Stephen M Caiola

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OBJECTIVES To administer, observe, and evaluate the effectiveness of a condensed continuing professional development (CPD) training program among chain community pharmacy preceptors and nonpreceptors in North Carolina. METHODS 120 community preceptors and nonpreceptors affiliated with a large community chain pharmacy completed a 5-hour CPD program(More)
In 1988 the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialities (BPS) recognized nutrition support pharmacy practice (NSPP) as one of four specialty areas in pharmacy. The BPS appointed a specialty council to develop and manage the process for board certification of qualified specialists. One step was to identify and validate activities performed by the specialists. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether family practice physicians are aware that pharmacists can administer vaccines and assess their support of pharmacists as vaccinators. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS 571 family practice physicians. INTERVENTIONS Mail survey. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Physician attitudes toward(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to conduct a random continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio audit to assess the portfolios of pharmacists who completed CPD training in the state of North Carolina and reported adopting it in place of the annual 15-hour continuing education (CE) requirement when applying for re-licensure. METHODS The NC(More)
BACKGROUND A study involving two groups of patients with cardiovascular disease was conducted to compare empiric (clinician-directed) heparin therapy with therapy based on a nomogram-determined dosage. The comparison was based on (1) the average weight-referenced infusion rate yielding a therapeutic activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and (2) the(More)
Hospices were surveyed to identify the types of pharmaceutical services provided. The directors of 75 hospice organizations were sent questionnaires regarding: (1) the type and scope of pharmaceutical services and (2) their conception of the future of the hospice movement. Of the 48 usable responses, 37 reported pharmacist affiliation. Of the 11(More)