The missions of the clinic pharmacy:
- To be part of the medication management in the clinic which encompasses the entire way in which medicines are selected, procured, delivered, prescribed, administered and reviewed to optimise the contribution that medicines make to producing informed and desired outcomes;
- To enhance the safety and quality of all medicine related processes affecting patients of the hospital to ensure the 7 “rights” are respected: right patient, right dose, right route, right time, right drug with the right information and documentation.
Most importantly in developing protocols and discussing regulations with the doctors and nurses, these pharmacy dispensers work closely with all the associates that run amidst the management.
The duties and responsibilities of clinic pharmacy are given below:
- Compounding and dispensing for indoor and outdoor patient departments.
- Proper maintenance of records (especially narcotic medications)
- Maintaining sufficient stock of emergency medicines
- Sharing details of medicine to doctors, specialists, interns, and nurses.
- Ensuring that the supply of medicines is within the law
- Making sure that the prescribed medications are suitable for the patients
- Advising patients according to their symptoms (how & when to take them, possible reactions, pre-allergy information, answering patient’s doubts)
- Both physicians and pharmacists meet patients from the point of diagnosis through treatment to coordinate better care. In this way, patients and caregivers can develop a better understanding of health conditions, and the requirement of prescribed medications while optimising the treatment plan.