Thesis / Dissertation

Medications and oral restrictions

The-Phung To, David Story (ed.)

Published : 2020


Many patients presenting for a procedure/surgery take long-term oral medications. Many of these medications are omitted inappropriately during the fasting period, which can put patients at risk of undesirable complications. The PhD took a qualitative-quantitative approach to explore potential causes, solutions, implementation considerations and impact of strategies to improve medication management in patients with oral intake restrictions, such as when fasting before a procedure/surgery. Four studies were conducted: The first identified barriers to managing medications appropriately, while the second investigated barriers and enablers to implementation of improvement initiatives. The third..

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