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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330245/impact-of-pharmacist-previsit-input-to-providers-on-chronic-opioid-prescribing-safety
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Nicholas Cox, Casey R Tak, Susan E Cochella, Eric Leishman, Karen Gunning
INTRODUCTION: Primary care providers (PCPs) account for half of opioid prescriptions, often feel chronic pain patients are challenging to manage, and there is wide variability in practice patterns. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the impact of a previsit pharmacist review of high-risk patients treated with opioids for chronic pain on compliance to guideline recommendations at a family medicine residency clinic. METHODS: All adult patients with an appointment for chronic pain who were prescribed >50 morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs)/day had charts reviewed by a pharmacist before each appointment; recommendations were sent electronically to the provider before the appointment...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330232/interventions-must-be-realistic-to-be-useful-and-completed-in-family-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen, Anne Victoria Neale
Being realistic while helping our patients is this issue's theme. Given the volume of tasks required in family medicine, recommendations for improvements in direct care or care measurement cannot just be evidence-based but must also be realistic. On the list of realistic: ordering antipsychotics for symptoms of dementia in the elderly, despite recommendations to not do so; ordering antidepressants without fear that the patient could develop hypertension; mental health care providers in primary care offices; forced choice for opioid management; plus agenda setting for visit efficiency...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322475/the-scope-of-drug-related-problems-in-the-home-care-setting
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REVIEW
Carla Meyer-Massetti, Christoph R Meier, B Joseph Guglielmo
Introduction While drug-related problems (DRPs) in the inpatient setting are well known, the scope of these problems in home care has not been critically evaluated. Aim of the Review Our primary objective was to evaluate the incidence and demographics of DRPs in home care. Our specific aims were to characterize the rate of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), medication errors (MEs) and adverse drug events (ADEs) and to identify risk factors which contribute to DRPs in the home care setting. Methods Pubmed, Embase and CiNAHL databases were systematically searched from January 2000 to December 2016 for all publications which quantitatively characterized DRPs in the home care setting...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318696/an-underutilised-resource-for-antimicrobial-stewardship-a-snapshot-of-the-community-pharmacists-role-in-delayed-or-wait-and-see-antibiotic-prescribing
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Minyon L Avent, Jasmina Fejzic, Mieke L van Driel
OBJECTIVES: Various strategies have been implemented in primary care to address the inappropriate use of antibiotics, with varying degrees of success. One such intervention is delayed or 'wait and see' prescribing, where the prescriber indicates to wait a few days before dispensing the antibiotic. The aim of this study was to explore community pharmacists' perceptions and practice experiences with delayed antibiotic prescribing. METHODS: An online survey was advertised in two professional pharmacy organisations' e-newsletters for community and internship pharmacists in Queensland, Australia, from January to April 2016...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317929/pharmacists-as-accessible-primary-health-care-providers-review-of-the-evidence
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EDITORIAL
Ross T Tsuyuki, Nathan P Beahm, Hiroshi Okada, Yazid N Al Hamarneh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317927/pharmacists-providing-care-in-the-outpatient-setting-through-telemedicine-models-a-narrative-review
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Sydney L Littauer, Dave L Dixon, Vimal K Mishra, Evan M Sisson, Teresa M Salgado
Telemedicine refers to the delivery of clinical services using technology that allows two-way, real time, interactive communication between the patient and the clinician at a distant site. Commonly, telemedicine is used to improve access to general and specialty care for patients in rural areas. This review aims to provide an overview of existing telemedicine models involving the delivery of care by pharmacists via telemedicine (including telemonitoring and video, but excluding follow-up telephone calls) and to highlight the main areas of chronic-disease management where these models have been applied...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317188/considering-pharmacy-workflow-in-the-context-of-australian-community-pharmacy-a-pilot-time-and-motion-study
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Diana Cavaye, Elin C Lehnbom, Tracey-Lea Laba, Elise El-Boustani, Rohina Joshi, Ruth Webster
BACKGROUND: Given time pressures on primary care physicians, utilising pharmacists for chronic disease management is of great interest. However, limited data are available on the current workflow in community pharmacies to guide these discussions. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the feasibility of collecting workflow data from Australian community pharmacies using the Work Observation Method By Activity Timing (WOMBAT) software and provide preliminary data on Australian pharmacy workflow...
January 4, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310901/why-do-we-not-want-to-recommend-influenza-vaccination-to-young-children-a-qualitative-study-of-australian-parents-and-primary-care-providers
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Ruby Biezen, Danilla Grando, Danielle Mazza, Bianca Brijnath
INTRODUCTION: Influenza vaccination has been shown to be safe and effective against influenza and in the prevention of complicating secondary respiratory illnesses. However, its uptake in young children remains low. This study explored the views, attitudes and practices of parents and primary care providers (PCPs) on their knowledge and acceptance of influenza vaccination in children under 5. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional qualitative research design, we conducted 30 in-depth interviews with PCPs (i...
January 5, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310711/impact-of-collaborative-pharmaceutical-care-on-in-patients-medication-safety-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial-medrev-study
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Géraldine Leguelinel-Blache, Christel Castelli, Clarisse Roux-Marson, Sophie Bouvet, Sandrine Andrieu, Philippe Cestac, Rémy Collomp, Paul Landais, Bertrice Loulière, Christelle Mouchoux, Rémi Varin, Benoit Allenet, Pierrick Bedouch, Jean-Marie Kinowski
BACKGROUND: Clinical pharmaceutical care has long played an important role in the improvement of healthcare safety. Pharmaceutical care is a collaborative care approach, implicating all the actors of the medication circuit in order to prevent and correct drug-related problems that can lead to adverse drug events. The collaborative pharmaceutical care performed during patients' hospitalization requires two mutually reinforcing activities: medication reconciliation and medication review...
January 8, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305281/impact-of-real-time-notification-of-clostridium-difficile-test-results-and-early-initiation-of-effective-antimicrobial-therapy
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Christian B Polen, William R Judd, Patrick D Ratliff, Gregory S King
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is a prominent nosocomial pathogen and is the most common causative organism of health care-associated diarrhea. To our knowledge, no studies have investigated the impact of real-time notification of culture results with rapid antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) intervention in the setting of C difficile infection (CDI). The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of real-time notification of detection of toxigenic C difficile by DNA amplification results in patients with confirmed CDI...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304725/patient-perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-implementation-of-a-medication-review-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-thematic-analysis
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Mirella Carolin Uhl, Christiane Muth, Ferdinand Michael Gerlach, Goentje-Gesine Schoch, Beate Sigrid Müller
BACKGROUND: Although polypharmacy can cause adverse health outcomes, patients often know little about their medication. A regularly conducted medication review (MR) can help provide an overview of a patient's medication, and benefit patients by enhancing their knowledge of their drugs. As little is known about patient attitudes towards MRs in primary care, the objective of this study was to gain insight into patient-perceived barriers and facilitators to the implementation of an MR. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study with a convenience sample of 31 patients (age ≥ 60 years, ≥3 chronic diseases, taking ≥5 drugs/d); in Hesse, Germany, in February 2016...
January 5, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302095/the-report-of-the-2016-2017-professional-affairs-standing-committee-formally-embracing-and-engaging-preceptors-in-the-academy-the-time-has-come
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Karen Whalen Chair, Daniel S Aistrope, Jason Ausili, Kathleen H Besinque, Elizabeth A Cardello, Philip M Hritcko, George E MacKinnon, Eric Maroyka, Elizabeth Sutton Burke, I Shane Trent, Lynette R Bradley-Baker
The 2016-2017 AACP Professional Affairs Committee (PAC) was charged to examine strategies to include adjunct/affiliate preceptors as AACP members and to determine the value proposition of AACP membership for this group of educators. The PAC defined adjunct/affiliate preceptors as preceptors who are neither full-time employees nor have a primary employment commitment (≥50% of the preceptor's work salary) at a school/college of pharmacy. Specific charges to the PAC included: recommend an approach to increase the number of adjunct/affiliate preceptors as AACP members, examine AACP membership from an adjunct/affiliate preceptor value perspective, and prepare a concise summary of available literature describing value-added contributions of student pharmacists and pharmacy preceptors to pharmacy practice models, interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP)...
November 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301404/impact-of-medication-reviews-on-inappropriate-prescribing-in-aged-care
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Linda Ghali Koria, Tabish Syed Zaidi, Gregory Peterson, Prasad Nishtala, Paul J Hannah, Ronald Castelino
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate prescribing (IP) is prevalent among elderly people in aged care facilities. Little has been published on the effect of pharmacists performing residential medication management reviews (RMMRs) in aged care, on the appropriateness of prescribing. RMMRs represents a key strategy for achieving quality use of medicines, by assisting residents in aged care facilities and their carers to better manage their medicines. However, the structure of RMMR has moved from annual to every two years for each resident...
January 4, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301226/impact-of-pharmacist-conducted-comprehensive-medication-reviews-for-older-adult-patients-to-reduce-medication-related-problems
#14
Whitney J Kiel, Shaun W Phillips
Older adults are demanding increased healthcare attention with regards to prescription use due in large part to highly complex medication regimens. As patients age, medications often have a more pronounced effect on older adults, negatively impacting patient safety and increasing healthcare costs. Comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs) optimize medications for elderly patients and help to avoid inappropriate medication use. Previous literature has shown that such CMRs can successfully identify and reduce the number of medication-related problems and improve acute healthcare utilization...
December 31, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299003/impact-of-pharmacists-in-a-community-based-home-care-service-a-pilot-program
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Ashley N Walus, Donna M M Woloschuk
Background: Historically, pharmacists have not been included on home care teams, despite the fact that home care patients frequently experience medication errors. Literature describing Canadian models of pharmacy practice in home care settings is limited. The optimal service delivery model and distribution of clinical activities for home care pharmacists remain unclear. Objectives: The primary objective was to describe the impact of a pharmacist based at a community home care office and providing home visits, group education, and telephone consultations...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299001/development-of-a-documentation-rubric-and-assessment-of-pharmacists-competency-for-documentation-in-the-patient-health-record
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Brittany Baranski, Jennifer Bolt, Lori Albers, Rabiah Siddiqui, Ali Bell, William Semchuk
Background: Documentation of information in the health record by pharmacists is vital to patient care. Failure to document, or failure to document appropriately, may have negative effects on patients. Objectives: The primary objective was to determine pharmacists' competency in 18 elements of chart note documentation at 2 tertiary care centres and 1 rehabilitation centre. The secondary objectives were to quantify the number of episodes of documentation by pharmacists, to characterize the clinical activities associated with this documentation, and to determine whether there were differences in level of competency according to years of hospital experience, additional clinical training, and note type...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295829/medication-therapy-management-after-hospitalization-in-ckd-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Katherine R Tuttle, Radica Z Alicic, Robert A Short, Joshua J Neumiller, Brian J Gates, Kenn B Daratha, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Sterling M McPherson, Naomi S Chaytor, Brad P Dieter, Stephen M Setter, Cynthia F Corbett
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: CKD is characterized by remarkably high hospitalization and readmission rates. Our study aim was to test a medication therapy management intervention to reduce subsequent acute care utilization. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The CKD Medication Intervention Trial was a single-blind (investigators), randomized clinical trial conducted at Providence Health Care in Spokane, Washington. Patients with CKD stages 3-5 not treated by dialysis who were hospitalized for acute illness were recruited...
January 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283294/evaluating-the-role-of-clinical-pharmacists-in-pre-procedural-anticoagulation-management
#18
Akash Kataruka, Elizabeth Renner, Geoffrey D Barnes
OBJECTIVES: While physicians are typically responsible for managing perioperative warfarin, clinic pharmacists may improve pre-procedural decision-making. We assessed the impact of pharmacist-driven care for chronic warfarin-treated patients undergoing outpatient right heart catheterization (RHC). METHODS: 200 warfarin patients who underwent RHC between January 2012 and September 2015 were analyzed. Pharmacist-care (n = 79) was compared to the usual care model (n = 121)...
December 28, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280778/perceptions-of-integration-of-the-clinical-pharmacist-into-the-pcmh-model-by-the-pcmh-team
#19
M Shawn McFarland, Kristen Lamb, Jonathan Hughes, Ashley Thomas, Justin Gatwood, Jacob Hathaway
INTRODUCTION: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to healthcare that focuses on actively involving the patient in clinical decision making. The Veterans Health Administration (VA), while desiring to be a national leader in the delivery of primary care services, used the principles of the PCMH model to design the patient-aligned care team (PACT). The purpose of this study, was to explore the perception of the PACT members after integration of a clinical pharmacist to the PACT...
December 22, 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280513/clinical-pharmacists-in-general-practice-an-initial-evaluation-of-activity-in-one-english-primary-care-organisation
#20
Joseph Bush, Christopher A Langley, Duncan Jenkins, Jaspal Johal, Clair Huckerby
OBJECTIVES: This aim of this research was to characterise the breadth and volume of activity conducted by clinical pharmacists in general practice in Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and to provide quantitative estimates of both the savings in general practitioner (GP) time and the financial savings attributable to such activity. METHODS: This descriptive observational study retrospectively analysed quantitative data collected by Dudley CCG concerning the activity of clinical pharmacists in GP practices during 2015...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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