Metrics details. Medicine shortages are a complex global challenge affecting all countries. This includes South Africa where ongoing medicine shortages are a concern among public sector hospitals as South Africa strives for universal access to healthcare. The objectives of this research were to highlight challenges in the current pharmaceutical procurement process for public sector hospitals. Subsequently, suggest potential ways forward based on the findings as the authorities in South Africa seek to improve the procurement process. Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 10 pharmacy managers in public sector hospitals in the Gauteng Province, South Africa.
A Literature Review: Medication Administration
A Literature Review: Medication Administration | tiffanyhorvath
The six professional journals I choose to review had many similarities with regards to the audience these articles were trying to capture. These articles applied to the medical community and included ways to improve medication administration to provide a safe patient environment. With the increase of medication errors, medical professionals are trying to find underlying reasons behind these errors and what new techniques and technologies might decrease these errors to benefit the patient. According to Bah, The use of medication trolleys versus bedside medication drawer in a rehabilitation setting , the main focus is the safety of new advancements in technology including bedside medication administration versus the use of trolleys. The conclusion showed that without nurse interruptions during the medication administration process, bedside administration represented a more safe and time-efficient system for medication administration in a rehabilitation setting.
Pharmacy Students: Year 3: Home and Help
Primary objective: Identify any new competencies or standards linked to non medical and medical prescribing that have been established since the publication of the framework in Secondary objective: Identify any relevant research on the application of the competency framework in practice and any gaps identified by the research. The framework outlined common prescribing competencies which when achieved and maintained would assist all prescribers irrespective of their areas of practice or specialities to remain safe and effective prescribers. Since its publications there have been several legislative changes pertaining to prescribing including; the introduction of independent prescribing by physiotherapists and chiropodists, the extension of controlled drug prescribing rights to nurses, physiotherapists, chiropodists and pharmacist independent prescribers and the introduction of electronic prescribing for Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs as part of Electronic Prescription Service 2. In addition publications such as the Francis report 3 ,Keogh 4 and Berwick report 5 and the NICE medicine optimisation guidelines 6 have also shaped the approach to healthcare provision within the UK since the publication of the framework.
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