The Position of Clinical Pharmacists in Delivering Advanced Pharmacy Practice Education and Services: Short Communication
Alebachew M*, Tileku M, Beyene A, Berihun D, Asefa T, Ayalneh B and Fayissa M
Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Corresponding Author:
- Alebachew M
Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy
College of Health Sciences
Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 12, 2016; Accepted date: June 15, 2016; Published date: June 20, 2016
Citation: Alebachew M, Tileku M, Beyene A, Berihun D, Asefa T, et al. (2016) The Position of Clinical Pharmacists in Delivering Advanced Pharmacy Practice Education and Services: Short Communication. Clin Exp Pharmacol 6:216. doi: 10.4172/2161-1459.1000216
Copyright: © 2016 Alebachew M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The pharmacist’s role in health systems continues to evolve from a product focus to a patient-centered care model ensuring the safe and effective use of medications in all practice settings. The scope of pharmacy practice now includes patient-centered care with all the cognitive functions of counseling, providing drug information and monitoringdrug therapy, as well as technical aspects of pharmaceutical services, including medicines supply management. Clinical Pharmacy consist of all the services accomplished by pharmacists practicing in hospitals, community pharmacies, nursing homes, home-based care services, clinics and any other setting wherever medicines are prescribed and used. Advanced pharmacy practice should be handled and delivered by facilities where high standards of pharmaceutical care and instruction are available and preceptors and educators should be actively engaged in the delivery of high-quality pharmaceutical care, and spend a majority of their time providing pharmaceutical care in their facility.