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Sources of information used to support quality use of medicines: Findings from a national survey of nurse practitioners in Australia

Buckley, Thomas, Stasa, Helen, Cashin, Andrew, Stuart, Meg and Dunn, Sandra V. (2015). Sources of information used to support quality use of medicines: Findings from a national survey of nurse practitioners in Australia. American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Journal,27(2):87-94.

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Title Sources of information used to support quality use of medicines: Findings from a national survey of nurse practitioners in Australia
Author Buckley, Thomas
Stasa, Helen
Cashin, Andrew
Stuart, Meg
Dunn, Sandra V.
Journal Name American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Journal
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 2
ISSN 2327-6924   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84923225972
Start Page 87
End Page 94
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Purpose
The purpose of this study was to investigate the sources, both print and electronic formats, which Australian nurse practitioners (NPs) currently use to obtain information regarding quality use of medicines (QUM). An additional aim was to document NPs’ preferences for continuing education in relation to QUM.

Data sources
A national electronic survey of Australian NPs was conducted in 2007 and again in 2010.

Conclusions
Eighty percent of respondents accessed information on QUM from professional literature, which may include scholarly journal articles, reports, and independent publications. There was a decrease in the percentage of respondents who obtained information from drug industry representatives. NPs prefer to receive medicines information in an electronic form, rather than a paper-based version, and over the time period more NPs are utilizing electronic sources rather than paper.

Implications for practice

These findings provide important insights into medical information products for the developers who may be able to use these results to ensure that their products meet the needs of NP clinicians. Additionally, the finding that NPs prefer to receive their continuing information related to medicines in electronic format, but also highly value conference proceedings, may help to inform future planning of NP education needs in relation to QUM.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2327-6924.12138   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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