Impact of educational outreach visits by pharmacists on treatment of childhood diarrhoea-initial findings from Banke district, Nepal

Khanal, Saval, Palaian, Subish, Shankar, P. Ravi, Mishra, Pranaya and Ibrahim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed (2009) Impact of educational outreach visits by pharmacists on treatment of childhood diarrhoea-initial findings from Banke district, Nepal. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 3 2: 76-77.

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Author Khanal, Saval
Palaian, Subish
Shankar, P. Ravi
Mishra, Pranaya
Ibrahim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed
Title Impact of educational outreach visits by pharmacists on treatment of childhood diarrhoea-initial findings from Banke district, Nepal
Journal name South East Asian Journal of Medical Education
ISSN 1906-0513
Publication date 2009-12
Year available 2009
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Open Access Status Link (no DOI)
Volume 3
Issue 2
Start page 76
End page 77
Total pages 2
Place of publication Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher Chulalongkorn University
Language eng
Abstract Diarrhoea is one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in children in developing countries. Oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc are the primary tools used to fight diarrhoea in children. Educational outreach visits or academic detailing has been practiced over a period of time to improve prescribing behaviour in the developed countries. However, educational outreach programmes are very uncommon in Nepal. We conducted a pilot study to see the impact of educational outreach visits on the management of diarrhoea in children among 10 prescribers in the Banke district of Nepal. Initial findings suggest that there is a marked improvement on the prescribing of ORS and zinc by the prescribers after our intervention. Therefore it is planned to conduct the same study among a large number of prescribers in the Banke district of Nepal.
Keyword Child health
Developing countries
Children
Childhood diarrhoea
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes http://thailand.digitaljournals.org/index.php/SEAJME/article/view/12029

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: School of Pharmacy Publications
 
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