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Pharmacy 2015, 3(1), 3-12; doi:10.3390/pharmacy3010003

An American Clinical Training Program for Spanish Nutrition Support Pharmacists: A Three-Year Experience

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Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, 881 Madison Avenue, Suite 345, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
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Pharmacy Service, Corporació de Salut del Maresme i la Selva, Sant Jaume, 209-217, 08370 Calella, Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Pharmacy, University Hospital of Candelaria, Crta. Rosario No 145, 38010 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Department of Pharmacy, Manacor Hospital, Ctra Manacor-Alcudia, 07500 Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
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Department of Pharmacy, University Hospital of Salamanca, Paseo de San Vicente, 88, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Academic Editor: Ieva Stupans
Received: 21 November 2014 / Accepted: 5 February 2015 / Published: 25 February 2015
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Abstract

A clinical nutrition support pharmacist training program, in collaboration with the Spanish Foundation of Hospital Pharmacy, Spanish Society of Clinical Nutrition, Abbott Nutrition International, University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy and Regional One Health, is described. Nutrition support pharmacists from Spain were selected to participate in a one-month training program with an experienced board-certified nutrition support pharmacist faculty member within an interdisciplinary nutrition support team environment in the U.S. Participants were expected to actively engage in an advanced clinical practice role with supervision. Clinical activities included daily intensive patient monitoring, physical assessment, critical evaluation of the patient and development of an appropriate treatment plan for patients receiving either enteral or parenteral nutrition therapy. Upon successful completion of the training program, participants were anticipated to incorporate these techniques into their current practice in Spain and to train other pharmacists to function in an advanced clinical role independently or within an interdisciplinary nutrition support team environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: parenteral nutrition; enteral nutrition; pharmacist; clinical practice; board certification; education; nutrition; nutrition support parenteral nutrition; enteral nutrition; pharmacist; clinical practice; board certification; education; nutrition; nutrition support
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Dickerson, R.N.; Martinez, E.M.; Fraile, M.C.; Giménez, J.; Calvo, M.V. An American Clinical Training Program for Spanish Nutrition Support Pharmacists: A Three-Year Experience. Pharmacy 2015, 3, 3-12.

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