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Friday 28 Apr 2017

MedAdvisor Stroke
Foundation pact
Guild QUM report launch Prostate nurses plan
The government yesterday
The Victorian Branch of the reconciled list of their medications. announced $6m in further funding
Listed medication management
Pharmacy Guild of Australia The pilot results have for prostate cancer specialist nurses
technology firm MedAdvisor
has launched the final report demonstrated this was not only in 15 rural and regional locations
yesterday announced a new
of the Improving Medication achievable but would result in across Australia, continuing a
partnership with the Stroke
Reconciliation in Community better health outcomes with over Prostate Cancer Foundation
Foundation, with the aim of
Settings project in Victoria. 80% of participants reporting better operation in place since 2014.
increasing medication adherence
Victorian Guild president Anthony understanding of their medications
among stroke survivors.
Tassone said the project had been and increased confidence in
Currently used by more than
developed and implemented in managing their medicines.
630,000 people across Australia
partnership with the Department of Through this pilot we were able
through about 45% of the countrys
Health and Human Services (DHHS) to identify and assist patients on
pharmacies, MedAdvisor also has
and the Royal District Nursing multiple medications and complex
relationships with other health
Service (RDNS). regimens particularly following
organisations such as Glaucoma
The aims of the project included a visit to a specialist or recent
Australia, Diabetes Australia and
understanding the barriers hospital admission said Mehul
Osteoporosis Australia.
and enablers of medication Mehta, one of the participating
MedAdvisor ceo Robert Read
reconciliation service in community pharmacists.
said the company was committed
pharmacy, given that poor Tassone thanked participating
to improving health outcomes
medication reconciliations can pharmacists for their contribution
for people requiring ongoing
result in unplanned hospital to the success of the pilot program
treatment, with the platform giving
admissions, Tassone explained. and the DHHS for supporting the
the ability to significantly enhance
Community pharmacists are initiative.
the manner in which patients
highly accessible and well placed to Visit guild.org.au for the report.
manage their medication.
provide medication reconciliation,
he said.

Nurse mishandles S8s


The report highlights that 2-3% of New registrations
Australian hospital admissions are
The Therapeutic Goods
The NSW Health Care Complaints medication related, a figure that
Administration (TGA) has posted
Commission (HCCC) has ruled that has remained unchanged for over
a new chemical entity (NCE)
nurse Nadejda Ovchinnikov was a decade.
registration and two extension of
guilty of professional misconduct in According to the literature, more
indication registrations for Apr on
relation to her handling of schedule than 50% of medication errors
its website.
8 drugs (opioids) for which she occur at transitions of care and
The NCE is Afstyla (lonoctocog
substituted aspirin appropriating 85% of discrepancies in medication
alfa [recombinant single-chain
the opioids for her own use. treatment originate from poor
coagulation factor VIII]) vy CSL
She was ruled as having Substance medication history taking.
Behring Australia for haemophilia.
Abuse Disorder (Opioids) and a In the projects pilot medication
Extensions of indication were
recurrent Depressive Disorder both reconciliation service, a community
granted for AbbVies Viekira
of which were in remission but at pharmacist educated the patient at
Pak-RBV (paritaprevir/ritonavir/
risk of relapse. three time points over a six month-
ombitasvir & dasabuvir & ribavirin)
The HCCC said that if Ovchinnikov period on aspects such as dosing,
and Viekera Pak (paritaprevir/
were still registered the Tribunal indication for use, interactions, side
ritonavir/ombitasvir & dasabuvir)
would have cancelled her effects and storage and providing
for hepatitis C treatments.
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