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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090100/description-and-evaluation-of-an-mpharm-practice-based-experience-pilot-program
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Philip Winn, Christopher J Turner
Objective. To determine the level of support among pharmacists in central Scotland to serve as mentors and provide practice-based experience to students enrolled in a master of pharmacy degree program. Methods. A study was conducted during the 2011-2012 academic year in which first-year MPharm students in Scotland were paired with practicing pharmacists for 2 half-day visits per month. The students were integrated into the pharmacy workflow and engaged in activities ranging from date checking to counseling patients...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071806/gps-perspectives-on-prescribing-for-older-people-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study
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David O Riordan, Stephen Byrne, Aoife Fleming, Patricia M Kearney, Rose Galvin, Carol Sinnott
AIMS: The aim of this study was firstly to reveal the determinants of GP prescribing behaviour for older adults in primary care and secondly to elicit GPs' views on the potential role for broad intervention strategies involving pharmacists and/or information technology systems in general practice. METHODS: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were carried out with a purposive sample of GPs. Three multidisciplinary researchers independently coded the interview data using a framework approach...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070688/pharmacists-and-patients-feedback-on-empirically-designed-prescription-warning-labels-a-qualitative-study
#3
Olayinka O Shiyanbola, Paul D Smith, Yen-Ming Huang, Sonal Ghura Mansukhani
Background Recommendations call for the inclusion of both patient and provider input in the redesign of prescription labels. Pharmacist opinions on prescription warning labels are important because they are the health providers who would eventually distribute and explain the revised labels during medication counseling. They may be the first health provider to notice a patient's misunderstanding on how to safely use their prescription medications. Objectives To explore the perspectives of patients and pharmacists on five newly designed PWLs, and examine if there were similarities and differences between patients' and pharmacists' perspectives...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066588/real-world-asthma-management-with-inhaler-devices-in-switzerland-results-of-the-asthma-survey
#4
Christian F Clarenbach, Laurent P Nicod, Malcolm Kohler
BACKGROUND: The aim of the Asthma Survey was to generate insights about the daily practice of physicians with regard to inhaler devices used for treating asthma under real-world conditions in Switzerland. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered to 605 participating hospital- and practice-based Swiss physicians. Areas of interest were practical aspects of patient education, typical difficulties encountered when prescribing pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDI) and dry-powder inhalers (DPI), and reasons for physician preferences...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061902/disposal-practices-of-unused-and-expired-pharmaceuticals-among-general-public-in-kabul
#5
Mohammadk Bashaar, Vijay Thawani, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem
BACKGROUND: Most of the medicine users remain unaware about the disposal of unused or expired medicines. The aim of this study was to know the disposal practices of unused and expired medicines among the general public in Kabul. METHODS: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews using prevalidated structured questionnaire. Returned questionnaires were double-checked for accuracy. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23 was used for statistical analysis...
January 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057024/behavior-change-interventions-and-policies-influencing-primary-healthcare-professionals-practice-an-overview-of-reviews
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Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Maya Jeyaraman, Amrinder Singh Mann, Justin Lys, Becky Skidmore, Kathryn M Sibley, Ahmed Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanksi
BACKGROUND: There is a plethora of interventions and policies aimed at changing practice habits of primary healthcare professionals, but it is unclear which are the most appropriate, sustainable, and effective. We aimed to evaluate the evidence on behavior change interventions and policies directed at healthcare professionals working in primary healthcare centers. METHODS: Study design: overview of reviews. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase (Ovid), The Cochrane Library (Wiley), CINAHL (EbscoHost), and grey literature (January 2005 to July 2015)...
January 5, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056935/community-pharmacists-perceptions-about-pharmaceutical-service-of-over-the-counter-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-survey-study-in-harbin-of-china
#7
Menghuan Song, Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Vivian Wing-Yan Lee, Yuanjia Hu, Jing Zhao, Peng Li, Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate community pharmacist's perception on the provision of over-the-counter (OTC) traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) pharmaceutical services; focusing on the areas of their attitude, general practice, perceived barriers and suggested improvements. METHODS: Questionnaire survey targeting community pharmacists in Harbin of China was applied in this study. Questionnaires were distributed and collected at community pharmacies. Data was analyzed by combining descriptive analysis and Chi-test...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050712/optimizing-the-use-of-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-for-atrial-fibrilation-in-primary-care-a-pharmacist-led-intervention
#8
Mandeep S Virdee, Derek Stewart
Background Updated evidence-based guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitate patient review, particularly with respect to oral anticoagulants, to ensure maximum health gain around stroke prophylaxis. Objective To quantify the level of anticoagulation utilisation in patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc ≥1/≥2 (male/female) according to evidence-based guidelines and to assess the impact of a pharmacist-led intervention to optimise therapy. Setting Fifteen general medical practices in Liverpool, North-West England with a practice population of 99,129...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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/28035492/factors-influencing-the-use-of-a-mobile-app-for-reporting-adverse-drug-reactions-and-receiving-safety-information-a-qualitative-study
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Sieta T de Vries, Lisa Wong, Alastair Sutcliffe, François Houÿez, Carmen Lasheras Ruiz, Peter G M Mol
INTRODUCTION: A mobile app may increase the reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and improve the communication of new drug safety information. Factors that influence the use of an app for such two-way risk communication need to be considered at the development stage. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to reveal the factors that may influence healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients to use an app for two-way risk communication. METHODS: Focus group discussions and face-to-face interviews were conducted in the Netherlands, Spain and the UK...
December 29, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034342/an-evaluation-of-experiences-and-views-of-scottish-leadership-training-opportunities-amongst-primary-care-professionals
#11
Ailsa Power, Helen Allbutt, Lucy Munro, Marion MacLeod, Susan Kennedy, Donald Cameron, Ken Scoular, Graham Orr, John Gillies
AIM: To determine experiences of leadership training of six primary care professions in Scotland and consider future development. METHODS: A questionnaire on previous leadership course attendance and future intentions was distributed to community pharmacists, general dental practitioners, general practitioners, practice nurses, practice managers and optometrists. Analysis comprised descriptive statistics for closed questions and management of textual data. RESULTS: Formal leadership training participation was fairly low except for practice managers...
December 30, 2016: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030524/attitudes-of-swiss-health-care-providers-towards-childhood-immunizations
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Marianne Schuler, Sabine Schaedelin, Christoph Aebi, Christoph Berger, Pierre-Alex Crisinel, Alessandro Diana, Anita Niederer-Loher, Claire-Anne Siegrist, Bernard Vaudaux, Ulrich Heininger
BACKGROUND: INFOVAC is a network providing information about immunization issues to health professionals. The aim of this study was to assess the attitude of INFOVAC subscribers towards the current Swiss immunization schedule, potential modifications, and current and hypothetical immunization practices regarding their own children. METHODS: In March 2015, a web-based survey was sent to 4260 physicians and pharmacists subscribed to INFOVAC. Participation was anonymous and voluntary...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996358/expanding-pharmacy-roles-and-the-interprofessional-experience-in-primary-healthcare-a-qualitative-study
#13
Andrea Silvaggi, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara, Scott Reeves
The pharmacist role is undergoing significant changes which are reshaping the way primary healthcare is delivered throughout England. Due to increased physician workload and focus on primary healthcare, the pharmacist role has expanded to provide enhanced patient services, integrating into general practice (GP) settings and working more closely as a member of the healthcare team. However, the experiences of pharmacists and team members are yet to be explored. The proposed study aims to explore the experiences, thoughts, and perceptions of a purposive sample of pharmacists, physicians, and nurses working in 10 GP clinics throughout the southeast of England...
January 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990049/the-practice-pharmacist-a-natural-fit-in-the-general-practice-team
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Christopher Freeman, Deborah Rigby, John Aloizos, Ian Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Australian Prescriber
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983747/laboratory-and-clinical-monitoring-of-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants-what-clinicians-need-to-know
#15
Susan E Conway, Andrew Y Hwang, Charles D Ponte, John G Gums
The direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban, have favorable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties and equal or superior efficacy and an improved safety profile compared to warfarin. Noted shortcomings with DOACs are shorter half-lives requiring stricter adherence, lack of standardized laboratory monitoring, lack of anticoagulation reversal agents, and loss of routine coagulation monitoring leading to fewer patient-clinician interactions. This review addresses many of these limitations including monitoring of DOACs for efficacy and toxicity, an assessment of selected qualitative and quantitative tests, and development of monitoring strategies for special populations...
December 16, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965776/a-qualitative-evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-guidelines-and-a-support-tool-for-asthma-management-in-primary-care
#16
Kim Watkins, Colleen Fisher, Jila Misaghian, Carl R Schneider, Rhonda Clifford
BACKGROUND: Asthma management in Australia is suboptimal. The "Guidelines for provision of a Pharmacist Only medicine: short acting beta agonists" (SABA guidelines) and a novel West Australian "Asthma Action Plan card" (AAP card) were concurrently developed to improve asthma management. The aim of this qualitative research was to evaluate the collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted implementation of these asthma resources and identify the lessons learnt to inform future initiatives...
2016: Asthma research and practice
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/27935915/medication-practice-of-patients-with-dermatophytosis
#18
Y Poudyal, S D Joshi
INTRODUCTION: Dermatophytosis is one of the commonest dermatoses observed in Dermatology OPD. It is caused by Fungus Dermatophyte. Its pattern and prevalence varies from region to region. As self medication practice is very common, we aim to find the prevalence of various clinical pattern of dermatophytosis and to find out the medication commonly used by the patients for this condition. METHODS: This was cross sectional observational study. The case collection was done from outpatient department of Dermatology and Venereology of a Teaching Hospital from 15th March, 2013 to 14 March, 2014...
July 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923641/expanded-pharmacy-technician-roles-accepting-verbal-prescriptions-and-communicating-prescription-transfers
#19
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/27904743/frontline-worker-perceptions-of-medication-safety-in-india
#20
Sangeeta Sharma, Fauzia Tabassum, Sarbjeet Khurana, Kaveri Kapoor
BACKGROUND: To explore interprofessionals' perceptions about patient safety, particularly medication safety and associated factors and barriers. METHODS: A total of 389 respondents were recruited using convenience sample in the cross sectional survey. RESULTS: Medication safety was perceived as somewhat safe (60%). One-third of respondents witnessed 3-4 or more medication errors (MEs) within the past 1 year. Out of that, one quarter were reportedly, sentinel events...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
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