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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515507/implementing-a-tech-check-tech-program-at-a-university-health-system
#1
Scott A Tarver, Javier Palacios, Reed Hall, A Crystal Franco-Martinez
Background: Tech-Check-Tech (TCT) allows a pharmacy technician to perform the final check of medications prepared by another technician. The effect of a TCT program on the time required to process medications in a hospital pharmacy has not been previously reported. Objective: To evaluate the effect of implementing a TCT program on the time required to prepare, check, and deliver medications to automated medication supply systems (AMSS) located throughout an academic medical center. Methods: The primary outcome was the difference in mean total time required to process AMSS medications between pre- and post-implementation periods...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393657/pharmacist-and-technician-perceptions-of-tech-check-tech-in-community-pharmacy-practice-settings
#2
Timothy P Frost, Alex J Adams
OBJECTIVE: Tech-check-tech (TCT) is a practice model in which pharmacy technicians with advanced training can perform final verification of prescriptions that have been previously reviewed for appropriateness by a pharmacist. Few states have adopted TCT in part because of the common view that this model is controversial among members of the profession. This article aims to summarize the existing research on pharmacist and technician perceptions of community pharmacy-based TCT. DATA SOURCES: A literature review was conducted using MEDLINE (January 1990 to August 2016) and Google Scholar (January 1990 to August 2016) using the terms "tech* and check," "tech-check-tech," "checking technician," and "accuracy checking tech*...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321146/virtual-reality-and-pharmacy-opportunities-and-challenges
#3
Brent I Fox, Bill G Felkey
We often find inspiration in tech happenings. This month, we explore the opportunities and challenges for using one of the most popular tech gifts of 2016 to advance safe and efficacious medication use.
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245969/advancing-technician-practice-deliberations-of-a-regulatory-board
#4
EDITORIAL
Alex J Adams
In 2016, the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy (U.S.) undertook a major rulemaking initiative to advance pharmacy practice by broadening the ability of pharmacists to delegate tasks to pharmacy technicians. The new rules of the Board thus moved the locus of control in technician scope of practice from law to pharmacist delegation. Pharmacist delegation is individualistic and takes into account the individual technician's capabilities, the pharmacist's comfort level, facility policies, and the risk mitigation strategies present at the facility, among other factors...
February 16, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095321/cellulose-to-depolymerize%C3%A2-or-not-to
#5
REVIEW
Sergiu Coseri
Oxidation of the primary OH groups in cellulose is a pivotal reaction both at lab and industrial scale, leading to the value-added products, i.e. oxidized cellulose which have tremendous applications in medicine, pharmacy and hi-tech industry. Moreover, the introduction of carboxyl moieties creates prerequisites for further cellulose functionalization through covalent attachment or electrostatic interactions, being an essential achievement designed to boost the area of cellulose-based nanomaterials fabrication...
March 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901600/the-role-of-the-built-environment-how-decentralized-nurse-stations-shape-communication-patient-care-processes-and-patient-outcomes
#6
Kevin Real, Shoshana H Bardach, David R Bardach
Increasingly, health communication scholars are attending to how hospital built environments shape communication, patient care processes, and patient outcomes. This multimethod study was conducted on two floors of a newly designed urban hospital. Nine focus groups interviews were conducted with 35 health care professionals from 10 provider groups. Seven of the groups were homogeneous by profession or level: nursing (three groups), nurse managers (two groups), and one group each of nurse care technicians ("techs") and physicians...
November 30, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27041259/preventable-drug-waste-among-anesthesia-providers-opportunities-for-efficiency
#7
Carrie Leigh Hamby Atcheson, John Spivack, Robert Williams, Ethan O Bryson
BACKGROUND: Health care service bundling experiments at the state and regional levels have showed reduced costs by providing a single lump-sum reimbursement for anesthesia services, surgery, and postoperative care. Potential for cost savings related to the provision of anesthesia care has the potential to significantly impact sustainability. This study defines and quantifies routine and preventable anesthetic drug waste and the patient, procedure, and anesthesia provider characteristics associated with increased waste...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26182797/the-budget-impact-of-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-ireland-2001-2012
#8
J Kieran, K Bennett, M Coghlan, C Bergin, M Barry
Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) is estimated to infect 20,000 to 50,000 people in Ireland. National estimates of the number of patients who have been treated for HCV, their demographics and the cost associated with that treatment have not been published. Prescriptions for the treatment of HCV from 2000-2012 were established by interrogating the records of the High-Tech Drug Scheme and the pharmacy records of the Genitourinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases department of St. James Hospital. 2320 patients were initiated on treatment for HCV...
June 2015: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25684805/tech-trends-we-are-watching-in-2015-health-information-technology-developments
#9
Brent I Fox, Bill G Felkey
As a new year begins, we look ahead to several important topics that we will closely follow over the next 12 months. The list is certainly not exhaustive, but we believe these topics should be on all hospital pharmacy staff members' radar screens.
January 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25320138/survey-to-assess-the-role-of-pharmacy-technicians-and-nonpharmacist-staff-in-the-operation-of-research-pharmacies
#10
Rivka Siden, Helen R Tamer, Amy J Skyles, Christopher S Dolan, Denise J Propes, Kimberly Redic
PURPOSE: Results of a survey assessing trends and innovations in the use of pharmacy technicians and other nonpharmacist staff in the research pharmacy setting are reported. METHODS: A Web-based survey was distributed to Internet communities of members of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the University Health-System Consortium involved in investigational drug research and related practice areas. The survey collected data on the characteristics of institutions with pharmacy department staff dedicated to such research activities and the participation of pharmacists, technicians, and other staff in key areas of research pharmacy operations...
November 1, 2014: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25126255/medication-therapy-management-goes-hi-tech-implementing-automated-software-improves-pharmacy-efficiency
#11
Adrienne Giordano, Carrie Holden, Cathrine Misquitta
BACKGROUND: With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandate that all Medicare Part D benefit sponsors must offer members a medication therapy management program, pharmacists were facing new challenges of data collecting using software applications that had limited use for the new program. OBJECTIVE: Health Net pharmacists initiated an automated software application to increase the efficiency of the medication therapy management program, the integrity of the member profiles, and the ability to provide accurate reporting of drug-related issues...
October 2008: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23748123/technology-tackles-dispensing-in-age-of-accountable-care
#12
Joanne Kaldy
Increasingly, long-term care facilities are using technology to improve safety, reduce costs, and save time. The growing role of high-tech tools in this setting is driven partly by regulations calling for facilities to improve outcomes and streamline costs. One tool that long-term pharmacies and their facilities are turning to is the automated dispensing system. These systems vary in term of type, size, cost, and function; and they are approved for use in long-term care facilities in some but not all states...
June 2013: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23716743/perceptions-of-pharmacy-students-faculty-members-and-administrators-on-the-use-of-technology-in-the-classroom
#13
Margarita V DiVall, Mary S Hayney, Wallace Marsh, Michael W Neville, Stephen O'Barr, Erin D Sheets, Larry D Calhoun
OBJECTIVES: To gather and evaluate the perceptions of students, faculty members, and administrators regarding the frequency and appropriateness of classroom technology use. METHODS: Third-year pharmacy students and faculty members at 6 colleges and schools of pharmacy were surveyed to assess their perceptions about the type, frequency, and appropriateness of using technology in the classroom. Upper-level administrators and information technology professionals were also interviewed to ascertain overall technology goals and identify criteria used to adopt new classroom technologies...
May 13, 2013: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22452841/comparison-of-five-commonly-available-lidocaine-containing-topical-anesthetics-and-their-effect-on-serum-levels-of-lidocaine-and-its-metabolite-monoethylglycinexylidide-megx
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Georgette Oni, Spencer Brown, Jeffrey Kenkel
BACKGROUND: Topical anesthetics are commonly applied for a variety of indications. Several lidocaine-containing topical anesthetics are available for purchase over the counter (OTC). Recently, the authors' group has shown that there is great interindividual discrepancy in the manner in which lidocaine is absorbed and metabolized for even a single OTC product. OBJECTIVES: The authors compare five commonly-available lidocaine preparations and their levels of absorption when applied to the face...
May 2012: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21972757/high-tech-approach-to-medication-reconciliation-saves-time-bolsters-safety-at-hospital-in-northern-virginia
#15
(no author information available yet)
Clinicians in the ED at Alexandria Inova Hospital in Alexandria, VA, have been able to streamline the medicine reconciliation process with the help of a new high-tech tool that retrieves a patient's medication history in a matter of minutes and transforms the data into a form that can automatically populate the patient's electronic medical record.The approach is facilitated by the regional health information exchange (HIE) organization, and will eventually be available to other providers in northern Virginia...
October 2011: ED Management: the Monthly Update on Emergency Department Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21930641/-tech-check-tech-a-review-of-the-evidence-on-its-safety-and-benefits
#16
Alex J Adams, Steven J Martin, Samuel F Stolpe
OBJECTIVE: The published evidence on state-authorized programs permitting final verification of medication orders by pharmacy technicians, including the programs' impact on pharmacist work hours and clinical activities, is reviewed. SUMMARY: Some form of "tech-check-tech" (TCT)--the checking of a technician's order-filling accuracy by another technician rather than a pharmacist--is authorized for use by pharmacies in at least nine states. The results of 11 studies published since 1978 indicate that technicians' accuracy in performing final dispensing checks is very comparable to pharmacists' accuracy (mean ± S...
October 1, 2011: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21930640/experience-with-a-tech-check-tech-program-in-an-academic-medical-center
#17
Michael Reed, Sylvia Thomley, Brad Ludwig, Steve Rough
PURPOSE: A "tech-check-tech" (TCT) program to support unit dose drug distribution at an academic medical center is described. SUMMARY: In April 2004, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics implemented a TCT program to provide validated pharmacy technicians with the opportunity to serve as the person checking unit dose medication cassettes that are filled during a 24-hour cart-fill process. This program required special authorization from the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board and included detailed training and validation expectations of the pharmacy technicians, along with quality-assurance oversight by pharmacists who are completing a double check...
October 1, 2011: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20221334/a-formalized-teaching-practice-and-research-partnership-with-the-veterans-affairs-north-texas-health-care-system-a-model-for-advancing-academic-partnerships
#18
Ronald G Hall, Cynthia Foslein-Nash, Dilpreet K Singh, Robert A Zeiss, Karen M Sanders, Roland Patry, Richard Leff
In 1999, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy expanded its Dallas/Fort Worth presence by creating a regional campus for pharmacy students in their third and fourth years (P3 and P4 years) of the program. This expansion was driven by the need for additional practice sites. The VANTHCS was an obvious choice for the school due to the similarity of missions for clinical practice, education, and research. The VANTHCS and pharmacy school renovated a 4,000 square foot building, which includes classrooms, conference rooms, a student lounge, and faculty offices (expanded to 8,000 square feet in 2003)...
December 17, 2009: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20218068/clinical-tech-trends-trend-clinical-informaticists
#19
Daphne Lawrence
UNLABELLED: The Landscape: With hospitals scrambling to implement EMRs and demonstrate meaningful use through CPOE in order to meet HITECH requirements, CIOs will need embedded clinical informaticists with medical, nursing, and pharmacy backgrounds on their IT teams. At the highest level will be CMIOs and VPs of clinical informatics; but permanent teams of clinical informaticists will be needed. THE FUTURE: Though the clinical informaticist staffing model is fairly common in large academic medical centers, its use will rise in smaller hospitals...
February 2010: Healthcare Informatics: the Business Magazine for Information and Communication Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19180932/preventing-the-preventable-health-plans-implement-high-tech-and-low-tech-solutions-aimed-at-reducing-hospital-medication-errors
#20
Ed Rabinowitz
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November 2008: AHIP Coverage
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