2014 Volume 3 Issue 3 Pages 3-8
When we argue about proper use of drugs, it is essential to set appropriate dose levels for individual patients. Therefore, pharmacists need to obtain renal function data of patients. At community pharmacy, however, pharmacists have not been established a way to utilize renal function data. We conducted a survey of pharmacists working in community pharmacies. As a result, renal function data was ①considered (9.1%), ②considered partially (54.5%), ③ not considered partially (27.2%), ④ not considered (9.1%). Renal function data was gained from ① patient or its family (77.2%), ② medical doctor (4.5%), ③ nobody (9.1%). Based on these results, we have designed a seal put on the Medication Notebook to be able to share patients renal function data between hospital and community pharmacy. As a result, this eGFR labeled Medication Notebook was to be ① useful (50.0%), ② partially useful (36.3%). From this survey, it revealed that the community pharmacists cannot obtain the information about the patient’s renal function despite needing. Therefore, it is a very useful reminder for community pharmacists to consider of patients renal function data. This initiative can expect to avoid overdose of renal excretion drugs.