Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm a Pharmacist not a Doctor...


Pharmacists are drug experts!!!

Pharmacist are the drug expert in the health care team.
Pharmacist wears a white lab coat same as the doctors minus the stethoscope. 
Pharmacist doesn't just give out medicines to people but they actually dispense the medicines. 
Pharmacist don't diagnose but they can assist and intervene doctors in treating patients.

What does a pharmacist and assistant pharmacist do, day in day out at the government clinic?
  1. Screen the prescriptions.
  2. Intervene; drug interactions, wrong dosing, wrong medication, frequency, duration
  3. Confirmation; dosage, medication, patient profile
  4. Print out labels
  5. Fill in medication according to the prescription
  6. Dispense medication and advise patient on compliance
  7. Counseling
  8. Answer query from all walks of life
  9. Report adverse drug reaction
  10. Record patient's allergic reaction
  11. Top up and pre packing medications
  12. Order medication stock for patients
  13. In charge of medication adherence clinic
  14. Involve in quit smoking programmes
  15. Post medication to patient
  16. Promote services (Pharmacy SMS Take N Go, ASSIST, AASCEP, UMP1M, SPUB) to patient
  17. Send reports
  18. Attend meetings
  19. Supervise staffs
  20. Have fun!!!!

I love my job so much. Alhamdulillah I'm a pharmacist and not a doctor.

Wassalam & Cheers.

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