Week 4: Distribution

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This week I mainly focused on verifying orders. Later on in the day, I discussed the activities performed during the day with my preceptor and asked any questions I had. I found some drug related problems and flagged them for the clinical pharmacist. I appreciated the way my preceptor stimulated learning by asking me more questions whenever I asked him questions vs. giving the answer away. I discovered that it is a logical process and involves linking different pieces of information acquired over the past 4 years to solve a problem. I definitely need more practice verifying orders and being systematic with the process I follow to assess the appropriateness of the order.
I also got the opportunity to shadow the oncology pharmacist and understand her role.

I completed 2 mini-projects for this rotation.
#1: Created a list of community pharmacies in the vicinity of Royal Columbian Hospital
#2: List of useful resources for pharmacists

Overall, it was a great learning experience! I will keep practising order verification. I am sure I will feel more comfortable doing it after doing some clinical rotations.

About rajwantminhas

I just finished my pharmacy degree at UBC. I am excited to be part of Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. My goal is to get exposed to different kinds of disease states, medications and become better at applying my knowledge. Patient interaction is another aspect that I am going to strive to get better at. I am looking forward to this intense year and learning tonnes!

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