Exploring Pharmacists’ Roles during the 2019-2020 Australian Black Summer Bushfires
Moss, A., Green, T., Moss, S., et al. (2021). Exploring Pharmacists’ Roles during the 2019-2020 Australian Black Summer Bushfires. Pharmacy (Basel). 9(3):142.
The authors of this study conducted semi-structured phone interviews with ten community pharmacists who provided response efforts during the 2019-2022 Black Summer Bushfires in Australia. Analysis from these interviews were grouped into six main themes: collaboration; trauma and mental health; power and communication; acute presentations; triaging and emergency prescribing. Pharmacists worked closely with doctors and members of the local community, provided triaging services, timely health advice about chronic health problems, and managed acute issues, including wound and burn management and mental health support in traumatic conditions.