My First Clinical Intervention

“Whilst on my 3rd year clinical placement, I saw a patient with renal failure. Looking at her drug chart, I realised that one of her medications, rivaroxaban, was unsuitable. I searched through various NICE guidelines and came up with a solution: switch the rivaroxaban to apixaban. I discussed this with my supervising pharmacist and decided monitoring requirements.”

“With the pharmacist present, I made the recommendation to the junior doctor in charge of the patient, ensuring to get across what I wanted to say and to stay on topic throughout the meeting.”

“I felt proudest after seeing ‘pharmacy recommended changing rivaroxaban to apixaban’ in her medical notes and seeing her amended drug chart!”

Prijay Bakrania, 3rd year MPharm student

 

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