Hospital – in-patient pharmacy A. As a hospital pharmacist you are expected to be an expert in the field of medicines, how they are used and their various effects on the human body. As hospital pharmacist you will be responsible for dispensing prescriptions, purchasing medications and quality testing of medicines. Hospital pharmacists may also manufacture medicines, as in some extreme cases a medicine will need to be tailor made for an individual patient. B.
• All patients are consulted by the pharmacist with health benefit advice on every visit to the pharmacy. Internal customer service policy • Respect and make the employee feel valued. • Know the employees’ expectations and be a part in setting it. •
Introduction Effective communication is a core clinical skill required for each and every doctor and patient. The word “communication” is defined as to “share, join, unite, or make understanding common” (Brindley & Reynolds, 2011). Being a good communicator is vital both for a healthcare provider and a patient, since the reason why patients often complain is the lack of effective communication (McCorry & Mason, 2011). Moreover, being able to communicate clearly does not actually mean to have a rich vocabulary or to use scientific terms and technical language, but effective communication skills are necessary for health care professionals to help their patients to be more adherent to medical recommendations and prescriptions (McCorry & Mason,
Nurses are critical for promoting health in the society. The profession is highly flexible, since they specialize in diverse operations in the medical field. Registered nurses, for instance, are responsible for the administration of medicine and inoculations to patients (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Additionally, these professionals observe, record, and enlighten doctors of any changes in a patient’s health. Nurses interpret and evaluate diagnostic examinations to determine an individual’s condition, as well as making the necessary adjustments in patient treatment plans on their health progress.
statistics /data collected via medical/ healthcare records are indispensable to creating a health history on clients who offer biologic samples for the determinations of front-line disease forecast research. Nurse detectives / investigators employed to work across diverse client populations targeting to forecast disease, thwart disease, or promote health are expected to request answers to questions that necessitate data from Hospitals or facility medical
RN’s take a primary role in helping patients with daily cares, monitoring conditions, communicated with patients about their cares, assisting other members of the staff with procedures and treatments and health promotion and education with patients. FNP’s carry the role of evaluating values and information received by the nurse and creating a personalized plan with the patients, diagnosing and treating, prescribing medications, and also helping to educate and encourage health promotions.
Clinical decision support system (CDSS)is a system that assist in compiling patient -specific information with a list of possible prognosis, treatments, drug interactions , as well as reminders for the patient’s care all while giving the clinicians a database to input new information in knowledge-base for the specific patient. CDS has a number of important benefits such as Increased quality of care and enhanced health outcomes, Avoidance of errors and adverse events, Improved efficiency, cost-benefit, and provider and patient satisfaction. The summary for first study antibiotic resistance is now a major issue confronting healthcare providers and their patients because if we do not use antibiotics carefully, they will lose their efficacy.
In healthcare institutions, nurses are the backbone of every healthcare and always the first contact patients meet on the arrival into the hospital. The nurses’ ability to communicate effectively with patients influence patients’ care and their belief about care. Through effective communication, nurses help patients to know and understand their health problems and give them guide on how to care for themselves. Effective nurse-patient communication requires listening and honesty. This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them.
Bedside shift reporting is used in many health care facilities to promote a beneficial handoff for both patients and nurses. This type of reporting is an important process in clinical nursing practice because it allows staff to exchange necessary patient information to guarantee continuity of care and patient safety. “Moving the change-of-shift handoff to the patient’s bedside allows the oncoming nurse to visualize the patient as well as ask questions of the previous nurse and the patient” (Maxon, Derby, Wrobleski, & Foss, 2012). The standardization of shift handovers was identified as one of the 2009 National Client Safety Goals from The Joint Commission (TJC). Even though TJC and many others believe bedside reporting is conducive to patient
Licensed pharmacists receive professional training in a faculty of pharmacy. Prepare and process the prescriptions made by the general practitioner or medical specialist; they also provide information to patients about medications and consult doctors about dosages, interactions and side effects of medications. The pharmacist may also follow your progress to check the safe and effective medication use. The pharmacist can work in a pharmacy, hospital work, research and develop new drugs, etc. You can take courses for Pharmacist at UPR Medical Sciences Campus, Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, University of Phoenix, Interamerican of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus, among others.
As a pharmacist student, I am able to review the patient’s clinical notes and medications list to make sure that nothing “falls through the cracks.” I can make sure that the medications are dosed correctly because often in the ICU patients are on antibiotics that need to renally dosed based on the patient’s renal function. After reviewing the patients information, I am able to make recommendations to the other healthcare professionals. In my future pharmacy practice, I think it is important for pharmacist to have an inter-professional collaboration with physician and nurse practitioners. In a retail setting, we are mostly communicating with physician and nurse practitioners because they are the ones writing the prescriptions. In the retail pharmacy, pharmacist often times needs to collaborate with physicians if a medication is not covered to find alternative medications for the patient.
Under HIPAA, a covered entity could voluntarily obtain a patient consent for uses and disclosures of protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations. Our staff will provide you with a consent form whenever there is a need for one, please make sure to fill it and return in before your procedure. • Informed consent is the process of communication between physician and patient regard his/her rights in their medical treatment plan. It is also the process of communication to help the patient understand and undergo a specific medical procedure. Through informed consent the physician must give the following information to the patient: diagnosis, nature and purpose of treatment, risks and benefits to proposed treatment, alternatives treatments and their risks, the risks and benefits of not undergoing treatment.
When a patient enters a hospital, he/she usually places a high level of trust within that nurse/doctor. Trust, is very essential in all forms of health care. Business wise, it becomes influential and encourages the use of the health care facility and services which is very beneficial and effective to the health system. When that trust is violated, patients tend to find alternative methods of care or professionals. Ultimately, violations of the HIPAA law should not be made.
It is also noted that facilitators, such as certified diabetes educators or nurses provide instructions on various topics such as medication compliance, goal setting, foot care and interpretation of laboratory results (CDC, 2013). Also, follow up telephone calls allow the clinicians to monitor patients progress towards meeting diabetes management goals that are set during individual hospital
Today’s lecture on the physician assistants (PA) was very informative. Mrs. Hughes spoke on what a physician assistant is, what they do as well as what the requirements are for those who chose the career path. PA’s are individuals whom practice medicine while also being under the supervision of medical doctors or physicians. They can work in all areas of medicine including emergency medicine, surgery and psychiatry which Mrs. Hughes works under. Within this occupation individuals have the ability to prescribe medicine, diagnose and treat mental illnesses, give immunizations as well as perform various other tasks.