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Abstract

Importance of Pharmacists as a Front Line Warrior in Improving Medication Compliance in Covid-19 Patients

Author(s): Y. K. Bokam*, C. Guntupalli, S. N. K. R. Gudhanti, U. Kulandaivelu, R. R. Alavala, N. R. Alla, R. Manne
K L College of Pharmacy, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram-522 502, Guntur, A.P., India, 1Department of QA & QC, Chemtex environmental lab, Texas-77642 , USA.

Correspondence Address:
B. Y. KUMAR*, K L College of Pharmacy, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram-522 502, Guntur, A.P., India, E-mail: [email protected]


To explore the effect of clinical pharmacist intervention on the treatment of viral pneumonia with intravenous methyl prednisolone and others. The clinical data of 112 patients from July 2020 to September 2020 were categorized into observational group (n=56) and random group (n=56) according to the randomized double blind method. The control group with routine nursing intervention and the observational group was treated with comprehensive clinical pharmacist and nursing intervention. Quality of life, recovery time and saturation levels were assessed frequently and on a weekly basis. The observational group was found to have improved oxygen saturation levels during frequent evaluation with the saturation probes when compared with control group, as well the recovery time was also improved. The quality of life in the observation group was significantly better than that in the control group. Incorporating a clinical pharmacist as an integral member of the health care team, brings numerous benefits, one among them is significant improvement in the delay drug administration to the patient. It is undeniable that a clinical pharmacist is a drug information resource for all the health professionals working in a hospital setting.

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