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Recognition and Satisfaction of Health-Care Professionals Toward the Clinical Practice in Intensive Care Units Provided by Pharmacists
It was more than 30 years for pharmacists providing clinical services in ICU, and the contribution has been well documented in the United States but much less in Taiwan. In 1995, Taiwan ICU accreditation was the first regulation to ask pharmacists provide clinical service in ICU. As so far, there are no reports or studys about the recognition and satisfaction of health-care professionals toward the clinical practice in ICU provided by pharmacists. It is necessary to understand the satisfaction and recognition of clinical services provided by pharmacists in ICU to strengthen and improve the relationships between the physicians and nurses.The objectives of this study are （1） physicians’ and nurses’ recognition and satisfaction about clinical services provided by pharmacists and （2） their attitude toward pharmacists’ advantages which has been written from journals.This study is a cross-sectional survey research. The inclusion criteria are physicians, pharmacists and nurses who work in ICUs of regional and center hospitals, and mailed questionnaires to them in March 2002.The Likert’ scales and closed-end questions are used in those questionnaires which designed by ourselves. All questionnaires were asked to mail back within two weeks.299 questionnaires were responded to the survey （Physicans: 59; Nurses: 125; Pharmacists: 115）. It is higher needs than satisfication in clinical services provided by pharmacists among physicians and nurses. And , there are no differences in physicians, pharmacists, and nurses in TDM, TPN and DUE （P>0.05）. All people agree that grand rounds in ICUs is the most representative clinical services. Physicians and nurses have positive attitude of issues about pharmacists in ICUs（Median>4）. But pharmacists express neutral attitude about CPR and haveing responsibility in drug cost（Median＝3）. Physicians and nurses become more positive after they contact with pharmacists.Although this study just a survey for the status of critical care pharmacists at present, the result has shown that phycians and nurses has postive attitude toward clinical services provided by them. But the needs of clinical services provided by critical care pharmacists is over their satisfication. There is some room for pharmacists to enhance clinical services in Taiwan.