Research Profile

Laura Jane Sahm

Biography

Dr Laura Sahm received a B.Sc. Pharm(Hons) from University of Brighton and won a scholarship from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) to pursue her postgraduate studies in the Grade 5A* Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath. Dr Sahm obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics (Site-specific drug delivery of methotrexate to melanoma)in 1995. She moved to Germany in 1996 where she worked in community pharmacy, and for the pharmaceutical industry (Takeda GmbH). In 2003 upon return from Germany Laura worked as a senior clinical pharmacist in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork before joining the School of Pharmacy (SOP) staff in UCC in October of 2005. Her position up until 2015 was as a joint appointment between the SOP and the Mercy University Hospital (MUH) where she worked as a consultant research pharmacist on research projects between UCC and the MUH. Since 2015, Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Director of the MPharm Undergraduate Programme. Since 2018, Laura is a lay member of the Board of the NMBI. 
  Total Career Publications:115   Total Citations: 460      h-index:12     
Total Career Research Income: €1.577,068      PhDs Graduated (Career):3    Current PhDs : 5      

Research Interests

Health Literacy: A Public Health Concern
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) found that one in four adults surveyed in Ireland in 1994 did not display the literacy skills and confidence needed to take part effectively in society.Furthermore, research predominantly in the United States has shown that people with inadequate literacy find health-related documents such as appointment cards, consent forms and prescriptions difficult to read and understand. Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals can obtain, process and understand the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions." Specifically we are currently examining how pharmacist-led health literacy and therapeutic lifestyle and pharmaceutical care interventions, in primary care, can improve the clinical outcome of patients with cardiovascular risk.Health literacy and patients' information on medication is an area of research that I am closely involved in.
Medication Adherence:
Pharmacists are the most easily-accessed member of the healthcare profession. Their pharmaceutical training and knowledge optimally positions them to be at the interface between the patient and their medicine.  Although much of a pharmacist's time is spent dispensing medicines, pharmacists are frequently consulted by patients, parents, and caregivers for advice about medications.
One of the challenges facing healthcare professionals in the treatment of patients is lack of adherence to prescribed therapy. An estimated 20-50% of patients with chronic conditions do not adhere to their medications as directed. A number of strategies for improving adherence have been recognised and increasingly, pharmacists are highlighted as playing a key role in patient adherence to medication. Improvement in medication adherence, based upon pharmacist involvement has been well documented and my research seeks to further underpin the role of the pharmacist in optimising medication adherence for the greater good of the patient.The research in my group is focused on the ways in which pharmacists can improve and optimise patients' adherence to medication.
Vaccine health
Vaccinations and their acceptance by adults and adolescents is a new theme that we are working on, specifically with respect to HPV vaccinations. This is informed by new research that shows the vaccine hesitancy of some parents. We are trying to understand the concepts which underlie these beliefs and propose novel solutions which are evidence-based and theoretically informed, whilst also taking into the account the views of key stakeholders.





Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2010)Mercy University Hospital Prescriber's Guide 2010-2012.
Finnegan, C; Barron, E; Sahm, L; (2010) Mercy University Hospital Prescriber's Guide 2010-2012. Cork: Lee Press. [Details]
(2006)Mercy University Hospital Prescriber's Guide 2007.
Sahm, L and Barron, E.; (2006) Mercy University Hospital Prescriber's Guide 2007. Cork: Lee Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Aspirin compared to enoxaparin or rivaroxaban for the prevention of VTE following hip and knee replacement – a retrospective cohort study in Ireland'
Ní Cheallaigh S, Kehoe E, O’Connell C, Fleming A and Sahm L.J. (2019) 'Aspirin compared to enoxaparin or rivaroxaban for the prevention of VTE following hip and knee replacement – a retrospective cohort study in Ireland'. European Journal Of Hospital Pharmacy, 26 (A288)   [Details]
(2019)'Tailored medicines to optimise medicines administration to the older patient'
Hosford J, Lynch D, Sahm L (2019) 'Tailored medicines to optimise medicines administration to the older patient'. European Journal Of Hospital Pharmacy, 26   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Qualitative analysis of community pharmacists’ opinions on their involvement in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing'
Hansen, Christina R.; Byrne, Stephen; O’Mahony, Denis; Kearney, Patricia M.; Sahm, Laura J. (2018) 'Qualitative analysis of community pharmacists’ opinions on their involvement in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology,   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2018)'Evidence-based practice education for healthcare professions: an expert view'
Lehane E;Leahy-Warren P;O'Riordan C;Savage E;Drennan J;O'Tuathaigh C;O'Connor M;Corrigan M;Burke F;Hayes M;Lynch H;Sahm L;Heffernan E;O'Keeffe E;Blake C;Horgan F;Hegarty J; (2018) 'Evidence-based practice education for healthcare professions: an expert view'. Bmj Evidence-Based Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Views of parents regarding human papillomavirus vaccination: A systematic review and meta-ethnographic synthesis of qualitative literature'
Marshall S;Fleming A;Moore AC;Sahm LJ; (2018) 'Views of parents regarding human papillomavirus vaccination: A systematic review and meta-ethnographic synthesis of qualitative literature'. Research In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'A Budget Impact Analysis of a clinical medication review of patients in an Irish University teaching hospital'
Kearney A., Walsh E.K, Kirby A.,Halleran C.,Byrne D., Haugh J., Sahm L.J. (2018) 'A Budget Impact Analysis of a clinical medication review of patients in an Irish University teaching hospital'. Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment, [Details]
(2018)'The PHARMS (Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status) feasibility study: a research proposal'
Walsh E;Sahm LJ;Kearney PM;Smithson H;Kerins DM;Ngwa C;Fitzgerald C;Mc Carthy S;Connolly E;Dalton K;Byrne D;Carey M;Bradley C; (2018) 'The PHARMS (Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status) feasibility study: a research proposal'. BMC Research Notes, 11 (1) [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2018)'Clozapine Patients at the Interface between Primary and Secondary Care'
Barrett, M;Keating, A;Lynch, D;Scanlon, G;Kigathi, M;Corcoran, F;Sahm, LJ (2018) 'Clozapine Patients at the Interface between Primary and Secondary Care'. Pharmacy, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Impact of a Universal Medication Schedule on rationalising and understanding of medication; a randomised controlled trial'
McManus, E;McCarthy, S;Carson, R;Sahm, LJ (2018) 'Impact of a Universal Medication Schedule on rationalising and understanding of medication; a randomised controlled trial'. Research In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap, 14 :831-838 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Identification of Behaviour Change Techniques in Deprescribing Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis'
Hansen CR;O'Mahony D;Kearney PM;Sahm LJ;Cullinan S;Huibers CJA;Thevelin S;Rutjes AWS;Knol W;Streit S;Byrne S; (2018) 'Identification of Behaviour Change Techniques in Deprescribing Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Acceptability of microneedle-patch vaccines: A qualitative analysis of the opinions of parents'
Marshall S;Fleming A;Moore AC;Sahm LJ; (2017) 'Acceptability of microneedle-patch vaccines: A qualitative analysis of the opinions of parents'. Vaccine, 35 (37) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Teaching Prescribing: Just What the Doctor Ordered? A Thematic Analysis of the Views of Newly Qualified Doctors'
Hansen, Christina R.; Walsh, Elaine K.; Bradley, Colin P.; Sahm, Laura J. (2017) 'Teaching Prescribing: Just What the Doctor Ordered? A Thematic Analysis of the Views of Newly Qualified Doctors'. Pharmacy, 5 (2) [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2017)'Prescribing error at hospital discharge: a retrospective review of medication information in an Irish hospital'
M. Michaelson • E. Walsh • C. P. Bradley • P. McCague • R. Owens • L. J. Sahm (2017) 'Prescribing error at hospital discharge: a retrospective review of medication information in an Irish hospital'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Challenges of deprescribing in the multimorbid patient'
Raae Hansen, Christina,Byrne, Stephen,O'Mahony, Denis,Kearney, Patricia,Sahm, Laura, Cullinan, Shane, (2017) 'Challenges of deprescribing in the multimorbid patient'. European Journal Of Hospital Pharmacy, 24 (1):43-46   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Economic impact of medication error: a systematic review'
Walsh EK;Hansen CR;Sahm LJ;Kearney PM;Doherty E;Bradley CP; (2017) 'Economic impact of medication error: a systematic review'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 26 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'You Don't Feel: The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'
Murphy KD;Lambert S;McCarthy S;Sahm LJ;Byrne S; (2017) 'You Don't Feel: The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'. Journal of psychoactive drugs, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'The effects of mindfulness-based interventions for health and social care undergraduate students - a systematic review of the literature'
O'Driscoll M;Byrne S;Mc Gillicuddy A;Lambert S;Sahm LJ; (2017) 'The effects of mindfulness-based interventions for health and social care undergraduate students - a systematic review of the literature'. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22 (7) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Medication Reviews by a Clinical Pharmacist at an Irish University Teaching Hospital'
Kearney A;Halleran C;Walsh E;Byrne D;Haugh J;Sahm LJ; (2017) 'Medication Reviews by a Clinical Pharmacist at an Irish University Teaching Hospital'. Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland), 5 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Longitudinal patterns of potentially inappropriate prescribing in early old-aged people'
Hansen CR;Byrne S;Cullinan S;O'Mahony D;Sahm LJ;Kearney PM; (2017) 'Longitudinal patterns of potentially inappropriate prescribing in early old-aged people'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Oral medicine modification for older adults: a qualitative study of nurses'
Mc Gillicuddy A;Crean AM;Kelly M;Sahm L; (2017) 'Oral medicine modification for older adults: a qualitative study of nurses'. Bmj Open, 7 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Impact of Pharmacist Counselling on Clozapine Knowledge'
Ní Dhubhlaing C;Young A;Sahm LJ; (2017) 'Impact of Pharmacist Counselling on Clozapine Knowledge'. Schizophrenia Research And Treatment, 2017 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Modification of oral dosage forms for the older adult: an Irish prevalence study'
Aoife Mc Gillicuddy , Maria Kellya, Catherine Sweeney, Ann Carmichael, Abina M Crean, Laura J Sahm (2016) 'Modification of oral dosage forms for the older adult: an Irish prevalence study'. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 510 (1):386-393 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Microneedle technology for immunisation: Perception, acceptability and suitability for paediatric use'
Marshall, Sarah,Sahm, Laura J.,Moore, Anne C. (2016) 'Microneedle technology for immunisation: Perception, acceptability and suitability for paediatric use'. Vaccine, 34 (66):723-734   [Details]
(2016)'Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Irish Parents Regarding Fever in Children: An Interview Study'
Kelly, M., Sahm, L. J., Shiely, F., O'sullivan, R., Gillicuddy, A., & Mccarthy, S (2016) 'Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Irish Parents Regarding Fever in Children: An Interview Study'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 25 (15):3-23 [Details]
(2016)'The success of microneedle-mediated vaccine delivery into skin'
Marshall, S.,Sahm, L. J.,Moore, A. C. (2016) 'The success of microneedle-mediated vaccine delivery into skin'. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 12 (11):2975-2983   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Microneedle technology for immunisation: Perception, acceptability and suitability for paediatric use'
Marshall, S.,Sahm, L. J.,Moore, A. C. (2016) 'Microneedle technology for immunisation: Perception, acceptability and suitability for paediatric use'. Vaccine, 34 (6):723-34   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and their healthcare professionals around oral dosage form modification: A systematic review of the qualitative literature'
Mc Gillicuddy, Aoife,Kelly, Maria,Crean, Abina M.,Sahm, Laura J. (2016) 'The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and their healthcare professionals around oral dosage form modification: A systematic review of the qualitative literature'. Research In Social And Administrative Pharmacy,   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Drivers for inappropriate fever management in children: a systematic review'
Kelly, M.,McCarthy, S.,O’Sullivan, R.,Shiely, F.,Larkin, P.,Brenner, M.,Sahm, L. J. (2016) 'Drivers for inappropriate fever management in children: a systematic review'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 38 (4):761-770   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Mindfulness in pharmacy: protocol for a randomised controlled study to determine the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction (mbsr) for pharmacy students'
O'driscoll, Michelle,Byrne, Stephen,Lambert, Sharon,Sahm, Laura (2016) 'Mindfulness in pharmacy: protocol for a randomised controlled study to determine the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction (mbsr) for pharmacy students'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 24 [Details]
(2016)'The success of microneedle-mediated vaccine delivery into skin'
Marshall, Sarah,Sahm, Laura J,Moore, Anne C (2016) 'The success of microneedle-mediated vaccine delivery into skin'. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, (just-accepted):0-0 [Details]
(2016)'THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS OF NURSES ABOUT THE MODIFICATION OF ORAL MEDICINES: A QUALITATIVE INTERVIEW STUDY'
Mc Gillicuddy, Aoife,Crean, Abina M.,Sahm, Laura J. (2016) 'THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS OF NURSES ABOUT THE MODIFICATION OF ORAL MEDICINES: A QUALITATIVE INTERVIEW STUDY'. Age and Ageing, 45 (suppl_2)   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Factors Influencing Successful Prescribing by Intern Doctors: A Qualitative Systematic Review'
R. Hansen, Christina,Bradley, Colin,Sahm, Laura (2016) 'Factors Influencing Successful Prescribing by Intern Doctors: A Qualitative Systematic Review'. Pharmacy, 4 (3)   [Details]
(2016)'Near field communications technology and the potential to reduce medication errors through multidisciplinary application'
O’Connell, Emer,Pegler, Joe,Lehane, Elaine,Livingstone, Vicki,McCarthy, Nora,Sahm, Laura J.,Tabirca, Sabin,O’Driscoll, Aoife,Corrigan, Mark (2016) 'Near field communications technology and the potential to reduce medication errors through multidisciplinary application'. mHealth, 2 (7)   [Details]
(2016)'THE INFLUENCE OF POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATIONS ON HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND MEDICATION USE: A RETROSPECTIVE CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY'
Raae-Hansen, Christina,Byrne, Stephen,O'Mahony, Denis,Cullinan, Shane,Sahm, Laura J.,Kearney, Patricia M. (2016) 'THE INFLUENCE OF POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATIONS ON HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND MEDICATION USE: A RETROSPECTIVE CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY'. Age and Ageing, 45 (suppl_2)   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding fever in children: an interview study'
Kelly, Maria,Sahm, Laura J.,Shiely, Frances,O’Sullivan, Ronan,McGillicuddy, Aoife,McCarthy, Suzanne (2016) 'Parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding fever in children: an interview study'. BMC Public Health, 16 (1)   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The Views and Experiences of Intern Doctors on Prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Qualitative Study'
Hansen, CR,Walsh, E,Bradley, CP,Sahm, LJ (2016) 'The Views and Experiences of Intern Doctors on Prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Qualitative Study'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 25 :11-12 [Details]
(2016)'Economic Impact of Medication Error: A Systematic Review'
Walsh, E,Hansen, C,Sahm, LJ,Kearney, P,Bradley, C (2016) 'Economic Impact of Medication Error: A Systematic Review'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 25 :21-22 [Details]
(2015)'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents regarding fever in children: a Danish interview study'
Sahm, L. J.,Kelly, M.,McCarthy, S.,O'Sullivan, R.,Shiely, F.,Romsing, J. (2015) 'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents regarding fever in children: a Danish interview study'. Acta Paediatr,   [Details]
(2015)'Medication Reconciliation at Discharge from Hospital: A Systematic Review of the Quantitative Literature'
Michaelsen, Maja,McCague, Paul,Bradley, Colin,Sahm, Laura (2015) 'Medication Reconciliation at Discharge from Hospital: A Systematic Review of the Quantitative Literature'. Pharmacy, 3 (22)   [Details]
(2015)'The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers (parents, guardians, healthcare practitioners, creche workers) around fever and febrile illness in children aged 5 years and under: protocol for a qualitative systematic review'
Kelly, M.,Sahm, L. J.,Shiely, F.,O'Sullivan, R.,Brenner, M.,Larkin, P.,McCarthy, S. (2015) 'The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers (parents, guardians, healthcare practitioners, creche workers) around fever and febrile illness in children aged 5 years and under: protocol for a qualitative systematic review'. Systematic reviews, 4   [Details]
(2015)'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'
Murphy, K. D.,Sahm, L. J.,McCarthy, S.,Byrne, S. (2015) 'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (55):749-52   [Details]
(2015)'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'
O’Caoimh, R.,Sweeney, C.,Hynes, et al (2015) 'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'. European Geriatric Medicine, 6 (5):505-511   [Details]
(2015)'Older adults with difficulty swallowing oral medicines: a systematic review of the literature'
Mc Gillicuddy, Aoife,Crean, AbinaM,Sahm, LauraJ (2015) 'Older adults with difficulty swallowing oral medicines: a systematic review of the literature'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, :1-11   [Details]
(2015)'Enhanced experiential learning and improved surgical patient safety through the application of NFC technology'
E. O'Connell, J. Pegler, E. Lehane, N. McCarthy, L. Sahm, S. Tabirca, M. Corrigan (2015) 'Enhanced experiential learning and improved surgical patient safety through the application of NFC technology'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, [Details]
(2014)'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and carers regarding medication adherence: a review of qualitative literature'
Maria Kelly, Suzanne McCarthy, Laura Jane Sahm (2014) 'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and carers regarding medication adherence: a review of qualitative literature'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [Details]
(2014)'Pharmacist's use of screening tools to estimate risk of CVD: A review of the literature'
O'Donovan, DO; Byrne, S and Sahm LJ (2014) 'Pharmacist's use of screening tools to estimate risk of CVD: A review of the literature'. Pharmacy, 2 :27-39 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Associations Between Health Literacy and Beliefs About Medicines in an Irish Obstetric Population'
Lydia Duggan, Suzanne McCarthy, Laura M. Curtis, Michael S. Wolf, Caroline Noone, John R. Higgins, Susan O'Shea & Laura J. Sahm (2014) 'Associations Between Health Literacy and Beliefs About Medicines in an Irish Obstetric Population'. Journal of Health Communication, [Details]
(2013)'Determining the frequency and preventability of adverse drug reaction-related admissions to an Irish University Hospital: a cross-sectional study'
Ahern F, Sahm LJ, Lynch D, McCarthy S (2013) 'Determining the frequency and preventability of adverse drug reaction-related admissions to an Irish University Hospital: a cross-sectional study'. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'
Murphy K, Sahm L, McCarthy S, Lambert S, Byrne S (2013) 'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'. Addictive Behaviors, 38 (8):2392-2401 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'Health literacy and the clozapine patient'
Brosnan S, Barron E, Sahm LJ (2012) 'Health literacy and the clozapine patient'. Perspectives in Public Health, 132 (1):39-42 [Details]
(2012)'Prevalence of Limited Health Literacy Among Irish Adults'
Sahm LJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM and McCarthy S (2012) 'Prevalence of Limited Health Literacy Among Irish Adults'. Journal of Health Communication, 17 (3):100-108 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The importance of health literacy in the development of ‘Self Care’ cards for community pharmacies in Ireland'
Coughlan D., Sahm L., Byrne S., (2012) 'The importance of health literacy in the development of ‘Self Care’ cards for community pharmacies in Ireland'. Pharmacy Practice, 10 (3):143-150   [Details]
(2012)'Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines'
Marshall S, Sahm L, McCarthy S (2012) 'Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines'. Perspectives in Public Health, 132 (1):31-38 [Details]
(2011)'P 1-284 Variation in estimated ten-year cardiovascular risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'
O'Donovan, D. O.,Byrne, S.,Loughrey, M.,Browne, G.,Fitzgerald, T.,Perry, I.,Sahm, L. (2011) 'P 1-284 Variation in estimated ten-year cardiovascular risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65 [Details]
(2011)'Does satisfaction with information equate to better anticoagulant control?'
Sahm L, Quinn L, Madden M, Richards HL (2011) 'Does satisfaction with information equate to better anticoagulant control?'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 33 (3):543-548 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Precision of a point of care testing device for lipid profiling'
O'Donovan DO.,Byrne S., McGillicuddy A.,Sahm L. (2011) 'Precision of a point of care testing device for lipid profiling'. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 113 :1230-1234 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Variation in estimated ten-year Cardiovascular Risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'
O'Donovan D. Og., Byrne S., Loughrey M., Browne G., Fitzgerald T., Perry I. Sahm L. (2011) 'Variation in estimated ten-year Cardiovascular Risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, [Details]
(2011)'What's in a label? An exploratory study of patient-centred drug instructions'
Sahm LJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM, Behan R, Brennan M, Gallwey H and McCarthy S (2011) 'What's in a label? An exploratory study of patient-centred drug instructions'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX® point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling'
O'Donovan D óg, Byrne S, McGillicuddy A and Sahm L; (2011) 'Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX® point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 20 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Precision of a point of care testing device for lipid profiling'
O'Donovan, DO;Byrne, S;McGillicuddy, A;Sahm, L (2011) 'Precision of a point of care testing device for lipid profiling'. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 113 :1230-1234 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Comparing 2 Point-of-Care Testing Devices for Lipid Profiling'
O'Donovan, Dónal Óg; Sahm, Laura; Shannon, Nicola; Byrne, Stephen; (2011) 'Comparing 2 Point-of-Care Testing Devices for Lipid Profiling'. Point of care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology, 10 (1):22-24 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Enhanced Prescription Label Design to improve Patients Understanding of their Medication'
Sahm L, Gallwey H, Brennan M, Behan R and Mc Carthy S; (2011) 'Enhanced Prescription Label Design to improve Patients Understanding of their Medication'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 19 (S1):44-44 [Details]
(2011)'Precision of a Point of Care testing device for lipid profiling'
Óg O'Donovan, Donal, Byrne, Stephen,McGillicuddy, Aoife, Sahm Laura; (2011) 'Precision of a Point of Care testing device for lipid profiling'. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The role of pharmacists in control and management of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; a review of the literature'
O'Donovan D óg., Byrne S., and Sahm L. (2011) 'The role of pharmacists in control and management of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; a review of the literature'. Journal of Diabetology, 1 [Details]
(2010)'Prevalence and predictors of periconceptional folic acid uptake--prospective cohort study in an Irish urban obstetric population'
McGuire M, Cleary B, Sahm L, Murphy DJ (2010) 'Prevalence and predictors of periconceptional folic acid uptake--prospective cohort study in an Irish urban obstetric population'. Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 25 (2):535-543 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Assessment of the REALM and NVS as screening tools for health literacy'
Sahm, L., O'Sullivan, K., O'Donoghue, O., Mannix, Z., McCarthy S. (2010) 'Assessment of the REALM and NVS as screening tools for health literacy'. Pharmacy Practice, 8 (S1):107-108 [Details]
(2010)'Prevalence and predictors of periconceptional folic acid uptake-prospective cohort study in an Irish urban obstetric population'
McGuire, M;Cleary, B;Sahm, L;Murphy, DJ (2010) 'Prevalence and predictors of periconceptional folic acid uptake-prospective cohort study in an Irish urban obstetric population'. Human Reproduction, 25 :535-543 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Self Care Cards: Development of a Health Information Tool for Pharmacies in Ireland'
Coughlan D, Byrne S and Sahm L.; (2009) 'Self Care Cards: Development of a Health Information Tool for Pharmacies in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 18 :3-4 [Details]
(2009)'Electronic reminders to improve medication adherence- are they acceptable to the patient?'
Sahm L, MacCurtain A, Hayden J, Roche C, Richards HL (2009) 'Electronic reminders to improve medication adherence- are they acceptable to the patient?'. Pharmacy World & Science, 14 :1105-1118 [Details]
(2009)'Self reported adherence to antidepressant medications in the community and readiness to accept pharmacist's interventions'
Sahm L, Mac Curtain A, Hayden J, Roche C and Richards HL.; (2009) 'Self reported adherence to antidepressant medications in the community and readiness to accept pharmacist's interventions'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (S1):A6-7 [Details]
(2006)'The frequency, type and clinical importance of medication errors: an audit'
Sahm, L., Murphy, A., O’Sullivan, C., Cook, J., Murphy, O., Brennan, M and Forde, M. ; (2006) 'The frequency, type and clinical importance of medication errors: an audit'. EJHP Practice, 12 (4):68-68 [Details]
(2006)'Prescribing practice in a Cork teaching hospital. Pharmacovigilance audit of prescribing practice on inpatient prescription charts at Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork'
Bailey, H., Barron, E and Sahm, L.; (2006) 'Prescribing practice in a Cork teaching hospital. Pharmacovigilance audit of prescribing practice on inpatient prescription charts at Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork'. Irish Pharmacy Journal, 84 (11):404-407 [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Misuse of drugs acts and regulations'
Sahm L and Weedle P; (2011) 'Misuse of drugs acts and regulations' In: Pharmacy and Medicines Law in Ireland. London: Pharmaceutical Press. [Details]
(2011)'Prescription and control of supply of medicines'
Gallagher P, Sahm L and Clarke L. ; (2011) 'Prescription and control of supply of medicines' In: Pharmacy and Medicines Law in Ireland. London: Pharmaceutical Press. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'An exploratory study into the specific association between empathy and beliefs about activities to promote adherence in Irish pharmacy students'
Sahm LJ and Richards HL (2011) 'An exploratory study into the specific association between empathy and beliefs about activities to promote adherence in Irish pharmacy students' Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education, 1 (1) . [Details]
(2009)'Why pharmacists should encourage their patients to adopt ask me 3'
Coughlan D, Byrne S and Sahm L.; (2009) 'Why pharmacists should encourage their patients to adopt ask me 3' The Pharmaceutical Journal, 283 :330-339. [Details]
(2009)'Health Literacy'
Sahm, L; Mannix, Z. ; (2009) 'Health Literacy' Irish Pharmacy Union Review, :28-29. [Details]
(2008)'Adherence to prescribed medication-factors leading to non-adherence and how pharmacist intervention can facilitate improved adherence'
Sahm L and Mac Curtain A.; (2008) 'Adherence to prescribed medication-factors leading to non-adherence and how pharmacist intervention can facilitate improved adherence' The Irish Pharmacy Journal, 86 (6) :137-140. [Details]
(2006)'Prescribing practice in a Cork teaching hospital. Pharmacovigilance audit of prescribing practice on inpatient prescription charts at Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork'
Bailey, H., Barron, E and Sahm, L.; (2006) 'Prescribing practice in a Cork teaching hospital. Pharmacovigilance audit of prescribing practice on inpatient prescription charts at Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork' Irish Pharmacy Journal, 84 (11) :404-407. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2019)EAHP 2019
Hayes L, Harnett A, Sahm L (2019) Analysis of medication discrepancies as part of the clinical pharmacy medication reconciliation process EAHP 2019 EJHP: 26:A263,   [Details]
(2018)INMED 2018
Fleming A, Joy A, Barron E, Sahm L. (2018) Interprofessional Learning for Pharmacy students – an opportunity for enhanced student experiential learning INMED 2018 [Details]
(2018)Edulearn 2018
Joy A, Gahan S, Fleming A, Barron E, Bermingham M, Sahm L. (2018) Bring Your Own Device: Interprofessional Student Teams’ Use Of Web 2.0 Technology For A Collaborative Reporting Activity In The Hospital Edulearn 2018 [Details]
(2017)17th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, University College Cork
Walsh, S., Lehane, E., Hegarty, J., O’ Mahony, M., Farrell, D., Taggart, L., Kelly, L., Sahm, L., Byrne, A., Corrigan M., Caples, M., Martin A.M., Tabirca S. and Corrigan M. (2017) Breast Awareness amongst Women with a Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disability: Linking Theory to Practice 17th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, University College Cork [Details]
(2016)PRIMM Conference London 2016
McGillicuddy A, Crean AM, Kelly M, Sweeney C, Carmichael A, Sahm LJ (2016) Oral dosage form modifications for older adults; Is there an evidence base for current practices? PRIMM Conference London 2016 [Details]
(2016)Irish Gerontological Society
Coffey, A. Leahy-Warren, P., Savage, E., Hegarty, J. Cornally, N., Day, MR., Maher, B., Browne, J., Sahm, L., O’ Caoimh, R., Flynn, M., Hutton, S., O’Mahony, A., Arenella, K (2016) A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance Irish Gerontological Society [Details]
(2016)THE VIEWS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS ABOUT THE MODIFICATION OF ORAL MEDICINES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Mc Gillicuddy, Aoife,Sahm, Laura J,Crean, Abina M (2016) THE VIEWS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS ABOUT THE MODIFICATION OF ORAL MEDICINES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE , pp.24-24 [Details]
(2015)ASiT 2015
E. O'Connell, J. Pegler, E. Lehane, L. Sahm, N. McCarthy, S. Tabirca, A. O'Driscoll, M. Corrigan (2015) The pare project: Optimising surgical care through emerging technology ASiT 2015 [Details]
(2015)IPL Dublin 2015
Joy, A., Sahm, L., Barron, E., McCague, P., Walsh, E., Byrne, S., Kerins, D. (2015) Interprofessional student teams as medication safety ‘watchdogs’ in the hospital IPL Dublin 2015 [Details]
(2012)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference
Murphy K.D., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2012) A descriptive analysis of service-users attending an outpatient treatment centre during 2009/2010 Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference Cork, Ireland, , 23-APR-12 - 24-APR-12 [Details]
(2012)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy
Murphy K., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2012) Substance Use in Young Persons in Ireland, a Systematic Review European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy Barcelona, Spain, , 29-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy
Murphy K., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2012) Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007-2010 European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy Barcelona, Spain, , 29-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)ESCP 40th International Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy. Clinical Pharmacy:Connecting Care and Outcomes
Murphy K., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2011) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol ESCP 40th International Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy. Clinical Pharmacy:Connecting Care and Outcomes Dublin Ireland, , 19-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland)
Kelly Maria, Sahm Laura J, Wilk Karolina and McCarthy Suzanne Pharmaceutical Care Research Group, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Irealnd. Departments of Pharmacy, Mercy University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. (2014) Pharmacists Knowledge and Views of Health Literacy Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) [Details]
(2014)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland)
Kelly Maria, McCarthy Suzanne, Lanigan Anne-Marie, Sahm Laura J, Pharmaceutical Care Research Group, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Ireland. Departments of Pharmacy, Cork University Hospital,Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland (2014) General Practictioners Knowledge and Views of Health Literacy Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) [Details]
(2013)6th Annual Scientific Meeting Irish Network of Medical Educators
Joy A, Sahm L, O’Flynn S, Kerins D (2013) Writing a prescription is not a piece of cake! - interprofessional 6th Annual Scientific Meeting Irish Network of Medical Educators [Details]
(2011)European Association of Clinical Pharmacy
Murphy K, Sahm LJ, Lambert S and Byrne S; (2011) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services during 2009 and their use of alcohol European Association of Clinical Pharmacy Dublin Ireland, , 19-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11 [Details]
(2011)ASME Annual Scientific Meeting 13-15 July 2011 RCPE, Edinburgh, UK
A Joy, L Sahm, J Mathers, S OFlynn, D Kerins; (2011) Interprofessional Ward-based Teamwork To Enable Safe Prescribing Practice in Healthcare Undergraduates ASME Annual Scientific Meeting 13-15 July 2011 RCPE, Edinburgh, UK [Details]
(2011)International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago, USA
Sahm, L; Wolf, M; Curtis, L; Behan, R; Brennan, M; Gallwey, H; McCarthy,S. (2011) What’s in a Label? An Exploratory Study of Patient-Centered Drug Instructions in Ireland International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago, USA [Details]
(2011)IEA World Congress of Epidemiology
O'Donovan, DO,Byrne, S,Loughrey, M,Browne, G,Fitzgerald, T,Perry, I,Sahm, L (2011) Variation In Estimated Ten-Year Cardiovascular Risk Across Four Risk Scoring Tools In Both a General Population Sample and an Occupational Setting IEA World Congress of Epidemiology , pp.145-145 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)2011 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare
Sahm LJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM, Behan R, Brennan M, Gallwey H and McCarthy S; (2011) What's in a label? An Exploratory Study of Patient-Centred Drug Instructions in Ireland 2011 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Chicago, , 16-OCT-11 - 19-OCT-11 , pp.97-97 [Details]
(2009)Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Conference
Sahm, L; O’Sullivan, K; O’Donoghue, O; Mannix, Z; Mc Carthy, S. (2009) Assessment of the REALM and NVS as screening tools for Health Literacy Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Conference [Details]
(2008)Adherence to prescribed medication-factors leading to non-adherence and how pharmacist intervention can facilitate improved adherence
Sahm L and Mac Curtain A; (2008) Adherence to prescribed medication-factors leading to non-adherence and how pharmacist intervention can facilitate improved adherence , pp.137-140 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2017)Research on Teaching of Evidence Based Practice to Health Care Professionals and Healthcare Professional Students in Ireland.
Lehane, E., Leahy Warren, P., O’Riordan, C., Savage, E., Drennan, J., O ‘Tuathaigh, C., O’Connor, M., Corrigan, M., Burke, F., Hayes, M., Lynch, H., Sahm, L., Heffernan, E., O’Keefe, E., Blake, C., Horgan, F, Hegarty, J. (2017) Research on Teaching of Evidence Based Practice to Health Care Professionals and Healthcare Professional Students in Ireland. Department of Health, Dublin. [Details]
(2015)A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance.
A Coffey, J Hegarty, P Leahy-Warren, N Cornally, M Rose-Day, B Maher , J Browne, L Sahm, M Flynn, S Hutton, E Healy, KA O’Connor, K McGrath, A O’Mahony, K Arenella, E Savage (2015) A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance. Commissioned 196 page report for HSE, Commissioned 196 page report for HSE. [Details]
(2011)Focus on patient safety: How lifelong learning starts between pharmacy and medical students at UCC.
A Joy, L Sahm (2011) Focus on patient safety: How lifelong learning starts between pharmacy and medical students at UCC. NAIRTL, Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2018)The Views & Attitudes Of Pharmacy And Medicine Students To Interprofessional Education.
McCague, PJ;Dillon, L;O'Driscoll, L;O'Leary, A;Byrne, S;Joy, A;Walsh, E;Sahm, L (2018) The Views & Attitudes Of Pharmacy And Medicine Students To Interprofessional Education. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2013)EVALUATION OF HEALTH LITERACY AND ADHERENCE TO THROMBO-PROPHYLAXIS IN PREGNANCY.
Noone, C;O'Shea, R;O'Shea, S;Sahm, L (2013) EVALUATION OF HEALTH LITERACY AND ADHERENCE TO THROMBO-PROPHYLAXIS IN PREGNANCY. PAVIA: Abstract [Details]
(2016)SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF LITERATURE OF SYSTEMS AND MODELS TO ADDRESS HOSPITAL READMISSION AVOIDANCE AND DELAYED DISCHARGE.
Coffey, A;Leahy-Warren, P;Savage, E;Hegarty, J;Cornally, N;Rose-Day, M;Maher, B;Browne, J;Sahm, L;O'Caoimh, R;Flynn, M;Hutton, S;Healy, E;O'Connor, K;McGrath, K;O'Mahony, A;Arenella, K (2016) SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF LITERATURE OF SYSTEMS AND MODELS TO ADDRESS HOSPITAL READMISSION AVOIDANCE AND DELAYED DISCHARGE. OXFORD: Abstract [Details]
(2016)A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance.
Coffey, A. Leahy-Warren, P., Savage, E., Hegarty, J. Cornally, N., Day, MR., Maher, B., Browne, J., Sahm, L., O’ Caoimh, R., Flynn, M., Hutton, S., O’Mahony, A., Arenella, K (2016) A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance. Age and Ageing Suppl 2: Abstract   [Details]
(2016)Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers regarding fever: a qualitative systematic review.
Kelly, M;McCarthy, S;O'Sullivan, R;Shiely, F;Larkin, P;Brenner, M;Sahm, L (2016) Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers regarding fever: a qualitative systematic review. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2016)Parental views regarding childhood fever: a Danish interview study.
Sahm, L;Kelly, M;McCarthy, S;O'Sullivan, R;Shiely, F;Romsing, J (2016) Parental views regarding childhood fever: a Danish interview study. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2015)Enhanced experiential learning and improved surgical patient safety through the application of NFC technology.
Connell, EO;Pegler, J;Lehane, E;McCarthy, N;Sahm, L;Tabirca, S;Driscoll, AO;Corrigan, M (2015) Enhanced experiential learning and improved surgical patient safety through the application of NFC technology. LONDON: Abstract [Details]
(2015)The application of NFC technology to enhance experiential learning and directly improve safety in surgical patients.
Connell, EO;Pegler, J;Lehane, E;McCarthy, N;Sahm, L;Tabirca, S;Driscoll, AO;Corrigan, M (2015) The application of NFC technology to enhance experiential learning and directly improve safety in surgical patients. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2013)Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007 to 2010.
Murphy, K;Sahm, L;Lambert, S;Byrne, S (2013) Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007 to 2010. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2012)A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol.
Murphy, K;Sahm, L;Lambert, S;Byrne, S (2012) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2011)VARIATION IN ESTIMATED TEN-YEAR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ACROSS FOUR RISK SCORING TOOLS IN BOTH A GENERAL POPULATION SAMPLE AND AN OCCUPATIONAL SETTING.
O'Donovan, DO;Byrne, S;Loughrey, M;Browne, G;Fitzgerald, T;Perry, I;Sahm, L (2011) VARIATION IN ESTIMATED TEN-YEAR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ACROSS FOUR RISK SCORING TOOLS IN BOTH A GENERAL POPULATION SAMPLE AND AN OCCUPATIONAL SETTING. LONDON: Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX (R) point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling.
Og, OD;Byrne, S;McGillicuddy, A;Sahm, L (2011) Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX (R) point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling. MALDEN: Abstract [Details]
(2010)Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy.
Og, OD;Byrne, S;McGillicuddy, A;Ledwidge, M;Sahm, L (2010) Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy. MALDEN: Abstract [Details]
(2010)Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling.
Og, OD;Sahm, L;Shannon, N;Byrne, S (2010) Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling. MALDEN: Abstract [Details]
(2013)Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007 to 2010.
Murphy, K,Sahm, L,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2013) Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007 to 2010. Abstract [Details]
(2012)A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol.
Murphy, K,Sahm, L,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2012) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX (R) point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling.
Og, OD,Byrne, S,McGillicuddy, A,Sahm, L (2011) Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX (R) point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling.
Og, OD,Sahm, L,Shannon, N,Byrne, S (2010) Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy.
Og, OD,Byrne, S,McGillicuddy, A,Ledwidge, M,Sahm, L (2010) Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy. Abstract [Details]

ANET/COS

 YearPublication
(2018)Breast awareness amongst women with a mild/moderate intellectual disability: Linking theory to practice.
Walsh, S;Lehane, E;Hegarty, J;O'mahony, M;Farrell, D;Taggart, L;Kelly, L;Sahm, L;Byrne, A;Corrigan, M;Caples, M;Martin, AM;Tabirca, S;Corrigan, M (2018) Breast awareness amongst women with a mild/moderate intellectual disability: Linking theory to practice. OXFORD: ANET/COS [Details]

Articles

 YearPublication
(2015)Communicating clearly about medicines.
Sahm L, van der Waarde K (2015) Communicating clearly about medicines. Articles [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2012)Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines.
Marshall, S,Sahm, L,McCarthy, S (2012) Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Conference Paper

 YearPublication
(2009)Self-reported adherence to antidepressant medication in the community and readiness to accept pharmacist interventions: a pilot study.
Sahm L, MacCurtain A, Hayden J, Roche C, Richards HL (2009) Self-reported adherence to antidepressant medication in the community and readiness to accept pharmacist interventions: a pilot study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2009; supplement 1:A6-A7: Conference Paper [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

 YearPublication
Impact of a Universal Medication Schedule on rationalising and understanding of medication; a randomised controlled trial.
Impact of a Universal Medication Schedule on rationalising and understanding of medication; a randomised controlled trial. . Encyclopedia Entries. [DOI] [Details]
A Thematic Analysis of Pharmacy Students' Experiences of the Undergraduate Pharmacy Degree in Ireland and the Role of Mindfulness.
A Thematic Analysis of Pharmacy Students' Experiences of the Undergraduate Pharmacy Degree in Ireland and the Role of Mindfulness. . Encyclopedia Entries. [DOI] [Details]
Clozapine Patients at the Interface between Primary and Secondary Care.
Clozapine Patients at the Interface between Primary and Secondary Care. . Encyclopedia Entries. [DOI] [Details]

Published Letters

 YearPublication
(2018)Understanding the factors that influence the consumption of herbals amongst pregnant women.
Mazzari ALDA;Keating JJ;Sahm LJ; (2018) Understanding the factors that influence the consumption of herbals amongst pregnant women. Published Letters [DOI] [Details]

Radio Presentation

 YearPublication
(2014)Interview / Phoenix Radio.
Laura Sahm /Jeff Murphy (2014) Interview / Phoenix Radio. Radio Presentation [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2017)Challenges of deprescribing in the multimorbid patient.
Cullinan, S;Hansen, CR;Byrne, S;O'Mahony, D;Kearney, P;Sahm, L (2017) Challenges of deprescribing in the multimorbid patient. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review.
Murphy, K,Sahm, L,McCarthy, S,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2013) Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines.
Marshall, S;Sahm, L;McCarthy, S (2012) Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1995PhD Scholarship Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
1990BSc Pharm (Hons) Brighton University

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Amercican Academy on Communication in Healthcare Member/
European association for Communication in Healthcare Member01-SEP-18 /
Royal Society of Public Health Member01-SEP-12 / 01-APR-16
Drugs and Therapeutics Committee of the Mercy University Hospital Member/
Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (MPSI), Member/
United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association Member/
Apothekerkammer Nordrhein Mitglied/
Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference,
Murphy, K; Lambert, S; McCarthy, S; Byrne, S & Sahm, L. (2017) Challenges in Deprescribing for Young Chronic Benzodiazepine Patients. [Oral Presentation], Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference, London . [Details]
(2016)Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester,
O’Driscoll, M.; Quirke, R.; Sahm, L.; Smithson, H; O’Connor, C.; Higgs, B.; O’Leary E.M. (2016) Preparing Students for Professional Practice, supporting incremental experiential learning. [Poster Presentation], Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester, Manchester University . [Details]
(2016)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference (UK & Ireland),
Kelly M, Sahm L J, Shiely F, O'Sullivan R, Mc Gillicuddy A and McCarthy S (2016) Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Irish Parents Regarding Fever in Children: An Interview Study. [Oral Presentation], Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference (UK & Ireland), London , 29-JAN-16 - 29-JAN-16. [Details]
(2014)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management,
Kelly M, L Sahm, F Shiely (2014) Pharmacists knowledge and views of health literacy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management, Imperial College, London , 01-MAY-14. [Details]
(2016)Irish Gerontological Society,
Coffey, A. Leahy-Warren, P., Savage, E., Hegarty, J. Cornally, N., Day, MR., Maher, B., Browne, J., Sahm, L., O’ Caoimh, R., Flynn, M., Hutton, S., O’Mahony, A., Arenella, K (2016) A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals. [Poster Presentation], Irish Gerontological Society, Killarney , 30-SEP-16 - 01-OCT-16. [Details]
(2015)An Audit of Antibacterial Prophylaxis used in Surgery at Cork University Hospital,
J Mulvihill, S Byrne, LJ Sahm, M Shah, A Jackson (2015) An Audit of Antibacterial Prophylaxis used in Surgery at Cork University Hospital. [Oral Presentation], An Audit of Antibacterial Prophylaxis used in Surgery at Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland),
Maria Kelly, Dr Suzanne McCarthy, Dr Laura Sahm, Professor Ronan O'Sullivan, Dr Frances Shiely (2014) General Practitioners knowledge and views of health literacy. [Oral Presentation], Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland), Imperial College, London , 02-MAY-14 - 02-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)All Ireland Pharmacy Schools Conference,
Maria Kelly, Dr Suzanne McCarthy, Dr Laura Sahm, Professor Ronan O'Sullivan, Dr Frances Shiely (2014) General Practitioners knowledge and views of health literacy. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Pharmacy Schools Conference, Trinity College, Dublin , 14-APR-14 - 15-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland),
Maria Kelly, Dr Suzanne McCarthy, Dr Laura Sahm, Professor Ronan O'Sullivan, Dr Frances Shiely (2014) Pharmacists knowledge and views of health literacy. [Oral Presentation], Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland), Imperial College, London , 02-MAY-14 - 02-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)All Ireland Pharmacy Schools Conference,
Maria Kelly, Dr. Suzanne McCarthy, Dr Laura Sahm, Professor Ronan O'Sullivan, Dr Frances Shiely (2014) Pharmacists knowledge and views of health literacy. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Pharmacy Schools Conference, Trinity College, Dublin , 14-APR-14 - 15-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)INMED 6th annual scientific meeting,
Joy A, Sahm L, O’Flynn S, Kerins D (2013) Writing a prescription is not a piece of cake!” Interprofessional hospital placements for pharmacy and medical students. [Poster Presentation], INMED 6th annual scientific meeting, UCD , 22-FEB-13 - 23-FEB-13. [Details]
(2011)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice,
Sahm LJ; (2011) Research in Partnership. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK , 05-MAY-11 - 06-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice,
Sahm LJ, Gallwey H, Brennan M, Behan R and Mc Carthy S; (2011) Enhanced Prescription Label Design to improve Patients¿ Understanding of their Medication. [Poster Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK , 05-MAY-11 - 06-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)16th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,
Brosnan S, Barron E and Sahm LJ; (2011) Pharmacist-led interventions improve patient¿s knowledge of clozapine. [Poster Presentation], 16th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, AUSTRIA CENTER VIENNA , 30-MAR-11 - 01-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Quality and Patient Safety Conference HSE South,
Brosnan S, Barron E and Sahm LJ; (2011) Development of a pharmacist-designed patient information leaflet (PIL) for clozapine with increased readability. [Poster Presentation], Quality and Patient Safety Conference HSE South, Centre for Nurse Education, Grenville Place, Cork , 19-OCT-11 - 19-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Inaugural National Conference on Nurse Prescribing in Ireland,
Sahm LJ and Richards HL; (2011) Medication adherence and the role of the Nurse Prescriber. [Poster Presentation], Inaugural National Conference on Nurse Prescribing in Ireland, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork , 09-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)UCC School of Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference 2011,
Sahm LJ, Schäfers A, Barron E, Madden M, Richards HL; (2011) Assessment of patients' perceptions and beliefs regarding warfarin management by non medical practitioners. [Poster Presentation], UCC School of Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference 2011, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Cork , 04-NOV-11 - 04-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010)Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference,
O'Donovan D. Og., Sahm L., Shannon N., Byrne S. (2010) Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference, London, UK , 18-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference,
O'Donovan D. Og., Byrne S., McGillicuddy A., Ledwidge M., Sahm L. (2010) Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference, London, UK , 18-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,
Byrne S., Power S., Sahm L. (2009) A review of proton pump inhibitors prescribing in two Irish Teaching hospitals. [Poster Presentation], 14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Barcelona, Spain , 02-MAR-09 - 03-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Drug Utilisation and Research Group UK & Ireland,
Coughlan D., Byrne S., Sahm L. (2009) 'Self care' cards: development of a health information tool for pharmacies in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation and Research Group UK & Ireland, London, UK , 19-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09. [Details]
(2007)Drug Utilization Research Group,
Sahm L; (2007) Beliefs about adherence to medication in undergraduate pharmacists. [Invited Oral Presentation], Drug Utilization Research Group, UCC , 29-JUN-07 - 29-JUN-07. [Details]
(2006)BHSC,
Sahm L; (2006) Overview of medication encountered by Occupational Therapists. [Invited Oral Presentation], BHSC, UCC , 01-NOV-06 - 01-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)HPAI conference,
Sahm, L., Murphy, A., Murphy, O., Brennan, M and Forde, M.; (2006) Verification study and audit of frequency, type and clinical importance of medication errors conducted on in-patient prescriptions. [Poster Presentation], HPAI conference, Dublin, Ireland , 22-APR-06 - 23-APR-06. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
INMED Organising Committee Member2017 /
All Ireland Pharmacy Conference Organising Committee Member2016 /
Pharmacy Education Accreditation Reviews of the PSI Member/
Standards and Practice Committee of the PSI Member/
Baseline Study of Practice of Pharmacy of the PSI Member/
Teaching and Curriculum Committee of School of Pharmacy Deputy Chair2005 /
Drugs and Therapeutics Committee of the Mercy University Hospital Member2006 / 2012
School of Pharmacy Board Member2005 /
Management Committee of the MSc Clinical Pharmacy Member/
University College Cork Examination Appeals Committee Member2011 / 2012
Crystal Clear Judging Committee Member since 2008, Chair since 20132008 /
Crystal Clear Judging Panel Chair2013 /
Health Literacy Advisory Panel (HLAP) Member2014 /
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Editorial Board Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of Pharmacy, UCC Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy05-OCT-05 /
University College Cork Senior Lecturer and Director of MPharm Programme07-MAY-15 /
Bons Secours Hospital Senior Clinical Pharmacist01-JAN-03 / 01-JAN-05
Kloster Apotheke Community Pharmacist01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-03
Takeda Pharma GmbH Area Sales Manager01-JAN-99 / 01-JAN-00
University College Cork Director of the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy25-AUG-14 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1990Brighton University BSc PharmPhamacy
2012UCC Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
1995University of Bath PhDPharmaceutics

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Lecture on the career of a pharmacist to those in transition year in PBC The Mardyke Cork. Organised by Ms R Naughton Career Guidance Teacher

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology Referee04-MAR-10 -
International Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy Referee22-OCT-09 -
Bmj Open Referee01-SEP-17 -
International Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy Referee22-OCT-09 -
International Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy Referee30-JAN-08 -
European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology Member of Editorial Board29-APR-14 -

Other Activities

 Description

Currently Dr Laura Sahm is the Chair of the Crystal Clear Judging panel for the Crystal Clear Awards in Health Literacy, this is sponsored by MSD Ireland and is done in collaboration with the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).

Fires Safety Essentials Refresher training completed on 9th July 2018
Certificate received
score of 100%

Completed the Irish Heart Foundation Accredited Heartsaver AED Training Programme for Adult, Child and Infant Basic Life Support

8th August 2018
Valid to: 6th August 2020.

Received a certificate for successful completion of the Heartsaver CPR AED Online Portion.
Date : 03/08/2018
Accredited by American Heart Association
Guidelines 2015 (CPR and ECC)

One to one interviews facilitated by Human resources Dept and Mr Jonathan Healy

Manual Handling
Successfully completed on 12th Jan 2018
Expiry date: 12th Jan 2021
Presented by Colette Moynihan on behalf of ASM Group

Certificate of Commendation received on
GDPR Compliance in the Republic of Ireland Workplace Fundament

Presented a Symposium on : Innovative approaches to measuring and monitoring medication use in clinical and research settings.
ICCH Porto from 1-4 September 2018.
International Conference on Communication in Healthcare

HR Business Development Programme - The Effective Employee

HR Business Development Programme for UCC Staff - Developing Assertiveness Skills

Development of Hypertension Lecture for Delivery at IPU Academy

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Currently involved in Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Learning (IPL) iniative with School of Medicine. We will identify the readiness of these students for IPL using a validated tool (Parsell & Bligh, 1999). There is no formal Interprofessional Curriculum yet between the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at UCC. Knowledge of the readiness of certain groups for this type of learning will help plan a future IPL Curriculum at UCC. Case-based learning (CBL) can foster collaborative learning goals and is a useful approach for IPE .Each student will get the opportunity to present the case from either a medical or a pharmaceutical perspective and to clearly identify the potential for error. It is hoped that through correct identification and rectification of problems associated with prescription writing that patient safety would be positively influenced.Additionally this will provide the perfect opportunity to overcome interprofessional barriers throughout the course of a lifelong learning experience.

Collaborative learning research suggests that interaction factors strongly influence students¿ intrinsic interest, learning and group effectiveness.
Students and faculty regard collaborative learning environments as useful to the development of interpersonal and team working skills.  

Modules taught:

PF3106 Clinical Practice I

PF3107 Pharmacy Practice III

PF1011 Pharmacy Practice I

PF2011 Research Methods & Applied Data Analysis

PF4002 Clinical Practice II Part 1

PF4003 Clinical Practice II Part 2

PF3011 Professional Practice III

PF4012 Professional Practice

PF3009 Gastrointestinal, Hepatic & Endocrine Systems

PF3010 Cardiovascular, Renal & Eye Systems

PF3012 Respiratory, Musculoskeletal & Dermatology Systems

PF4012 Professional Practice

PF4014 Central Nervous System

PF4016 Pharmacy Research Projects

PF5011 Drug Action & Prescribing

PF6404 Professional Practice & Public Health

PF6406 Research Dissertation in Pharmacy

PF6408 Medication Review & Pharmaceutical Care Planning

MH5001 Health Literacy for Health & Social Care Settings

PF6009  Pharmacotherapy I: Renal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Disorders

PF6010 Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Rational Use of Drugs

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2010Diarmuid Couglan University College CorkMScSelf care tools: Development of a Health Literacy Tool for Pharmacies in Ireland
2014Kevin Murphy NUI (UCC)PHDSubstance misuse in young people in Ireland- A focus on benzodiazepines
2017Maria Kelly NUI (UCC)PHDKnowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents on fever and febrile illness in children
2012Donal Og O'Donovan PhDEvaluation of cardiovascular Disease Risk in an Irish population
2013Richard O'Sullivan MScPharmacy Competencies for Students and Professionals
2014Maja Hotoft Michaelsen University of CopenhagenMScAn overview of medicines reconciliation in a secondary care setting

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Marshall Sarah Doctoral Degree
Mc Gillicuddy Aoife Catherine Doctoral Degree
Walsh Elaine Kathryn Doctoral Degree
O Driscoll Michelle Elizabeth Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Professional Practice PF4012Professional Practice
2020Holistic Approach to Prescribing Medicinal Products and Clinical Practicum PF5011Holistic Approach to Prescribing Medicinal Products and Clinical Practicum
2020Health Literacy for Health and Social Care Settings MH5001Health Literacy for Health and Social Care Settings

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K

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