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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866392/drug-caused-deaths-in-australian-medical-practitioners-and-health-care-professionals
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Jennifer L Pilgrim, Rhyse Dorward, Olaf H Drummer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are numerous factors putting health-care professionals (HCP) at a higher risk of substance abuse and premature death, including high-stress jobs, access to controlled substances, long hours of practice and constant contact with the critically ill. This study aimed to examine fatal drug toxicity in this high-risk cohort, in order to: (1) estimate the rate of drug-caused deaths of Australian HCPs; (2) describe the key characteristics of the cohort; and (3) examine the relationship between HCP occupation and drug type, or intent...
November 20, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843964/exploring-clinical-pharmacists-perception-of-their-impact-on-healthcare-in-khartoum-state-sudan
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Anas Mustafa Ahmed Salim, Arwa Hassan Ahmed Elhada, Bashir Elgizoli
OBJECTIVE: The principal aim of this study was to explore the self-perception of clinical pharmacists of their impact on healthcare in Khartoum State, Sudan, how they think doctors perceive their impact, exploring the obstacles that clinical pharmacists are facing, and identifying what clinical pharmacists recommend for a better clinical pharmacy practice in Sudan. METHODS: This was an exploratory cross-sectional study that employed a qualitative method. Individual, in-depth interviews were conducted with a convenient sample of 26 clinical pharmacists working in 14 governmental hospitals in Khartoum State, Sudan, in March 2016...
October 2016: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785161/a-qualitative-study-exploring-physicians-perceptions-on-the-role-of-community-pharmacists-in-dubai
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Ibrahim K Rayes, Abduelmula R Abduelkarem
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore the perceptions of physicians operating within the boundaries of Dubai on the role of community pharmacists. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were done with 12 physicians working within the boundaries of Dubai Health Authority. Interviews mainly focused on understanding the perceptions of physicians on the role of community pharmacists in addition to willingness to integrating pharmacists in patient care process...
July 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756925/net-income-of-pharmacy-faculty-compared-to-community-and-hospital-pharmacists
#4
Marie A Chisholm-Burns, Justin Gatwood, Christina A Spivey, Susan E Dickey
Objective. To compare the net cumulative income of community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, and full-time pharmacy faculty members (residency-trained or with a PhD after obtaining a PharmD) in pharmacy practice, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, and social and administrative sciences. Methods. Markov modeling was conducted to calculate net projected cumulative earnings of career paths by estimating the costs of education, including the costs of obtaining degrees and student loans. Results...
September 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663570/professional-use-of-social-media-by-pharmacists-a-qualitative-study
#5
Arcelio Benetoli, Timothy Frank Chen, Marion Schaefer, Betty B Chaar, Parisa Aslani
BACKGROUND: Social media is frequently used by consumers and health care professionals; however, our knowledge about its use in a professional capacity by pharmacists is limited. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the professional use of social media by pharmacists. METHODS: In-depth semistructured interviews were conducted with practicing pharmacists (N=31) from nine countries. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and thematically analyzed...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510273/optimizing-identification-and-management-of-copd-patients-reviewing-the-role-of-the-community-pharmacist
#6
Thys van der Molen, Job F M van Boven, Terence Maguire, Pankaj Goyal, Pablo Altman
AIM: To propose key steps for community pharmacist integration into a patient care pathway for COPD management. METHODS: A literature search was conducted to identify publications focusing on the role of the community pharmacist in identification and management of COPD. RESULTS: The literature search highlighted evidence supporting an important role for pharmacists at each of the four key steps in the patient care pathway for COPD management...
August 11, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453851/organizational-commitment-and-intrinsic-motivation-of-regular-and-contractual-primary-health-care-providers
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Pawan Kumar, Anu Mehra, Deep Inder, Nandini Sharma
BACKGROUND: Motivated and committed employees deliver better health care, which results in better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: To assess the Organizational Commitment and Intrinsic Motivation of Primary Health Care Providers (HCPs) in New Delhi, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study was conducted in 2013 on a sample of 333 HCPs who were selected using multistage stage random sampling technique. The sample includes medical officers, auxiliary nurses and midwives, and pharmacists and laboratory technicians/assistants among regular and contractual staff...
January 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27434026/distracted-practice-and-patient-safety-the-healthcare-team-experience
#8
Lynn K D'Esmond
PROBLEM: Distracted practice is the result of individuals interacting with the environment and technology in the performance of their jobs. The resultant behaviors can lead to error and affect patient safety. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive approach was used that integrated observations with semistructured interviews. The conceptual framework was based on the distracted driving model. FINDINGS: There were 22 observation sessions and 32 interviews (12 RNs, 11 MDs, and 9 pharmacists) completed...
July 19, 2016: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430323/urolithiasis-risk-a-comparison-between-healthcare-providers-and-the-general-population
#9
Ming-Hung Chen, Shih-Feng Weng, Chien-Chin Hsu, Hung-Jung Lin, Shih-Bin Su, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo, Chien-Cheng Huang
BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers have many health-related risk factors that might contribute to urolithiasis: a heavy workload, a stressful workplace, and an unhealthy quality of life. However, the urolithiasis risk in healthcare providers is not clear. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 50,226 physicians, 20,677 pharmacists, 122,357 nurses, and 25,059 other healthcare providers as the study cohort and then randomly selected an identical number of patients who are not healthcare providers (general population) as the comparison cohort for this study...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350504/evaluating-pharmacists-motivation-and-job-satisfaction-factors-in-saudi-hospitals
#10
Nabila Benslimane, Mohamed Khalifa
High turnover rate among healthcare professionals is a very expensive price that healthcare organizations might pay if they don't have the proper strategies for motivating and satisfying their employees. Healthcare organizations should be able to identify areas that require more attention. Many studies discussed the vital link that bonds job satisfaction with motivation, which has a major impact on productivity, innovation, and overall organizational performance. Our study explored the level of job satisfaction and factors that motivate pharmacists in Saudi hospitals using mixed quantitative and qualitative methods...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27112706/changes-in-biosimilar-knowledge-among-european-crohn-s-colitis-organization-ecco-members-a-updated-survey
#11
Silvio Danese, Gionata Fiorino, Pierre Michetti
BACKGROUND: In 2013, a ECCO survey showed that a minority of IBD specialists was aware and confident about the benefits and issues of biosimilars. We aimed to look at the evolution of IBD specialists' thinking about biosimilars one year after they became available in the European Union. METHODS: A 14-question anonymous survey was posted in the ECCO website. Members voluntarily participated in response to ECCO office invitations to participate in their surveys. Information on gender, job position, country, experience with biologics also were collected...
April 25, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27079137/personnel-training-and-patient-education-in-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-in-oregon
#12
Roberto Linares, Jo Choi-Nurvitadhi, Svetlana Cooper, YoungYoon Ham, Jane E Ishmael, Ann Zweber
OBJECTIVES: To determine the knowledge and training of Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary (OMMD) personnel and describe the information and type of advice provided to patients who use Oregon dispensaries. METHODS: Statewide cross-sectional email survey of OMMD personnel. RESULTS: Of the 141 surveys, 47 were initiated. The most frequently referenced types of training were on-the-job training and the Internet. Dispensary personnel most commonly used patients' preferences and symptoms as well as personal experiences to determine appropriate strains for patients...
May 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27073275/meeting-the-needs-of-underserved-patients-in-western-kenya-by-creating-the-next-generation-of-global-health-pharmacists
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Monica L Miller, Rakhi Karwa, Ellen M Schellhase, Sonak D Pastakia, Susie Crowe, Imran Manji, Beatrice Jakait, Mercy Maina
Objective. To describe a novel training model used to create a sustainable public health-focused pharmacy residency based in Kenya and to describe the outcomes of this training program on underserved populations. Design. The postgraduate year 2 residency was designed to expose trainees to the unique public health facets of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based care delivery in low and middle-income countries. Public health areas of focus included supply chain management, reproductive health, pediatrics, HIV, chronic disease management, and teaching...
March 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27048296/work-related-discussions-between-french-rheumatologists-and-their-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#14
J Meunier, B Fautrel, Y Roquelaure, P Claudepierre
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes significant impairment of physical function, and thus adversely affects patients' ability to work. AIMS: To document how often work limitations are discussed by rheumatologists and RA patients during consultations. METHODS: We conducted an observational study in a sample of French rheumatologists and in a parallel sample of patients recruited by pharmacists. We asked all rheumatologists in France practising in private practice or mixed practice (private practice and hospital) to participate in a telephone survey about their most recent consultation with an RA patient...
August 2016: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27001376/integrating-health-technology-assessment-principles-in-formulary-management
#15
Monica Teng, Ai Leng Khoo, Ying Jiao Zhao, Liang Lin, Boon Peng Lim
OBJECTIVES: Effective formulary management in healthcare institutions safeguards rational drug use and optimizes health outcomes. We implemented a formulary management program integrating the principles of health technology assessment (HTA) to improve the safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of medicine in Singapore. METHODS: A 3-year formulary management program was initiated in 2011 in five public healthcare institutions. This program was managed by a project team comprising HTA researchers...
January 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26862335/multidisciplinary-members-perspectives-on-a-pharmacist-joining-a-rheumatology-practice-team
#16
Kerry Wilbur, Jason Kur
BACKGROUND: Pharmacist participation in chronic disease management benefits patients in many ambulatory settings. We explored the attitudes and perceptions among multidisciplinary members of a rheumatology team towards the skills and responsibilities of a pharmacist joining their practice. METHODS: The physicians, nurse, physiotherapist and staff of a rheumatology clinic were invited to participate in focus group and semistructured interviews. Practice members also completed an inventory of perceived health professional roles in the medication use process...
July 2015: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26845740/knowledge-attitude-and-awareness-among-healthcare-professionals-about-influenza-vaccination-in-peshawar-pakistan
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Tahir Mehmood Khan, Aziz Ullah Khan, Iftikhar Ali, David Bin-Chia Wu
A cross-sectional study was carried out among HCPs in Northwest General Hospital & Research Centre, Hayatabad Peshawar, Pakistan. The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge, awareness and attitude of HCPs towards influenza vaccination. A total of N=170 questionnaires were distributed among the staff. There was a 97% response rate to this survey (n=165). The median age of the respondents was 30 years and most of them, 98 (59.0%), were from age group of 24-30 years. The majority of the HCPs that participated in this study were male 106 (64...
March 8, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26827551/-and-sarah-f%C3%A3-lix-created-l-eau-des-f%C3%A3-es-and-la-parfumerie-des-f%C3%A3-es
#18
Cécile Raynal
century, the parisian perfumery of Sarah Felix was famous especially for her cosmetic "L'Eau des Fées" ("Water of the Fairies"), a dyeing supposed to give back to the old hair the color of their youth. Sarah Felix, sister of the famous actress Rachel, exercised several jobs before becoming perfumer. At first, she was actress, then she tried ... oyster culture in Normandy ! Abandoning these activities, Sarah Felix became really a businesswoman in Paris. She dedicated herself to perfumery, in particular to "L'Eau des Fées", from 1866...
December 2015: Revue D'histoire de la Pharmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26809403/-significance-of-the-pharmacist-in-inter-professional-cooperation
#19
Tokuko Okuda
Two points are considered effective in preventing the exhaustion of the various medical professions involved in home care as we look at the challenges to be confronted in 2025: increasing participation parameters and streamlining business operations. In order to increase participation parameters, the number of participating professions must be increased and the base of existing professional staff must be broadened.In order to streamline business operations, it has been determined that it is important to better understand the functions of each profession and accurately and speedily promote the contents of business operations with staffing that places the right people in the right job...
December 2015: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26798374/factors-associated-with-pharmacists-perceptions-of-their-working-conditions-and-safety-and-effectiveness-of-patient-care
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Nicole W Tsao, Larry D Lynd, Louise Gastonguay, Kathy Li, Bob Nakagawa, Carlo A Marra
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the role of pharmacists has changed, as have various provincial legislations, which now allow pharmacists to provide additional health services to patients. With these changes comes growing concern about how well the current pharmacy working environment is adapting and whether it may also be creating work-related stress that may contribute to potentially unsafe practices of patient care. METHODS: To characterize the current working conditions of pharmacists in British Columbia, an online survey was developed and distributed to all College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC) registrants by email...
January 2016: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
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