Statement 6.5

  • Section 6

“Hospital pharmacists should be actively involved in clinical trials of medicines.” 

What does it mean for patients? For patient safety all healthcare professionals should have continuous education, namely regarding best practices for medicines use. Hospital pharmacists are the specialists providing orientation and education on such matters, including prescription and administration of medicines.

What does it mean for healthcare professionals? For patient safety doctors can benefit from the continually updated education courses provided by hospital pharmacists regarding medication use. This includes how to handle hazardous drugs and pharmacovigilance issues Nurses can benefit from the courses provided by the hospital pharmacists on the best administration practices for all medicines used in the hospital. It is essential that the hazards of injectable and chemotherapeutic drugs are known and precautions are taken when handling them.

This should include prescribers and professionals responsible for administration of medicines, especially those responsible for medicines associated with additional hazards

What does it mean for Hospital Pharmacists? Hospital pharmacists should develop programs and courses regarding the best practices for medicines use and administration, in collaboration with the scientific committee and the authorities of the hospital.This should include education on the administration of hazardous drugs as well as education on pharmacovigilance