Topic 2: Collaboration with physicians and pharmacists.

  • Detailed Content: Pharmacists play a crucial role in medication safety, responsible for dispensing medications, counseling patients on medication use, and checking for drug interactions to prevent adverse effects.
  • Scenario-Based Example: A pharmacist counsels a patient who has been prescribed a new medication, explaining how to take it, potential side effects, and interactions with other medications.
  • Terminology:
    • Medication Dispensing: The process of preparing and distributing medications to patients.
    • Patient Counseling: Providing guidance and information to patients about their medications.
    • Drug Interaction Review: Assessing potential interactions between different medications a patient may be taking.
    • Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring: Observing and managing negative reactions to medications.