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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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ICU Management

Clinical Pharmacist Role in the ICU

2016 30 Nov

We provide an overview of the various facets of pharmacist practice in the intensive care unit (ICU), the current extent to which pharmacists are present in the ICU, along with a discussion on barriers and lessons learned in garnering support for such a role.   Caring for critically ill patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) is considered a standard... Read more

ICU Management

Medication Safety

2016 11 Mar

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers of particularly dangerous drugs to very sick people, who have little physiological reserve to cope with additional problems. When patients are admitted to or transferred out of critical care we have to transfer complex information about patients’ medications. The staff prescribing... Read more

Cardiology Management

Involving Pharmacists Can Improve Hypertension

2015 29 Sep

According to a new study from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, patients with high blood pressure can benefit from the expanded role played by pharmacists. Findings from the Rural Alberta Clinical Trial in Optimizing Hypertension (RxACTION) are  published in the journal Circulation.During the study, the researchers compared... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pharmacists Play Critical Role in Improving Patient Health

2015 18 Jun

According to a study conducted by Scot H. Simpson, professor in the faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta, pharmacists on primary care teams can have a significant impact on the treatment of blood pressure in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The study titled “Pharmacists on primary care teams: Effect on antihypertensive medication... Read more


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