MAP-AP Study – Mental Health Assessment and Prescribing by Alberta Pharmacists

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MAP-AP Study – Mental Health Assessment and Prescribing by Alberta Pharmacists  Purpose: MAP-AP tracks and quantifies the impact of community pharmacists (practicing at the full scope within Alberta) on the management of patients with newly diagnosed Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and/or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), compared to usual care Setting:  Community pharmacies in Calgary  Participants:  […]

Images of Pharmacy Practice

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Images of Pharmacy Practice Visit: Images of Pharmacy Practice website Pharmacy practice has significantly evolved from a role focused on medication preparation and distribution to that of an accessible, collaborative primary care practitioner. Despite this change,  many of the images of pharmacists, for example on the web and social media, still depict a drug distribution role. […]

IGNITE

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COVID-19: Bringing the ‘Invisible Layer’ of Pharmacists Professional Identity and Roles to Light (IGNITE) Background: Pharmacists are essential frontline heroes who have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic since day one. They have continually stepped up and provided the highest quality of care to their patients during extremely challenging times. Purpose: To explore the subjectivity of professional […]

RxPATH Study – Improving Hypertension Detection and Control through a Hypertension Certification Program Based Upon the Hypertension Canada Guidelines

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Background/Rationale: Hypertension is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, accounting for more than one tenth (13%) of the total deaths every year. Hypertension control is still elusive despite its complications (e.g., heart disease, stroke and kidney failure) and advances in treatment. Levels of hypertension awareness and control have increased in Canada over the […]

Outcomes of Urinary Tract Infection Management by Pharmacists: RxOUTMAP

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  RxOUTMAP tracks and quantifies the impact of pharmacist management of patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Background Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common indications for which antibacterial agents are initiated. It is also the 8th most common reason for ambulatory clinic visits and the 5th most common reason for emergency […]

A Quality Improvement Project to Address lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) by pharmacists in the community (PILUTS)

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Purpose: To determine if pharmacists in the community improve patient management of lower urinary tract symptoms. Setting: Community pharmacies in Edmonton and surrounding area Participants: Seniors who come to the community pharmacy Design: randomized controlled trial Control group: Pharmacist asks some assessment questions about LUTS Pharmacist determines the baseline scores on the patient questionnaire Pharmacist […]

Rxcellence

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Vision Our vision is to build a pharmacy network that supports the implementation of evidence-based practice for pharmacists and technicians. Studies We Are Currently Recruiting Pharmacists for LiveRx LiveRx is focused on equitable hepatitis C care by pharmacists which includes: HCV screening, treatment, and curative treatments for Albertans. LiveRx is based on partnerships between pharmacists […]