Role of Royal Hospital pharmacy in COVID-19 fight highlighted

Muscat: The pharmacist has a major role in the current health context. This report highlights the efforts and roles of pharmacists during COVID-19, particularly at the Royal Hospital.

First: clinical pharmacist

The clinical pharmacist provides medical care to patients in hospitals and clinics to help them recover quickly by prescribing the appropriate dose of medication. Highly experienced pharmacists at the Royal Hospital are qualified to handle such cases. The clinical pharmacist has a big role in reviewing test results, including kidney and liver tests to calculate the appropriate dose for each patient, check medications for patients with chronic conditions to avoid drug interactions, and reactions and ensure the stability of the patient’s condition as well as accuracy in determining the dosage of highly toxic drugs.

Second: parenteral nutrition

Specialized pharmacists have an important role in the installation of parenteral nutrition, and if necessary, they provide the patient with parenteral nutrition, as well as the calculation of the correct percentage of the patient’s diet by adding salts, proteins and d ‘other essential components to avoid any spills which may happen to the patient.

Third: drug information

Highly trained pharmacists at the Royal Hospital specialize in providing drug information and can help the medical staff react quickly and provide the necessary medical advice related to drugs.

Fourth: Medical stores and drug supplies

In cooperation with the General Directorate of Medical Supplies and other companies, the pharmacists in the medical stores of the Royal Hospital provide all the necessary medicines during this critical period and exploit the potential by cooperating with the relevant authorities for the benefit of the patients.

Fifth: Role of the outpatient pharmacy in the management of COVID-19

The outpatient pharmacy provides drugs for all patients and prescribes drugs for outpatients with high efficiency and performance. Therefore, to maintain the health of the patient, the outpatient pharmacy has a great role in these circumstances, including:

– Use of the audible warning device. The pharmacist will give this device to the patient upon receipt of the prescription, and the patient will wait to collect their medications at the main entrance of the Hospital in order to stay away from overcrowded areas that could affect patient safety. .

– Launch of the home medication delivery service in cooperation with the Wareed platform, designed by a qualified Omani executive to achieve the highest standards of patient safety.

– Use of the WhatsApp service by receiving prescriptions from patients.

In addition, urge all hospitals and centers in the Sultanate to communicate with pharmacists at the Royal Hospital to deliver the medicines every month outside of Muscat, in coordination with the medical stores in these areas.

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