Erica Sainsbury

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Prenalterol was administered as an intravenous infusion at three incremental rates (60, 120 and 240 nmol/min) to five patients with severe cardiac failure. Haemodynamic, hormonal and metabolic variables were measured at the same time as plasma prenalterol concentrations, and the pharmacokinetics of the drug were studied by following plasma concentrations(More)
BACKGROUND Inter-professional learning has been promoted as the solution to many clinical management issues. One such issue is the correct use of asthma inhaler devices. Up to 80% of people with asthma use their inhaler device incorrectly. The implications of this are poor asthma control and quality of life. Correct inhaler technique can be taught, however(More)
Seven sets of plasma concentration-time data were fitted to both a conventional biexponential equation and a gamma equation. The values of clearance (CL) and mean residence time (MRT) were calculated from the fitted parameters and compared with the values calculated by the trapezoid rule. Both the biexponential and gamma equations provided adequate fits to(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare longitudinal data with previous cross-sectional data regarding Australian undergraduate pharmacy students' approaches to learning, and explore the differences in approaches to learning between undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts. METHODS Longitudinal, repeated measures design using a validated self-report survey instrument were(More)
The development of health and healthcare systems in South-East Asia has influenced the practice of community pharmacy. Over the years, community pharmacy in the region has striven to expand services beyond dispensing to encompass more involvement in public health issues. Searches were conducted in Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PubMed for articles published(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate how pharmacy students' approaches to learning change over the duration of a bachelor of pharmacy degree program. METHODS Data were obtained from a cross-sectional, repeated measures design, using a validated self-report survey instrument. Areas examined included processing and regulation strategies, motivational preferences for(More)
BACKGROUND Achievement goal theory helps us understand what motivates students to participate in educational activities. However, measuring achievement goals in a precise manner is problematic. Elliot and McGregor's Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ) and Elliot and Murayama's revised Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ-R) are widely used to assess(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify best practices in global pharmacy education and curriculum design as the basis for decisions about major curriculum change in an existing 4-year bachelor of pharmacy curriculum. DESIGN We investigated international best-practice standards, conducted semi-structured interviews with faculty members, and used standardized instruments(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify pharmacy students' preferred achievement goals in a multi-national undergraduate population, to investigate achievement goal preferences across comparable degree programs, and to identify relationships between achievement goals, academic performance, and assessment type. METHODS The Achievement Goal Questionnaire was administered to(More)
BACKGROUND Community pharmacy practice in Australia is changing and Research and Development (R&D) in community pharmacy plays an important role in contributing to the changes. A range of Cognitive Pharmacy Services (CPS) were developed from R&D programs, yet their implementation has been minimal indicating slow practice change within community pharmacy.(More)