Expanded Roles for Pharmacists in Medication Management for Surgical Inpatients
thesisposted on 2021-12-13, 05:46 authored by TIM TRAN
The medication management of surgical inpatients is complex. Medication errors and subsequent adverse drug events are common, and there are concerns about suboptimal and extended opioid use following surgery. This thesis examines expanded roles for pharmacists through assisting hospital medical officers with the prescribing of admission and discharge medications to reduce medication errors, reduce delays in the administration of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, improve hospital discharge times and lower opioid discharge quantities.