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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764644/influence-of-an-ambulatory-care-elective-on-career-interest-and-perception-of-ambulatory-care-practice
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Jennifer Dettra, Cassandra Legari, Anojinie Karunathilake, Jigna Patel Richards
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ambulatory care is a growing area of pharmacy practice. Previous studies have shown that an ambulatory care elective course may improve student understanding and interest in ambulatory care, but it is unknown if an elective course may impact a student's intended career choice. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of an ambulatory care elective on student understanding of ambulatory care pharmacy practice, career interest, and interest in residency training...
March 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739667/utah-pharmacists-knowledge-attitudes-and-barriers-regarding-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-recommendation
#2
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/29717678/communicating-gastrointestinal-symptoms-the-patient-s-challenge
#3
Surinder K Dhaliwal, Richard H Hunt, David Armstrong
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders present with signs that are objective and symptoms that are subjective, evaluable only if an individual can recognize, characterize, describe, and communicate them to a healthcare professional (HCP). The aim of this study was to quantify the extent to which healthcare seekers perceive difficulties in communicating their GI symptoms to HCPs. Interviews were conducted in two settings where individuals were expected to acknowledge experiencing GI symptoms: a tertiary-care, ambulatory GI clinic and the digestive health medication area of a large retail pharmacy...
2018: Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713690/improving-medication-reconciliation-at-hospital-admission-discharge-and-ambulatory-care-through-a-transition-of-care-team
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John Kreckman, Waiz Wasey, Sharron Wise, Tammy Stevens, Lance Millburg, Cassie Jaeger
Medication reconciliation is an important component to the care of hospitalised patients and their safe transition to the ambulatory setting. In our Family Medicine Hospitalist Service, patient care is frequently transferred between the various physicians, residents, nurses and eventually to a separate group of providers who provide ambulatory management. Due to frequent transitions of care, there was no clear ownership of the medication reconciliation process. To improve the medication reconciliation process, a Transition of Care Team composed of registered nurses was created to oversee the entire reconciliation process...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713150/review-of-antimicrobial-use-and-considerations-in-the-elderly-population
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REVIEW
Angela Giarratano, Samantha El Green, David P Nicolau
Pharmacologic management of infections in elderly patients presents multiple challenges to health care professionals due to variable pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and immune function. Age is a well-established risk factor for infection, but furthermore is a risk factor for prolonged length of hospital stay, increased incidence of complications, and significant and sustained decline in baseline functional status. In 2014, 46.2 million Americans were aged ≥65 years, accounting for 14.5% of the total population...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713097/a-pilot-evaluating-clinical-pharmacy-services-in-an-ambulatory-psychiatry-setting
#6
Valerie A Lindell, Nicole L Stencel, Rachel C Ives, Kristen M Ward, Thomas Fluent, Hae Mi Choe, Jolene R Bostwick
Objectives: A pilot of clinical services provided by psychiatric clinical pharmacists in an outpatient clinic are described and evaluated. The primary objective was to evaluate the difference in change of Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9 and/or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Questionnaire scores between the two groups. Secondary objectives were to assess time patients spent in clinic, time to target psychotropic medication dose, and patient self-reported medication adherence. Experimental Design: Data were collected from January 2014 to November 2015 for patients with depression and/or anxiety who had an appointment within an outpatient psychiatric clinic with either a provider (control) or both a provider and clinical pharmacist (case)...
February 5, 2018: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691269/implementation-of-a-pharmacy-managed-program-for-the-transition-of-chemotherapy-to-the-outpatient-setting
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Ali McBride, Christopher J Campen, James Camamo, Marie Maloney, Daniel Persky, Sandra E Kurtin, Nikki L Barket, Ravitharan Krishnadasan, Emad Elquza, Faiz Anwer, Kurt Weibel
PURPOSE: Implementation of a pharmacy-managed program for the transition of chemotherapy to the outpatient setting is described. SUMMARY: The University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson are affiliated not-for-profit academic medical centers in Tucson, Arizona, whose facilities include a hospital and ambulatory care clinics that maintain 3 outpatient infusion centers. The cancer center pharmacy currently employs 25 pharmacists, with 4 clinical pharmacists serving both the inpatient and outpatient treatment sites...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677126/patient-education-on-oral-anticoagulation
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Emily M Hawes
Given the potential harm associated with anticoagulant use, patient education is often provided as a standard of care and emphasized across healthcare settings. Effective anticoagulation education involves face-to-face interaction with a trained professional who ensures that the patient understands the risks involved, the precautions that should be taken, and the need for regular monitoring. The teaching should be tailored to each patient, accompanied with written resources and utilize the teach-back method...
April 20, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650726/reduction-of-healthcare-costs-through-a-transitions-of-care-program
#9
Weiyi Ni, Danielle Colayco, Jonathan Hashimoto, Kevin Komoto, Chandrakala Gowda, Bruce Wearda, Jeffrey McCombs
PURPOSE: Results of an evaluation of the impact of a pharmacy-based transitional care program on healthcare costs in a population of high-risk patients are reported. METHODS: A nonrandomized, observational cohort study was conducted to compare cost outcomes in a group of patients discharged from a single hospital who were referred to an ambulatory care pharmacy-based transitions-of-care (TOC) program and a control group of patients discharged from neighboring hospitals who received usual care; all patients were members of the same managed Medicaid plan...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622031/prevalence-of-drug-drug-interactions-in-geriatric-patients-at-an-ambulatory-care-pharmacy-in-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
#10
Rawabi Aljadani, Mohammed Aseeri
OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional study was performed from February to May 2015, to estimate the prevalence of drug-drug interactions in geriatric patients at the ambulatory care pharmacy at King Abdul-Aziz Medical City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. RESULTS: A total of 310 patients were included, with a mean age (± SD) of 73.78 ± 6.96, and 48.70% were female. The overall prevalence of DDIs of all categories was 90.64%. Category B DDIs was 55.80%, category C DDIs 87...
April 5, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610252/enhancing-postdischarge-asthma-care-by-using-pharmacy-claims-and-telephone-follow-up
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Ronald J Teufel, Anita B Shuler, Myla D Ebeling, Kristen Morella, Annie L Andrews
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a common reason for hospital readmission. The majority of children are not receiving adequate preventive care after discharge. Our objective is to decrease return visits to the emergency department (ED) or hospital for asthma through a series of interventions (eg, access to real-time claims data and structured follow-up phone calls) designed to increase preventive care. METHODS: We performed a single-site quality improvement project for children 2 to 17 years old discharged with asthma from January 2010 to March 2014...
April 2, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518017/adherence-to-oral-anticancer-medications-evolving-interprofessional-roles-and-pharmacist-workforce-considerations
#12
Gennaro A Paolella, Andrew D Boyd, Scott M Wirth, Sandra Cuellar, Neeta K Venepalli, Stephanie Y Crawford
Interprofessional care is exhibited in outpatient oncology practices where practitioners from a myriad of specialties (e.g., oncology, nursing, pharmacy, health informatics and others) work collectively with patients to enhance therapeutic outcomes and minimize adverse effects. Historically, most ambulatory-based anticancer medication therapies have been administrated in infusion clinics or physician offices. Oral anticancer medications (OAMs) have become increasingly prevalent and preferred by patients for use in residential or other non-clinic settings...
March 8, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514743/a-case-mix-classification-system-for-explaining-healthcare-costs-using-administrative-data-in-italy
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Maria Chiara Corti, Francesco Avossa, Elena Schievano, Pietro Gallina, Eliana Ferroni, Natalia Alba, Matilde Dotto, Cristina Basso, Silvia Tiozzo Netti, Ugo Fedeli, Domenico Mantoan
BACKGROUND: The Italian National Health Service (NHS) provides universal coverage to all citizens, granting primary and hospital care with a copayment system for outpatient and drug services. Financing of Local Health Trusts (LHTs) is based on a capitation system adjusted only for age, gender and area of residence. We applied a risk-adjustment system (Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups System, ACG® System) in order to explain health care costs using routinely collected administrative data in the Veneto Region (North-eastern Italy)...
March 4, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491747/considerations-for-providing-ambulatory-pharmacy-services-for-pediatric-patients
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REVIEW
Stacie J Lampkin, Brooke Gildon, Sandra Benavides, Kelly Walls, Leslie Briars
Pediatric clinical pharmacists are an integral part of the health care team. By practicing in an ambulatory care clinic, they can reduce the risk of medication errors, improve health outcomes, and enhance patient care. Unfortunately, because of limited data, misconceptions surrounding the role of pharmacists, and reimbursement challenges, there may be difficulty in establishing or expanding pediatric clinical pharmacy services to an ambulatory care setting. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of considerations for establishing or expanding pharmacy services in a pediatric ambulatory care clinic...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486920/-what-are-the-expectations-of-coordination-and-accompaniment-of-french-patients-with-cancer-towards-their-community-pharmacist
#15
Guillaume Hébert, Etienne Minvielle, Mario Di Palma, François Lemare
PURPOSES: Analyze the relationship and expectations of cancer patients towards the community pharmacist in a pharmaceutical care coordination project. METHODS: In November 2014, a questionnaire was distributed to ambulatory patients of a university hospital specialized in oncology. Thirteen questions explored the consumption habits and the usage of the pharmacy (typology of consumers, use of goods and benefits consumed), and collected their expectations for pharmaceutical benefits in the context of the management of their cancer...
March 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481295/medication-safety-in-oncology-care-mapping-checking-procedures-from-prescription-to-administration-of-chemotherapy
#16
Yvonne Pfeiffer, Stephan S Gut, David L B Schwappach
PURPOSE: To increase medication safety in oncology, checking procedures are increasingly applied by nurses, physicians, and pharmacists. However, little is known about the number, types, and consistency of implemented checks. The aim of the study was to assess the number and types of different checking procedures that are performed along the lifecycle of a chemotherapy prescription across three hospitals, different care settings, administration routes, and professional groups. METHODS: A scheme to evaluate checking procedures and a mapping approach to illustrate the checks along the phases of the medication process were developed...
April 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402662/pharmacist-managed-short-acting-beta-agonist-refill-service-in-a-general-pediatric-clinic
#17
Brooke L Gildon, Barnabas John, Michelle Condren, Shellie Keast, Roxanne Maglunog, Jeremy L Johnson, Christopher Robertson
OBJECTIVES: To use a pharmacist-managed short-acting beta agonist (SABA) service (1) to determine the patient's rationale for SABA refill requests, (2) to assess adherence to current controller therapy and current level of disease control, and (3) to characterize the pharmacist's recommendations made in response to a patient's SABA refill request. SETTING: An academic-based general pediatric clinic. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: SABA overuse is a marker of increased morbidity and mortality in children with asthma...
February 3, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371194/development-and-implementation-of-a-centralized-comprehensive-refill-authorization-program-in-an-academic-health-system
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Matthew H Rim, Karen C Thomas, Brittanie Hatch, Michael Kelly, Linda S Tyler
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a centralized, comprehensive, refill authorization (CCRA) program within an academic health system are described. SUMMARY: In order to improve continuity of care for our medically complicated patients, ambulatory pharmacy services developed and implemented a highly coordinated CCRA program for multiple community clinics within the system. To implement the CCRA program, we centralized the refill-request intake process to the Pharmacy Ambulatory Clinical Care Center (PAC3 )...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359606/comorbidity-and-economic-burden-among-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-and-or-psoriatic-arthritis-patients-in-the-us-department-of-defense-population
#19
Seina Lee, Lin Xie, Yuexi Wang, Neel Vaidya, Onur Baser
AIMS: To examine the comorbidity and economic burden among moderate-to-severe psoriasis (PsO) and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients in the US Department of Defense (DoD) population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort claims analysis was conducted using DoD data from November 2010 to October 2015. Adult patients with ≥2 diagnoses of PsO and/or PsA (cases) were identified, and the first diagnosis date from November 2011 to October 2014 was defined as the index date...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353397/patients-perceptions-of-pharmacist-managed-diabetes-services-in-the-ambulatory-care-and-community-settings-within-singapore
#20
Melanie Yee Lee Siaw, Jing Heng Toh, Joyce Yu-Chia Lee
Background Qualitative evidence on patients' perceptions of pharmacist-managed diabetes services (PMDSs) is limited. Objective To explore patients' perceptions of PMDSs Setting Patients being cared for in the outpatient settings in Singapore. Methods This focus group included patients who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, spoke either English or Mandarin, attended PMDSs for at least 6 months in the ambulatory care or community settings, and were at least 21 years of age. Patients with cognitive impairments or mobility issues were excluded...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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