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Hospital Pharmacy: Course Outline (610-IV A)

Hospital pharmacy is the health care service, which comprises the art, practice, and profession of choosing, preparing, storing, compounding, and dispensing medicines and medical devices, advising healthcare professionals and patients on their safe, effec

Course Outline

1. Introduction

  • Role of pharmacist in hospital
  • Minimum standards for pharmacies in institutions/hospitals
  • Research in hospital pharmacy

2. Hospital and its organization

  • Classification of hospitals
  • Organizational pattern
  • Administration
  • Clinical departments
  • Nursing, dietetic
  • Pathology
  • Blood bank
  • Radiology 
  • Other supportive services
  • Role of pharmacy in hospital
  • Hospital finances

3. Pharmacy, its organization and personnel

  •  Pharmacy specialist
  •  Drug information centre
  •  Poison control centre and antidote bank
  •  Pharmacy education
  •  Determining the need of professional and other departmental staff
  • F.professional services rendered

4Pharmacy and therapeutic committee

5. The hospital formulary

  • General principles and guidelines to develop formulary
  • Format
  • Preparation of the formulary
  • Role of pharmacist
  • Benefits and problems
  • F. Keeping up to date formulary

6. Dispensing to inpatients

  • Methods of dispensing & sop’s
  • Unit dose dispensing
  • Other concepts of dispensing, satellite pharmacy etc

7. Dispensing to ambulatory patients

8. Distribution of control substances

9. Dispensing during off-hours

10. Safe use of medication in the hospital

  • Medication error
  • Evaluation &precautions of medication error
  • Role of pharmacist in controlling medication error

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