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Current Pharmacist’ Role in Preventing Medication Errors to Develop the Medication Safety System

Perwitasari, Dyah Aryani (2014) Current Pharmacist’ Role in Preventing Medication Errors to Develop the Medication Safety System. International Conference on Restorative Justice. Consumer Protection “Law and Pharmacy Perspective”. xxxvi-xli. ISSN 978-979-18458-7-8

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Background. Medication error issues are often related to the medication safety and become the major concern in worldwide. Many factors are related to the medication safety system development and pharmacist is one of the factors which has significant contribution in building this system. This article was aimed to understand the role of pharmacist in preventing the medication errors and the role of pharmacist in developing the medication safety. Method. The review of some free full text English articles which was found in the Pubmed for the last five years with the key words of: pharmacist role and/or preventing and/or medication error and/or medication safety was done Results. There were 2 articles found with the keywords of pharmacist role, preventing, medication error and two more articles were found with keywords of pharmacist role, preventing, medication error, medication safety. Pharmacist in the community and hospital has a very important role, especially in detecting, preventing and solving the prescription problems. Prescription problems could result prescription errors which is one of the type of medication errors. In some cases, the medication errors can lead to the unpreventable adverse events. Pharmacists can start some activities to prevent the medication errors and to participate in the development of medication safety system, such as: to review prescription, to make intervention to the prescription, to build the quality control and quality assurance system for pharmaceutical care and to start the report system of medication errors and adverse events. Conclusion. Currently, medication safety system is a need for the patients during their treatment. If pharmacists can ensure that the patients are in this system, the patients do not need the law system to make judgment of their treatment failure.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Pharmacy (Fakultas Farmasi) > S1-Pharmacy (S1-Farmasi)
Depositing User: dyah aryani
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2014 03:52
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2014 03:52

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