Research team awarded grant to evaluate pharmacy technician support in reducing omitted doses on hospital wards
A research team at the University of Manchester have been awarded the UKCPA-PRUK Clinical Pharmacy Research Grant for 2015-16. Their 12-month project will evaluate the effect of pharmacy technician supported medication administration rounds on reducing the frequency of preventable omitted doses. The study, named TECHMED, will involve a randomized controlled trial of a technician-led intervention [...]more
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