Michael J Dooley
Affiliation: Alfred Hospital
- A pharmacist-led system-change smoking cessation intervention for smokers admitted to Australian public hospitals (GIVE UP FOR GOOD): study protocol for a randomised controlled trialDennis Thomas
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University Parkville Campus, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
Trials 14:148. 2013..This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led system change intervention initiated during hospitalisation in Australian public hospitals...
- Prevalence of error-prone abbreviations used in medication prescribing for hospitalised patients: multi-hospital evaluationM J Dooley
Pharmacy Department, Alfred Health, Australia
Intern Med J 42:e19-22. 2012..9%) patients had one or more error-prone abbreviations used in prescribing, with 8.4% of orders containing at least one error-prone abbreviation and 29.6% of these considered to be high risk for causing significant harm...
- The prevalence and experience of Australian naturopaths and Western herbalists working within community pharmaciesLesley A Braun
Cardiothoracic Surgical Research Unit, Department of Surgery, Monash University Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
BMC Complement Altern Med 11:41. 2011....
- Perceptions, use and attitudes of pharmacy customers on complementary medicines and pharmacy practiceLesley A Braun
Cardiothoracic Surgical Research Unit, Department of Surgery, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
BMC Complement Altern Med 10:38. 2010..This study explores pharmacy customer use, attitudes and perceptions of complementary medicines, and their expectations of pharmacists as they relate to these products...
- Reducing potentially fatal errors associated with high doses of insulin: a successful multifaceted multidisciplinary prevention strategyMichael J Dooley
Pharmacy Department, Alfred Health, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
BMJ Qual Saf 20:637-44. 2011..A 10-fold error in administered insulin dose commonly occurs when the abbreviation 'u' is used for 'units' and subsequently misinterpreted as a 'zero.'..
- Intravenous potassium chloride prescribing and administration practices in Victoria: an observational studyMelita A Van de Vreede
Pharmacy Department, Bayside Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 189:575-7. 2008..To identify current prescribing and administration practices in relation to intravenous potassium chloride (IV KCl)...
- Implementation of a pharmacist-initiated pharmaceutical handover for oncology and haematology patients being transferred to critical care unitsJohn Coutsouvelis
Pharmacy Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Support Care Cancer 18:811-6. 2010..The goal was to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist-initiated pharmaceutical handover (PIPH) for patients being transferred from the OHU to the critical care units at a major teaching hospital...
- Palliative care for patients with cancer: what are the educational needs of community pharmacists?Safeera Y Hussainy
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
Support Care Cancer 14:177-84. 2006..The objective of this study was to determine the educational needs of community pharmacists in Australia related to palliative cancer care, to guide the development of an online educational program for pharmacists...
- Off-label prescribing in oncologySusan G Poole
Department of Pharmacy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, St Andrews Place, 3002, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Support Care Cancer 12:302-5. 2004..Off-label prescribing is widespread in the acute hospitalized oncology population, with approximately 22% of all prescriptions being for off-label or unlicensed medication. Such prescribing affects a significant proportion of patients...