Special Issue "Development of a National Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Collaborative Practice Network"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2019).
2. Clinical Associate Professor (affiliate), School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
Interests: pharmacy pediatrics; perioperative care; medication management; health informatics; clinical administration
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2. Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Children's National Health System, 111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010
3. Intensive Care and Department of Paediatric Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Interests: developmental pharmacology; neonatal pharmacology; paediatric pharmacology; neonatal medicine; neonatal infectious diseases; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; neonatal clinical trials
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Understanding and managing the pharmacotherapy of children with special health care needs (CSHCN), with medical complexity (CMC), safely is very challenging due to a number of individual, multi-disciplinary, and systems-based issues, especially those that require the use of compound sterile (pCSPs) and non-sterile preparations (pCNSPs) for children with chronic and/or rare diseases. For over five years, efforts to raise awareness of the need to create a conceptual framework for meeting CSHCN needs comprised of four pillars—formulation, information, collaboration, and innovation. In 2015, a Special Issue in Pharmacy, called “Pharmacy Paediatrics”, discussed formulation and information issues related to medicines management for children; that is to say, problems primarily related to the lack of standardized pCNSP recipes and of electronic identifiers for them. Efforts are underway through the auspices of the United States Pharmacopeia to address the issues related to (1) science-informed recipes and (2) the exchange of compounded drug preparation information in health information technology systems.
This Special Issue in Children, “Development of a National Pharmacotherapy Collaborative Practice Network for Children”, will encompass the collaboration and innovation matters related to creation of a comprehensive and systematic approach to the design of an ambulatory care system for children that includes (1) establishment of multi-disciplinary practice networks; (2) formulator/ compounder /manufacturer partnerships; and (3) pragmatic clinical trials to support the evolution of evidence-based outcomes.
Manuscripts written jointly by pediatricians and clinical pharmacists are welcome in the following areas:
(1) address the need for development of a national multi-disciplinary pharmacotherapy collaborative practice network;
- micro aspects—setting up a collaborative practice
- macro aspects—organizational structure and partnerships, design requirements, and shared EHR needs
- integration of micro and macro—achieving and measuring positive outcomes in CSHCN (formulation, information, collaboration, and innovation)
(2) assess and suggest sub-specialty practice needs within pediatric pharmacotherapy and clinical pharmacy medication management;
- immunology - HIV/AIDS
- primary pediatrics
(3) integrate complementary and alternative medicine providers and their patients within an evolving medication safety net for ensuring system-level medication needs assessment, formulation and research.
Interested authors are welcome to contribute papers to this collection and to inquire with the editors regarding any questions about paper ideas, content, and scope of the Special Issue.
Dr. Richard Parrish
Prof. Johannes N. van den Anker
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Children with special health care needs (CSHCN)
- Collaborative practice
- Clinical pharmacy
- Medical complexity
- Medication management