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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778772/predicting-pharmacy-naloxone-stocking-and-dispensing-following-a-statewide-standing-order-indiana-2016
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B E Meyerson, J D Agley, A Davis, W Jayawardene, A Hoss, D J Shannon, P T Ryder, K Ritchie, R Gassman
BACKGROUND: While naloxone, the overdose reversal medication, has been available for decades, factors associated with its availability through pharmacies remain unclear. Studies suggest that policy and pharmacist beliefs may impact availability. Indiana passed a standing order law for naloxone in 2015 to increase access to naloxone. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with community pharmacy naloxone stocking and dispensing following the enactment of a statewide naloxone standing order...
April 26, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773308/collaboration-between-hospital-and-community-pharmacists-to-address-drug-related-problems-the-homecome-program
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Hendrik T Ensing, Ellen S Koster, Dasha J Dubero, Ad A van Dooren, Marcel L Bouvy
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge poses a significant threat to the continuity of medication therapy and frequently results in drug-related problems post-discharge. Therefore, establishing continuity of care by realizing optimal collaboration between hospital and community pharmacists is of utmost importance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the collaboration between hospital and community pharmacists on addressing drug-related problems after hospital discharge. METHODS: A prospective follow-up study was conducted between November 2013-December 2014 in a general hospital and all affiliated community pharmacies...
May 8, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770839/are-multidose-drug-dispensing-systems-initiated-for-the-appropriate-patients
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Bram J Mertens, H F Kwint, Rob J van Marum, Marcel L Bouvy
PURPOSE: It is unknown if multidose drug dispensing (MDD) systems are initiated for the appropriate patients. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare the medication management problems of patients who were about to start with a MDD system (MDD patients) and patients who continued manually dispensed medication (non-MDD users) in order to identify if the appropriate patients receive a MDD system. METHODS: Patient interviews (semi-structured) were conducted by 44 community pharmacists at the patient's home...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770474/improving-medication-safety-for-home-nursing-clients-a-prospective-observational-study-of-a-novel-clinical-pharmacy-service-the-visiting-pharmacist-vip-study
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C Y Lee, C Beanland, D Goeman, N Petrie, B Petrie, F Vise, J Gray, R A Elliott
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Polypharmacy, medication errors and adverse events are common in older people receiving home nursing medication management support. Access to clinical pharmacists is limited. In Australia, few home nursing clients receive a general practitioner (GP)-initiated pharmacist-led Home Medicines Review, despite their eligibility and community nurses' (CN) efforts to facilitate this. An integrated home nursing clinical pharmacy service, in which CNs directly referred clients to a pharmacist, was therefore developed and piloted...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766615/barriers-and-facilitators-to-smoking-cessation-in-pregnancy-and-in-the-post-partum-period-the-health-care-professionals-perspective
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Felix Naughton, Sarah Hopewell, Lesley Sinclair, Dorothy McCaughan, Jennifer McKell, Linda Bauld
OBJECTIVES: Health care professionals and the health care environment play a central role in protecting pregnant and post-partum women and their infants from smoking-related harms. This study aimed to better understand the health professional's perspective on how interactions between women, health care professionals, and the environment influence how smoking is managed. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews and focus groups. METHODS: Data were from 48 health care staff involved in antenatal or post-partum care at two UK sites, including midwives, obstetricians, health visitors, GPs, pharmacists, service commissioners, and Stop Smoking Service (SSS) advisors and managers...
May 15, 2018: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765871/optimizing-medicine-use-for-people-who-are-homebound-an-evaluation-of-a-pilot-domiciliary-medicine-use-review-dmur-service-in-england
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Asam Latif, Baguiasri Mandane, Emma Anderson, Caroline Barraclough, Samantha Travis
Background: As global life expectancy increases, older people with chronic diseases are being required to manage multiple and complex medicine regimes. However, polypharmacy raises the risk of medicine-related problems and preventable hospital admissions. To improve medicine use, English community pharmacies are commissioned to deliver Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), which are typically delivered from the pharmacy. People who are homebound rarely receive the service. This paper describes the uptake and impact of a pilot project that seeks to provide domiciliary Medicines Use Reviews (dMURs)...
2018: Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761047/a-survey-of-the-views-and-capabilities-of-community-pharmacists-in-western-australia-regarding-the-rescheduling-of-selected-oral-antibiotics-in-a-framework-of-pharmacist-prescribing
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Fatima Sinkala, Richard Parsons, Bruce Sunderland, Kreshnik Hoti, Petra Czarniak
Background: Antibiotic misuse in the community contributes to antimicrobial resistance. One way to address this may be by better utilizing community pharmacists' skills in antibiotic prescribing. The aims of this study were to examine the level of support for "down-scheduling" selected antibiotics and to evaluate factors determining the appropriateness of community pharmacist prescribing for a limited range of infections, including their decision to refer to a doctor. Methods: Self-administered questionnaires, including graded case vignette scenarios simulating real practice, were sent to Western Australian community pharmacists...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756535/building-the-case-changing-consumer-perceptions-of-the-value-of-expanded-community-pharmacist-services
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Kathryn Steckowych, Marie Smith, Susan Spiggle, Andrew Stevens, Hao Li
BACKGROUND: The role of the community pharmacist has traditionally been a medication dispenser; however, community pharmacists' responsibilities must expand to include more direct patient care services in order to transform primary care practice. OBJECTIVES: Use case-based scenarios to (1) determine factors that contribute to positive and negative consumer perceptions of expanded community pharmacist patient care roles, (2) identify facilitators and barriers that contribute to consumer perceptions of the value of expanded community pharmacist patient care services, and (3) develop a successful approach and strategies for increasing consumer advocacy for the value of expanded community pharmacist patient care services...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756523/the-effect-of-health-education-by-pharmacists-on-10-year-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-cluster-randomized-control-study-in-a-low-socioeconomic-status-javanese-population
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Rita Suhadi, Dita Maria Virginia, Christianus Heru Setiawan
BACKGROUND: Evidence from previous studies demonstrates that lifestyle modification reduces the incidence and complications of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The study aimed to investigate the effect of a lifestyle intervention provided by pharmacists on the 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk and quality of life (QoL) in a low socioeconomic status Javanese population. METHODS: This research was a cluster-randomized controlled study of 1-year duration, conducted in a lower social economic community in the Sleman District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia...
January 2018: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753643/evaluation-of-community-pharmacists-preparedness-for-the-provision-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-assessment-and-management-services-a-study-with-simulated-patients-in-qatar
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Monica Zolezzi, Oraib Abdallah, Nadir Kheir, Abdelsalam Gomaa Abdelsalam
BACKGROUND: Individuals who suffer from major cardiovascular events every year have one or more risk factors. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment is an important strategy for the early identification of modifiable risk factors and their management. There is substantial evidence that shifting the focus from treatment to primary prevention reduces the burden of CVD. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the preparedness of community pharmacists in Qatar for the provision of CVD risk assessment and management services; and to explore the pharmacists' views on the provision of these services...
April 28, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753630/comparison-of-two-training-methods-in-community-pharmacy-project-vaccinate
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James L Lin, Jennifer L Bacci, Marci J Reynolds, Yushi Li, Rachel G Firebaugh, Peggy S Odegard
OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of a whole-staff training strategy to a train-the-trainer strategy on 1) the number of influenza, pneumococcal, herpes zoster, and pertussis vaccines administered by community pharmacists to adults; 2) staff confidence; and 3) fidelity to the intervention. SETTING: Eight Quality Food Centers (QFC) Pharmacies in Seattle, Washington. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: QFC Pharmacy is a grocery store division of The Kroger Co...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752924/emergency-contraception-supply-in-australian-pharmacies-after-the-introduction-of-ulipristal-acetate-a-mystery-shopping-mixed-methods-study
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Jack Charles Collins, Carl Richard Schneider, Rebekah Jane Moles
OBJECTIVE: To explore the supply of emergency contraception (EC) from Australian community pharmacies after the introduction of ulipristal acetate (UPA), and to explore pharmacists' knowledge, decision-making, attitudes, and beliefs surrounding supplying EC. STUDY DESIGN: A mixed-methods approach of mystery shopping with structured interview was employed. From August-November 2017, 20 pharmacy students mystery-shopped 10 community pharmacies in metropolitan Sydney, Australia, requesting "the morning after pill"...
May 9, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752204/medication-abortion-potential-for-improved-patient-access-through-pharmacies
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Sarah Raifman, Megan Orlando, Sally Rafie, Daniel Grossman
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the potential for improving access to early abortion care through pharmacies in the United States. SUMMARY: Despite the growing use of medications to induce termination of early pregnancy, pharmacist involvement in abortion care is currently limited. The Food and Drug Administration's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Mifeprex® (mifepristone 200 mg), the principal drug used in early medication abortion, prohibits the dispensing of the drug by prescription at pharmacies...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749803/laycarers-can-confidently-prepare-and-administer-subcutaneous-injections-for-palliative-care-patients-at-home-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sue Healy, Fiona Israel, Margaret Charles, Liz Reymond
BACKGROUND: Palliative care patients consistently nominate home as their preferred care environment. This is challenging without support from laycarers, especially if patients require subcutaneously administered symptom relief. Laycarers typically lack confidence with this task and request professional guidance. AIM: To explore differences in laycarers' confidence in administering subcutaneous injections depending upon whether a laycarer, registered nurse or pharmacist prepared injections for subsequent administration by laycarers...
May 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748030/pharmacies-versus-doctors-offices-for-adolescent-vaccination
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Parth D Shah, Macary W Marciniak, Shelley D Golden, Justin G Trogdon, Carol E Golin, Noel T Brewer
PURPOSE: We evaluated how parents' willingness to get their children HPV vaccine from pharmacists related to their perceptions of relative advantages of vaccination in pharmacies compared to doctors' offices. METHODS: Participants were a national sample of 1500 U.S. parents of adolescents ages 11-17 recruited in 2014-15. In an online survey, items informed by Diffusion of Innovation Theory assessed parents' perceptions of the relative advantages of HPV vaccine delivery in pharmacies and doctors' offices...
May 7, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747564/reduse-reducing-antipsychotic-and-benzodiazepine-prescribing-in-residential-aged-care-facilities
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Juanita L Westbury, Peter Gee, Tristan Ling, Donnamay T Brown, Katherine H Franks, Ivan Bindoff, Aidan Bindoff, Gregory M Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a multi-strategic, interdisciplinary intervention on antipsychotic and benzodiazepine prescribing in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Design, setting: Prospective, longitudinal intervention in Australian RACFs, April 2014 - March 2016. PARTICIPANTS: 150 RACFs (with 12 157 residents) comprised the main participant group; two further groups were consultant pharmacists (staff education) and community pharmacies (prescribing data)...
May 14, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743018/exploring-current-and-potential-roles-of-australian-community-pharmacists-in-gout-management-a-qualitative-study
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Allyce B Counsell, Amy D Nguyen, Melissa T Baysari, Diluk R W Kannangara, Andrew J McLachlan, Richard O Day
BACKGROUND: Gout is an increasingly prevalent form of inflammatory arthritis. Although effective treatments for gout exist, current management is suboptimal due to low medication adherence rates and treatments that are non-concordant with guidelines. Medications are the mainstay and most effective form of gout management. Thus, there is potential for community pharmacists to play an important primary health care role in gout management, however their current role and their potential to improve management of gout treatment is currently unclear...
May 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742159/medications-and-pregnancy-the-role-of-community-pharmacists-a-descriptive-study
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Hoi Ying Leung, Bandana Saini, Helen E Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Safe use of medications during pregnancy requires a comprehensive understanding of risk-benefit profiles for individual treatments. Pharmacists are supported in this aspect by clinical information agencies (e.g. MotherSafe, a telephone-based teratogen information service) and reference texts. To what extent and for what reasons Australian pharmacists utilise these services/resources are yet unknown. Further, debate on replacement of conventionally defined medication safety in pregnancy categories (A, B1-3, C, D, X) by narratively stated safety evidence may affect pharmacists' routine practice...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739667/utah-pharmacists-knowledge-attitudes-and-barriers-regarding-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-recommendation
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Victoria Tolentino, Elizabeth Unni, Jaime Montuoro, Diane Bezzant-Ogborn, Deanna Kepka
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate Utah community pharmacists' knowledge and attitudes toward recommendation of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, to determine whether the knowledge and attitude of pharmacists regarding the HPV vaccine influence their recommendation behaviors, and to capture any self-identified barriers to recommending the HPV vaccine. DESIGN: A cross-sectional anonymous 73-item survey was developed and administered to community, outpatient, and ambulatory care pharmacists...
May 5, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739360/investigating-knowledge-regarding-antibiotics-and-antimicrobial-resistance-among-pharmacy-students-in-sri-lankan-universities
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M H F Sakeena, Alexandra A Bennett, Shazia Jamshed, Fahim Mohamed, Dilanthi R Herath, Indika Gawarammana, Andrew J McLachlan
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major challenge for global health care. Pharmacists play a key role in the health care setting to help support the quality use of medicines. The education, training, and experiences of pharmacy students have the potential to impact on patterns of antibiotic use in community and hospital settings. The aim of this study was to investigate antibiotic use, knowledge of antibiotics and AMR among undergraduate pharmacy students at Sri Lankan universities and to compare this between junior and senior pharmacy student groups...
May 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
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