Assessing hospital pharmacist understanding of low-dose codeine combination products for pain relief: exploring knowledge regarding alternative treatments & readiness for practice change.

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SEDA, Veronika (Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, SA Early Career Pharmacists' Working Group, Adelaide, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Veronika Seda: Priceline, Pharmacy, Adelaide, Australia;Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Early Career Pharmacists' Working Group, Adelaide, Australia
    Jacinta Johnson: School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia;SA Pharmacy, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health, Adelaide, Australia;Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Early Career Pharmacists' Working Group, Adelaide, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    Hospital pharmacists in South Australia (n=16) were invited to complete an anonymous questionnaire assessing their understanding of issues relating to non-prescription analgesics. Data were assessed using descriptive statistics.

    Results

    Just under half (46%) of respondents identified the greater efficacy of combination paracetamol &

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