Laura C. Palombi

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OBJECTIVES To identify and describe the steps and strategies that community pharmacies with established medication management services have used to integrate medication management services into their practice settings. DESIGN Qualitative case study with semistructured interviews and focus groups. SETTING Community pharmacy organizations in Minnesota. (More)
Introduction: Approximately 7.1 million US children have asthma. The burden of asthma is disproportionate with rural US populations experiencing a higher prevalence of the disease. Rural populations experience additional disparities regarding health care access, job availability, and daily living resources. Hence, the family impact of having a child with(More)
Positive mental health (PMH) is an important construct for understanding the full continuum of mental health. Some socially disadvantaged populations experience a paradoxically high level of PMH despite negative social experiences including discrimination. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence and culturally salient correlates of PMH among(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that pharmacists are currently contributing to public health; however, the extent of this contribution as reported in the literature has not been examined. Investigating the ways that pharmacists are currently participating in public health is critical for the profession of pharmacy, pharmacy educators, and the public health(More)
This study examined the prevalence of screened posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and associated diabetes-related outcomes. A sample of American Indian adults with type 2 diabetes (n = 218) participated in interviewer-administered surveys. Using a cutoff of 3 on the Primary Care PTSD screener, 21.8 % of participants screened positive for PTSD. PTSD(More)
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic specifically indicated for lower urinary tract infections (UTIs).Rural US populations experience more health care disparities than other groups. Hence, this study sought to answer the question: Are there differences in the appropriate prescribing patterns for nitrofurantoin for the treatment of UTIs in the Emergency(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe Wellness Initiative of the Northland (WIN) screening events; present participant results from those events; discuss the benefits of pharmacist-conducted, community-based point-of-care (POC) testing to medically underserved patients and to the profession of pharmacy; and describe logistical considerations in launching disease screening(More)
BACKGROUND Fatalities from opioid overdose have risen by 117% over the past 10 years. Increasing access to the opioid antagonist, naloxone can combat this trend and saves lives. This study investigates the various routes of naloxone administration for opioid reversal in the prehospital setting. METHODS PubMed, Ovid, and Google Scholar were searched for(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess how patient perceptions of the clinical role of pharmacists may be affected by use of the AIDET communication tool during student-led health fairs, as well as how such events can help promote pharmacy practice. SETTING 12 community health fair screenings throughout northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, from February to(More)
1Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth, Minnesota 2 Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board, Duluth, Minnesota 3 Carlton County, South St. Louis County Drug Courts & North St. Louis Hybrid Court, Duluth, Minnesota 4 Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Carlton, Minnesota 5 Fond(More)