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Leanne Chalmers

Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice

Room 3014, Pharmacy Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1095 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7627 (fax)

Leanne.Chalmers@utas.edu.au

Dr Leanne Chalmers is a Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice and Bachelor of Pharmacy Course Coordinator in the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine in the Faculty of Health. Her research interests include optimising the use of antithrombotic agents, particularly in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation; quality use of medicines, with a focus on medication use in the hospital setting; and the provision of medication-related services along the continuum of care. She is also a strong advocate for quality student experiences – experiences that will promote students' intellectual curiosity and empower them with the attributes necessary to succeed in their lives and careers.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2012. The Role of Community Pharmacy in Post-Discharge Warfarin Management
  • BPharm (Hons), Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1997

Biography

Leanne graduated from Curtin University of Technology with First Class Honours in 1997, completed her pre-registration training at Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, Western Australia as WA Pharmacy Trainee of the Year and then practiced as a hospital pharmacist at Fremantle Hospital and in various hospital trusts around the United Kingdom.

Between 2004 and 2008, she was a lecturer in pharmacotherapy at the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University, and a clinical pharmacist in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery at Fremantle Hospital.

In 2008, she moved to the University of Tasmania to undertake her PhD, which involved a $1.2million multi-site project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement to trial a post-discharge service for patients taking warfarin. She completed her PhD in 2011 and took up her Lecturer appointment in the same year.

Research Themes

With her strong background in, and continuing links with hospital pharmacy practice, Leanne has ongoing interest in a wider range of projects involving quality use of medicines in the hospital setting, and the provision of medication-related services as patients are admitted to hospital from the community, and then discharged home again.

Leanne's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. Her particular interest lies in promoting optimal use of anticlotting medications, also known as antithrombotic agents, in people with different forms of heart disease. Her particular research area is stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, which is the most common heart rhythm abnormality and is increasing in prevalence as the population ages. Her collaborative work aims to support prescribers in choosing the best agent for individual patients, and then to facilitate patients achieving the best possible outcomes from their therapy.

Leanne is also committed to training highly effective healthcare professionals for the future, which has led to her involvement in diverse quality-focussed learning and teaching projects, encompassing benchmarking for quality assurance, computer simulation as preparation for clinical placement, and explicit articulation of competency standards with the pharmacy curriculum.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Registered as a Pharmacist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Member of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, including membership of the Tasmanian State Branch Committee (Continuing Education Coordinator)

Administrative expertise

Leanne's PhD project required coordination of a project involving eight project sites across three states, which provided her with experience in managing large projects and the accompanying administration. In her role as Bachelor of Pharmacy Course Coordinator, she has gained experience in curriculum and assessment review; course accreditation processes; convening and chairing meetings; stakeholder consultation; review of application; and other administrative activities.

Teaching

Clinical pharmacy, Pharmacotherapeutics, Cardiology, Heart failure, Atrial fibrillation

Teaching expertise

Throughout her academic career, Leanne has developed expertise in curriculum and assessment review; development of course-level learning outcomes; and the development of benchmarking relationships with other institutions. Her activities in scholarship have led to several peer-reviewed publications.

To support her teaching, Leanne has completed ELT501 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching. She has received two Teaching Merit Certificates in recognition of her teaching expertise, and is acknowledged by her colleagues for the support and mentorship she offers.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Optimising the use of antithrombotic agents, particularly in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
  • Quality use of medicines, with a focus on medication use in the hospital setting
  • Provision of medication-related services along the continuum of care

Collaboration

Leanne has strong research links with the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), having been involved in no less than five funded projects with RHH collaborators, as well as several smaller Honours and practice-focussed projects.

Current projects

Leanne's current projects focus optimising stroke prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation, and include:

  1. The Tasmanian AF Study, a multisite retrospective study of atrial fibrillation management in patients admitted to Tasmanian public hospitals
  2. Prescriber attitudes towards stroke prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation
  3. Development of a decision support smartphone app to improve antithrombotic prescribing in atrial fibrillation
  4. Patient experiences, perceptions and knowledge of stroke thromboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation

Related quality use of medicines projects involve a randomised controlled trial of post-discharge home medicines reviews for patients with acute coronary syndrome, the development of prediction scores for adverse drug reaction-related hospital admission, assessing the clinical outcomes in Ethiopian patients initiated on antiretroviral therapy, and an investigation of medication-related problems experienced by patients receiving palliative care.

Her learning and teaching work involves developing of a benchmarking, use of computer simulation as preparation for clinical placement, and the value of increasing student engagement with the pharmacy competency standards within the pharmacy curriculum.

Research Fields

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Basic Pharmacology (111501)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111599)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (111504)
  • Health Informatics (080702)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Haematology (110202)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Pharmacogenomics (111505)

Research Impact

  • Blood Disorders (920101)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Health (929999)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Nursing (920210)

Publications

Leanne has a history of publication dating from her time as a clinical pharmacist. She has several publications relating to her PhD project, and has subsequently published in the areas of optimising stroke prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation and the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, adverse drug reactions and the scholarship of learning and teaching. She is a regular reviewer for a number of journals, including Annals of Pharmacotherapy, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Total publications

93

Journal Article

(38 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Walsh K, Ford K, Morley C, McLeod E, McKenzie D, et al., 'The Development and Implementation of a Participatory andSolution-Focused Framework for Clinical Research: A case example', Collegian ISSN 1322-7696 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2016.06.003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Walsh K; Ford K; Morley C; Peterson GM

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2016Alamneh EA, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LR, 'Suboptimal use of oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation: has the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants improved prescribing practices?', American journal of cardiovascular drugs : drugs, devices, and other interventions Article Epub ahead of print. ISSN 1175-3277 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40256-016-0161-8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki LR

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2016Bezabhe WM, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LR, Gee P, Peterson GM, 'Antiretroviral adherence and treatment outcomes among adult Ethiopian patients', Aids Care: Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of Aids-Hiv ISSN 0954-0121 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1139039 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bezabhe WM; Bereznicki LR; Gee P; Peterson GM

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2016Bista D, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Anticoagulant Use in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: Has Prescribing Improved?', Clinical and Applied Thrombosis - Hemostasis, April 12 ISSN 1076-0296 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1076029616642511 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bista D; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

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2016Morley C, McLeod E, McKenzie D, Ford K, Walsh K, et al., 'Reducing dose omission of prescribed medications in the hospital setting: a narrative review', Drugs and Therapy Perspectives ISSN 1172-0360 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40267-016-0289-2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ford K; Walsh K; Peterson G

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2016Nair N, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki BJ, Castelino RL, et al., 'Hospitalization in older patients due to adverse drug reactions - the need for a prediction tool', Clinical Interventions in Aging (Online), 11 pp. 497-505. ISSN 1178-1998 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/CIA.S99097 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki BJ; Castelino RL; Bereznicki LRE

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2016Nash R, Stupans I, Chalmers L, Brown N, 'Traffic Light Report provides a new technique for Assurance of Learning', Journal of Learning Design, 9, (1) pp. 37-54. ISSN 1832-8342 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nash R; Brown N

2016Obamiro K, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'A Summary of the Literature Evaluating Adherence and Persistence with Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation', American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs ISSN 1175-3277 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40256-016-0171-6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

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2016Obamiro K, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Development and validation of an oral anticoagulation knowledge tool (AKT)', PloS one, 11, (6) Article e0158071. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158071 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

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2016Bezabhe W, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy and Virologic Failure', Medicine, 95, (15) pp. 1-9. ISSN 0025-7974 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003361 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bezabhe W; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

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2016Angamo MT, Chalmers L, Curtain CM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Adverse-Drug-Reaction-Related Hospitalisations in Developed and Developing Countries: A Review of Prevalence and Contributing Factors', Drug Safety pp. 1-11. ISSN 0114-5916 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40264-016-0444-7 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Curtain CM; Bereznicki LRE

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2015Bernal DDL, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Castelino RL, Thompson A, et al., 'Medication adherence following acute coronary syndrome: does one size fit all?', American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 16, (1) pp. 9-17. ISSN 1175-3277 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40256-015-0149-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bernal DDL; Bereznicki LRE; Castelino RL; Thompson A; Peterson GM

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2015Bezabhe W, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Gee PR, Kassie DM, et al., 'Authors' Reply to Cotton and Nicol's Comment on Adverse Drug Reactions and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Initiated on Antiretroviral Therapy: A Prospective Cohort Study from Ethiopia''', Drug Safety ISSN 0114-5916 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1007/s40264-015-0335-3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bezabhe W; Bereznicki LRE; Gee PR; Peterson GM

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2015Bezabhe WM, Bereznicki LR, Chalmers L, Gee P, Kassie DM, et al., 'Adverse drug reactions and clinical outcomes in patients initiated on antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study from Ethiopia', Drug Safety, 38, (7) pp. 629-639. ISSN 0114-5916 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40264-015-0295-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bezabhe WM; Bereznicki LR; Gee P; Peterson GM

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2015Bindoff I, Cummings E, Ling T, Chalmers L, Bereznicki L, 'Development of a flexible and extensible computer-based simulation platform for healthcare students', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 208 pp. 83-87. ISSN 0926-9630 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-488-6-83 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Cummings E; Ling T; Bereznicki L

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2015Bista D, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Patient characteristics and antithrombotic prescribing patterns in patients with atrial fibrillation in Tasmania', Clinical and Applied Thrombosis - Hemostasis pp. 1-7. ISSN 1076-0296 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1076029615623375 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bista D; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

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2015Nash RE, Chalmers L, Brown N, Jackson S, Peterson G, 'An international review of the use of competency standards in undergraduate pharmacy education', Pharmacy Education (Print), 15, (1) pp. 131-141. ISSN 1560-2214 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Brown N; Jackson S; Peterson G

2015Schmid O, Chalmers L, Bereznicki L, 'Evidence-to-practice gaps in the management of community-dwelling Australian patients with ischaemic heart disease', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 40, (4) pp. 398-403. ISSN 0269-4727 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.12274 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Schmid O; Bereznicki L

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2014Bernal D, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, Castelino RL, Davidson PM, et al., 'An online person-centered education package for pharmacists delivering a home medication review service to patients following acute coronary syndromes', European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 2, (3) pp. 408-415. ISSN 2052-5656 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bernal D; Bereznicki LRE; Castelino RL; Davidson PM; Peterson GM

2014Bezabhe WM, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LR, Peterson GM, Bimirew MA, et al., 'Barriers and facilitators of adherence to antiretroviral drug therapy and retention in care among adult HIV-positive patients: a qualitative study from Ethiopia', PLoS One, 9, (5) Article e97353. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097353 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Bezabhe WM; Bereznicki LR; Peterson GM

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2014Bindoff I, Ling T, Bereznicki L, Westbury J, Chalmers L, et al., 'A computer simulation of community pharmacy practice for educational use', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78, (9) Article 168. ISSN 0002-9459 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bindoff I; Ling T; Bereznicki L; Westbury J; Peterson G; Ollington R

2014Bista D, Chalmers L, Bereznicki L, Peterson G, 'Potential use of NOACs in developing countries: pros and cons', European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 70, (7) pp. 817-828. ISSN 1432-1041 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00228-014-1693-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bista D; Bereznicki L; Peterson G

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2013Bezabhe WM, Peterson GM, Bereznicki L, Chalmers L, Gee P, 'Adherence to antiretroviral drug therapy in adult patients who are HIV-positive in Northwest Ethiopia: a study protocol', BMJ Open, 3, (10) Article e003559. ISSN 2044-6055 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003559 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Bezabhe WM; Peterson GM; Bereznicki L; Gee P

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2012Peterson G, Chalmers L, 'Running on Empty: anaemia in the elderly', Australian Pharmacist, 31, (3) pp. 198 - 199. ISSN 0728-4632 (2012) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Peterson G

2012Peterson GM, Stafford L, Van Tienen E, Bereznicki L, 'Anticoagulant therapy in the elderly: the importance of health literacy', Australian Pharmacist, 31, (1) pp. 32-34. ISSN 0728-4632 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Van Tienen E; Bereznicki L

2012Stafford L, Van Tienen EC, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'The benefits of pharmacist-delivered warfarin education in the home', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 20, (6) pp. 384-389. ISSN 0961-7671 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2012.00217.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

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2012Stafford L, Van Tienen EC, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, et al., 'Warfarin management after discharge from hospital: a qualitative analysis', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 37, (4) pp. 410-414. ISSN 0269-4727 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2011.01308.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Van Tienen EC; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

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2012Bernal DDL, Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, Castelino RL, Davidson PM, et al., 'Home medicines reviews following acute coronary syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Trials, 13, (30) pp. 1-17. ISSN 1745-6215 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-30 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bernal DDL; Bereznicki LRE; Castelino RL; Peterson GM

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2011Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, 'A role for pharmacists in community-based post-discharge warfarin management: protocol for the 'the role of community pharmacy in post hospital management of patients initiated on warfarin' study', BMC Health Services Research, 11, (16) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1472-6963 (2011) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-16 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

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2011Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, Van Tienen EC, et al., 'Clinical Outcomes of a Collaborative, Home-Based Postdischarge Warfarin Management Service', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 45, (3) pp. 325-334. ISSN 1060-0280 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1345/aph.1P617 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL; Van Tienen EC

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2011Stafford L, Stafford A, Hughes J, Angley M, Bereznicki L, et al., 'Drug-related problems identified in post-discharge medication reviews for patients taking warfarin', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 33, (4) pp. 621-626. ISSN 2210-7703 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-011-9515-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Stafford A; Hughes J; Bereznicki L; Peterson G

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2010Peterson GM, Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, Van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'Point-of-care testing', Australian Prescriber, 33, (6) pp. 167-168. ISSN 0312-8008 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, Van Tienen EC, 'Training Australian pharmacists for participation in a collaborative, home-based post-discharge warfarin management service', Pharmacy World & Science, 32, (5) pp. 637-642. ISSN 0928-1231 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-010-9416-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL; Van Tienen EC

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2010Stafford L, Van Tienen EC, Bereznicki L, Peterson GM, 'Anticoagulation monitoring services', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (3) pp. 221-225. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Van Tienen EC; Bereznicki L; Peterson GM

2009Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Jeffrey EC, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, 'Who is responsible for the care of patients treated with warfarin therapy?', The Medical Journal of Australia, 191, (10) pp. 575-576. ISSN 0025-729X (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Jeffrey EC; Peterson GM; Jackson SL

2009Hie SL, Hughes J, Stafford L, 'Low dose aspirin usage among elderly Australian residential aged care facility residents', Australasian Medical Journal, 1, (4) pp. 1-25. ISSN 1836-1935 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2009.38 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Statins as primary prevention in patients without dislipidaemia', Australian Pharmacist, 28, (5) pp. 422-426. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2009Stafford L, Harmer N, Dhaliwal S, Jiwa M, 'Statin initiation by GPs in WA - A structured vignette study', Australian Family Physician, 38, (9) pp. 739-742. ISSN 0300-8495 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Conference Publication

(55 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, et al., 'Development of a Score to Predict Hospitalisation due to Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Peterson GM; Curtain CM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

2015Bernal D, Chalmers L, Castelino RL, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Home Medicines Review following acute coronary syndromes: Preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bernal D; Castelino RL; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2015Bezabhe W, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, Gee PR, Peterson GM, 'Antiretroviral adherence and treatment outcomes among adult Ethiopian patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bezabhe W; Bereznicki LRE; Gee PR; Peterson GM

2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, 'Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Ling TR; Bereznicki LRE; Westbury JL

2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, et al., 'Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists', Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Ling TR; Bereznicki LRE; Westbury JL; Gee PR; Garland T

2015Bista D, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Hospital readmission for major bleeding or thromboembolic complications in patients with atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bista D; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

2015Bista D, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Hospital readmission for major bleeding or thromboembolic complications in patients with atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bista D; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

2015Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, Prasad R, Hancock N, MacIntyre PD, et al., 'SMART-AF: Development of a decision support smartphone app to improve antithrombotic prescribing in atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Frain BE

2015Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, Prasad Ritam, Hancock N, MacIntyre PD, et al., 'SMART-AF: Development of a decision support smartphone app to improve antithrombotic prescribing in atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Prasad Ritam; Frain BE

2015Chalmers L, Scott BE, Curtain CM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Tasmanian hospital clinicians' attitudes regarding stroke prevention in atrial', Medicines Management 2015: The 41st SHPA National Conference, 3-6 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 82. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain CM; Bereznicki LRE

2015McKenzie D, Gordon-Croal S, Morley C, Chalmers L, Walsh K, et al., ''Nurse I made a change: A novel approach to promoting communication regarding medication orders', Medicines Management 2015: The 41st SHPA National Conference, 3-6 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 183. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walsh K; Peterson GM

2015Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, et al., 'Development of a Score to Predict Hospitalisation due to Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Castelino RL; Peterson GM; Curtain CM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

2015Bezabhe W, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, Gee PR, Peterson GM, 'Antiretroviral adherence and treatment outcomes among adult Ethiopian patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bezabhe W; Bereznicki LRE; Gee PR; Peterson GM

2015Nash R, Chalmers L, Stupans I, Brown N, 'A reciprocal relationship: informing a profession's competency standards', Research and Development in Higher Education: Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World, 6-9 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 368-382. ISSN 1441-001X (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nash R; Brown N

2015Obamiro K, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Development and validation of an oral anticoagulant knowledge instrument', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2015Obamiro K, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Development and validation of an oral anticoagulant knowledge instrument', APSA-ASCEPT 2015, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2015Scott BE, Curtain CM, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Clinicians' attitudes and perceptions regarding stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain CM; Bereznicki LRE

2015Scott BE, Curtain CM, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, 'Clinicians' attitudes and perceptions regarding stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain CM; Bereznicki LRE

2015Bernal D, Chalmers L, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, 'Home Medicines Review following acute coronary syndromes: Preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bernal D; Castelino RL; Peterson GM

2014Chalmers L, Nash RE, Holmes SE, Bereznicki LRE, Cooper J, et al., 'Development of a benchmarking tool for pharmacy students using threshold learning outcomes', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 5-7 December, 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Holmes SE; Bereznicki LRE

2014Chalmers L, Nash RE, Holmes SE, Bereznicki LRE, Rasiah Rohan, et al., 'Development of a benchmarking tool for pharmacy students using threshold learning outcomes', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Holmes SE; Bereznicki LRE; Rasiah Rohan

2014Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Stupand I, Chalmers L, et al., 'Illuminating the profession's competency standards to bachelor of pharmacy students using individualised 'traffic light' reports', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 6-7 December 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Peterson GM; Brown NR; Jackson SL

2014Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Stupans I, Chalmers L, et al., 'Illuminating the profession's competency standards to bachelor of pharmacy students using individualised 'traffic light' reports', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 5-7 December, 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Peterson GM; Brown NR; Jackson SL

2013Nash RE, Peterson GM, Brown NR, Chalmers L, Jackson SL, 'An International Review of the Use of Professional Competencies within Pharmacy Education', APSA2013, 8-11 December 2013, Dunedin, NZ (2013) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Peterson GM; Brown NR; Jackson SL

2011Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Van Tienen EC, 'The current status of veterans taking warfarin', not known, 30 October- 2 November, Sydney NSW Australia, pp. 145. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Van Tienen EC

2011Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, Wang G, 'Barriers to INR self-monitoring in mechanical heart valve recipients: a qualitative study', Medicines Management Conference Handbook 2011, 10-13 November 2011, Hobart Tasmania Australia, pp. 169. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2011Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, 'Clinical outcomes of a pharmacist-led post-discharge warfarin management service', Proceedings of the 11th national conference on anticoagulant therapy, 5-7 May 2011, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 370. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

2011Van Tienen EC, Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Patient self-monitoring of anticoagulation: a follow-up study', Proceeding of the 11th national conference on anticoagulant therapy, 5-7 May 2011, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA , pp. 382. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010Van Tienen EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Consumer perspectives on INR self-monitoring', Pharmacy Australia Congress 2010 - Program Handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 76. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010Jeffrey EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, Jupe D, et al., 'Ensuring accurate results in INR self-monitoring', Pathology The Journal of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 2010, Melbourne Convention Centre, pp. 70. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jeffrey EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010Peterson GM, Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'The role of community pharmacy in post hospital management of patients initiated on warfarin', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 14. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2010Stafford L, DeBoos I, Peterson GM, Bajorek B, Jackson SL, et al., 'A qualitative analysis of warfarin management after discharge from hospital', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Bereznicki LRE

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Outcomes of a pharmacist-led post discharge warfarin management service: adverse events, warfarin knowledge and patient satisfaction', SEiR 2010 Postgraduate Research Conference booklet, 16-17 November 2010, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania, pp. 32. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, Jainullabudeen TA, et al., 'Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of a pharmacy-led post-discharge warfarin management service', Proceeding of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Annual Conference 2010, 6-9 December 2010, Woolloongabba, QLD, pp. 81. ISBN 978-0-646-54805-0 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL; Bindoff IK

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, van Tienen EC, et al., 'How can pharmacists improve warfarin management along the continuum of care?', The 36th SHPA National Conference 2010 handbook, 11-14 November 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 196. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL; van Tienen EC

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'Consumers' perceptions of a pharmacist-led post-discharge warfarin management service', Pharmacy Australia Congress 2010 - Program handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 78. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'Outcomes of a pharmacist-led post-discharge warfarin management service', Pharmacy Australia Congress 2010 - Program Handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 77. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'Outcomes of a pharmacist-led post-discharge warfarin management service adverse events, warfarin knowledge and patient satisfaction', Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia 2010 Tasmanian Branch Symposium, 21-23 May 2010, Port Arthur, Tasmania (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'Outcomes of a pharmacist-led post-discharge warfarin management service', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 194. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2010Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'Consumers' perceptions of a pharmacist-led post-discharge warfarin management service', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 265. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2010Van Tienen EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Development of www.anticoagulation.com.au - A resource for anticoagulation therapy', Pharmacy Australia Congress 2010 - Program Handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 76. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010Peterson GM, Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, 'Short-term outcomes of usual care in patients taking warfarin after discharge from hospital', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

2010van Tienen EC, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, Stafford L, 'Evaluation of a clinical pathway to enable patient self-monitoring of warfarin', Pharmacy Practice Reseach Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 march 2010, Rydges lakeside Canberra, pp. 19. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010van Tienen EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Evaluation of a clinical pathway to enable patient self-monitoring of anticoagulation ', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 77. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010van Tienen EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Consumer perspectives on INR self-monitoring', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 270. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010van Tienen EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Development of www.anticoagulation.com.au - a resource for anticoagulation therapy', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 271. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010van Tienen EC, Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Patient self-monitoring of anticoagulation: a follow up study', HAA Annual Scientific Meeting Handbook and Programme, 17-20 October, Sky City Convention Centre, pp. A235. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: van Tienen EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2009Jeffrey EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Evaluation of a clinical pathway to enable patient self-monitoring of anticoagulation', HAA handbook and final programme, 19-21 October, Adelaide Australia, pp. 276. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jeffrey EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2009Jeffrey EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Refinement of an innovative web-based anticoagulation resource', Out of the Wilderness - 2009 APSA Annual Conference program and abstracts booklet, 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre, pp. 73. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jeffrey EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2009Jeffrey EC, Bereznicki LRE, Stafford L, Peterson GM, 'Evaluation of a clinical pathway to enable patient self-monitoring of anticoagulation', Out of the Wilderness - 2009 APSA Annual Conference program and abstracts booklet, 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 153. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jeffrey EC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2009Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, 'Characteristics and short-term outcomes of Royal Hobart Hospital patients discharged on warfarin', Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, Tasmanian Branch, Symposium 2009, 22-24 May 2009, Grindelwald, Tasmania (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

2009Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, Bajorek B, et al., 'More blood, sweat and tears: a qualitative analysis of warfarin management after discharge from hospital', SHPA 35th National Conference Handbook and book of abstracts, 5-8 November 2009, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre WA, pp. 184. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

2009Stafford L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, Van Tienen EC, Jackson SL, 'Early outcomes of a pharmacist-led post-discharge warfarin management service', The Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Annual Conference Program and Abstract Booklet , 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 81. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Van Tienen EC; Jackson SL

2008Stafford L, 'Interprofessional learning: promoting attitudinal change within tomorrow's health care teams', Teams for tomorrow, 6-9 December 2008, Canberra, ACT, pp. 108. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Stafford L, Chung V, Hughes J, Tucker B, Garlepp M, 'Training teams for tomorrow: early experiences with cross-institutional interprofessional learning', Teams for tomorrow, 6-9 December 2008, Canberra, ACT, pp. 108. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Grants & Funding

In recent years, Leanne has been successful in obtaining competitive research funding in excess of $100,000 as a co-investigator in larger project teams. She has had success as chief investigator with three previous research grants from the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF). Other recent grant and consultancy successes include funding through the University of Tasmania Research Enhancement Grants Scheme, vTAHSP, and the Tasmanian Community Fund. Her main funded project at present is a $12,000 RHHRF-funded project to develop and evaluate a decision support smartphone app to improve antithrombotic prescribing in atrial fibrillation.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

10

Total funding

$192,286

Projects

Pharmacy Oral Examination: Examiner Training Development (2015)$14,033
Description
This project will ensure that resources and training are provided for examiners to produce a reliable and consistent training process that will ensure candidates are reliably assessed on their ability to demonstrate that they can work safely, professionally and ethically unsupervised.
Funding
University of Newcastle ($14,033)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Rasiah R; Cooper J
Year
2015
Development of a decision support smartphone app to improve antithrombotic prescribing in atrial fibrillation (2015)$12,000
Description
The objectives of this study are to:Develop and validate a decision support smartphone application (app) to support prescribers in the choice of thromboprophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF),Evaluate the effect of the tool on prescriber confidence in choosing antithrombotic agents for patients with AF based on patient age, comorbidities, concomitant drug therapy and other characteristics, andEvaluate the effect of the tool on the prescribing patterns of antithrombotic therapy in patients admitted to the RHH with AF.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($12,000)
Scheme
Grant-Clinical Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers L; Bereznicki LRE; Prasard R; Hancock N; MacIntyre P; McKenzie D; Boland C
Year
2015
Development and evaluation of a flexible and extensible computer-based simulation platform for healthcare students (2014)$34,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($34,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bindoff IK; Ling TR; Chalmers L; Cummings EA
Year
2014
Right Time Every time - Improving Patient Outcomes by Reducing harm from omitted and duplicated medicines in hospital. (2014)$82,158
Description
Aim to reduce the incidence of omitted or delayed and duplicated administration of medications in order to reduce associated adverse outcomes. Study will identify critical medicines where timeliness of administration is crucial, review and assess the supply of medicines within and out of hours, designp rocess to provide procedures to minimise omitted, delayed and duplicated medicines, education and marketing program, assssment of medication error rates pre and post the study. Study to take place in THO South
Funding
University of Tasmania ($82,158)
Scheme
vTAHSP Demonstration Projects
Administered By
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania
Research Team
McKenzie D; Ford K; McLeod Erin; Peterson GM; Walsh K; Chalmers L
Year
2014
Educating Tasmanians about anticoagulant medications (2013)$10,435
Description
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart arrhythmia, which affects approximately 2% of all Australians, and almost 10% of people over the age of 75 years. AF is associated with a 5-fold increase in the risk of stroke. Anticoagulant therapies like warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban are highly effective in reducing the risk of stroke associated with AF, but also place patients at risk of bleeding adverse events. It is therefore critical that anticoagulant therapies are used appropriately in people with AF, to ensure that the right patients receive them and that the risk of bleeding is kept as low as possible. This project will enable Tasmanians taking anticoagulant therapy access to high quality, independent educational resources focussed on improving the use of this commonly used but high-risk group of medications. The project is focussed on developing educational resources for people taking the commonly used anticoagulant drug warfarin, and three new anticoagulant medications (dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban). These medicines are used to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, as well as prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Given the demographics of Tasmania's community, the use of these medicines and need for relevant educational support of consumers is highest in this State. The project will develop educational tools for consumers and health professionals, and promote these resources to general practices and community pharmacies.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($10,435)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Peterson GM; Van Tienen EC
Year
2013
Warfarin Booklet Rewrite (2012)$1,680
Funding
Aspen Pharmacare Australia ($1,680)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L
Year
2012
Adverse Drug Reactions as a Cause of Hospital Admission in the Elderly (2012)$13,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Jose MD
Year
2012
Outcomes of antithrombotic therapy in a new era: the Tasmanian experience (2012 - 2013)$12,545
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($12,545)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers L; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM; Hancock N; Roberts-Thomson P
Period
2012 - 2013
Warfarin Booklet Rewrite (2011)$7,890
Funding
Aspen Pharmacare Australia ($7,890)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L
Year
2011
Factors Influencing the Outcomes of Therapy with the Anti-clotting medication, Clopidogrel, in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (2011)$4,545
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($4,545)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Vonna A; Chalmers L; Van Tienen EC; Roberts-Thomson P; Piatkov I
Year
2011

Research Supervision

To date, Leanne has successfully supervised or co-supervised nine BPharm with Honours students and three Master of Pharmacy candidates to completion. She is currently co-supervising five Honours students, one Master of Pharmacy candidate and ten PhD candidates. These students have presented their research findings as paper and poster presentations at various national conferences, and in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Current

10

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAntiretroviral Adherence and Treatment Outcomes Among Adult Ethiopian Patients2012
PhDAntithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: The Tasmanian experience2012
PhDGenetic Resistance to Treatment with Clopidogrel2012
PhDBringing Students to Their Profession and the Profession to Students Through Competency Standards2013
MastersExploring the Potential for Pharmacist Participation in Community-Based Palliative Care Services in North West Tasmania2013
PhDA Retrospective Study of Adverse Drug Reactions Occurring in Elderly Patients at Tertiary Hospitals, Tasmania, Australia2013
PhDMedication Errors and Adverse Drug Events among Hospitalized Pediatrics Patients: Incidence, Determinants and Interventions2014
PhDMultiple Anti-thrombotic Medication Use, Associated Risks of Bleeding and Thrombosis in Tasmanian Patients: Prospective Follow-up Study2014
PhDEffective Use of Antithrombotics in the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation Related Stroke2014
PhDThe Optimisation of Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Using Decision Support Tools2015