The role of a clinical pharmacist in geriatric care


Authors: Mgr. Pavla Lerchová
Authors‘ workplace: Gerontologické centrum a Nemocnice Milosrdných sester sv. Karla Boromejského, Praha
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2013, 2, č. 3: 178-179
Category: Opinions, Comments, News

Overview

Clinical pharmacist is a specialist in the therapeutic use of medications. His main concern is optimization of medication therapy. He participates in ward rounds, systematically evaluates the medication therapy and provides pharmacoterapy recommendations to physicians. Clinical pharmacists contribute to safety of medication therapy in a healthcare facility. In the Centre of Gerontology in Prague, she is a member of a multidisciplinar health care team.

Key words:
clinical pharmacy – optimization of medication therapy – drug dosing – drug interactions


Sources

Gregorová J: Metodika I: Práce na oddělení klinické farmacie, Optimalizace farmakoterapie pacienta. 1. vyd. AMCA, Praha 2013.

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Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics

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