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Advanced medication education

Ms Chen introduces how patient education is carried out in TVGH, before using this model to explain advanced medication education. Key points At TVGH: There is also telephone and on-site …

Potential challenges in patient counselling

Ms Chen covers the remaining communication skills, before addressing the potential challenge. She also explains how to provide counselling to certain patient groups. Key points Essential communication skills: Avoid leading …

Introduction to patient counselling

Ms Chen will cover patient counselling in this step. She will explain the definition, benefits, and some of the technical details of patient counselling. Key points According to GPP, the …

What are guided-use strategies?

Guided-use strategies can improve therapeutic outcomes, prevent adverse events, and reduce costs. Examples of strategies Established-use criteria, patients must meet the established criteria before the medication is dispensed. Occasionally, the …

How does the procurement process work?

The healthcare supply chain includes upstream suppliers and distributors, and downstream consumers providers. Most of the time, distributors and providers use the electronic order-entry systems to exchange data. Factors of …

Drug shortages

Drug shortages can delay medical procedures and affect drug therapies. Ms Chen will explain the various causes of drug shortages and how to prevent them. Key points Drug shortage is …

Medication errors and how to prevent them

For the last 2 weeks, we covered how medication use is managed. However, medical errors are bound to occur, thus it is important in knowing what kind of medical errors …

Warehouse organization

Ms Chen covers the last topic of this activity: storage management. Quality storage management is essential in ensuring smooth and reliable dispensing. Key points Efficient inventory management requires reliable and …

Inventory management with the help of technology

Ms Chen proceeds to explain inventory management, specifying the different considerations to take note of from inbound to outbound. Key points The ideal inventory model is the optimal stock movement …

Patient safety

Dr Chang finishes this activity with technologies that help to manage formulary and how PTC maintains prescription safety. Key points Technology can be used to aid formulary maintenance. Applications can …

Prescribing Off-Label Drugs

Here we will look at off-label use and medication use evaluation (MUE), with an explanation of how MUE improves the overall quality of pharmaceutical care services. Off-label drugs are drugs …

How should you handle non-formulary drugs?

The PTC should select and restrict medication in the formulary. However, there are instances where non-formulary drugs are required. The PTC needs to set policies and guidelines regarding the use …

Maintaining the formulary system

Dr Chang begins describing the details of formulary maintenance, focusing on how the pharmacists carry out new product evaluation, therapeutic class review, and formulary changes. Key points Formulary maintenance is …

Introduction to the formulary

Formulary management is another key component of medication management. Chang will explain the history, rationale, and design behind formularies. He also describes how the pharmacist is involved in this process. …

How do drug therapeutic guidelines work?

Here, we use the Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH) model to explain how some of the responsibilities are carried out. Drug therapeutic guidelines are lists of the indications, dosage regimens, …