Problem Solving and Preventive Measures: Pharmacists’ Concern to Patient Care


International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering
© 2019 by SSRG - IJPBE Journal
Volume 6 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : AK Mohiuddin
: 10.14445/23942576/IJPBE-V6I1P101
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AK Mohiuddin, "Problem Solving and Preventive Measures: Pharmacists’ Concern to Patient Care" SSRG International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering 6.1 (2019): 1-10.

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AK Mohiuddin,(2019). Problem Solving and Preventive Measures: Pharmacists’ Concern to Patient Care. SSRG International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering 6(1), 1-10.

Abstract:

As important members of the health care team, pharmacists work collaboratively with patients’ other health care providers in all types of patient care settings ranging from community pharmacies to hospitals and long-term care facilities. Across these settings, pharmacists take specific actions that regularly contribute to improving patient safety. In addition to training on medications, pharmacist education and training includes assessing health status of patients, providing education and counselling, managing diseases, and using health care technologies. Pharmacists use this education and training to prevent medication errors, drug interactions, and other adverse medication events from reaching patients. With the expanding number and complexity of medications, pharmacists’ roles and responsibilities have expanded broadly beyond medication distribution. Pharmacists are providing patient care in almost all health care settings to help people of all ages get the most from the medications that are prescribed to them. Examples of pharmacists’ patient care services include providing health and wellness screenings, managing chronic diseases, assisting patients with medication management, administering immunizations, and working with hospitals and health systems to improve patient care and reduce the number of patients who are readmitted to the hospital following their hospital stay.

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Key Words:

Pharmacists; Healthcare; Prevention; Care; Risk; Drug; Patient.