Anna Man MPharm, MRPharmS, PGDipGPP, MSc Pharmacy Practice is a cardiothoracic critical care pharmacist at Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Basildon &Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
During ward rounds in hospitals, pharmacists often make interventions and recommendations that help optimise the care of patients. At Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we carried out a service evaluation to analyse pharmacist interventions on a 16-bed cardiothoracic critical care unit. We wanted to find out the frequency and types of interventions made by the ward pharmacist; evaluate the effect of pharmacist attendance to ward rounds on the total number of inte
Life-threatening complications following cardiac surgery are common, but can be managed with appropriate treatment.