Core Competencies in Hospital Pharmacy -- Medication Order Review

Weber, Robert J.
March 2006
Hospital Pharmacy;Mar2006, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p284
Academic Journal
The next several Director's Forum articles will focus on core practices or competencies in hospital pharmacy practice. This series of articles will dis cuss the key fundamentals, resources, challenges, and opportunities associated with drug dispensing. Future core competency forums will include discussions on medication ordering, intravenous admixtures, data analysis, and regulatory requirements. In Director's Forum, we hope to answer key questions that pharmacy directors face and provide others with information to foster growth m pharmacy leadership. The articles in this column will build on one another and, when put together, will serve as a "tool kit" to develop patientcentered pharmacy services in hospitals of all sizes. Examples of topics in future Director's Forums will include establishing clinical service priorities, justifying clinical pharmacist positions, implementing a patient safety program, and budgeting for patient-centered services.


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