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The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care by Filipa Alves da Costa download in iPad, ePub, pdf

Explanations are tailored to the

Explanations are tailored to the patient's level of comprehension and teaching and adherence aids are employed as indicated. Efficient work flow processes The implementation of pharmaceutical care is supported by incorporating patient care into the activities of the pharmacist and other personnel. Patient-identifiable information contained in the record is provided to others only upon the authorization of the patient or as required by law.

Adequate time is devoted to assure that questions and answers can be fully developed without either party feeling uncomfortable or hurried. The essential elements of the plan, including the patient's responsibilities, must be carefully and completely explained to the patient. The pharmacist develops mechanisms to assure the patient has access to pharmaceutical care at all times. It is hoped that pharmacists will use these principles, adapting them to their own situation and environments, to establish and implement pharmaceutical care.

As progress towards outcomes is achieved, the pharmacist should provide positive reinforcement. Within this communication, the patient plays a key role in the overall management of the therapy plan. The plan may include specific disease state and drug therapy endpoints and monitoring endpoints.

Patient information must be maintained in a confidential manner. The pharmacist is responsible for monitoring the patient's progress in achieving the specific outcomes according to strategy developed in the drug therapy plan. Documentation systems are vital for reimbursement considerations. This is a dynamic document and is intended to be revised as the profession adapts to its new role.

Efficient work flow processes The