- Registration and Indoor case records
- Dietary Services
- Engineering and Maintenance services
- Hospital Security
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES
Pharmacy are premises licensed for retail sale or supply
of drugs to the hospital, which have qualified licensed
persons and indulged in compounding of drugs.
The Hospital Pharmacy purchases and dispenses all the
medications used to treat the patients in the hospital.
Approximately 20% of the hospital costs are accounted
by medicines &pharmaceutical supplies.
The pharmacist works directly with the medical staff in
establishing a formulary, the listing of drugs chosen to
be included in the pharmacy.
NECESSITY OF PHARMACY SERVICES
Availability of the right drug at the required place at the
time of need is the key to the Hospitals existence.
Efficiency in Pharmacy would help to ensure effective
Delays can be disastrous; non-availability can be
horrifying in terms of mortality and morbidity.
TYPES OF PHARMACIES
There should be a Drug and Therapeutic Committee for
advise and decision making.
A chief pharmacist in hospital with more than 200 beds.
2 pharmacists for 100 bedded hospital.
3 pharmacists for 200 bedded hospital.
7 pharmacists for 500 bedded and more.
DRUG & THERAPEUTIC COMMITTEE
Advisory & Decision making committee,
necessary for efficient functioning of
Consists of medical & nursing staff(users),
Chief Pharmacist & the
- To prepare Hospital Formulary
- Selection of Manufacturers and
- Choice of drugs to be added or deleted
- Framing of overall policy for services
- Considering preliminary budget
FUNCTIONS OF PHARMACY SERVICES
Provisioning , purchasing, storing and distributing drugs,
medicinal preparations, pharmaceutical and chemical
Ensuring potency and quality of drugs during their
storage in the hospital.
Dispensing prescriptions to in-patients &out-patients.
Maintaining information regarding quality, cost and
sources of supply of all drugs.
To investigate pharmaceutical problems arising in the
To keep a watch on the adherence by all concerned to
A properly organized Pharmacy department should be
under the direction of a professionally competent and
Pharmacists: Health care professionals who practice in
pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe
and effective medication use.
- Advice to patients & customers.
- Supply of medicines.
- Maintenance of approved stock of antidotes &
other emergency drugs.
- Inspection of all supplies at user points.
- Preparing periodic reports and returns on the
utilization of pharmacy services.
W ho is the medicine for?
W hat are the symptoms?
H ow long have you had the symptoms?
A ction taken?
M edication-other conditions?
INDIA PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION
It is the premier professional pharmacists
association in India.
Over 10,000 member & 33 local branches.
Aim- setting of Hospital Pharmacy in each hospital.
It has been working towards constantly upgrading the
standards of professional services offered by the
INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL FEDERATION
Drugs and Therapeutics Committee
- Size of inventory
- Storage facility & stock location system
- Emergency drugs
Quality & Drug Information Centre
Charges for drugs
INFORMATION & REPORTING
Total no. and value of items
dispensed for out-patients and in
Frequency of emergency demands
No. of out-patients prescriptions.
Volume of drugs dispensed through
The hospital Pharmacy is indispensible in the treatment
Each large hospital will need a pharmacy, with a wellqualified pharmacist in charge.
It is advantageous in efficient operations of the Hospital.
“The Pharmacy, despite its apparent autonomy, must
not lose sight of its role as team player in Hospital
planning.”- quoted by Benjamin and Kemppainess.
“Hospital Administration and Management: Theory and
Practice.” by R.Kumar and S.L.Goel.