Prescribing advice to medical and nursing staff

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Prescribing advice can be provided by medicines information pharmacists within the pharmacy department or by pharmacists undertaking their clinical pharmacy duties in patient areas such as outpatient clinics or the wards.


Prescribing advice to medical and nursing staff

 

Prescribing advice can be provided by medicines information pharmacists within the pharmacy department or by pharmacists undertaking their clinical pharmacy duties in patient areas such as outpatient clinics or the wards. This latter role may also include attendance at medical ward rounds. The advice given can include help with choice of medicine, dose, method of administration, side-effects, interactions, monitoring require-ments and many other aspects of medicines use. Studies examining pre-scribing advice given by clinical pharmacists have shown high rates of acceptance from medical staff, demonstrating that the role is both valued and effective.

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