Clinical pharmacists have better access and equipment to conduct therapeutic drug monitoring and determine the level of adherence to medication. f. The pharmacist is in the best position to follow-up with the patient medication by giving frequent reminders through calls or text messages especially for patients with a busy lifestyle to ensure medication adherence is achieved. g. Clinical pharmacists are required to take medication interview which can assess the patient’s knowledge and their daily medication routine to ensure the patient has understood the instructions and how the medication should be taken. h. Patient counselling is also conducted to educate the patient on the severity of their disease, the therapeutic properties of their drugs that will help in treating their disease thereby projecting predisposing factors that will cajole the patient to adhere to their medication i. In a situation where the patient suffers from a chronic disease and lives a lifestyle that will not tailor to their medication adherence, the Pharmacist can suggest other drug therapy to the physician that will be short and fit to the lifestyle of the patient.
Importance of Clinical Pharmacist Clinical pharmacist is needed because they are professionals who are very knowledgeable in terms of drugs or medications, to provide optimum care and medication advice to the patient to improve their health outcome. Clinical pharmacist help to assess patient’s health problem and determine whether the given medications or therapy are meeting the goal of care. They also give advice to other healthcare providers such as physicians or physiotherapist in managing the patients’ symptoms. They can support the health care team’s effort and assist in management of a variety of diseases
They optimize the effective and safe use of medicines in acute illness and long term conditions. Furthermore, they support healthy lifestyles and independent living. However, to ensure that community pharmacies give good services, training must be conducted to increase pharmacists’ confidence level which will give a good impact on customer’s attitude on health. People always visit community pharmacy to purchase medicines, health care product or even to get pieces of advice from the pharmacists. Since pharmacists can also carry out health checks, people sometimes will refer to pharmacists before getting an advice from their doctors.
The duty of a doctor is to treat patients, however, I believe it is of paramount importance that a doctor has good interpersonal skills and can easily understand the concerns and fears of a person. It is crucial also that a doctor is apt at communicating appropriately with a patient as well and can help them fully understand their illness. Many aspects of the ‘BH 1002’ module have aided me in my future role as a doctor. Firstly, the S.P.I.K.E.S model I learned about in the lectures will benefit me immensely. The S.P.I.K.E.S model, put forward by Dr Robert Buckman, illustrates the importance of health literacy and explicitly states that patients cannot give informed consent unless they fully understand the implications of the treatment and/or medicines which they will receive.
There are many instances where hospital staff faces the embarrassment of not finding required assets. It leads to the situation where staff raises a request for purchase of new equipment and assets. Improper asset management damages financial structure of the hospitals – • Paying insurance premiums to Ghost assets – When an asset of high cost is disposed and if it is not recorded properly, and then Hospitals pay to insure premiums to these assets • Poor recording of assets also affects the reputation of hospitals – When hospital employees fail to remove depreciated equipment from the books after it has been disposed of, the hospital appears to be older on paper than it really is. This can be problematic for hospital executives looking to refinance existing debt or raising new capital for expansion • Unrecorded Assets – Hospitals sometimes have equipment that isn't on the books, which is a cause for concern when the hospital is
By pursuing our mission and purposes, we operate worldwide (3) to analyze data on medicines for severe illnesses. We use several great types of equipment (4) and people to guarantee the better encouraging product development for every person. At Eli Lilly & Company, we believe that excellent standards lead to satisfying business and try to exceed all government laws in each aspect of medicine development (6). We think that important leadership management can develop great responsibility and we concentrated on raising awareness and knowledge among our clients to encourage them to prevent any diseases before it happens. We also welcome a diverse work environment(9) with a broad understanding in which the health, professional advancement, security, and maintaining the respect of our workers (8) are our essential
We are working with cancer patients and it is of great importance to educate our clients so as to minimize the effects of disease, potential complications, unwanted effects of the treatment employed and safe health management at home. Our patients can face life threatening complication if poorly taught about their condition and expected outcomes. Therefore, it is mandatory for every nurse as well as other members of health care team to provide health education to all of our patients. Moreover, it is the part of nurses’ competencies that they are able to provide health education to the patients and the families. We have established the teams of nurses for different specialties like breast care nurses, stoma care nurses, perioperative specialist
Ordering for diagnosis. Another duty conducted at the health center is the medical diagnosis required for identification of the nature and cause of the illness the patient is suffering from. This duty is carried out by the prospective doctor or a certified physician. There are desirable records of patients undergoing successful treatment programs after getting the correct diagnosis from their doctors showing that if this procedure is carried out properly then it raises the patient’s chance of healing
There is still room to improve our healthcare system and the future of medical and public health education. Education in healthcare should be addressed as a whole, because healthcare entities overlap with each other in order to meet the health needs of individuals and the population. One tool that is helping in the integration of healthcare is technology. Technology is changing the way we learn and is providing better tools to teach students and practice medicine. It is also providing us with better data that allows us to evaluate and create programs that will reduce and eliminate health risks in our community.
After my relative’s long treatment, I thought to myself that maybe I should be the one whom people can come to when doctors are unavailable. I wanted to do my bit to make an impact on the system. When immediate care is needed, PA’s need to be the ones who help right away. Physician Assistants work in PA teams to collaborate to improve health care outcomes. I personally would like to be part of the PA team if it means that I can improve modern health care.