Careers in Pharmacy – Hospital Pharmacy BSPh2A Caparro, Ailyn Syene C. de Jesus, Ma. Inna Patricia A. Legaspi, Justine Credenda R. Marcellones, Mara Gia J. Maypa, John Patrick A. Tan, Yeda Marie U.
RESPONSIBILITIES… Communication through routine meetings with other allied healthcare professionals
Going to the wards to monitor patients’ response to the medication
Checking of the medication
Providing education and counseling to the patients
Involved in prescribing by assisting the physician in selecting appropriate dosage regimen for the patient
Having the authority in checking the accuracy of doses, side effects of drugs and its calculations
Extemporaneous preparation of medication
Ensures best medication to manage illness and promote good health
Ensures the medication is correct upon discharge
Generating drug orders
HOSPITAL PHARMACY: HERE AND ABROADDifferences: The pharmacists abroad are more exposed to the patients compared to the pharmacists here in our country. Pharmacists abroad have routine meetings with other allied health professionals while in our country, the doctors usually talk with the pharmacists when they are in need of them.
SUGGESTIONS… There should be a face-to-face relationship or interaction between the pharmacist and the patient. A pharmacist should be available at the bedside or near the bedside. The pharmacists should take the drug history of the patient upon admission. The pharmacists should also be involved in talking with the patient upon discharge and make sure that the medications are appropriate.