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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-7

The care of patients with cardiovascular disease: Pharmacists role


1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center; Mercer University College of Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 Mercer University College of Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Teresa Pounds
Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, 303 Parkway Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
USA
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The field of pharmacy and the role of pharmacists have expanded remarkably within the past thirty years. Clinical pharmacists' postgraduate educational training has prepared them to be competent in patient-centered care and pharmacy operational services that can be applied to any practice setting including specialized fields of clinical pharmacy such as infectious diseases and anticoagulation. Studies have also revealed the impact of clinical pharmacists on medication error reduction within the pediatric and adult critical care units, improved nutritional status in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients, and reduced readmission rates of patients with heart failure. Highlights of selected literature showcase the role clinical pharmacists' play within the multidisciplinary team and its significant impact on both clinical and economical outcomes.


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