Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Kufa discussed the master’s thesis titled (Evaluation and Improvement of Pharmacist’s Knowledge Regarding Dialyzable and Non_Dialyzable Medications in Najaf Province) by the student (Zahraa Saad Zayer Oufi)
The thesis submitted by the student aimed to:
1) Assessing the knowledge of all pharmacists working in the different clinical wards of four health institutions in Najaf province regarding drugs’ dialyzability.
2) Evaluate the impact of the educational intervention conducted for pharmacists who were working in dialysis wards at the time of the study.
3) Assess the knowledge and practice of participating pharmacists eight weeks after the intervention
The study found that:
Pharmacists’ knowledge regarding drugs’ dialyzability was inadequate, as their knowledge rate reached about 39% for the pharmacists working in the different wards and 44% for the pharmacists working in the dialysis wards.
After conducting the educational intervention, the pharmacists’ knowledge increased to about double, 79%, and this percentage remained at approximately near level 74% even after eight weeks of the intervention, which supports the effectiveness of the educational intervention followed by the researcher. In addition to a noticeable improvement in the practice followed in the dialysis wards that were measured after eight weeks of the intervention.
The researcher recommended the importance of conducting comparative studies in other governorates of Iraq, in addition to studying the most important reasons behind pharmacists’ weak knowledge of the subject, as well as focusing on improving the level of practice of pharmacists working in dialysis halls.