Pharmacists' perceptions and communication of risk for alertness impairing medications.

  title={Pharmacists' perceptions and communication of risk for alertness impairing medications.},
  author={Ibrahim Jomaa and Mariam Odisho and Janet M Y Cheung and Keith Wong and Jason G Ellis and Tanya Smyth and Bandana Saini},
  journal={Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP},
  volume={14 1},
BACKGROUND A core role of the pharmacist is to ensure safe and effective medication use. Therapeutic classes that impair alertness (e.g. sedatives or hypnotics) can pose safety concerns for the consumer when undertaking activities requiring psychomotor vigilance (e.g. driving). OBJECTIVE To explore pharmacists' perceptions and communication strategy of the risks related to alertness impairing medications in clinical practice. METHODS In-depth semi-structured interviews explored community… CONTINUE READING
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