Ensuring Patient Safety: Are We Doing Everything Possible?

Patient safety has always been on the pharmacist’s agenda. Every dispensed medicine carries with it a whole set of checks to ensure that the patient gets medicines safely. A case in point: oral methotrexate—safety checks include the following: Providing patients with information before and during treatment Ensuring dispensing software is updated to include the latest …

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Preventing Harm to Patients: 4 Different Ways to Put the Right “Barrier”

Understanding and implementing safer systems of work can reduce the risk to patients. We are all looking for safer systems of work and often we put in place what seems like a good preventive step, maybe following on from an incident. There are a number of ways to ensure you are putting in the right …

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Why Pharmacists Need to be Trained in Nutrition: The Fields Where Nutrition can be Applied

Why are there many pharmacists who aren’t involved in nutrition? When we were pharmacy students, we learned about protein, carbohydrates, fats, and fluids. Why not apply that knowledge in the treatment of patients?   Catabolic disease treatment Catabolic patients burn amino acids for fuel, yet we want them to build protein to have the strength …

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