The first career path I chose to research is that of a pharmacist. I believe that being a pharmacist is a good fit for me because I have always wanted to work in the medical field. I learned that pharmacists work with chemistry and math on a daily basis. Since I enjoy those subjects in school, I would enjoy my job as a pharmacist. Someone told me that pharmacists have to be quite meticulous and I believe that I am capable of doing that.
Career Research: Pharmaceutical and Pediatric Field One career field that I am interested in is pharmacy. I believe that pharmacy would be a good field for me because my mother is a pharmacy technician and since my mom would study medicine I would sit beside her and she would help me learn some things about pharmacy and medicine. Since then, I have always thought of pharmacy as a possible career choice. I believe that my home environment was a major influence for me to choose this a possible future career. On-the-job tasks for a pharmacy technician: updating a patient’s profile, filling new prescriptions for the patient, refilling the medicine, communicating with the nurses, doctors, and pharmacists.
Contrary to popular belief, pharmacists don’t just sit behind a counter in the back of the pharmacy counting pills all day. Pharmacists play an important role in today’s society as counselors and teachers, and anyone who has ever been to counseling or school knows communication is a key factor in these fields. Pharmacists must be fluent in all types of communication in order to be successful. A pharmacist’s job is to communicate to patients, healthcare practitioners, and the community vital information and advice (Wallman). Potential pharmacists go through communication training in pharmacy school where they learn how to be effective in each type of communication.
Abstract This reflective paper imposes that nurses, including me, need to be able to make drug calculations and correct medication administration. A medication error serves as leading medical cause of patient’s safety or even its life. As a result, correct medication administration should be a focus of nursing education. Nursing students including myself have difficulty learning math calculation skills which relate to medication. Evidence-based resources/books are available to prevent medication error, strategies to be used to ensure correct medication administration and high alert medication require extra caution when administering can improve the student nurse’s ability to think analytically and solve medication administration problems.
I have been lucky and honored to work with an amazing team of pharmacists who were always there to answer any of my never ending questions. One aspect that made me fall in love with a pharmacy career was the special interaction between pharmacists and patients. Another reason I have decided to pursue Doctor of Pharmacy degree was the fact that I have seen many refugee patients who were unable to understand why they were on medications. One day, I assisted a new patient to the pharmacy who did not speak English but luckily, I was able to interpret in Arabic language. She needed to get her medication refilled, when I asked her which one, she replied "the one I take for fat".
Pharmacy is commonly considered as a shop (also known as Medical Store or Chemist) where medicines are being sold or prepared. In the academic or professional world, Pharmacy is defined as the branch of science that deals with the preparation, doses, dispensing and effects (including safety) of medicines (or medicinal drugs or simply drugs). In broad sense, Pharmacy is a marriage between Health Sciences and Chemistry. You could also term it as a Love Triangle that involves Medicine, Biology and Chemistry. Yes, it is as overlapping and inter-related as Bio-Medical Sciences.
The study found out that in every three adverse drug effects caused by medication errors, one of them occurs by a nurse medication administration. Additionally, In the US, annual estimated cost of drug caused morbidity and mortality is above $ 1.56 billion. Adverse drug effects caused by medication errors is rated to be between 3% and 28% of all the hospitalizations in the US. In another study done by Wakefield et.al investigating nurses perceptions on the causes of medication errors shows that error at administration was 56.4%, documentation error of 87.5% (the majority), technique error of 73,1% and time error of 53.6%. As it turns out, error in documentation is the most dominant found in the
Every country has its own rules and regulations regarding medicines and their governance. Although I am a registered pharmacist in India, my qualifications are not suitable for me to work as a pharmacist or researcher in America or Britain. Always an avid reader, I have gone through and appreciated well-written books, journals and magazines, such as Pharma Times. In course of time, by reading various pharmaceutical articles and news, I have realised that the United States has more opportunities in this sector and that a pharmacist has a very respected and responsible role towards the community in the United States. I anticipate that earning a PharmD in the USA would certainly take me to horizons where I could support the healthcare system by treating patients as well as by doing research