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Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine adherence to medication monitoring of amiodarone and sotalol in a pharmacist-led clinic compared to standard care.
Methods: A pharmacist-led antiarrhythmic monitoring clinic was established under the purview of the cardiology pharmacist at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center (VA HCC), an outpatient branch of the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). The cardiologists at the Fayetteville VA HCC were informed of the establishment of the clinic. Patients were identified for enrollment in the clinic through direct referrals from providers and through chart review. All patients with an active prescription for amiodarone or sotalol from the Fayetteville VAMC were screened. Patients with medication initiation between December 1st, 2014 and March 1st, 2018 at a VAMC were included in the project. Patients meeting these criteria were contacted via telephone and scheduled for an initial meeting with the clinical pharmacist. Data collected included demographics, adherence to medication therapy and adherence to recommend monitoring parameters before and after enrollment in the pharmacist-led clinic. The number and nature of pharmacist interventions were also collected.
Results: not applicable
Conclusion: not applicable
Elizabeth Jacobs– PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Fayetteville VAMC, Fayetteville, NC