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:
- 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.
- Describe all legal requirements and professional standards that pertain to the distribution and control of drug sin health care organizations
- Demonstrate the ability to find and interpret 3 assigned FH policy and/or procedure documents relating to drug distribution and administration.
- 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.
- Describe 3 roles of the drug distribution process as a component of the provision of pharmaceutical care.
- Identify 3 potential drug-related problems that could occur within FH’s distribution system and identify 3 ways to prevent their occurrence.
- 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)
- 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.
- State 3 benefits and 3 limitations of using a profile for pharmacotherapy monitoring and drug distribution.
- Demonstrate at least one process of medication incident reporting & analysis.
- Demonstrate the basic principles of aseptic technique under direct observation.
- Describe 3 advantages and 3 limitations of a pharmacy-based intravenous admixture service.
- 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.
- Describe all precautions that are unique to cytotoxic drug admixture and delivery.
- Describe 3 other types of parenteral drug delivery systems and programs (e.g., PCA, home IV therapy, etc.)
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