-designed-interprofessional-care-group-for-high-utilizing-chronically-ill-patients-a-pilot-program
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Linnaea Schuttner, Zhenyu Zhang, Alice Kuo
BACKGROUND: Healthcare utilization is skewed to a subset of high-need, high-use patients, but optimal models of care are not known. PURPOSE: To reduce emergency room (ER) use and hospital readmissions, trainees designed an innovative model of care delivery for chronically ill, high-utilizing adult patients. METHODS: Enrolled patients (N = 65) joined an interprofessional care program (nutrition, behavioral health, pharmacy, and care coordination), located in a single ambulatory clinic with extended hours...
December 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (Online)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935126/-pharmaceutical-record-s-use-in-drugs-sales-service-analysis-of-five-months-of-experimentation
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M France, A-S Leromain, C Jarre, M Hellot-Guersing, C Derharoutunian, A Gadot, R Roubille
OBJECTIVE: The pharmaceutical record integrated in the health insurance card is now exploitable by hospital pharmacists. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of pharmaceutical record's use in hospital drugs sales service and the relevance of this tool to secure the ambulatory dispensing of drugs. METHOD: All patients admitted in hospital drugs sales service between June and October 2016 were included. With the patient's consent, pharmaceutical record was created and/or consulted and implemented...
September 18, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Fran├žaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891393/improving-ambulatory-care-resident-training-preparing-for-opportunities-to-treat-mental-illness-in-the-primary-care-setting
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Nada M Farhat, Jolene R Bostwick, Stuart D Rockafellow
PURPOSE: The development of an outpatient psychiatry clinical practice learning experience for PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residents in preparation for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in the primary care setting is described. SUMMARY: With the increased prevalence of psychiatric disorders, significant mortality, and limited access to care, integration of mental health treatment into the primary care setting is necessary to improve patient outcomes. Given the majority of mental health treatment occurs in the primary care setting, pharmacists in patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are in a unique position with direct access to patients to effectively manage these illnesses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887344/medication-therapy-disease-management-geisinger-s-approach-to-population-health-management
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Laney K Jones, Gerard Greskovic, Dante M Grassi, Jove Graham, Haiyan Sun, Michael R Gionfriddo, Michael F Murray, Kandamurugu Manickam, Douglas C Nathanson, Eric A Wright, Michael A Evans
PURPOSE: Pharmacists' involvement in a population health initiative focused on chronic disease management is described. SUMMARY: Geisinger Health System has cultivated a culture of innovation in population health management, as highlighted by its ambulatory care pharmacy program, the Medication Therapy Disease Management (MTDM) program. Initiated in 1996, the MTDM program leverages pharmacists' pharmacotherapy expertise to optimize care and improve outcomes. MTDM program pharmacists are trained and credentialed to manage over 16 conditions, including atrial fibrillation (AF) and multiple sclerosis (MS)...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854074/implementation-of-a-new-clinic-based-pharmacist-managed-pcsk9-inhibitor-consultation-service
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Adenike Atanda, Nancy L Shapiro, JoAnn Stubbings, Vicki Groo
BACKGROUND: The proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors alirocumab and evolocumab were approved by the FDA in 2015. In anticipation of provider interest and a potential increase in referrals to the on-site specialty pharmacy, we created a pharmacist-managed consultation service. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The development of a clinic-based pharmacist-managed consultation service for the management of the PCSK9 inhibitor agents alirocumab and evolocumab is described...
September 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841101/implementation-and-evaluation-of-medicine-and-therapeutic-information-service-by-clinical-pharmacists-in-oncology-care-setting
#16
Himanshu Patel, Parthasarathi Gurumurthy
Background This study was conducted to explore the role of clinical pharmacists in providing medicine and therapeutic information service in oncology care setting. Methods It was a prospective study conducted for a period of three years after implementation of medicine and therapeutic information service as an integral part of oncology pharmacy services. The medicine and therapeutic information queries were received during ward rounds, at ambulatory care and via telephone by clinical pharmacists. All the medicine and therapeutic information requests were reviewed and answered to the concerned requester(s)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830868/efficient-and-effective-precepting-of-pharmacy-students-in-acute-and-ambulatory-care-rotations-a-delphi-expert-panel-study
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Robert Ignoffo, Lucinda Chan, Katherine Knapp, Emily Chan, Eric Ip, Jason Bandy, Kathleen Besinque, James Colbert, Jeremiah J Duby, Joseph S Galanto, Mark Gloudeman, Patty Havard, Grant Lackey, Eric Lozano, James Scott, Tania L Stewart
PURPOSE: Using the Delphi process, a panel of experienced preceptors achieved consensus on best practices to increase preceptor efficiency and effectiveness. METHODS: The Delphi panelists completed 3 survey rounds and a face-to-face meeting. Survey questions covered several topics, including preparation of students for rotations, preceptor efficiency and effectiveness, potential resident contributions to precepting, methods of developing critical-thinking skills and providing assessment and feedback, precepting time metrics, and barriers to preceptor effectiveness...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813473/the-availability-of-pharmacies-in-the-united-states-2007-2015
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Dima Mazen Qato, Shannon Zenk, Jocelyn Wilder, Rachel Harrington, Darrell Gaskin, G Caleb Alexander
IMPORTANCE: Despite their increasingly important role in health care delivery, little is known about the availability, and characteristics, of community pharmacies in the United States. OBJECTIVES: (1) To examine trends in the availability of community pharmacies and pharmacy characteristics (24-hour, drive-up, home delivery, e-prescribing, and multilingual staffing) associated with access to prescription medications in the U.S. between 2007 and 2015; and (2) to determine whether and how these patterns varied by pharmacy type (retail chains, independents, mass retailers, food stores, government and clinic-based) and across counties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812473/implementation-of-a-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-fever-and-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer
#19
Joy Vanderway, Catherine Vincent, Susan M Walsh, Jennifer Obrecht
Fever and neutropenia is an oncologic emergency. Time-to-antibiotics (TTA) refers to the amount of time from initial provider evaluation for fever and neutropenia to intravenous antibiotic administration. Research supports that rapid time-to-antibiotics (RTTA) is associated with improved patient outcomes. This quality improvement project evaluated the success of implementing an RTTA pathway in pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropenia. The setting was an advanced practice nurse-managed pediatric ambulatory infusion center where patients with fever and neutropenia were often evaluated and treated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804148/critical-care-pharmacist-market-perceptions-comparison-of-critical-care-program-directors-and-directors-of-pharmacy
#20
David R Hager, Rosemary A Persaud, Ryan W Naseman, Kavish Choudhary, Kristen E Carter, Amanda Hansen
Background: While hospital beds continue to decline as patients previously treated as inpatients are stabilized in ambulatory settings, the number of critical care beds available in the United States continues to rise. Growth in pharmacy student graduation, postgraduate year 2 critical care (PGY2 CC) residency programs, and positions has also increased. There is a perception that the critical care trained pharmacist market is saturated, yet this has not been evaluated since the rise in pharmacy graduates and residency programs...
May 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
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