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Pharmaceutical care for patients with postoperative history

Nikolina Zarkova, Anna Todorova, Ivo Kumanov

Abstract

Surgical wounds are the most commonly treated wounds in today's global medical practice. Often, patients are not aware of exactly how they should treat their post-surgical wounds at home. A model for pharmaceutical care of patients with postoperative wounds was developed on the basis of literary sources and guidelines. The Life Value (LV) of the patients was evaluated using the generic SF12 v2 instrument.  SF12 v2 was administered to consulted patients and  not consulted patients in a control group. The results showed an improvement in all measured LV scores within the group of the consulted patients. Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals and with their knowledge and competencies, they can contribute to the process.


 


Keywords

postoperative wounds, pharmaceutical care, quality of life

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssp.v5i2.5104

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About The Authors

Nikolina Zarkova
Dilyana Pharmacy
Bulgaria

Anna Todorova
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Management, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Ivo Kumanov
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Management, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna

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