Efficient dispensing of medications by a traveling health care team

Ragland, Denise; Campbell, Debbie; Boss, Marsha; Carey, Lisa
December 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 23, p1992
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the ways for pharmacists who travel in developing countries to be efficient in their distribution of health services to patients. It states that a traveling health care team includes physicians, surgeons, and nurses who have sufficient knowledge on drug products and their applications. Furthermore, it discusses the development of an alphanumeric coding system for various affordable medications, standardized forms for patient records, and pediatric dosing charts.


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