Tracing of the pharmacological treatment with the Dader method with pharmacological attention according to the guidelines of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
University of Costa Rica
The National Center of Medicines Information (CIMED), of the pharmacy school of the University of Costa Rica. Street, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, City San José , Postal code: San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, 11501-2060, Costa Rica.
Dra. Mª Soledad Quesada Morua
Dra. Victoria Hall Ramirez
English and Spanish
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
This project focuses it is work on the search of natural products with pharmacological properties, in the formulation of phytopharmaceuticals and the detection of pharmacological properties in products with natural origin besides it will develop activities to promote the rational use of medicaments through technic and scientific objective information, updated and timely, properly processed and evaluated. This will be realized through the resolution of pharmaceutical consults by telephone calls, email, social media, fax or personally; and though the elaboration of informative materials addressed to the poblation in general and health professionals bassed on the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) guidelines and using the Dader methodology.
What is the aim of the project?
To apply basic concepts of information and information transmission, in the context of the National Center of Medicines Information, immersed in the philosophy of the pharmaceutical attention in order to optimize the results of patient therapy.
What techniques and methods are used?
- Performing or obtaining necessary assessments of the patient's health status; - Formulating a medication treatment plan; - Selecting, initiating, modifying, or administering medication therapy; - Monitoring and evaluating the patient's response to therapy, including safety and effectiveness; - Performing a comprehensive medication review to identify, resolve, and prevent medication related problems, including adverse drug events; Documenting the care delivered and communicating essential information to the patient's other primary care providers;
 - Providing verbal education and training designed to enhance patient understanding and appropriate use of his/her medications;
 - Providing information, support services and resources designed to enhance patient adherence with his/her therapeutic regimens; - Coordinating and integrating medication therapy management services within the broader health care-management services being provided to the patient. - Doing excursions the intention is to have a social, cultural and medical approaching with the patients, besides of an enriching experience about the rational use of the medicines and the knowledge under a trained tutor guiding about the correct use of medicines. - Everything is guided by a professional tutor in pharmacology
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
• Attention of telephone consultations. • Management of data bases. • Preparation and presentation of information to patients. • Pharmacotherapeutic follow-up. • The elaboration of an interdisciplinary proposal about collaborative work opportunities between health professionals. • To implement the replication of the project internationally, through the exchange students that collaborate with this project in their communities to achive a better expansion and the rational use of medicines, in the patients heatlh professionals and students.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
1. YES
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Pharmacology or Last year of medicine
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Pharmaceutical Care Research Group; University of Granada (Spain). Pharmacotherapy follow-up: The Dader method (3rd revision: 2005). Pharmacy Practice 2006; 4(1): 44-53