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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924623/the-effectiveness-of-pharmacist-provided-telephonic-medication-therapy-management-on-emergency-department-utilization-in-home-health-patients
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Stephanie A Gernant, Margie E Snyder, Heather Jaynes, Jason M Sutherland, Alan J Zillich
BACKGROUND: Preventable emergency department (ED) use may be targeted with interventions for improving the medication use process, as medication misadventures and non-adherence frequently cause preventable ED utilization. One intervention that could prevent ED visits is Medication Therapy Management (MTM). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) service on reducing emergency department utilization within a Medicare insured home health population...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Technology: JPT: Official Publication of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924350/pharmacovigilance-and-adverse-drug-reaction-reporting-a-perspective-of-community-pharmacists-and-pharmacy-technicians-in-sana-a-yemen
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Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi, Yaman Walid Kassab, Wafa Mohammed Alseragi, Masaad Saeed Almutairi, Ali Ahmed, Long Chiau Ming, Ali Saleh Alkhoshaiban, Muhammad Abdul Hadi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the knowledge, attitude and barriers of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists toward pharmacovigilance, adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and ADR reporting in community pharmacies in Yemen. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted among community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the capital of Yemen, Sana'a. A total of 289 community pharmacies were randomly selected. The validated and pilot-tested questionnaire consisted of six sections: demographic data, knowledge about pharmacovigilance, experience with ADR reporting, attitudes toward ADR reporting, and the facilitators to improve ADR reporting...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893729/expansion-of-inpatient-clinical-pharmacy-services-through-reallocation-of-pharmacists
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Amanda J Sowell, Emily C Pherson, Virna I Almuete, Jennifer V Gillespie, Vi Gilmore, Megan Jensen, Ravi Nehra, Kimberly M Durand, Todd W Nesbit, Meghan D Swarthout, Leigh E Efird
PURPOSE: The redesign of an inpatient pharmacy practice model through reallocation of pharmacy resources in order to expand clinical services is described. METHODS: A pharmacy practice model change was implemented at a nonprofit academic medical center to meet the increasing demand for direct patient care services. In order to accomplish this change, the following steps were completed: reevaluation of daily tasks and responsibilities, reallocation of remaining tasks to the most appropriate pharmacy staff member, determination of the ideal number of positions needed to complete each task, and reorganization of the model into a collection of teams...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842463/optimizing-the-contributions-of-technicians-in-pharmacy-practice-moving-the-pharmacy-profession-forward
#4
Michael A Moné
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842458/education-and-certification-of-pharmacy-technicians-a-noble-decision-is-long-overdue
#5
EDITORIAL
Paul W Abramowitz, Daniel J Cobaugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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/28800612/burnout-associated-comorbidities-and-coping-strategies-in-french-community-pharmacies-bop-study-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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David Balayssac, Bruno Pereira, Julie Virot, Aurore Collin, David Alapini, Damien Cuny, Jean-Marc Gagnaire, Nicolas Authier, Brigitte Vennat
BACKGROUND: Work-related stress and burnout syndromes are unfortunately common comorbidities found in health professionals. However, burnout syndrome has only been partly and episodically assessed for community pharmacists whereas these professionals are exposed to patients' demands and difficulties every day. Prevalence of burnout, associated comorbidities and coping strategies were assessed in pharmacy teams (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) in French community pharmacies. METHODS: This online survey was performed by emails sent to all French community pharmacies over 3 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743780/supply-chain-optimization-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Jonathan Labuhn, Philip Almeter, Christopher McLaughlin, Philip Fields, Benjamin Turner
PURPOSE: A successful supply chain optimization project that leveraged technology, engineering principles, and a technician workflow redesign in the setting of a growing health system is described. SUMMARY: With continued rises in medication costs, medication inventory management is increasingly important. Proper management of central pharmacy inventory and floor-stock inventory in automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) can be challenging. In an effort to improve control of inventory costs in the central pharmacy of a large academic medical center, the pharmacy department implemented a supply chain optimization project in collaboration with the medical center's inhouse team of experts on process improvement and industrial engineering...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737983/advancing-patient-care-through-specialty-pharmacy-services-in-an-academic-health-system
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Autumn Bagwell, Tara Kelley, Alicia Carver, Jennifer B Lee, Brandon Newman
BACKGROUND: With the rapid growth of specialty pharmacies, including those within academic health systems, pharmacists have the opportunity to improve patient care through the management of specialty medications. Specialty pharmacists within academic health systems are uniquely positioned to overcome restrictions to medication access, financial constraints, and provider burdens that often lead to obstacles for patients to start and maintain necessary treatments. The Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) model at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) provides an example of a patient-centered, collaborative care prototype that places pharmacists directly into specialty clinics to assist with comprehensive management of patients on specialty medications...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734781/toward-uniform-standards-for-pharmacy-technicians-summary-of-the-2017-pharmacy-technician-stakeholder-consensus-conference
#10
William A Zellmer, Everett B McAllister, Janet A Silvester, Peter H Vlasses
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733155/implementation-of-a-health-information-exchange-into-community-pharmacy-workflow
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Kenneth C Hohmeier, Christina A Spivey, Samantha Boldin, Tara B Moore, Marie Chisholm-Burns
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility and report preliminary outcomes of the integration of a health information exchange (HIE) into community pharmacy workflow clinical service delivery. SETTING: Independent pharmacy in eastern Tennessee. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The pharmacy offers medication reconciliation services via HIE access, as well as other clinical pharmacy services. The average number of prescriptions filled weekly is 1900, and staffing included 3...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728804/pharmacy-technician-self-efficacies-insight-to-aid-future-education-staff-development-and-workforce-planning
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Shane P Desselle, Ryan Hoh, Erin R Holmes, Amanpreet Gill, Lemuel Zamora
BACKGROUND: The roles of pharmacy technicians are increasingly prominent given pharmacy's transition to patient-centered activities and evolving scopes of practice in many U.S. states and throughout the world. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess U.S. pharmacy technicians' self-efficacies for and attitudes toward performing current and emerging roles in hospital and in community pharmacy and to identify factors related to pharmacy technician self-efficacies in these roles...
July 15, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720919/delivering-tobacco-cessation-content-in-the-middle-east-through-interprofessional-learning
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Alla El-Awaisi, Ahmed Awaisu, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Bayan Alemrayat, Ghadir Al-Jayyousi, Norman Wong, Mohamud A Verjee
Objective. To explore the attitudes of pharmacy, pharmacy technician, medical, and public health students before and after an IPE activity that focused on smoking cessation in the Middle East. Methods. A pre-post intervention research design using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) was used for this study. The tool contained 20 items, categorized under the following subscales: teamwork and collaboration, professional identity, and patient-centeredness. Results. A total of 47 out of 50 students from four different health disciplines in Qatar (medicine, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, and public health) who participated in the activity completed a pre- and post-intervention pre-validated questionnaire (94% response rate)...
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704478/involvement-of-community-pharmacists-in-public-health-priorities-a-multi-center-descriptive-survey-in-ethiopia
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Daniel Asfaw Erku, Amanual Getnet Mersha
Located in the heart of the community and widely distributed geographically, community pharmacies provide a platform for a more proactive involvement in public health services. So far, little information has been gathered in Ethiopia on community pharmacists' level of involvement in public health services. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to document the level of involvement of community pharmacy professionals in the provision of public health services and the barriers to such involvement. This study employed a self-administered questionnaire based survey, which asked participants to indicate their frequency and level of involvement in providing public health services and their perceived barriers in providing such services...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703084/case-study-on-an-ipilimumab-cost-containment-strategy-in-an-italian-hospital
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Alberto Russi, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, Vera Damuzzo, Francesca Di Sarra, Jacopo Pigozzo, Angelo Claudio Palozzo
OBJECTIVES: Ipilimumab is the first licensed immune checkpoint inhibitor for treatment of melanoma. The promising results of the registration clinical study need confirmation in real practice and its clinical success comes together with a relevant budget impact due to the high price of this drug. The aim of this work is to describe a new model of economical sustainability of ipilimumab developed in an Italian reference center for melanoma treatment. METHODS: This retrospective, observational, and monocentric study was carried out at the Veneto Institute of Oncology...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690691/impact-of-a-pharmacy-technician-centered-medication-reconciliation-program-on-medication-discrepancies-and-implementation-of-recommendations
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Sarah K Kraus, Sanchita Sen, Michelle Murphy, Laura Pontiggia
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a pharmacy-technician centered medication reconciliation (PTMR) program by identifying and quantifying medication discrepancies and outcomes of pharmacist medication reconciliation recommendations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on two-hundred patients admitted to the internal medicine teaching services at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Patients were selected using a stratified systematic sample approach and were included if they received a pharmacy technician medication history and a pharmacist medication reconciliation at any point during their hospital admission...
April 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665904/evaluating-a-collaborative-approach-to-improve-prior-authorization-efficiency-in-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus
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Emily E Dunn, Kathryn Vranek, Lauren M Hynicka, Janet Gripshover, Darryn Potosky, T Joseph Mattingly
OBJECTIVE: A team-based approach to obtaining prior authorization approval was implemented utilizing a specialty pharmacy, a clinic-based pharmacy technician specialist, and a registered nurse to work with providers to obtain approval for medications for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The objective of this study was to evaluate the time to approval for prescribed treatment of HCV infection. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted including patients treated for HCV infection by clinic providers who received at least 1 oral direct-acting antiviral HCV medication...
July 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648307/comparison-on-human-resource-requirement-between-manual-and-automated-dispensing-systems
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Prapaporn Noparatayaporn, Rungpetch Sakulbumrungsil, Tanita Thaweethamcharoen, Wunwisa Sangseenil
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to compare human resource requirement among manual, automated, and modified automated dispensing systems. METHODS: Data were collected from the pharmacy department at the 2100-bed university hospital (Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand). Data regarding the duration of the medication distribution process were collected by using self-reported forms for 1 month. The data on the automated dispensing machine (ADM) system were obtained from 1 piloted inpatient ward, whereas those on the manual system were the average of other wards...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619417/point-of-care-testing-for-anemia-diabetes-and-hypertension-a-pharmacy-based-model-in-lima-peru
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Enrique M Saldarriaga, Elisabeth Vodicka, Sayda La Rosa, Maria Valderrama, Patricia J Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prevention and control of chronic diseases is a high priority for many low- and middle-income countries. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of training pharmacy workers to provide point-of-care testing for 3 chronic diseases-hypertension, diabetes, and anemia-to improve disease detection and awareness through private pharmacies. METHODS: We developed a multiphase training curriculum for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to build capacity for identification of risk factors, patient education, point-of-care testing, and referral for abnormal results...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596182/toward-uniform-standards-for-pharmacy-technicians-summary-of-the-2017-pharmacy-technician-stakeholder-consensus-conference
#20
William A Zellmer, Everett B McAllister, Janet A Silvester, Peter H Vlasses
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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