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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970452/defining-the-role-of-the-pharmacy-technician-and-identifying-their-future-role-in-medicines-optimisation
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Melanie Boughen, Jane Sutton, Tess Fenn, David Wright
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, pharmacy technicians have worked alongside pharmacists in community and hospital pharmacy. Changes within pharmacy provide opportunity for role expansion and with no apparent career pathway, there is a need to define the current pharmacy technician role and role in medicines optimisation. AIM: To capture the current roles of pharmacy technicians and identify how their future role will contribute to medicines optimisation. METHODS: Following ethical approval and piloting, an online survey to ascertain pharmacy technicians' views about their roles was undertaken...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728804/pharmacy-technician-self-efficacies-insight-to-aid-future-education-staff-development-and-workforce-planning
#2
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/28511852/introducing-a-checking-technician-allows-pharmacists-to-spend-more-time-on-patient-focused-activities
#3
Patti Napier, Pauline Norris, Rhiannon Braund
BACKGROUND: Internationally there is an increasing focus on the clinical and cognitive services that pharmacists can provide. Lack of time has been identified as a barrier to pharmacists increasing their clinical activities. Within the pharmacy workplace there are many tasks that can only be performed by a pharmacist. The final accuracy check of a dispensed prescription is currently the sole responsibility of pharmacists in New Zealand. This takes up a significant amount of time during a pharmacist's work day...
May 11, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292508/pharmacy-based-statewide-naloxone-distribution-a-novel-top-down-bottom-up-approach
#4
Kate J Morton, Brianna Harrand, Carly Cloud Floyd, Craig Schaefer, Julie Acosta, Bridget Claire Logan, Karen Clark
OBJECTIVE: To highlight New Mexico's multifaceted approach to widespread pharmacy naloxone distribution and to share the interventions as a tool for improving pharmacy-based naloxone practices in other states. SETTING: New Mexico had the second highest drug overdose death rate in 2014 of which 53% were related to prescription opioids. Opioid overdose death is preventable through the use of naloxone, a safe and effective medication that reverses the effects of prescription opioids and heroin...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286591/conflict-in-community-pharmacy-practice-the-experience-of-pharmacists-technicians-and-assistants
#5
Paul A M Gregory, Zubin Austin
BACKGROUND: Intraprofessional conflict among pharmacists, regulated technicians and assistants may undermine attempts to advance patient care in community pharmacy. There is no available research examining this issue in light of the evolution of the profession and roles within the profession. METHODS: A combination of interviews and focus groups involving pharmacists, technicians and assistants was undertaken. Each participant completed the Conflict Management Scale as a way of identifying conflict management style...
January 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
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...
December 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525221/the-hidden-role-of-community-pharmacy-technicians-in-ensuring-patient-safety-with-the-use-of-e-prescribing
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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, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26827123/fitness-for-purpose-of-pharmacy-technician-education-and-training-the-case-of-great-britain
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Ellen I Schafheutle, Samuel D Jee, Sarah C Willis
BACKGROUND: To enable pharmacists to become increasingly patient-centered, clinical professionals, they need to work with suitably trained and competent support staff; pharmacy technicians (PTs) may be the most appropriate to take on additional roles and responsibilities. However, clarity on PT roles, particularly in community pharmacy, is lacking, and pharmacists may be reluctant to delegate due to concerns over PTs' competence. OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to explore the fitness for purpose of PT education and training in Great Britain...
January 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26802925/safemed-using-pharmacy-technicians-in-a-novel-role-as-community-health-workers-to-improve-transitions-of-care
#9
James E Bailey, Satya Surbhi, Paula C Bell, Angel M Jones, Sahar Rashed, Michael O Ugwueke
OBJECTIVES: To describe the design, implementation, and early experience of the SafeMed program, which uses certified pharmacy technicians in a novel expanded role as community health workers (CPhT-CHWs) to improve transitions of care. SETTING: A large nonprofit health care system serving the major medically underserved areas and geographic hotspots for readmissions in Memphis, TN. PRACTICE INNOVATION: The SafeMed program is a care transitions program with an emphasis on medication management designed to use low-cost health workers to improve transitions of care from hospital to home for superutilizing patients with multiple chronic conditions and polypharmacy...
January 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26642961/restructuring-supervision-and-reconfiguration-of-skill-mix-in-community-pharmacy-classification-of-perceived-safety-and-risk
#10
Fay Bradley, Sarah C Willis, Peter R Noyce, Ellen I Schafheutle
BACKGROUND: Broadening the range of services provided through community pharmacy increases workloads for pharmacists that could be alleviated by reconfiguring roles within the pharmacy team. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmacists' and pharmacy technicians (PTs)' perceptions of how safe it would be for support staff to undertake a range of pharmacy activities during a pharmacist's absence. Views on supervision, support staff roles, competency and responsibility were also sought...
September 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26542442/can-they-do-it-comparing-the-views-of-pharmacists-and-technicians-to-the-introduction-of-an-advanced-technician-role
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Patti Napier, Pauline Norris, James Green, Rhiannon Braund
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the opinions of pharmacists and technicians regarding the ability of New Zealand technicians to take on an advanced checking technician role. METHODS: A survey was developed to investigate the opinions regarding the introduction of this new role. The questions covered are: perceived ability to take on the role, training requirements and competence. Surveys were sent to pharmacists whose contact details are available for research purposes (nā€‰=ā€‰2095) and to all pharmacies in New Zealand (both community and hospital) for the attention of technicians (nā€‰=ā€‰858)...
April 2016: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26359958/pharmacy-staff-perceptions-and-self-reported-behaviors-related-to-providing-contraceptive-information-and-counseling
#12
Peter Batra, Mary L Aquilino, Karen B Farris
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pharmacy staff perspectives of a 2-year pharmacy intervention aimed at reducing unintended pregnancy in 18- to 30-year-old women. DESIGN: Pharmacy staff completed a 48-item, self-administered paper survey consisting of scaled and open-ended questions. SETTING: 55 community pharmacies in 12 Iowa counties. PARTICIPANTS: All pharmacy staff participated, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other pharmacy employees...
September 2015: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25633212/could-it-be-done-safely-pharmacists-views-on-safety-and-clinical-outcomes-from-the-introduction-of-an-advanced-role-for-technicians
#13
Patti Napier, Pauline Norris, Rhiannon Braund
BACKGROUND: There is ample evidence that pharmacists' interventions in patient care improve patient outcomes; however, community pharmacists do not necessarily have the time available to undertake these roles. One way to address this problem is to enable technicians to take on a greater role in the mechanical aspects of the dispensing process. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the opinions of New Zealand pharmacists regarding the potential introduction of an advanced technician's role into the New Zealand pharmacy setting...
November 2015: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25539495/barriers-and-facilitators-to-recovering-from-e-prescribing-errors-in-community-pharmacies
#14
Olufunmilola K Odukoya, Jamie A Stone, Michelle A Chui
OBJECTIVE: To explore barriers and facilitators to recovery from e-prescribing errors in community pharmacies and to explore practical solutions for work system redesign to ensure successful recovery from errors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional qualitative design using direct observations, interviews, and focus groups. SETTING: Five community pharmacies in Wisconsin. PARTICIPANTS: 13 pharmacists and 14 pharmacy technicians. INTERVENTIONS: Observational field notes and transcribed interviews and focus groups were subjected to thematic analysis guided by the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) work system and patient safety model...
January 2015: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25320138/survey-to-assess-the-role-of-pharmacy-technicians-and-nonpharmacist-staff-in-the-operation-of-research-pharmacies
#15
Rivka Siden, Helen R Tamer, Amy J Skyles, Christopher S Dolan, Denise J Propes, Kimberly Redic
PURPOSE: Results of a survey assessing trends and innovations in the use of pharmacy technicians and other nonpharmacist staff in the research pharmacy setting are reported. METHODS: A Web-based survey was distributed to Internet communities of members of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the University Health-System Consortium involved in investigational drug research and related practice areas. The survey collected data on the characteristics of institutions with pharmacy department staff dedicated to such research activities and the participation of pharmacists, technicians, and other staff in key areas of research pharmacy operations...
November 1, 2014: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24494016/pharmacy-students-experiences-in-provision-of-community-pharmacy-mental-health-services
#16
Andrea Murphy, Magdalena Szumilas, Denise Rowe, Kathryn Landry, Ruth Martin-Misener, Stan Kutcher, David Gardner
BACKGROUND: Little information is available describing the pharmacy student's experience working in community practice with people with lived experience of mental illness. Students' perspectives as observers, learners, technical staff and future pharmacists are important. OBJECTIVE: To gain a better understanding of the pharmacy student experience in community pharmacy-based service provision to people with lived experience of mental illness. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study using interpretive description and application of the Theoretical Domains Framework...
January 2014: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24373898/how-do-community-pharmacies-recover-from-e-prescription-errors
#17
Olufunmilola K Odukoya, Jamie A Stone, Michelle A Chui
BACKGROUND: The use of e-prescribing is increasing annually, with over 788 million e-prescriptions received in US pharmacies in 2012. Approximately 9% of e-prescriptions have medication errors. OBJECTIVE: To describe the process used by community pharmacy staff to detect, explain, and correct e-prescription errors. METHODS: The error recovery conceptual framework was employed for data collection and analysis. 13 pharmacists and 14 technicians from five community pharmacies in Wisconsin participated in the study...
November 2014: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24352182/implementation-of-a-pharmacy-technician-centered-medication-reconciliation-program-at-an-urban-teaching-medical-center
#18
Sanchita Sen, Laura Siemianowski, Michelle Murphy, Susan Coutinho McAllister
PURPOSE: An inpatient medication reconciliation (MR) program emphasizing pharmacy technicians' role in the MR process is described. SUMMARY: As part of quality-improvement (QI) efforts focused on MR-related adverse drug events, an urban academic medical center in New Jersey implemented a pharmacy technician-centered MR (PTMR) program targeting patients on its internal medicine, oncology, and clinical decision units. The program is staffed by five full- or part-time technicians who are trained in MR methods and work under direct pharmacist supervision, interviewing newly admitted patients and using other information sources (e...
January 1, 2014: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24191086/pharmacists-and-technicians-can-enhance-patient-care-even-more-once-national-policies-practices-and-priorities-are-aligned
#19
Lucinda L Maine, Katherine K Knapp, Douglas J Scheckelhoff
In the past thirty to forty years, new clinically oriented roles have emerged for pharmacists, commensurate with their training and consistent with national goals to improve the safety of, access to, and cost of health care. Pharmacists in all settings spend an increasing portion of their time filling these roles, as evidenced more recently in the community pharmacy sector by the success of pharmacy-based immunization programs and such new venues as retail pharmacy clinics. Pharmacy technicians are also assuming new roles and responsibilities, providing services previously delivered only by pharmacists...
November 2013: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24155859/a-qualitative-study-exploring-the-impact-and-consequence-of-the-medicines-use-review-service-on-pharmacy-support-staff
#20
Asam Latif, Helen F Boardman, Kristian Pollock
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy support-staff (pharmacy technicians, dispensers and Medicines Counter Assistants) support the delivery of pharmaceutical and retail functions of the pharmacy. Workflow is supervised and at times dependent upon the pharmacist's presence. Policy makers and pharmacy's representative bodies are seeking to extend the community pharmacist's role including requiring the pharmacist to undertake private consultations away from the dispensary and shop floor areas. However, support-staff voices are seldom heard and little is known about the impact such policies have on them...
April 2013: Pharmacy Practice
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