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Bhumika Sudha, Asir John Samuel, Kanimozhi Narkeesh
The aim of the study was to estimate the physical activity (PA) level among the professional college students in North India. One hundred three professional college students in the age group of 18-25 years were recruited by simple random sampling for this cross-sectional online survey. The survey was advertised on the social networking sites (Facebook, WhatsApp) through a link A Short Form of International Physical Activity Questionnaire was used for this survey study. The questionnaire included total 8 questions on the basis of previous 7 days...
February 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Salisa C Westrick, Lindsey A Hohmann, Tessa J Hastings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Kimberly C McKeirnan, Kyle R Frazier, Maryann Nguyen, Linda Garrelts MacLean
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of an immunization training program for pharmacy technicians on technicians' self-reported confidence, knowledge, and number of vaccines administered. METHODS: A one-group pre- and posttest study was conducted with certified pharmacy technicians from Albertsons and Safeway community pharmacies in Idaho. Thirty pharmacy technicians were recruited to participate in an immunization administration training program comprising a 2-hour home study and a 2-hour live training...
February 16, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Matthew Lengel, Catherine H Kuhn, Marcia Worley, Allison M Wehr, James W McAuley
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of technician involvement on the completion of medication therapy management (MTM) services in a community pharmacy setting and to describe pharmacists' and technicians' perceptions of technician involvement in MTM-related tasks and their satisfaction with the technician's role in MTM. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: In the fall of 2015, pharmacists and selected technicians from 32 grocery store-based community pharmacies were trained to use technicians within MTM services...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Ilgin Acar
BACKGROUND: In service industries, employee salaries and wages often constitute the largest portion of the costs to the company. This is very true in the case of an independent pharmacy, which employs pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Thus, for pharmacies to cost effectively meet the increasing demand for pharmaceuticals, it is crucial that pharmacy managers efficiently allocate the pharmacy staff's time. METHOD: Through a case study, this paper demonstrates the use of an Excel VBA based on a mathematical model to schedule the staff of an independent pharmacy...
January 25, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Naomi Digiantonio, Jeremy Lund, Samantha Bastow
Objective: To determine the impact of a pharmacy-led medication reconciliation program at a large community hospital. The magnitude of the benefit of pharmacy-led medication reconciliation was evaluated based on the number of medication-related discrepancies between nursing triage notes and medication histories performed by pharmacy technicians or students. Discrepancies identified by pharmacy personnel medication histories that required pharmacist intervention on physician admission orders were further classified based on expected clinical impact if the error were to be propagated throughout hospitalization...
February 2018: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
Jon Pritchett, Gary McCrory, Cheri Kraemer, Brenda Jensen, Loyd V Allen
The terms certification, accreditation, and credentialing are often used interchangeably when they apply to compounding-pharmacy qualifications, but they are not synonymous. The reasons for obtaining each, the requirements for each, and the benefits of each differ. Achieving such distinctions can negatively or positively affect the status of a pharmacy among peers and prescribers as well as a pharmacy's relationships with third-party payors. Changes in the third-party payor industry evolve constantly and, we suggest, will continue to do so...
January 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
Toni Fera, Keith T Kanel, Meghan L Bolinger, Amber E Fink, Serah Iheasirim
PURPOSE: The creation of a clinical support role for a pharmacy technician within a primary care resource center is described. SUMMARY: In the Primary Care Resource Center (PCRC) Project, hospital-based care transition coordination hubs staffed by nurses and pharmacist teams were created in 6 independent community hospitals. At the largest site, patient volume for targeted diseases challenged the ability of the PCRC pharmacist to provide expected elements of care to targeted patients...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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
Ellen I Schafheutle, Samuel D Jee, Sarah C Willis
BACKGROUND: In Great Britain (GB), pharmacy technicians (PTs) are registered professionals, with their education and training regulated; little is known about this or the learning environment in which it takes place. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to profile recently registered pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians (PTPTs) in GB and capture views on PTPTs' training experiences, focussing on differences in community and hospital settings. METHODS: A mixed methods study was conducted in 2013-14, following university ethics approval...
December 16, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Dimitra V Travlos, Jennifer L Baumgartner, Mike Rouse, Jeffrey W Wadelin, Peter H Vlasses
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Provider Accreditation Program has been in existence for 40 years. During this time, the program has expanded and has been offered to a various types of providers, not only academic-based providers. ACPE credit has been offered to an increasing number of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other health professionals. This paper explains the evolution of the CPE Provider Accreditation Program, including the Definition of Continuing Education for the Profession of Pharmacy, its standards, types of activities (knowledge, application, and practice), CPE Monitor, Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)...
November 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Olufunmilola Abraham, Dayna S Alexander, Loren J Schleiden, Delesha M Carpenter
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the barriers and facilitators that influence community pharmacists' ability to provide medication counseling to pediatric patients. METHODS: Semistructured interviews (n = 16) were conducted with pharmacy staff at 3 community pharmacies in 2 Eastern states. The interview guide elicited pharmacy staff experiences interacting with children and their perceived barriers and facilitators to providing medication counseling. Transcripts were reviewed for accuracy and a codebook was developed for data analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Stephanie A Gernant
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January 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
T Joseph Mattingly
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January 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Kyle Bryan
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January 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
John D Hill, Sammuel V Anderegg, Rick J Couldry
Background: Influenza and pneumococcal disease contribute substantially to the burden of preventable disease in the United States. Despite quality measures tied to immunization rates, health systems have struggled to achieve these targets in the inpatient setting. Pharmacy departments have had success through implementation of pharmacist standing order programs (SOP); however, these initiatives are labor-intensive and have not resulted in 100% immunization rates. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate a pilot utilizing pharmacy technician interventions, in combination with a nursing SOP, to improve vaccination rates of hospitalized patients for influenza and pneumococcal disease...
October 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
Jena Jobin, Adriane N Irwin, Jana Pimentel, Matthew C Tanner
BACKGROUND: Transitioning activities that do not require clinical judgment from pharmacists to pharmacy technicians has been endorsed as a strategy to increase patient access to clinical pharmacy services. One role becoming increasingly common is using pharmacy technicians to collect the medication history within medication reconciliation processes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of pharmacy technicians to gather a complete and accurate medication history during the inpatient admission process at a regional medical center...
August 19, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Stephanie A Gernant, My-Oanh Nguyen, Sanna Siddiqui, Matthew Schneller
BACKGROUND: Documented barriers to Medication Therapy Management (MTM) delivery, such as limited time and inefficient workflow may be overcome by utilizing support staff for administrative services. However, it is unknown how pharmacy technicians have been historically utilized to assist pharmacists in MTM-delivery. OBJECTIVE: To characterize literature describing pharmacy technicians' participation in actions commonly undertaken in the provision of MTM services...
November 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Emma Barnes, Alison Bullock, Margaret Allan, Karen Hodson
OBJECTIVES: Following the 2005 contractual framework amendment, the expanding role of community pharmacy team members required a shift in entrenched views on roles and duties. This study aimed to report on community pharmacists' opinions on skill mix and explore how they can be addressed so that skill mix may be optimised. METHODS: An invitation to complete an online questionnaire was distributed via email, marked for the attention of the lead pharmacist. Following a low response, a paper-based questionnaire was sent to all community pharmacies in England (n = 11,816)...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Ashlee N Mattingly, T Joseph Mattingly
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the findings of a literature search on advancing the role of pharmacy technicians, including the types of training identified and the potential costs and benefits to both the technician and the pharmacy. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of Scopus, Embase, and Medline was conducted on January 11, 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Original research, research reports, case studies, or association reports were included for review...
January 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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