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dc.contributor.authorPorter, Blake A.
dc.contributor.authorZaeem, Maryam
dc.contributor.authorHewes, Philip D.
dc.contributor.authorHale, LaDonna S.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Courtney Marie Cora
dc.contributor.authorGestring, Mark L.
dc.contributor.authorAcquisto, Nicole M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-05T14:49:50Z
dc.date.available2019-09-05T14:49:50Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifier.citationBlake A Porter, Maryam Zaeem, Philip D Hewes, LaDonna S Hale, Courtney M C Jones, Mark L Gestring, Nicole M Acquisto, Pharmacist involvement in trauma resuscitation across the United States: A 10-year follow-up survey, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Volume 76, Issue 16, 15 August 2019, Pages 1226–1230en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535-2900
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxz124
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/16534
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: A national survey performed in 2007 found that only 23% of American College of Surgeons (ACS) trauma centers involved pharmacists in trauma resuscitation. This study describes interval change in use, perceptions, and responsibilities from 2007 to 2017. METHODS: Of the 419 trauma centers identified from the ACS website, contact information was available for 335. In March 2017, a survey assessing hospital demographics, pharmacist coverage and services, and perception of pharmacist value and use was emailed to the identified trauma representatives. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi-square analysis, as appropriate. RESULTS: The response rate was 33% (110/335). Pharmacist involvement with trauma resuscitation increased significantly from 23% in 2007 to 70% (p < 0.001) and in 71% of trauma centers was provided by pharmacists practicing within the emergency department. Pharmacist involvement was greatest in the Midwest (p < 0.01), but with similar distribution with regards to ACS designation, institution type, and patient volume. Common bedside responsibilities include calculating dosages (96%), preparing medications (89%), and providing medication information (79%), while trauma program/administrative responsibilities (45%) include trauma team education, pharmacy operations, medication safety, quality improvement data collection, research, review of quality assurance cases, ACS accreditation preparation, and others. The primary reason for not considering pharmacist involvement was unfamiliarity with these roles/benefits. CONCLUSION: Pharmacists are an increasingly important component of the trauma team, as evidenced by growth over the last decade. In addition to clinical benefit at the bedside, pharmacists can support the regular activities of a trauma program in many meaningful ways.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;v.76:no.16
dc.subjectInterprofessionalen_US
dc.subjectPharmacisten_US
dc.subjectResuscitationen_US
dc.subjectSurveyen_US
dc.subjectTraumaen_US
dc.titlePharmacist involvement in trauma resuscitation across the United States: A 10-year follow-up surveyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holder© American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2019. All rights reserved.en_US


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