Friday, December 19, 2014

EMPOWER Episode 5 - Global Pharmacy Practice: Comparisons of USA versus Canada

In this episode of what will hopefully become a series covering topics related to global pharmacy practice, we have featured Mark McIntyre, an EM pharmacist who practices at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Listen to the podcast by clicking the link below (link available on iTunes here):

EMPOWER Episode 5 - Global Pharmacy Practice: Comparisons of USA versus Canada

Show Notes:

Time
Topic
0:00-0:26
Musical Introduction
0:26-3:09
Introduction to episode featuring Mark McIntyre, PharmD
3:10
Culture of practice in Canada
How do you provide care to this population?
5:35
Everything in healthcare Canada is a cost center
Quality, value, waste
6:14
How to justify/expand service
6:25
Health Quality Ontario
8:22
Challenges of EM pharmacy in Canada
9:50
Discussion of AJHP commentary regarding EM pharmacy practice and medication reconciliation: 
12:20
Priority conditions handled in Canadian ED
14:30
Differences in patient-pharmacy interactions
15:00
Transitions of Care
15:54
Home at Last Program in Ontario
16:39
Opioids
17:20
Clustering of opioids prescriptions and association with mortality: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21402956
18:18
Hydromorphone
19:37
Opioid prescription database
21:18
Challenges of long wait times and boarded patients in the ED
23:27
Rapid Assessment Zones (RAZ) in the ED
23:55
Express admit unit (EAU) in the ED
25:07
Presence of EM pharmacy practice in Canada
27:49
EM pharmacists in USA
29:40
Passage of ACEP resolution 44 noticed in Canada
30:12
How to EM physicians view EM pharmacists
31:45
Tipping point for EM pharmacy
32:35
Pharmacy education in Canada
34:13
Experiential rotations
37:33
Future directions of research and scholarly activity for EM pharmacists
38:42
Rational use of drugs in the ED
39:07
Flow of a multidisciplinary team in the ED and psychology of decision making and team dynamics
40:00
Patient satisfaction and perceptions in the ED
42:23
Transition from USA to Canada
45:23
Pharmacists on the code team
48:47
Visibility of pharmacy as a profession in Canada
54:38
History: “Florence Nightingale” of pharmacy
56:56
Musical outroduction