Hospital pharmacy –the practice of pharmacy in hospital setting is one of the few vocation which demand highest degree of professionalism,ethics and skill.Hospital pharmacist has become a specialist in drug monitoring,Ptient counseling and dispensing of unit dose medicaments.
His competence in prcessing ,storage,compounding,manufacturing,packaging,assaying, dispensing and distribution of medicaments is highly looked for and in that capacity,a hospital pharmacist also offers a great commitment to the beteerment of health care.
Role of Hospital Pharmacist in Patient education and compliance
Patient education by the hospital pharmacist should include information on the safety and storage of medicines and poison in the home as well as hospital.The aim is to reduce errors to encourage rational drug therapy and consequently to benefit the patient.Pharmacist develop a more constructive approach in which they can monitor drug therapy for the benefit of patient and offer advice and not just information.
Role of pharmacist in safe use of medicaments.
Hospital pharmacist is the best judge of whether or not safe practices are being followed in the healing,storage administration or dispensing of drugs and related products.
Role of pharmacist in adverse drug reaction and therapeutic drug monitoring.
Drug therapy monitoring is an important function of pharmacist in clinical field.The main objective is to diminish the time interval between the general release of new drug and the full recognition of any undesirable effects in the case of side effects occurring either frequently or only after a prolonged administration.
Pharmacist role in prevention of drug interaction.
To assure the patient of a total drug safety it is essential that the pharmacist maintain a drug interaction surveillance programme.It include a method to check on drug-drug and drug-lab reactions.