Pharmaceutical Care - Science topic
Pharmaceutical care is the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving the elimination or reduction of a patient's symptomatology; arresting or slowing of a disease process; or preventing a disease or symptomatology.
Questions related to Pharmaceutical Care
Probiotics are of interest to treat preterms because research shows that they might prevent necrotising enterocolitis in preterms and also sepsis. I wonder what the current practice is in NICUs in Europe? Are they being used? If so, at what dose, what type of probiotics (preferably the commercial name), what are the specifications of the product, any safety concerncs and are they registered as a drug or as a supplement/food?
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An editorial in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy by van Mil and Fernandez-Llimos entitled: What is ‘pharmaceutical care’ in 2013? poses several relevant questions about the current definitions of PC. It shed a light on the mesh of working definitions since the original definition proposed by Hepler and Strand and the subsequent alternative terms proposed by other organizations and groups. I invite those individuals with interest in the subject to share their thoughts in this forum.
Given the ever-growing need for "antifragile" organizations throughout the world, how do you feel about the SC & PDW's application in India?
Doug Hepler, in his 1990's landmark article on Pharmaceutical Care, argued that 'pharmacists are looking for a role..and for self-actualization'. These were some of the reasons PC was launched, with its humanistic, patient-centered philosophy of practice to replace task-orientation and product contentedness. It seems to me that pharmacists are still looking. We now have pharmacists prescribing, and in providing health promotion advice, they educate about non-pharmacological management including dietary advice, exercise, and helping patients quit smoking. All good; but is this a sign of natural professional growth, or is it a sign of professional panic accompanying threats of automation, competition, and dwindling of funding and remuneration?
Is there a significant role of pharmacists in controlling prescribing errors? And is there a difference between their role in developed and developing countries?
Guidelines like ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacy) and USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) are used for counseling the patients during dispensing the medicines. How much useful these guidelines are to determine the extent of counseling fulfilled by the pharmacists? Are they still in use?
Patient is having below the knee amputation and the surgeon would like to to place a cement block with antibiotic delivery capped around the bone for infection prevention. Surgeon asked pharmacy if he should add the powered drug as during the endothermic or exothermic process of making the cement block. Not sure if anyone has done this before, but any information would be helpful. Both processes are out of the listed temperature rages for storage/stability data provided.
About 50 % of elderly patients aged over 65 discontinue with their medications and majority of them discontinue with medication within first 3 months. Many patients want to get more data about their drugs, however many healt care professionals (clinicians, pharmacists, nurses) often do not feel this problem. According to the data and well-designed trials a cooperation with clinical pharmacists at the discharge can be very beneficial for the patients, however because of a lack of sense for medical errors at the discharge many hospitals do not recognize this as a real problem, although drug discontinuation immediate after discharge can lead to serious harms. What is a situation in your country at the discharges from the hospitals?
I would like to know if anybody has any experiences with diabetes prevention programs in Community Pharmacies, something like Findrisc or similar. I would be most grateful for any information you have.
I am doing qualitative research on the practice and perception of community pharmacists on the provision of pharmaceutical care for osteoporosis. Can I use an integrated behavior model to develop my framework?
Drug compatibility and incompatibility is an important consideration for nurses in drug administration, especially when multiple drugs are administered rapidly per three way connectors either through central lumen or peripheral line.
Though safety of medication administration is ensured through "10 Rights ", to remain alert for potential harm & additional information about "gap in time " between two or multiple drugs administration is most significant for patient safety.
Some pharmceutical excipent manufacturer give a retest period at the moment of expiry date. If after such period it passes all the tests,the time period given to it for using it again is not specified by that manufacturer.
On which basis can we decide its usage period?
Efavirenz is known to cause CNS effects. Symptoms resolve within 3 to 6 months but in some patients may persist until efavirenz is substituted for nevirapine.
I am doing a system implementation bid for my thesis and will like to look at the implementation of clinical pharmacy at a local hospital.
I want it to be a complete one stop solution for health for all online customers.
Clinical pharmacy (CP) is a relatively new research discipline and there are conflicting opinions as to what it comprises. In particular, the relationship between research in CP on the one hand and clinical pharmacology and pharmacy practice on the other have not been well defined. I would be interested to hear the opinions of those interested in either of these fields.
As the Doctor of Pharmacy is the emerging profession in branch of Pharmacy. I wish to know where exactly the Pharm.D can fit. As many people say many words of carrier... But eager to know what a Pharm.D graduate can do the best as specific to his professional skills exclusive to the Pharm.D
As in India, there are many P.G branches available as M.Pharmaeutics, M.Pharmacology, M.Pharmacy Practice, M.Clinical Pharmacy and M.Clinical Research etc. Every speciality has their own role to play in Patient care and Industry too. But what exactly the role of Pharm.D can be different from that of these speciality branches.