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The association between pharmacy refill-adherence metrics and healthcare utilisation: a prospective cohort study of older hypertensive adults.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

School of Pharmacy, RCSI, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Aims: Methods that enable targeting and tailoring of adherence interventions may facilitate implementation in clinical settings. We aimed to determine whether community pharmacy refill-adherence metrics are useful to identify patients at higher risk of healthcare utilisation due to low antihypertensive adherence, who may benefit from an adherence intervention.

Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study, recruiting participants (n = 905) from 106 community pharmacies across the Republic of Ireland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12539DOI Listing

Investigation of final-year pharmacy students' views on professionalism and ethics in pharmacy practice: an interventional study.

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Roland N Okoro

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Objective: To evaluate the effects of educational intervention on final-year pharmacy students' views on professional attitudes and actions required for the present day pharmacy practice.

Methods: Final-year pharmacy students (Class 2018) of the largest faculty of pharmacy in north-east Nigeria were enrolled in this study. Interventional lecture and students small group discussions on situational dilemmas in pharmacy practice, highlighting the application of the Oath of Pharmacist and the Pharmacists' Code of Ethics, were instituted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12542DOI Listing

Factors associated with potentially inappropriate medication use in community-dwelling older adults in the United States: a systematic review.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Objectives: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults is a prevalent problem associated with poor health outcomes. Understanding drivers of PIM use is essential for targeting interventions. This study systematically reviews the literature about the patient, clinician and environmental/system factors associated with PIM use in community-dwelling older adults in the United States. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12541DOI Listing

Prescribing of proton pump inhibitors for gastrointestinal bleeding prophylaxis in the Lebanese outpatient setting: patterns, compliance with guidelines and risks.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Pharmacy Practice Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Objectives: To determine patterns of proton pump inhibitor (PPIs) prescribing for gastrointestinal bleeding prophylaxis (GIBP) in the Lebanese outpatient setting, to assess their compliance with guidelines for approved GIBP indications and to delineate independent factors that are associated with non-compliance.

Methods: A community-based multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted. Eligible patients were those who presented to the community pharmacy setting with a PPI prescription for GIBP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12537DOI Listing
April 2019
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Practices of healthcare professionals in communicating with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug users in Thailand: a qualitative study.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Greenwich and Kent, Kent, UK.

Objective: This study aimed to explore practices among healthcare professionals in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) information provision.

Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with orthopaedic physicians (OPs), hospital and community pharmacists (CPs) in northeastern Thailand. Ten hospitals and 20 pharmacies in five provinces were purposively selected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12538DOI Listing

Health professions students' attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional biases.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, Wingate University Levine College of Health Sciences, Wingate, NC, USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes toward interprofessional, team-based care in first-year health professions students.

Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire was administered to all first-year health professions students in their first semester at one university using the Interprofessional Attitudes Scale (IPAS). Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to analyze the data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12536DOI Listing
March 2019
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The evolution of pharmacy practice research-Part I: Time to implement the evidence.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr;27(2):109-111

Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12527DOI Listing

A descriptive study of a novel pharmacist led health outreach service for those experiencing homelessness.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

PPSU- Homeless Healthcare, West Ambulatory Care Hospital Yorkhill, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow, UK.

Objectives: To illustrate and review this new service and to describe the demographics of the patient group and the typology of interventions made by the pharmacist prescribers.

Methods: Pharmacists provided pop-up, drop-in (no appointment needed) health clinics to various homeless support venues in Glasgow City Centre. Data from pharmacists' interventions (n = 52) and patient demographics were gathered from clinical records. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12520
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March 2019
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Fixed-rate insulin for adult diabetic ketoacidosis is associated with more frequent hypoglycaemia than rate-reduction method: a retrospective cohort study.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL, USA.

Objective: To assess whether hypoglycaemia incidence during management of adult diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) differed following transition from a fixed-rate insulin protocol to a protocol using an empiric insulin rate reduction after normoglycaemia.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed charts from adult patients managed with a DKA order set before and after order set revision. In cohort 1 (n = 77), insulin rate was 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12525DOI Listing
March 2019
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Pharmacy-led ward-based education reduces pharmaceutical waste and saves money.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Mar 3. Epub 2019 Mar 3.

Pharmacy Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

Objectives: To measure the effectiveness of pharmacy-led ward-based education sessions for pharmaceutical waste.

Methods: A pharmacy technician delivery pharmaceutical waste education in 2017. To measure the impact, results from pharmaceutical wastage audits from 2016 and 2018 were compared. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12528DOI Listing
March 2019
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Nationwide survey of experiential learning in MPharm programmes in UK Universities.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Objectives: To determine the current structure of experiential learning (EL) in Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) programmes in UK universities, and assess how they meet the standards specified by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey of staff in charge of EL in MPharm programmes was conducted, utilising a 31-item online survey, consisting of both open-ended and close-ended questions. Variables of interest were administrative aspects and structure of the EL component, tutor issues and placement sites. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12521DOI Listing
February 2019
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Self-rated health and medicine beliefs among older hospital outpatients in Hong Kong.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW, Australia.

Objectives: (1) To identify any demographic characteristics, which predict medicines adherence by reporting Necessity-Concern Differential (NCD) and Self-Reported Health (SRH) scores among Hong Kong hospital outpatients. (ii) To investigate any association between SRH and NCD in this cultural group.

Methods: A total of 709 outpatients completed a questionnaire consisting demographic information, SRH and Belief about Medicines Questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12524DOI Listing
February 2019
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Barriers and facilitators for community pharmacists' participation in pharmacy practice research: a survey.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of IQ Healthcare, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacists' barriers and facilitators regarding participation in pharmacy practice research.

Methods: We conducted an online cross-sectional survey in 1974 community pharmacies in the Netherlands.

Key Findings: A total of 252 pharmacists completed the questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12522DOI Listing
February 2019

Spontaneous, anecdotal, retrospective, open-label study on the efficacy, safety and tolerability of cannabis galenical preparation (Bedrocan).

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic, Modena, Italy.

Objectives: Our main aim was to investigate the short-term therapeutic effects, safety/tolerability and potential side effects of the cannabis galenical preparation (Bedrocan) in patients with a range of chronic conditions unresponsive to other treatments.

Methods: In this retrospective, 'compassionate use', observational, open-label study, 20 patients (age 18-80 years) who had appealed to our 'Second Opinion Medical Consulting Network' (Modena, Italy), were instructed to take sublingually the galenical oil twice a day for 3 months of treatment. The usual starting dose was low (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12514DOI Listing
February 2019
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Preparing pharmacy students for postgraduate training through a residency preparedness elective course.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Fisch College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA.

Objective: To determine the benefit of a residency preparedness elective course and assess the ability of the course to provide students with the knowledge and experiences needed to competitively apply for residency programmes.

Methods: A pre-/postsurvey study on a 2-credit hour elective course for third-year pharmacy students. This course was designed to provide them with the knowledge and experiences needed to competitively apply for pharmacy residency programmes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12526DOI Listing
February 2019
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Exploring views of pharmacists on antibacterial prescribing: a Maltese perspective.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

Objectives: To investigate the perception of Maltese pharmacists to prescribe a selected number of antibiotics.

Methods: A self-administered questionnaire entitled 'Antibiotic Prescribing by Pharmacists' was developed to study pharmacist perception to prescribing a selected number of antibacterial agents. The questionnaire was validated by a two-round Delphi technique and disseminated to all practising pharmacists (N = 930) during a 3-month period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12498DOI Listing
February 2019
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Expectations in the workplace: a qualitative study among Australian and South African academic pharmacists.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Objectives: The education of future pharmacists is the responsibility of a relatively small sector of the pharmacy workforce, and pharmacy academics (faculty) are essential for the continued viability of our profession; many also contribute to research within the profession. However, little is known about the 'work' of employees in this sector of pharmacy. The aim of this study was to investigate expectations associated with the working environment of academic pharmacists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12519DOI Listing
February 2019
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Competence, competition and collaboration: Perceived challenges among Swedish community pharmacists engaging in pharmaceutical services provision and research.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Creating evidence of effectiveness is an important part of service development. In an ongoing research project Swedish community pharmacists participate in services research by recruiting patients initiated on statins to an adherence-promoting cognitive pharmaceutical service, jointly run by nurses and pharmacists.

Aims: To explore the pharmacists' experiences of providing part of the service and their views regarding future participation in practice research aiming at developing cognitive pharmaceutical services. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12518
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February 2019
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Pharmacist educational interventions for cancer pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Objectives: Educational interventions by pharmacists for patients with cancer pain aim to improve pain management, but little is known about the different components of interventions and their effectiveness. Our aim was to assess the benefit of pharmacist delivered educational interventions for patients with cancer pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental trials testing pharmacist delivered educational interventions for cancer pain was carried out to identify the components of interventions and effectiveness at improving pain-related outcomes for patients with cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12516DOI Listing
February 2019

What comes next?

Authors:
Christine Bond

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb;27(1):1-2

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12515DOI Listing
February 2019
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A systematic review exploring characteristics of lifestyle modification interventions in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes for delivery in community pharmacy.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Feb;27(1):3-16

School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the characteristics of effective lifestyle modification interventions designed for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in order to determine elements that have the potential to be delivered in the community pharmacy setting.

Key Findings: Seven studies, comprising three each of the interventions diet and structured education and one of supported exercise, were identified. Interventions were conducted in hospital diabetes clinics and clinics situated in both urban and rural areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12512DOI Listing
February 2019
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Patient-reported barriers to medication adherence in heart failure in Scotland.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Pharmacy Services, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

Objectives: Medication adherence is the end result of a complex set of interwoven factors. Non-adherence with medication in heart failure patients is associated with excess mortality and morbidity. Studies describing interventions to improve adherence in heart failure are limited by a lack of robust methods and inconsistent outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12511DOI Listing
January 2019
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Simulation in pharmacy education to enhance interprofessional education.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Kingston upon Thames, UK.

Objective: Increased demands from healthcare services have led to new roles for healthcare professionals (HCPs). Simulation based learning (SBL) can offer multidisciplinary HCPs and students a format to train for such emerging roles. The aim of this work was to adapt existing nursing SBL to involve pharmacy students and evaluate perceptions and effectiveness of SBL when used for interprofessional education (IPE). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12499DOI Listing
January 2019
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Sources of drug information in neonatal guidelines of low- and middle-income countries.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Global Strategies, Albany, CA, USA.

Objective: Identify drug information (DI) resources used in neonatal practice guidelines in low- and middle-income countries.

Methods: Individuals with knowledge of national neonatal guideline development completed a descriptive, cross-sectional survey.

Key Findings: Eighty-five per cent (33/39) of respondents fully completed the survey. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12502
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January 2019
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Pharmacy students' opinions and experiences working on board the Transnet-Phelophepa Health Care Trains.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

School of Pharmacy, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Objectives: The Transnet-Phelophepa Health Care Trains provide primary healthcare services to patients in under-resourced rural communities across South Africa. Selected final-year pharmacy students work on the trains for 1 week. The aim of the study was to determine the experiences and document the work-based activities of pharmacy students engaged in. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12504DOI Listing
December 2018
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Changing status in health care: community and hospital pharmacists' perceptions of pharmacy practice.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

Objectives: This study aimed to explore experienced community and hospital pharmacists' perceptions of how their pharmacy practice and status in health care are affected by others' views of them.

Methods: A qualitative collective case study was conducted. The primary data were 20 in-depth semistructured interviews of community and hospital pharmacists in England that were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12505DOI Listing
December 2018
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A study to investigate the impact of a blended learning teaching approach to teach pharmacy law.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Pharmacy, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Objective: To describe the implementation and assess the effect of a blended learning approach to teach pharmacy law.

Methods: Twenty didactic pharmacy law lectures were redeveloped to 9 h of flipped classroom sessions. Presession online videos delivered factual content created in-house. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijpp.12503
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December 2018
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Hospital pharmacy technicians practice and perceptions in France and Quebec, Canada.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Unité de Recherche en Pratique Pharmaceutique, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Objectives: To describe practice and perceptions of hospital pharmacy technicians (HPTs) in France and in Quebec, Canada. The secondary objective was to compare both work settings to identify differences.

Methods: Cross-sectional online survey in December 2016 and February 2017. Read More

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December 2018
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Pharmacy student and pharmacist perceptions of professional socialism and communication in a real-life clinical setting.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, County Antrim, UK.

Objectives: To determine the impact of authentic clinical tasks on student confidence in interprofessional communication and assess the perceptions of pharmacists and pharmacy undergraduate students on how their degree prepares them to communicate and integrate with other healthcare professionals.

Methods: Pharmacists completed a questionnaire regarding how their degree prepared them to communicate with other healthcare professionals. Third- and fourth-year pharmacy undergraduate students completed a modified questionnaire with questions relating to interprofessional learning and their experiences of reflective interprofessional communication tasks whilst on hospital placement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12493DOI Listing
December 2018
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Prescribing trends and revisit rates following a pharmacist-driven protocol change for community-acquired pneumonia in an emergency department.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Objective: To compare pharmacist-led prescribing changes and associated 30-day revisit rates across different regimens for patients discharged from an emergency department (ED) with a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Methods: An observational, retrospective cohort analysis was conducted of patients who were discharged from an ED over a 4-year period with a diagnosis of CAP. Patient demographics, clinical characteristics, antibiotic selection and comorbidity and condition severity scores were collected for two cohorts: 2012-13 (before protocol change) and 2014-15 (post-protocol change). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12497DOI Listing
December 2018
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Assessing the referral of clients with respiratory symptoms to general physicians: a survey of community pharmacists in Beirut.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Objectives: The main objective of this study was to assess the ability of community pharmacists practicing in Beirut to identify red flag respiratory symptoms, and therefore to adequately refer clients to a general physician when warranted. Secondary objectives included determining whether demographic factors affect the odds of referral, and to qualify degree of agreement of community pharmacists with a panel of expert physicians.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, pharmacies were randomly selected and invited to complete a self-administered survey, each containing 10 clinical vignettes that combined different characteristics (age group, gender, presenting symptom, duration of symptoms). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12496DOI Listing
November 2018
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Longitudinal interprofessional student-led clinics - a formula for implementation.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec;26(6):473-474

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12495
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December 2018
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Examining consumer purchase intentions of non-prescription medicines in supermarkets and community pharmacies.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

University of New England Business School, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

Objective: As supermarkets continue to expand their healthcare categories, consumers now have more choice and access to non-prescription medicines. The aim of this current research is to empirically examine the drivers and barriers of consumer purchase intentions, namely trust and perceived risk, of non-prescription medicines in both supermarkets and community pharmacy settings.

Method: Data were collected using an in-store intercept survey of 402 supermarket shoppers and 310 community pharmacy shoppers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12494DOI Listing
November 2018
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Discussing alcohol in medicines use reviews: experiences of patients in a community pharmacy context.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Research Department of Practice and Policy, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK.

Objectives: Although pharmacist-led medicines use reviews (MURs) are effective for medicines management, little is understood about patients' experiences of alcohol-related advice delivered therein. Sampling a population at high risk for misuse (within an area of socio-economic deprivation), we explored patient experiences of alcohol-related MURs.

Methods: Two focus groups were conducted with patients who had discussed alcohol in an MUR in the preceding 3 months (n = 9). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12492
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November 2018
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Moral dilemmas reflect professional core values of pharmacists in community pharmacy.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 19;27(2):140-148. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Objectives: The aim was to recognise the professional core values in the moral dilemmas of pharmacists in community pharmacy and to customise the descriptions of these values for community pharmacy practice.

Methods: The narratives of 128 moral dilemmas, collected from Dutch PharmD students and early career pharmacists who experienced these dilemmas in practice, were qualitatively analysed. An expert panel deductively coded relevant portions of these narratives with the core values as formulated by the Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijpp.12490
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April 2019
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Barriers to medication adherence in patients prescribed medicines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a conceptual framework.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

Objectives: To identify barriers to medication adherence in patients prescribed medicines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and map these to the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF), to produce a conceptual framework for developing a questionnaire-based medication adherence tool.

Methods: A scoping review of barriers to medication adherence in long-term conditions was conducted to generate an initial pool of barriers. After preliminary mapping to the TDF, these barriers were presented to two focus groups of patients prescribed medicines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (n = 14) to stimulate discussion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12491DOI Listing
October 2018
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Factors associated with adherence to antimicrobial stewardship after-hours.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 3;27(2):180-190. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives: Assess restricted antimicrobials acquired after standard working hours for adherence to antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and identify factors associated with increased likelihood of adherence at the time of acquisition, and the next standard working day.

Methods: All documented antimicrobials acquired from a paediatric hospital after-hours drug room from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 were reconciled with records of AMS approval, and documented AMS review in the medical record.

Key Findings: Of the 758 antimicrobial acquisitions from the after-hours drug room, 62. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12486DOI Listing
April 2019
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Pharmacy-based management of influenza: lessons learned from research.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 28;26(6):573-578. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, Boise, ID, USA.

Recently, several jurisdictions have pursued legislative and regulatory changes to allow pharmacy-based influenza management models in which pharmacists can initiate appropriate antiviral therapy in community pharmacy settings. While studies have been published in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and the United States, concerns have been expressed over pharmacist training, the accuracy of rapid influenza diagnostic tests, and the potential impact on antimicrobial resistance, among others. Studies have demonstrated that pharmacists provide safe and effective influenza management, with high rates of patient satisfaction, while maintaining or improving antimicrobial stewardship. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12488DOI Listing
December 2018
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E-cigarettes for harm minimisation: absence of evidence or evidence of absence?

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 10;26(5):377-379

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12487DOI Listing
October 2018
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Experiences of pharmacy staff during the introduction of the checking technician role in New Zealand.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 25;27(2):149-156. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Objectives: To investigate the experiences of the participants in a study introducing a Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technician (PACT) role, and specifically their perceptions of any advantages and disadvantages.

Methods: Self-administered surveys were distributed during the introduction of a checking technician role in eight community and four hospital pharmacy sites. Surveys were conducted at three time points; at baseline, at mid-point and a final data collection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12483DOI Listing
April 2019
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Do pharmacists contribute to patients' management of symptoms suggestive of cancer: a qualitative study.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 25;27(2):131-139. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Objectives: Limited awareness of cancer symptoms results in patient delay in seeking help and contributes to delay in diagnosis. Few UK studies have investigated the potential for community pharmacists to facilitate earlier detection of cancer. This study aimed to investigate what actions patients take to manage their early cancer symptoms, to identify the extent of current community pharmacy involvement and to consider the potential role for community pharmacists to facilitate appropriate management and appraisal of potential early cancer symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12489DOI Listing
April 2019
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Development of intervention-related quality indicators for renal clinical pharmacists using a modified Delphi approach.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Sep 12. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, British Columbia Provincial Renal Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Objective: To develop a list of renal Quality Indicator Drug therapy problems (QI-DTPs) that serve to advance renal pharmacy practice to improve patient care.

Methods: Eighteen (18) renal, clinical pharmacists participated in an internet-based three-round modified Delphi survey. Each of the three rounds took approximately 2 weeks to complete. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12484DOI Listing
September 2018
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Differences in UK healthcare professionals' knowledge, attitude and practice towards infliximab and insulin glargine biosimilars.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 30;27(2):214-217. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

School of Pharmacy, Keele University, Keele, UK.

Objectives: To investigate knowledge and attitudes of different healthcare professionals in UK towards infliximab and insulin glargine biosimilars METHODS: UK medical consultants/registrars, nurses and pharmacists participated in anonymised, self-administered web-based survey distributed by professional associations.

Key Findings: There were 234 respondents: medical consultants/registrars (150), nurses (58) and pharmacists (26). 76% of medical consultants/registrars, 84% of pharmacists and 53% of nurses understood what biosimilars were. Read More

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April 2019
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Improving a pivotal hospital documentation tool utilised by clinical pharmacists.

Int J Pharm Pract 2018 Aug 24. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Objective: To improve an adherence documentation tool utilised by Australian Clinical Pharmacists in hospitals.

Method: Surveys and a focus group session were methods employed to study the perceptions of clinical pharmacists and medical officers on the 'Medication Management Plan (MedMAP)' as an adherence documentation tool and the perceived limitations, if any, of the form.

Key Findings: The MedMAP had limitations which could potentially affect patient care in hospitals. Read More

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August 2018
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The Foundation Pharmacist Project: exploring new models of dual-sector postgraduate pharmacy training.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 8;27(2):191-200. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK.

Objectives: To explore the experiences of primary care-based professional stakeholders in a dual-sector training programme for foundation pharmacists.

Methods: Professional stakeholders were defined as foundation pharmacists or members of staff working with foundation pharmacists such as general medical or nurse practitioners and administrative staff. Stakeholders were invited to participate via email and through gatekeepers. Read More

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April 2019
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Exploring the utility of the Prescribing Safety Assessment in pharmacy education in England: experiences of pre-registration trainees and undergraduate (MPharm) pharmacy students.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 8;27(2):207-213. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

British Pharmacological Society, London, UK.

Objectives: (i) To provide a preliminary indication of the performance of pharmacy undergraduate students and pre-registration pharmacy trainees in the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA). (ii) To determine the feasibility of administering and delivering the PSA in schools of pharmacy. (iii) To examine the potential relevance of the PSA and associated training materials to pharmacy education. Read More

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April 2019
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Integration of a clinical pharmacist into a Canadian, urban emergency department: a prospective observational study.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 6;27(2):175-179. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Objective: To evaluate the clinical and cost implications generated by a newly integrated ED pharmacist in a Canadian urban, university-affiliated tertiary care hospital.

Methods: A pharmacist documented all interventions that took place over a 5-week period. Interventions were assessed by a review panel for clinical significance and probability of harm had the intervention not occurred. Read More

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April 2019
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Prevalence and predictors of medicine saving and future prescription medicine sharing: findings from a New Zealand online survey.

Int J Pharm Pract 2019 Apr 30;27(2):166-174. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

School of Pharmacy, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objectives: To assess the prevalence of and factors predicting future prescription medicine sharing behaviours among adults in New Zealand (NZ). The prevalence and predictors of having leftover medicines at home and the relationship between medicine storing and sharing practices were also explored.

Methods: An online, self-administered survey of a convenience sample of NZ adults was conducted. Read More

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April 2019
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