6.3 Collaborative Practice

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6.3 Collaborative Practice According to the definition by WHO, collaborative practice is when several health-related workers from different background working together with patients, their families, caregivers, and community to provide the top quality of care14. Collaboration between pharmacists and other health care professionals can be from simple contact to the chief member of a multidisciplinary team. This practice amalgamates pharmacists into a healthcare team to improve patient outcome. In 2013, the “Statement on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice” by World Health Profession Alliance stated that the collaboration between professionals across health problems can lower the rise of AMR4. 6.3.1 Collaboration Model between Professionals14-15…show more content…
Pharmacists play a vital role and should be included in approaches related to AMR. 6.4.1 AMR Surveillance Monitoring AMR is necessary and critical to identify and indicate the immensity of AMR and look for initiatives to decrease its effect16. The value of monitoring data can be improved by incorporating proof that distinguish susceptibility to certain infections. Through this approach, disease management strategy can focus on getting to the person needing this service the most, giving an effectual feedback17. There is a chance for communication among the parties involved on the best way to determine such groups to enhance their reach to medications, to develop adherence, and eventually the result of therapy. 6.4.2 Involvement of Pharmacists in R&D To avert and manage the transmission of AMR, pharmacists can involve themselves in the fieldwork and generation of new antimicrobials, vaccines, diagnostics, and others18. However, developing new antimicrobials require a lot of time, effort, researches and cost. An organization with powerful public health commission is required to lead and supervise the process of R&D. common initiative including all stakeholders is therefore…show more content…
Pharmacists can work on this matter, for example in Malaysia, making an appointment with pharmacists, and they will collect the expired and unused medicines. On the other hand, the presence of antibiotics in wastewater has created alerts, as the treatment of wastewater may be altered by the antimicrobials and consequently lead to the production of antimicrobial resistance bacteria. Based on this issue, FIP generated a report called “Green Pharmacy Practice” stating that pharmacists should receive the responsibility to a certain extend to amend the whole medication-use procedure. This is aimed to decrease metabolic waste being disposed to the
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