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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901600/the-role-of-the-built-environment-how-decentralized-nurse-stations-shape-communication-patient-care-processes-and-patient-outcomes
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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/27874152/healthcare-professionals-awareness-and-knowledge-of-adverse-drug-reactions-and-pharmacovigilance
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Noor B Almandil
To document the knowledge of, attitudes toward, and practices of adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting and pharmacovigilance systems among healthcare professionals. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using a questionnaire. This study took place at King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU), Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  between  April 2015 and  April 2016. Healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, were considered eligible and invited to take part in the study...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865640/technicians-and-other-pharmacy-support-workforce-cadres-working-with-pharmacists-singapore-case-study
#3
Lita Chew, Lim Hui Leng, Ng-Hong Mok Shiang, Andrew Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849713/33-development-of-an-icu-based-pharmacy-technician-to-improve-the-medication-distribution-process
#4
Melissa Thompson Bastin, Christopher McLaughlin, Ben Turner, Ron Simpson, Mark Williams, Jing Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843574/a-review-of-american-pharmacy-education-training-technology-and-practice
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REVIEW
Scott J Knoer, Allison R Eck, Amber J Lucas
In the United States, pharmacists are responsible for the provision of safe, effective, efficient, and accountable medication related-care for hospital and health-system patients. Leveraging automated technologies, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacist extenders are the means through which efficient, effective, and safe medication use processes are created and maintained. These strategies limit the amount of pharmacist resources needed for nonjudgmental tasks such as medication distribution, allowing more capacity for advanced direct patient care roles...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843303/communication-during-counseling-sessions-about-inhaled-corticosteroids-at-the-community-pharmacy
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Jeanine A Driesenaar, Peter Agm De Smet, Rolf van Hulten, Litje Hu, Sandra van Dulmen
BACKGROUND: Pharmaceutical care is one of the major tasks of pharmacists, which aims to improve patient outcomes. Counseling patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease about their use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) might enhance medication adherence and symptom control. Therefore, effective pharmacist-patient communication is very important. In this regard, both affective communication, for handling emotions, and instrumental communication, for exchanging biomedical and lifestyle information, are relevant...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829809/bridging-theory-and-practice-mixed-methods-approach-to-instruction-of-law-and-ethics-within-the-pharmaceutical-sciences
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Kyle John Wilby, Ziad Ghantous Nasr
Background: Professional responsibilities are guided by laws and ethics that must be introduced and mastered within pharmaceutical sciences training. Instructional design to teaching typically introduces concepts in a traditional didactic approach and requires student memorization prior to application within practice settings. Additionally, many centers rely on best practices from abroad, due to lack of locally published laws and guidance documents. Objectives: The aim of this paper was to summarize and critically evaluate a professional skills laboratory designed to enhance learning through diversity in instructional methods relating to pharmacy law and best practices regarding narcotics, controlled medications, and benzodiazepines...
November 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826155/surveillance-urinaire-des-professionnels-de-la-sant%C3%A3-expos%C3%A3-s-aux-antin%C3%A3-oplasiques-dans-le-cadre-de-leur-travail-revue-de-la-litt%C3%A3-rature-de-2010-%C3%A3-2015
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REVIEW
Céline Poupeau, Christel Roland, Jean-François Bussières
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that traces of hazardous drugs occur in the urine of health care professionals who are exposed to these drugs. OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature regarding urinary monitoring of health care professionals exposed to antineoplastic drugs through their work. DATA SOURCES: A search of PubMed using the Medical Subject Headings 'occupational exposure' and 'antineoplastic agents' and of Google Scholar using the terms 'antineoplastic', 'urine', and 'occupational exposure'...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796119/a-training-intervention-on-child-feeding-among-primary-healthcare-workers-in-ibadan-municipality
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Folake O Samuel, Funmilola M Olaolorun, Joshua D Adeniyi
INTRODUCTION: Health workers at the primary level are well positioned to provide health information and counselling on child feeding to mothers on antenatal visits. The study was designed to evaluate the effect of training on the knowledge, attitudes and provision of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) information and counselling among primary healthcare (PHC) workers. METHODS: A two-stage cluster sample was used to select health workers for training on IYCF in Ibadan, Nigeria...
September 20, 2016: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777075/influences-on-the-frequency-and-type-of-community-pharmacy-services
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William R Doucette, Julia J Rippe, Caroline A Gaither, David H Kreling, David A Mott, Jon C Schommer
OBJECTIVES: To describe services provided by community pharmacies and to identify factors associated with services being provided in community pharmacies. DESIGN: Cross-sectional national mail survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Pharmacists actively practicing in community pharmacies (independent, chain, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets). OUTCOME MEASURES: Frequency and type of pharmacy services available in a community pharmacy, including medication therapy management, immunization, adjusting medication therapy, medication reconciliation, disease state management, health screening or coaching, complex nonsterile compounding, and point-of-care testing...
October 21, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729679/pharmacy-initiated-transitions-of-care-services-an-opportunity-to-impact-patient-satisfaction
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EDITORIAL
Jeffrey S Reichard, Scott Savage, Stephen F Eckel
PURPOSE: A transitions of care program at an academic teaching hospital was designed to reengineer the fragmented discharge process. The team included a pharmacy technician, called a transition specialist, who coordinated the medication needs of discharging patients. This study intends to assess the impact of the transitions of care program on patient satisfaction scores. METHODS: Two datasets of Press Ganey and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HCAHPS) were analyzed...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724966/an-analysis-of-the-global-pharmacy-workforce-capacity
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Ian Bates, Christopher John, Andreia Bruno, Pamela Fu, Shirin Aliabadi
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a global healthcare workforce shortage of 7.2 million, which is predicted to grow to 12.9 million by 2035. Globally, people are living longer with multiple co-morbidities and require increased access and use of medicines. Pharmacists are a key component of the healthcare workforce, and in many countries, pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare profession. This paper identifies key issues and current trends affecting the global pharmacy workforce, in particular workforce distribution, country economic status, capacity, and workforce gender balance...
October 10, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698504/impact-of-medication-dose-tracking-technology-on-nursing-practice
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Grayson Peek, Udobi Campbell, Matthew Kelm
Objective: The impact of providing nursing staff access to data collected through a medication dose tracking technology (MDTT) web portal was investigated. Methods: A quasi-experimental, nonrandomized, pre-post intervention study was conducted in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at Duke University Hospital. The change in the number of medication requests per dispense routed to the pharmacy electronic health record (EHR) in-basket was analyzed pre and post web portal access. Other endpoints included the number of MDTT web portal queries per day by nursing staff, change in nursing satisfaction survey scores, and technician time associated with processing medication requests pre and post web portal access...
September 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646814/implementation-and-optimization-of-automated-dispensing-cabinet-technology
#14
Bryan C McCarthy, Michael Ferker
PURPOSE: A multifaceted automated dispensing cabinet (ADC) optimization initiative at a large hospital is described. SUMMARY: The ADC optimization project, which was launched approximately six weeks after activation of ADCs in 30 patient care unit medication rooms of a newly established adult hospital, included (1) adjustment of par inventory levels (desired on-hand quantities of medications) and par reorder quantities to reduce the risk of ADC supply exhaustion and improve restocking efficiency, (2) expansion of ADC "common stock" (medications assigned to ADC inventories) to increase medication availability at the point of care, and (3) removal of some infrequently prescribed medications from ADCs to reduce the likelihood of product expiration...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628159/cross-sectional-survey-of-perceived-barriers-among-community-pharmacists-who-do-not-immunize-in-wayne-county-michigan
#15
Sarah E Kelling, Anthony Pattin, Abdulbaset Salim, Paul Kilgore, Steven R Erickson
INTRODUCTION: The goal of the study was to identify perceived barriers to implementation of vaccination services encountered by independent and small-chain community pharmacies in an urban setting. METHODS: Pharmacists in independent and small-chain pharmacies located in 29 Michigan ZIP codes were visited and asked to complete a 5- to 10-min semi-structured interview. RESULTS: A total of 93 independent and 12 small-chain pharmacies participated (n = 105; 61%)...
September 15, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621488/pictograms-for-safer-medication-management-by-health-care-workers
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Régis Vaillancourt, Annie Pouliot, Kim Streitenberger, Sylvia Hyland, Pierre Thabet
BACKGROUND: Inherent risks are associated with the preparation and administration of medications. As such, a key aspect of medication safety is to ensure safe medication management practices. OBJECTIVE: To identify key medication safety issues and high-alert drug classes that might benefit from implementation of pictograms, for use by health care providers, to enhance medication administration safety. This study was the first step in the development of such pictograms...
July 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594107/community-pharmacy-staff-perceptions-on-preventing-alcohol-and-medication-interactions-in-older-adults
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Faika Zanjani, Lauren Crook, Rachel Smith, Demetra Antimisiaris, Nancy Schoenberg, Catherine Martin, Richard Clayton
OBJECTIVES: To examine rural and urban pharmacy staff perceptions on messaging, barriers, and motivators for preventing alcohol and medication interactions (AMI) in older adults (≥65 years of age). METHODS: A survey was distributed through the local pharmacist association and statewide pharmacy registry in Kentucky. A total of 255 responses were received from pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students. RESULTS: Across rural and urban regions alike, among the AMI prevention messages provided, participants identified the most important messages to be: AMI can be potentially dangerous and life threatening; emergency rooms should be used when experiencing an AMI; and doctors and pharmacists should be consulted about AMI...
September 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581815/community-pharmacists-assisting-in-total-cardiovascular-health-cpatch-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-a-focused-adherence-strategy-involving-community-pharmacies
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David F Blackburn, Charity D Evans, Dean T Eurich, Kerry D Mansell, Derek J Jorgenson, Jeff G Taylor, William M Semchuk, Yvonne M Shevchuk, Alfred J Remillard, David A Tran, Anne P Champagne
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To test a brief intervention for preventing statin nonadherence among community pharmacy patrons. DESIGN: Prospective, cluster-randomized, controlled trial (the Community Pharmacists Assisting in Total Cardiovascular Health [CPATCH] trial). SETTING: Thirty community pharmacies in Saskatchewan, Canada. PATIENTS: Participating pharmacies were randomized to 15 intervention pharmacies where a brief statin adherence intervention was delivered by pharmacists (intervention group [907 patients]) or 15 usual care pharmacies where no statin adherence intervention was delivered (usual care group [999 patients]) to new users of statins (defined as less than 1 yr of statin therapy)...
October 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525221/the-hidden-role-of-community-pharmacy-technicians-in-ensuring-patient-safety-with-the-use-of-e-prescribing
#19
Olufunmilola K Odukoya, Loren J Schleiden, Michelle A Chui
OBJECTIVES: It has been reported that supportive personnel, such as pharmacy technicians, are key participants in the use of health information technology. The purpose of this study was to describe how pharmacy technicians use e-prescribing and to explore the characteristics of technicians that support pharmacists in ensuring patient safety. METHODS: This was a qualitative study that used observations, interviews, and focus groups to understand the role of pharmacy technicians in e-prescribing...
December 2015: Pharmacy (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498312/establishing-a-clinical-pharmacy-technician-at-a-united-states-army-military-treatment-facility
#20
Jennifer L Evans, Ellen M Gladd, Alicia C Gonzalez, Salman Tranam, Joni M Larrabee, Sarah E Lipphardt, Tina T Chen, Michael D Ronn, John Spain
OBJECTIVES: To describe the creation of a clinical pharmacy technician position within the U.S. Army and to identify the personal skills and characteristics required to meet the demands of this role. SETTING: An outpatient military treatment facility located in Maryland. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The clinical pharmacy technician position was designed to support clinical pharmacy services within a patient-centered medical home. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Funding and a position description were established to hire a clinical pharmacy technician...
September 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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