Dr. Rosemary has been busy working on a number of exciting new projects and below is a selection of some her publications this year.
- Courtenay, M., Castro-Sanchez, E., Deslandes, R., Hodson, K., Lim, R., Morris, G., Reeves, S.and Weiss, M. Defining antimicrobial stewardship competencies for undergraduate health professional education in the United Kingdom: a study protocol. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1463200
Healthcare professionals are at the forefront of working across different sectors to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship competencies have only been developed for prescribing but not for other healthcare activities. This article is a protocol which aims to develop and define competences at an undergraduate level. The study will involve a Depli excercise with experts to develop competencies across all undergraduate healthcare professional education programmes to provide a standardised curriculum.
- Vosper H, Lim R, Knight C, Bowie P, Edwards B and Hignett S on behalf of the CIEHF Pharmaceutical Human Factors Special Interest Group (2018) Considering human factors and developing systems thinking behaviours to ensure patient safety. Clinical Pharmacist, 2018, Vol 10, No 2. doi: 10.1211/CP.2018.20204352
This articles calls attention to developing ‘systems thinking’ by considering human factors and ergonomics practice (HFE) to understand the complexity of issues in the workplace. HFE is regulated by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and offers validated tools to model and test complex systems and provides a new way of thinking about and addressing safety issues.
- Axon, D. R., Lim, R., Lewis, P. J., Sandher, S., Thondee, J., Edwards, K.and Howard, R. L. Junior doctors’ communication with hospital pharmacists about prescribing: findings from a qualitative interview study. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2017-001449
The aim of this study was to explore the factors which affect communication between junior doctors and hospital pharmacists about doctors’ prescribing. The study shows that junior doctors and hospital pharmacists communicate well and input from pharmacists is generally appreciated by the doctors. Joint ward rounds, pharmacist led teaching sessions and standardised communication are some of the suggested ways that communication can still be improved.