The value of pharmacists in know your pulse awareness campaign across 5 countries

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: ANTONIOU, Sotiris (Barts Health NHS Trust, Herts, United Kingdom)
  • Co-author(s): Sotiris Antoniou: Barts Health NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom;, UCL Partners, London, United Kingdom;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce,
    John Papastergiou: centre for practice excellence, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce,
    Fabio De Rango: shoppers drug mart, Pharmacy, Toronto, Canada;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce,
    Dale Griffiths: Westfield Pharmacy, Auckland, New Zealand;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce,
    Nadya Hamedi: Pharmacy, Southwark CCG, London, United Kingdom;, Health Innovation Network, London, United Kingdom;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce ,
    Helen Williams: Pharmacy, Southwark CCG, London, United Kingdom;, Health Innovation Network, London, United Kingdom;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce,
    Maria Dolores Murillo: Sociedad EspaƱola de Farmacia Familiar y Comunitaria SEFAC, Madrid, Spain;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce,
    Salvador Tous: Sociedad EspaƱola de Farmacia Familiar y Comunitaria SEFAC, Barcelona, Spain
    Ema Paulino: Farmacias Holon, Almada, Portugal
    Trudie Lobban: Atrial Fibrillation Association, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
    Filipa Costa: Centro de Investigacao Interdisciplinar Egas Moniz, ISCSEM, Caparica, Portugal;, International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce,
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    This initiative was tested in 5 countries in November 2016: Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and UK.  Materials and training on AF was presented to all participants. Any adult entering pharmacies was offered a pulse check. Counselling was provided for any irregularity detected, with referral to local physician and recommendation for

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