Interprofessional Collaboration In Healthcare

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In an acute care setting, I think is a beneficial to have interprofessional collaboration to optimize care. Most doctors have a specialty in a particular area, so I believe that they should be treating their area in a patient instead of having just one physician treating the patient. Also it think that it is important to have a pharmacist as part of the interprofessional team because they are experts in drug therapy so they can focus more on making sure that the patient is getting the correct drug, dose, and making recommendations to drug therapy if necessary. Including different professions into the healthcare team helps optimize patient care because dividing up the work allows each member can focus on their area of expertise. Every morning, I…show more content…
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. Pharmacist may also call physician to verify prescriptions if they see discrepancies from previous prescriptions. Great communication skills can improve inter-professional

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