Hypertensive Urgency: The Role of Clinical Pharmacist in Identifying and Managing Drug Therapy Problems: The Case of Ambo Hospital Medical Ward, Ethiopia
Jimma Likisa Lenjisa*, Minyahil Alebachew Woldu, Gobeze Temesgen, Gurmu Tesfaye, Awoke Shiferaw, Anchalu Yadeta and Assefa Maraba
Ambo University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Ethiopia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Likisa JL
College Of Medicine and Health Sciences
School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
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Received Date: April 14, 2013; Accepted Date: May 22, 2014; Published Date: May 25, 2014
Citation: Lenjisa JL, Woldu MA, Temesgen G, Tesfaye G, Shiferaw A, et al.(2014) Hypertensive Urgency: The Role of Clinical Pharmacist in Identifying and Managing Drug Therapy Problems: The Case of Ambo Hospital Medical Ward,Ethiopia. J Bioanal Biomed 6: 015-018. doi: 10.4172/1948-593X.1000102
Copyright: © 2014 Lenjisa JL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Worldwide the role of clinical pharmacists is becoming valuable and expanding in an alarming rate especially in developed countries. However, it is at its infancy stage in low income countries like Ethiopia. Therefore, this particular case is meant to show how much clinical pharmacists are important in the identification and management of drug therapy related problems among hospitalized patients. Accordingly, it was found that clinical pharmacists were able to diagnosis drug related problems during the management of hypertensive urgencies and provide evidence based recommendation to address the problems identified. We recommend the need for more number of clinical pharmacists in the area as well as devotion from the policy makers in upgrading their knowledge.