PHAR 799B Experiential Reflection and Professional Development III

This course series introduces practical aspects of institutional pharmacy practice. Topics include, but not limited to: intravenous admixture and preparation, medication procurement approach and strategy, medication distribution systems starting from the pharmacy department to the point of administration to the patient, safeguards to ensure safe and effective medication administration, the pharmacist’s role in integrating clinical monitoring of drug therapy with distributive functions, the role of organizations such as Joint Commission and regulatory agencies such as State Board of Pharmacy in assuring high quality of care, functions of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, systems and IT infrastructure impacting the practice of Pharmacy (e.g. Electronic Medical Record, Computerized Prescriber Order Entry, automated dispensing systems).  This element of the series focuses on preparation and professional development.