Pharmacy Practice - Unit 2
1. Drug distribution system in a hospital
Dispensing of drugs to inpatients, types of drug distribution systems, charging policy and labelling, Dispensing of drugs to ambulatory patients, and Dispensing of controlled drugs.
2. Hospital formulary
Definition, contents of hospital formulary, Differentiation of hospital formulary and Drug list, preparation and revision, and addition and deletion of drug from hospital formulary
3. Therapeutic drug monitoring
Need for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Factors to be considered during the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and Indian scenario for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
4. Medication adherence
Causes of medication non-adherence, pharmacist role in the medication adherence, and monitoring of patient medication adherence.
5. Patient medication history interview
Need for the patient medication history interview, medication interview forms.
6. Community pharmacy management
Financial, materials, staff, and infrastructure requirements.