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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820564/telepharmacy-rules-and-statutes-a-50-state-survey
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George Tzanetakos, Fred Ullrich, Keith Meuller
Purpose and Introduction. The purpose of this policy brief is to identify rules and laws enacted by states authorizing the use of community telepharmacy initiatives within their respective jurisdictions. Though telepharmacy exists in several forms, telepharmacy in this brief is defined as the delivery of pharmaceutical care to outpatients at a distance through the use of telecommunication and other advanced technologies. Pharmaceutical care includes, but is not limited to, drug review and monitoring, dispensing of medications, medication therapy management, and patient counseling...
April 2017: Rural Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816547/drug-utilization-among-hypertensive-patients-in-the-outpatient-department-of-medicine-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sarika G Paradkar, Shyamal R Sinha
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal disease. Its increasing prevalence and treatment costs influence the prescribing pattern among physicians. Drug utilization studies provide insights into the current prescribing practices and help us facilitate the rational use of drugs. We carried out the present study to assess the pattern of drug utilization in hypertensive patients. METHOD: Adults seeking treatment for hypertension were recruited...
August 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812473/implementation-of-a-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-fever-and-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer
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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/28811395/overview-and-reflections-of-a-new-experimental-community-pharmacy-internship-module-for-undergraduate-pharmacy-students-in-western-nepal
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Sangita Timsina, Bhuvan K C, Dristi Adhikari, Alian A Alrasheedy, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Atisammodavardhana Kaundinnyayana
The community pharmacies in Nepal and other South Asian countries is in a mediocre state due to poor regulation and the pharmacies being run by people with short training on dispensing. This has led to inappropriate use of medicines. The problem due to poor regulation and mediocre state of community pharmacies in South Asia encompasses both academia and practice. In this paper, the two-week community pharmacy internship programme of the two pharmacy graduating students of Pokhara University (Nepalese public university) at Sankalpa Pharmacy, Pokhara, Nepal is illustrated...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811151/proposed-model-for-translational-research-at-a-teaching-intensive-college-of-pharmacy
#5
Erin Ulrich, Sarah Grady, Jacqueline Vonderhaar, Andrew Ruplin
BACKGROUND: Many American colleges of pharmacy are small, private, teaching institutions. Faculty are required to maintain a research agenda, although the publication quota is less compared with their publicly funded college of pharmacy peers. Faculty at these smaller schools conduct research with very little internal or external funding. This tends to lead to smaller, less impactful research findings. Translational research is becoming popular for research faculty as it bridges theory to practice...
August 8, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811089/physician-experiences-with-clinical-pharmacists-in-primary-care-teams
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Gerardo Moreno, Sarah Lonowski, Jeffrey Fu, Janet S Chon, Natalie Whitmire, Carolina Vasquez, Samuel A Skootsky, Douglas S Bell, Richard Maranon, Carol M Mangione
BACKGROUND: Improving medication management is an important component of comprehensive care coordination for health systems. The Managing Your Medication for Education and Daily Support (MyMeds) medication management program at the University of California Los Angeles addresses medication management issues by embedding trained clinical pharmacists in primary care practice teams. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to examine and explore physician opinions about the clinical pharmacist program and identify common themes among physician experiences as well as barriers to integration of clinical pharmacists into primary care practice teams...
August 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807661/state-programs-assisting-pharmacy-professionals-with-substance-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Kim Edward Light, Karen Goodner, Victoria A Seaton, Bethany Boyle, Robert Hopkins
OBJECTIVES: To identify which states currently have substance use disorder (SUD) programs to facilitate the return of pharmacy professionals (including technicians, interns, and student pharmacists) to active practice, to identify the operational structures used by the states in providing these services and compare them with those reported previously, and to compile the most current and accurate contact information for each state SUD program. METHODS: Information specific to each state program was identified from Internet resources including state pharmacy associations, licensing boards, and professional associations...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807658/self-reported-participation-in-voluntary-nonprescription-syringe-sales-in-california-s-central-valley
#8
Robin A Pollini
OBJECTIVES: California Senate Bill 41 (SB41), effective January 2012, is a human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus prevention measure designed to expand syringe access among injection drug users (IDUs) by allowing pharmacies to sell syringes without a prescription. This study assesses self-reported implementation of SB41 and characterizes barriers amenable to intervention. DESIGN: Interviewer-administered survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Fresno and Kern Counties, CA...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804929/factors-moderating-the-relative-effectiveness-of-varenicline-and-nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-clients-using-smoking-cessation-services
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Neil Walker, Heather Gainforth, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Hayley Robinson, Hugo van Woerden, Robert West
AIMS: To assess how far the greater effectiveness of varenicline over nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is moderated by characteristics of the smokers or setting in clinical practice. DESIGN: We used observational data from 22,472 treatment episodes between 2013 and 2016 from smoking cessation services in England to assess whether differences between varenicline and NRT were moderated by a set of smoker and setting characteristics: these included level of social deprivation, age, gender, ethnic group, nicotine dependence, and treatment context...
August 13, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801403/equipping-community-pharmacy-workers-as-agents-for-health-behaviour-change-developing-and-testing-a-theory-based-smoking-cessation-intervention
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Liz Steed, Ratna Sohanpal, Wai-Yee James, Carol Rivas, Sandra Jumbe, Angel Chater, Adam Todd, Elizabeth Edwards, Virginia Macneil, Fraser Macfarlane, Trisha Greenhalgh, Chris Griffiths, Sandra Eldridge, Stephanie Taylor, Robert Walton
OBJECTIVE: To develop a complex intervention for community pharmacy staff to promote uptake of smoking cessation services and to increase quit rates. DESIGN: Following the Medical Research Council framework, we used a mixed-methods approach to develop, pilot and then refine the intervention. METHODS: Phase I: We used information from qualitative studies in pharmacies, systematic literature reviews and the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation-Behaviour framework to inform design of the initial version of the intervention...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801005/pain-and-policy-studies-group-two-decades-of-working-to-address-regulatory-barriers-to-improve-opioid-availability-and-accessibility-around-the-world
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James F Cleary, Martha A Maurer
For two decades, the Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG), a global research program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, has worked passionately to fulfil its mission of improving pain relief by achieving balanced access to opioids worldwide. PPSG's early work highlighted the conceptual framework of balance leading to the development of the seminal guidelines and criteria for evaluating opioid policy. It has collaborated at the global level with UN agencies to promote access to opioids and has developed a unique model of technical assistance to help national governments assess regulatory barriers to essential medicines for pain relief and amend existing or develop new legislation that facilitates appropriate and adequate opioid prescribing according to international standards...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793918/key-stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-barriers-and-solutions-to-pharmacy-practice-towards-complementary-medicines-an-australian-experience
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Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Joanna Harnett, Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: Although pharmacists are entrusted to play a role in ensuring the safe and appropriate use of all medicines, in general, the inclusion of complementary medicines (CMs) into their professional practice has not been observed. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and opinions of pharmacists and 8 key stakeholder leaders regarding the barriers that hinder pharmacists from providing care related to the use of CMs by patients/consumers and to identify solutions that would support pharmacists' in extending their role in this area...
August 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790490/expanding-the-health-care-pipeline-through-innovation-the-mcw-model
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John R Raymond, Cheryl A Maurana, Joseph E Kerschner
In 2016, the Association of American Medical Colleges projected a physician shortage in the United States of approximately 90,000; in the same year, the Wisconsin Hospital Association projected a shortage of 2,000 physicians in Wisconsin. The Medical College of Wisconsin has begun to address these shortages in three ways: 1) creation of immersive regional medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin, in partnership with rural serving health systems; 2) creation of rural-based psychiatry and family medicine residency programs in Green Bay and central Wisconsin; and 3) expansion of the scope of practice of pharmacists through creation of a new School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine...
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790075/implementation-of-a-pharmacist-managed-clinic-for-patients-with-chronic-nonmalignant-pain
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Jessica L Norman, Miranda E Kroehl, Huong Mindy Lam, Carmen L Lewis, Chelsea N Mitchell, Cindy L O'Bryant, Katy E Trinkley
PURPOSE: A pharmacist-managed chronic pain clinic (PMCPC) in a primary care setting is described. SUMMARY: As primary care providers (PCPs) may be unprepared or lack time to manage high-risk patients receiving opioids for chronic nonmalignant pain, alternative models of care are needed. The University of Colorado PMCPC is integrated into an internal medicine outpatient clinic. The PMCPC is staffed by 1 clinical pharmacist, with pharmacy students and residents also performing clinic duties...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789645/student-preparedness-characteristics-important-for-clinical-learning-perspectives-of-supervisors-from-medicine-pharmacy-and-nursing
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Hasini Banneheke, Vishna Devi Nadarajah, Srinivasan Ramamurthy, Afshan Sumera, Sneha Ravindranath, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Benny Efendie, Leela Chellamuthu, Purushotham Krishnappa, Ray Peterson
BACKGROUND: Student perspectives of clinical preparedness have been studied in the literature, but the viewpoint of supervisors is limited. Hence, the aim was to examine the perspective of supervisors on the characteristics of health professional students important for preparedness for clinical learning. METHODS: This was a descriptive, questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study conducted at three higher education institutions in Malaysia. A previously published questionnaire with 62 characteristics was adopted with modifications after pre-testing...
August 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776320/cost-effectiveness-of-support-for-people-starting-a-new-medication-for-a-long-term-condition-through-community-pharmacies-an-economic-evaluation-of-the-new-medicine-service-nms-compared-with-normal-practice
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Rachel A Elliott, Lukasz Tanajewski, Georgios Gkountouras, Anthony J Avery, Nick Barber, Rajnikant Mehta, Matthew J Boyd, Asam Latif, Antony Chuter, Justin Waring
BACKGROUND: The English community pharmacy New Medicine Service (NMS) significantly increases patient adherence to medicines, compared with normal practice. We examined the cost effectiveness of NMS compared with normal practice by combining adherence improvement and intervention costs with the effect of increased adherence on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. METHODS: We developed Markov models for diseases targeted by the NMS (hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and antiplatelet regimens) to assess the impact of patients' non-adherence...
August 3, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776000/pharmacy-professionals-dispensing-practice-knowledge-and-attitude-towards-emergency-contraceptives-in-gondar-town-northwestern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Dawit Kumilachew Yimenu, Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy professionals, as the most available members of medical team, have an important role in educating patients about the effective and appropriate use of contraceptives. The purpose of this study was to assess pharmacy professionals' dispensing practice, knowledge, and attitude towards emergency contraceptives use in Gondar town, northwestern Ethiopia. METHODS: An institution based cross-sectional study was employed from May 14 to June 14, 2016, on 60 pharmacy professionals, who have been working in 8 randomly selected pharmacies and 6 drug stores...
2017: International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770542/process-based-treatment-of-diabetes-in-kaiser-permanente-southern-california-how-to-make-diabetes-care-complete
#18
REVIEW
John P Martin, Natalie Aboubechara
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to provide an overview of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) Complete Care management strategy. RECENT FINDINGS: The KPSC Complete Care program allows members of care management teams to coordinate the administration of care for patients with diabetes. This program encompasses teams of physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, registered nurse (RN) care managers, office-based RNs, health educators, and many others to contribute to the glycemic and overall health outcomes for our patients with diabetes...
September 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768948/roles-and-educational-effects-of-clinical-case-studies-in-home-medical-care
#19
Tomoji Ohsawa, Takao Shimazoe
 Due to the progression of aging in Japan, pharmacists need to participate in home medical care. To enable pharmacists with no previous experience to participate in home medical care of patients with various diseases in the home environment, it is necessary to adopt an approach of training them in advance. It is thought useful for such clinical training to include patient case studies, which may facilitate the training of pharmacists for home medical care through simulated experience. "The working group to create home clinical cases for education" was launched by a group of university faculty, who have educational knowledge, and trained pharmacists who work with the patients at home...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768947/present-activities-and-problems-of-home-medical-care-by-pharmacists
#20
Satomi Koga, Tetsunari Nishimura
 The rapidly aging population in Japan led to the revision of the dispensing fees, with reviews of the system for added fees on prescriptions for home-bound patients by one-pharmacist pharmacies. However, given the current situation, it is difficult for pharmacies to be engaged in home care, so there are few small pharmacies that are willing to do so. This situation led to a decrease in the number of pharmacists who are experienced in home care. Pharmacists are requesting that practical training in home care be included in the Model Core Curriculum...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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