Professor Sepehr Shakib is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Adelaide. He has a number of medication governance roles as chair of the local health network drug committee, and chair of the statewide formulary committee, and for the last 3 years has been working half time on the statewide implementation of electronic prescribing. His research interests include polypharmacy, and deprescribing, and electronic decision support tools.
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The Complex Needs Coordination Team (CoNeCT) was established 6 years ago in the Perth metropolitan region, and in this time has delivered on its promise to provide person-centred interdisciplinary care to high risk patients. CoNeCT provides care coordination to high risk patients, who are typically high users of health system services, often at the higher end of functional decline, with multiple co-morbidities and psychosocial complexity. Care coordination of complex patients is a demanding role and teams usually include experienced clinicians such as nurses, social workers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to handle the biopsychosocial aspects of complexity. So, when an experienced senior clinical pharmacist, Bruce Williamson was asked to assist with the professional development of the CoNeCT Team to better manage the medication related issues he asked them a simple question. “Instead of providing you with an hour of education which won’t really achieve much, how about engaging my services and giving me a role within the team”?
Come to this lively session, and hear how a corridor conversation changed the life of a clinical pharmacist – and opened door, not only for him – but for an ongoing sustainable role for clinical pharmacists in care coordination and medication management across transitions of care. You will hear from a selection of health care professionals, and learn how they grew to accept and embrace the role of the pharmacist within the team – and ensure a holistic approach to medication management for patients at the highest risk of medication misadventure.