HCP210_The Future of Pharmacy

HCP210_The Future - The Future of Pharmacy By Candace Terrell HCP 210 Instructor-Dawn Tesner There are many things about the pharmacy profession

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The Future of Pharmacy By Candace Terrell HCP 210 Instructor-Dawn Tesner There are many things about the pharmacy profession that many people are unaware of. The world of pharmacy is much vaster that one may think. Everything from code of conduct and procedures to compounding and filling prescriptions, there are many ways in which these processes can be difficult and very easy to make errors. There have been many improvements to the pharmacy profession compared to when medications first started being dispensed to patients. Just reflecting on how procedures
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are administered in today’s time, one can only imagine how the future of pharmacy will be. There are numerous pieces of information that I have learned about the pharmacy practice that I was not aware of before taking this class. One important fact that I have learned was what entitled a pharmacy to be an institutional one. An institutional pharmacy is dedicated to providing products and service all day, every day because they address all types of needs, from emergency to regular. Usually, in this type of setting, there are rules, regulations and protocols one must follow to enable pharmacists and technicians to provide the best quality of care. When it is time to dispense drugs to patients, there are certain systems one must use to ensure that patients have the correct medications dispensed at the correct time and in the correct dosage and form. These particular dispensing systems enable pharmacists and technicians to easily administer medications in the proper dosages. By doing this, it ensures that the staff can save time, prevent any errors with the medication and make it easier to keep up with all medication usage. Another key element about pharmacy practice that I was unaware of before taking this course would be the actual tasks of a pharmacy technician. Initially I believed that all a technician would do, would be to fill prescriptions and give them to the patient. However, they job is a little more complex than that. The tasks of a pharmacy technician
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course HCP 210 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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HCP210_The Future - The Future of Pharmacy By Candace Terrell HCP 210 Instructor-Dawn Tesner There are many things about the pharmacy profession

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