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Development of recommendations for dosing of commonly prescribed medications in critically ill obese children.
TLDR
The inadequacy of obesity dosing information for most medications commonly ordered for children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit led to the development of a decision support tool to aid in formulating dosing recommendations for obese children.
An introductory pharmacy practice experience emphasizing student-administered vaccinations.
TLDR
A requirement for P2 and P3 students to administer vaccines to adult patients in community pharmacies was successfully introduced, consistent with accreditation standards for students to have direct patient care responsibilities in introductory pharmacy practice experience courses.
A strategy to develop advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
TLDR
This work demonstrates that by using innovative approaches, a pharmacy school can form new partnerships with hospital, community health center, and community pharmacies, as well as work with existing clinical programs, to create a variety of medication, disease management, and other APPEs to meet its increasing placement needs and evolving accreditation standards.
Alcaftadine: a topical antihistamine for use in allergic conjunctivitis.
TLDR
In the studies reviewed, alcaftadine was more effective than placebo and at least as effective as olopatadine 0.01% in preventing ocular itching at 15 minutes and at 16 hours after administration.
Influence of pharmacist intervention on prescribing of angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II-receptor blockers, and aspirin for diabetic patients.
TLDR
A pharmacy intervention program in a primary care setting was associated with a significant increase in prescriber adherence to ADA guidelines for ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy and for aspirin therapy in diabetic patients.
The Impact of a Standalone, Patient-centered Communication Course Series on Student Achievement, Preparedness, and Attitudes
TLDR
The standalone PCC course series effectively achieved PCC outcomes and improved student preparedness for communication-based activities.
A comparison of pharmacy students' confidence and test performance.
TLDR
Overall, retention of knowledge appears to decline over a 4-month period of time, and while students perceived moderate to high confidence, student knowledge did not match perceived confidence.
Competency-Based Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiential Courses
TLDR
Three introductory pharmacy practice experiential courses were developed to improve students' ability to utilize the CAPE competencies and, to pass each course, students were required to receive a preset number of grades of “exceeds expectations” or “meets expectations.
An assessment system for mapping CAPE outcomes in an advanced pharmacy practice experience program.
TLDR
An assessment system based on the 1998 CAPE Educational Outcomes competencies has been successfully introduced for students in APPE training and permits each student's performance in individual APPE courses to be mapped to the CAPE competencies for grading purposes.
Converting U-500 regular insulin to insulin detemir and insulin lispro in a patient undergoing dietary changes in preparation for bariatric surgery.
TLDR
Subcutaneous insulin therapy in a woman preparing for bariatric surgery was safely converted from U-500R to basal therapy with U- 100 insulin detemir and with as-needed boluses of U-100 insulin lispro as the patient switched from a regular diet to a low-calorie, high-protein diet.
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