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Pharmacist's Roles 2 and Role 4


Ms Chao continues to explain Pharmacist’s role 2 from the GPP guideline. She will explain Function C and Function D.

pic * Role 2 Function C: Monitor patient progress and outcomes.

Minimum national requirement: Pharmacists should consider patient diagnosis and patient-specific needs when assessing patient response to medical therapy and intervene if necessary. Pharmacists should document necessary clinical and patient data to monitor medication therapy and track patients’ therapeutic outcomes.

  • Role 4 Function D: Provide information about medicines and health-related issues.

Minimum national requirement: Pharmacists should assist patients and their care providers to obtain and critically analyze information to meet their individual needs.

Next, we will see Pharmacist’s role 4, Contribute to improve effectiveness of the health-care system and public health. There are also 4 function in the guideline. We will focus on Function A and Function D. Please use the WHO GPP guideline PDF provided in the previous step as your reference to review the details on Role 4.

Finall, Ms Chao will share her experience of clinical service. Below are the items included inside clinical services.

CPS provided at TVGH:

  • Meetings and medical rounds. Pharmacists participate in the interdisciplinary meetings and resident rounds with physicians or other healthcare professionals.

  • Prescription verification. Pharmacists verify each prescription right after physicians write them. This is carried out using online prescription verification systems which greatly increase accuracy and efficiency.

Share and learn:

  • Are the same clinical pharmacy services (CPS) provided in the hospital you work at/visited?

  • If no, do you think these CPS should be adopted? Why?

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