Statement 4.6

  • Section 4

"Hospital pharmacists, as an integral part of all patient care teams, should ensure that patients and carers are offered information about their clinical management options, and especially about the use of their medicines, in terms they can understand.”

What does it mean for patients? Inappropriate handling of medicines can reduce and even eliminate the effect of medicines. Patients (or their caregivers) can rely on hospital pharmacists to provide information about their medicines, so that they can manage their medication independently, ensuring optimal outcomes and to prevent re- admission. Hospital pharmacists have the responsibility, competencies and the interest to provide this advice. 

What does it mean for healthcare professionals? Healthcare professionals can rely on hospital pharmacists to provide adequate information (written instructions and verbal counselling) to patients regarding their medication. If appropriate, additional education regarding medication use can be provided. This is so that the patients can manage their medication independently or with the assistance of a caregiver to ensure optimal outcomes.

What does it mean for Hospital Pharmacists? Hospital pharmacists should facilitate the provision of instructions, education and counselling to patients and/or their caregivers when deemed appropriate. 

The Hospital Universitario Clinico San Carlos is SILCC Host providing training on this Statement. Please learn more about the SILCC programme here.

Resources

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MPLEMENTATION OF A NEW CLINICAL PHARMACY SERVICE WITHIN A NEWLY LAUNCHED SURGICAL ADMISSIONS PROCESS PDF icon cps7193.pdf
SESAME Quiz: a playful online questionnaire to assess patients’ knowledge about Sjogren’s syndrome PDF icon SESAME Quiz- a playful online questionnaire to assess patients’ knowledge about Sjogren’s syndrome.pdf
MPLEMENTATION OF A NEW CLINICAL PHARMACY SERVICE WITHIN A NEWLY LAUNCHED SURGICAL ADMISSIONS PROCESS PDF icon cps7193.pdf
Involving patients in a workshop focused on communication skills: a proof of concept of experiential training for residents in hospital pharmacy. PDF icon Involving patients in a workshop focused on communication skills- a proof of concept of experiential training for residents in hospital pharmacy..pdf
COMPREHENSIVE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMME RUN BY CLINICAL PHARMACIST IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ADDICTOLOGY DEPARTMENT PDF icon cps7193.pdf
IMPROVING THE CONTINUITY OF CARE IN CASE OF EXTRATEMPORANEOUS MEDICINES FOR CHILDREN PDF icon cps7146.pdf
THE PHARMACIST IN THE LUNG CANCER MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM PDF icon cps7216.pdf
PROGRAMME OF PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC BENEFIT TO THE SOCIO-SANITARY CENTRES OF A SPECIFIC HEALTH AREA THROUGH THE HOSPITAL PHARMACY SERVICE PDF icon PROGRAMME OF PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC BENEFIT TO THE SOCIO.pdf
INTEGRATION OF THE CLINICAL PHARMACIST IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM IN A BURNS UNIT PDF icon cps7225_0.pdf
PROGRAMME OF PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC BENEFIT TO THE SOCIO-SANITARY CENTRES OF A SPECIFIC HEALTH AREA THROUGH THE HOSPITAL PHARMACY SERVICE PDF icon PROGRAMME OF PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC BENEFIT TO THE SOCIO.pdf

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