In this book Hospital Pharmacy in Ireland, you study glossary use in pharmacy, a global context for hospital pharmacy practice, the profile of respondents to pharmacist survey, pharmacy systems and services, information technology in pharmacy, Interprofessional relationships pharmacy, workforce pharmacy.

Hospital Pharmacy in Ireland


Hospital Pharmacy in Ireland: 

The Irish Pharmaceutical Society (PSI) commissioned Horwath Bastow Charleton (now Crowe Horwath) to conduct a study in mid-2011 to provide an understanding of the nature and class of hospital pharmacies currently offered in Ireland. and review and report on the international profile of standards for hospital pharmacy and healthcare. Crowe Horwath was assisted in this project by senior academic pharmacists from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the United Kingdom. This study followed a similar study in 2010, when we completed a basic study of Irish community pharmacies for PSI.

Introduction

The Irish Pharmaceutical Society (PSI) commissioned Horwath Bastow Charleton (now Crowe Horwath) to conduct a study in mid-2011 to provide an understanding of the nature and class of hospital pharmacies currently offered in Ireland. and review and report on the international profile of standards for hospital pharmacy and healthcare. Crowe Horwath was assisted by senior academic pharmacists from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the United Kingdom.

This study followed a similar study in 2010, when we completed a basic study of Irish community pharmacies for PSI. The report of this study was published in January 2011 and can be downloaded at:

The first key element of the study is to focus on providing basic and comprehensive hospital pharmacy services in Ireland, providing basic information for PSIs to understand the nature and scope of the pharmacy facility in the country. to identify strengths and weaknesses. sector and to develop future policy development and change for hospital pharmacy facilities in Ireland.

Hospital Pharmacy in Ireland books second key element is an international study examining, examining, providing and regulating hospital pharmacy in other EU countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other recognized countries, which seeks to identify. and to analyze the nature and scope of hospital pharmacy provision, best practices, principles and guidelines for performance management and how hospital pharmacy provision fits into the wider health and social sector. take care of each country being compared. 

Key Strategic Issues to Emerge From This Research

  • Has a non-national vision of the pharmacy and how it can and should fit into the wider healthcare delivery system; especially in acute care settings, pharmacists want to further develop evidence-based practice with a hospital pharmacy as an integrated part of integrated patient care services. This is something that the PSI sees resolved by continuing to work closely with the HSE and the Ministry of Health.
  • The practice of clinical pharmacy seems to be underdeveloped and lacks support in Ireland's acute hospital sector, and PSI-supported health authorities need to explore ways to address this.
  • In particular, drug recovery is recognized as an important area in which hospital pharmacists can and should play an important role. It is important that this issue is addressed as a matter of priority. The Patient Safety Commission specifically recommended formal rehabilitation medicines in 2008; this has not yet happened and it is important that this issue is given priority.
  • Access to Hospital Pharmacy in Ireland services is currently prohibited in most hospitals until the day of the week.

"Office Hours". The main problem is that the services of a clinical pharmacy should, if necessary, be used in the same way as other medical services. Hospitals and hospital pharmacists need to address this issue and find solutions that give patients access to pharmacy expert information when they need it.

Recruitment embargoes and budget cuts in health services pose significant challenges in terms of financial and human resources for hospital pharmacies. Improving existing human resources in terms of training, CPD / CE, and considering new roles for existing employees (pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical) is an important key to the expansion and development of professional hospital pharmacies. In order to maintain and improve the services of hospital pharmacies, it is necessary to consider new solutions in the profession and in-hospital management.

Many pharmacies will be able to provide the services of a clinical pharmacy with the existing staff of pharmacists, as the role of the technician will be extended to the work currently performed by pharmacists as given in Hospital Pharmacy in Ireland.


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