Learning Objectives – Distribution

I am excited to be heading to LMH for my drug distribution rotation. The following are my learning objectives:

  • Develop a systematic approach to interpreting, assessing, checking, preparing and dispensing medication orders, according to organizational policies and procedures
    • E.g. use medication profile, medical conditions, allergy history, relevant patient information, drug interaction checkers
  • Be able to describe the automation technologies, medication use system and safe medication practices used in LMH

Procedure Logs I aim to complete:

  • *3 x C3.2 R4(b): Accurately transcribe a medication order onto the medication profile or health record
  • *3 x  C3.2 R3: Prepare and dispense medications according to organizational policies and procedures
  • 3 x: C3.2 R4(c): Clarify a medication order with a prescriber

The following are the learning objectives listed in the manual:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to locate source documentation outlining the legal requirements and professional standards that pertain to the distribution and control of drugs in health care organizations.
    1. Describe all legal requirements and professional standards that pertain to the distribution and control of drug sin health care organizations
  2. Demonstrate the ability to find and interpret 3 assigned FH policy and/or procedure documents relating to drug distribution and administration.
  3. Name 3 different types of drug distribution systems in place within FH. Describe the key principles of each system and list 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages of each of these systems.
  4. Describe 3 roles of the drug distribution process as a component of the provision of pharmaceutical care.
  5. Identify 3 potential drug-related problems that could occur within FH’s distribution system and identify 3 ways to prevent their occurrence.
  6. Describe 3 roles of pharmacy technicians and 3 roles of two other support personnel in the functioning of the drug distribution system. (e.g. tech, tech supervisor, nursing, unit clerk)
  7. Identify 10 patient-specific, real or potential, drug-related problems through the use of medication profiles and document the appropriate action taken to resolve these problems.
  8. State 3 benefits and 3 limitations of using a profile for pharmacotherapy monitoring and drug distribution.
  9. Demonstrate at least one process of medication incident reporting & analysis.
  10. Demonstrate the basic principles of aseptic technique under direct observation.
  11. Describe 3 advantages and 3 limitations of a pharmacy-based intravenous admixture service.
  12. Describe 3 specialized equipment used in an intravenous admixture service, including TPN, and describe 3 techniques and 2 aspects of the technology that may be used to increase efficiency and productivity of the service.
  13. Describe all precautions that are unique to cytotoxic drug admixture and delivery.
  14. Describe 3 other types of parenteral drug delivery systems and programs (e.g., PCA, home IV therapy, etc.)

Reference for CHPRB Level and Ranges:


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