Today we learnt about parenteral drug therapy manual. It was a great learning experience as I had no prior knowledge of how drug manuals are put together and how much effort goes into preparing each one. We learnt about the differences between drug manuals of different health authorities. The next step for me is to explore Fraser Health’s consolidated drug manual on my own and understand how to use it.
The next session was about Clinical Practice Leaders and we were given insight into how a clinical pharmacist differs from clinical pharmacist specialist and a pharmacist. Before this lecture, I was unaware of terms like clinical pharmacist specialist and clinical pharmacy leaders.
Gregory and me stayed behind yesterday to work on our budget assignment. In order to understand the organizational levels we referred to the LMPS organization chart under Director Bruce Millin, who is also our mentor for Administration rotation. The chart helped us understand the hierarchy better and gain more understanding of our assignment. Budgeting is a definitely a hard task and requires a deep understanding of a hospital’s needs such that patient care is not jeopardized and finances are kept under control.