MANAGEMENT OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN COMMUNITY PHARMACIES

Eeva Terasalmi, MSc, MBA, Vice-President. International pharmaceutical federation (FIP) World health organisation became interested in involving pharmacists to the health promotion activities when it became evident that NCD-problems will spread around the world with rising standards of living. Community pharmacies are easily reachable source of reliable information and they are the most widely used health […]

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QUANTIFYING CLINICAL PHARMACY IMPACT: THE NEW INTEGRATION MODEL

Abdulrazaq S. Al-Jazairi, Pharm.D., MBA, FCCP, BCPS (AQ-Cardiology) Deputy Director, Pharmaceutical Care Division Clinical Pharmacy Consultant, Head, Department of Medical/Critical Care Pharmacy , Cardiology King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre.KSA   Clinical pharmacy is defined by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) as “a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care […]

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MEDICINES RECONCILIATION – IS THERE A BEST PRACTICE TO OBTAIN CORRECT MEDICINES LISTS AT ADMISSION TO HOSPITAL?

Frank Jørgensen, Cand. Pharm, MSc, President of the Norwegion Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Haukeland Hospital Pharmacy, Norway   Medicines reconciliation – is there a best practice to obtain correct medicines lists at admission to hospital?(20 minutes presentation on 21/02/2018 Studies have shown that for up to 80% of patients there is one or more discrepancies […]

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THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF PHARMACOTHERAPY SERVICES

Antoine Cherfan, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, CACP .Manager of Pharmacotherapy Services .Department of Pharmacy Services. Cleveland clinic Abudhabi. UAE     Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) opened its doors in March 2015 providing inpatient and outpatient services through 5 major institutes of practice through a state of art facility with the highest level of automation. Establishing […]

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PRIORITIZATION AND REFERRAL IN THE DELIVERY OF PHARMACEUTICAL CARE

Carl Fenelon. Bsc, Msc, MRPharmS, Senior Cliinical Pharmacists, Lead MMyM evaluator, UK     With limited resource available to deliver pharmaceutical care there is a clear need to effectively prioritise services to patients who are most likely to benefit.  Initial methods of prioritisation were to concentrate pharmacy resource to high risk settings; however this resulted […]

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A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF COMPLEX INTERVENTIONS

Derek Stewart, PgCert, BSc , MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, FFRPS, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University.UK   The United Kingdom Medical Research Council guidance on ‘Developing and Implementing Complex Interventions’ describes four stages of: development; feasibility/piloting; evaluation; and implementation. Complex interventions are defined as those with ‘several interacting components’. […]

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PREGNANCY IN CARDIAC PATIENTS: CHALLENGES IN MEDICATION USE

Amani Al Shaban RPh, M.Sc Pharm, Pharmacy Director,Saud Albabtain Cardiac Center.KSA   An increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been found in women of childbearing age, and Up to 4% of pregnancies may have cardiovascular complications despite no known prior disease. With the presence of CVD in pregnant women posing a difficult clinical scenario […]

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ARE WE TREATING OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURE OF THE HIP ADEQUATELY?

Huda Al-Harthi, Mpharm, Msc,Khoula Hospital, Oman     Objectives:   Highlight on the burden of osteoporosis in the healthcare system Illustrate the study findings: Whether all osteoporotic hip fractures do actually get a DEXA scan Whether they do get anti-osteoporotic medications after the fractures Rate of secondary fragile fracture Explore the role of pharmacist in […]

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RESPONSIVE HEALTH SYSTEM: THE PATH TO UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

Objectives   To advance understanding of global health agenda and universal health coverage To discuss the concept of health systems resilience To identify the lessons learnt, challenges, and future perspectives) To discuss the WHO framework on integrated people-centered health services To highlight the current best practices To demonstrate how to shift the professional boundaries and […]

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