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Dr Raymond Okechukwu

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Contact Address: Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam Campus
Biography: Raymond Chukwuma Okechukwu ((BPharm; Pharm D; MPharm; FPCPharm)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymond-okechukwu-38a20623/

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1463-6021

Professional Summary: A Clinical Pharmacist of over 28 years career experience in front-line healthcare delivery in a University Teaching Hospital. Highly motivated to optimize patients’ therapeutic outcomes and safety through systematic Pharmaceutical care, patients’ engagement and Pharmacovigilance. Logistics management information system; medication adherence counselling; experiential training; and healthcare research with competencies in Microsoft Suite; EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA applications.

lecturer in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State

major roles: Didactic Classroom lecture; Experiential training of students on Pharmaceutical care skills during Pharmacy Clinical rotations and clerkships posting within University Teaching Hospital setting. Undergraduate research project supervision.

Research Focus: Antimicrobial Stewardship; Patients’ safety Pharmacovigilance; Patients reported outcomes; Patients’ engagement to improve quality of healthcare.

Research Experience: Have participated in several research in-country as a research focal person for the Nigeria national study on Pre-exposure prophylaxis, (Pre-EP Study) on use Truvada® as treatment for prevention of HIV transmission among HIV sero-discordant couples; the principal investigator in the Patient Safety Research Small grant in WHO-funded Nigeria: coded (PS09035), 2009 - 2010 cohort; the Secretary of the Research Society, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. Participated in international collaborative research on: Building capacity in evidence-based medicine in low-income and middle-income countries: problems and potential solutions. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2019-111272); and the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global antimicrobial and biocide resistance (https://academic.oup.com/jacamr/article/3/2/dlab038/6217452). Other publications:

(https://www.journaljamps.com/index.php/JAMPS/article/view/17117/31897)

Family and hobbies: Married to Dr. Azuka E. Okechukwu; blessed with five children: main hobbies: computing; reading.

Associations and Leadership: Member: Clinical Pharmacists Association of Nigeria, CPAN, (Coordinator, CPAN, Anambra State; Member; Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Observer member: Pharmaceutical Care Network, Europe: Member: AMR Insights Ambassador Network - AMR Insights.
Faculty/Department/Unit: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management Rank: Lecturere I
Research Interest: Pharmaceutical care; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Patients’ safety Pharmacovigilance; Patients reported outcomes; Patients’ engagement to improve quality of healthcare.
Educational Qualifications: 1. Bachelor of Pharmacy: BPharm. (Pharmacy) (1981-1986)

2. Fellow, Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (Clinical Pharmacy) 2000 - 2004 (FPCPharm)

3. Doctor of Pharmacy: Pharm D: (Clinical Pharmacy)

4. Master of Pharmacy: MPharm: (Clinical Pharmacy)
Universities Attended: 1. University of Nigeria Nsukka (1981-1986)

2. West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, Lagos Nigeria (2000 -2004)

3. University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria (2000-2006)

4. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (2010-2014)
Publications: Research Publications:

1. Okechukwu Raymond Chukwuma, and Ekhaeyemhe Johnson. The Clinical Informationist: A Model Role for Pharmacists in Evidence-Based Healthcare Delivery, The Pharma Research (T. Pharm. Res.), Journal; Vol. 2 Dec. 2009 117-125. (http://www.academia.edu/33140196/THE_CLINICAL_INFORMATIONIST)

2. R. C. Okechukwu, L. O. Igbinomwanhia. Attitude of Other Healthcare Professionals about Pharmaceutical Care in Nigerian Hospitals. Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 9 No 1 pp. 92 – 100 (February 2011). (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njpr/article/view/74023)

3. Raymond C. Okechukwu, Sunday O. Odinduka, Grace N. Ele, Matthew J. Okonta. Awareness, Attitude, and Practice of Pharmacovigilance among Health Care Professionals in Nigeria: Survey in a Teaching Hospital. International Journal of Hospital Research 2013, 2(3):99-108. (http://ijhr.iums.ac.ir/article_5752_0.html)

4. P. O. U. Adogu, R. Okechukwu, N. B. Egenti4 and C. O. Emerole. Attitudes, Practice and Predictors of Rational Use of Medicines among Medicines Prescribers and Dispensers in Nnewi Nigeria; British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 7(5): 319-329, 2015. (Article no.BJPR.2015.114)

(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279984912_Attitudes_Practice_and_Predictors_of_Rational_Use_of_Medicines_among_Medicines_Prescribers_and_Dispensers_in_Nnewi_Nigeria)

5. G. N. Ele, U. Ochu, V. U. Odili, R. C. Okechukwu and B. O. Ogbonna. Evaluation of the Benefits, Quality of Services and Challenges to the Nigerian National Health Insurance Scheme among Enrollees in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Southeast Nigeria. JAMPS, 9(3): 1-11, 2016. (https://www.journaljamps.com/index.php/JAMPS/article/view/16966/31596)

6. Okoye, Lilian Uchechukwu, Okechukwu, Raymond C., Odinduka, Sunday, Ogbuagu N. Chukwuanugo and Emelumadu Obiageli. Use of Trigger Tool for Detection of Adverse Drug Reactions among Hospitalized Patients in a Nigerian University Teaching Hospital. Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 18(3): 1-7, 2018; Article no.JAMPS.40970: (https://www.journaljamps.com/index.php/JAMPS/article/view/17117/31897)

7. Raymond Okechukwu, Joseph Ugboaja, Jacinta Eli-Ilo, Chukwudubem Onyejiaka, Joy Ebenebe, Michel Egbuniwe, Catherine Obasikene, Nri-Ezedi Chisom. Survey of perception, attitudes and practices of antimicrobial stewardship among health workers in a Nigerian university teaching hospital. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Jul 2019, 24 (Suppl. 1) A32; DOI: 10.1136/bmjebm-2019-EBMLive.61. (https://ebm.bmj.com/content/24/Suppl_1/A32.1)

8. Peter J Gill, Shabana M Ali, Yasmin Elsobky, Raymond C. Okechukwu, Tatiane B Ribeiro, Augusto Cesar Soares dos Santos Junior, Daniel Umpierre, Georgia C. Richards. Building capacity in evidence-based medicine in low-income and middle-income countries: problems and potential solutions. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine November 21st 2019: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2019-111272)

9. Amaka Ezeuko, Chinomnso Chinanuekpere Nnebue, Raymond C. Okechukwu, Chigozie O Ifeadike. Practice gaps and challenges to effective patient safety culture in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria, January 2020 Journal of Patient Safety & Infection Control 8(2):54: DOI: 10.4103/jpsic.jpsic_21_20

10. Onubogu, Chinyere U; Ofiaeli Ogochukwu C; Onyeyili; Adaora N; Aghanya, Iloduba N; Ugwu, Nwanneka O; Okechukwu, Raymond C.; Edokwe, Emeka S; Ndukwu, Chibuzo U; Emelumadu, Obiageli F. Knowledge and Compliance with Standard Precaution Among Healthcare Workers inA South-East Nigerian Tertiary Hospital. Orient Journal of Medicine Vol 33 [1-2] Jan-Jun, 2021 (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ojm/article/view/205054)

11. Shamshul Ansari, John P. Hays, Andrew Kemp, Raymond Okechukwu et al., The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global antimicrobial and biocide resistance: an AMR Insights global perspective. JAC Antimicrob Resist. Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2021. (https://academic.oup.com/jacamr/article/3/2/dlab038/6217452)
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jQA7fq4AAAAJ&hl=en
Skills: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care; Teamwork and Collaboration; Communication and Coordination; Medication Adherence Counselling; Research Design and Implementation; Data Collection and Data Analysis; Computer Skills (Microsoft Suite; EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA)
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