All publications of “Stéphanie de Souza Costa Viana”

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Interventions of the clinical pharmacist in an Intermediate Care Unit for elderly patients

Stéphanie de Souza Costa Viana, Tiago Arantes, Sabrina Corrêa da Costa Ribeiro

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3894

ABSTRACT Objective To discuss the role of the clinical pharmacist in hospital care of critical elderly patients. Methods Critical patients aged 60 years and over admitted by the clinical staff to an Intermediate Care Unit were followed-up for 4 months regarding their drug therapies. Medical prescriptions were reviewed daily on the basis of patients’ clinical conditions, with the view to identify opportunities for optimization of drug therapies, contributing to safer prescribing, reduced discomfort and correct and rational use of drugs. […]