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Patient education and multi-layered checkpoints


In practice, pharmacists should provide sufficient drug education to patients. However, due to the heavy workloads of pharmacists in hospitals in Taiwan, we have developed various tools to assist these tasks.

In this video, Ms Chou explains how patient education is conducted for inpatients and outpatients. There are various check procedures pharmacists need to perform during drug preparation. For example, an outpatient medication requires 4 checks, 3 checks. For inpatients, and chemotherapeutics, 9 checks are require. Drug bags must also contain relevant information to allow patients to do their own inspection. There will be another unit with more in-depth explanation to patient education.

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Good Pharmacy Practice: Introduction to Medication Delivery Systems

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