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Title: Treatment protocols in primary care: gastro--intestinal disorders
Authors: Carbonaro, Marija Carmen
Keywords: Stomach -- Diseases
Intestines -- Diseases
Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation
Gastrointestinal system -- Diseases
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy
Citation: Carbonaro, M.C. (2011). Treatment protocols in primary care: gastro--intestinal disorders. Msida: University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy
Abstract: Presentation of symptoms indicative of gastro-intestinal disorders in a primary care setting including community pharmacies is common. Such symptoms may vary in severity and frequency. In some cases the symptoms presented may indicate severe or acute disease states that warrant referral. In other instances symptoms appearing to be related to gastro-intestinal disorders may be arising due to conditions occurring in other systems particularly the cardiovascular system. Pharmacists practising in community pharmacies support patients in using rational and safe non-prescription medicines and in identifying symptoms warranting referral. This booklet has been compiled by Marija Carmen Carbonaro, a pharmacy student who is carrying out her project in this area. She has drawn on material that has been compiled by Steven Ellul, a pharmacist who participated in this research project. An area of research interest of the department is evidence-based pharmacy and quality care standards. The development of practical and contemporary protocols to be used as guidelines by pharmacists enhances the practice of the pharmacy profession. This concept strengthens interprofessional relationships between pharmacists and other prescribers and sustains the profession’s contribution to patient care. [Preface by Professor Lilian M. Azzopardi]
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