The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) met on recently (18 November 2013) and is pleased to report on the following outcomes.
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Russel Duncan, CEO emerging systems
Keeping people out of hospitals is an important part of a pharmacist’s role, and ensuring the quality use of medicine is one of the most effective ways of helping to minimise hospital admissions.
Catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSIS) and life-threatening hospital acquired infections (HAIS) present a patient well-being challenge for healthcare professionals and an economic burden for healthcare facilities across the world, yet with the right strategies they are also the most preventable. The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin spoke with leading UK IV nurse consultant, Andrew Jackson, on his recent education tour of Australia, sponsored by 3M.