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H E Saeedi inaugurates three-day Pharmaceutical Care Conference

H E Saeedi inaugurates 3-day Pharmaceutical Care Conference

The inauguration was held in the presence of excellencies and senior officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The 3-day conference beneath the theme, ‘Towards Professional Excellence in Pharmacy Practice’, is organised by MoH represented by the Directorate General of Medical Supplies (DGMS), and seeing a wide variety of neighborhood, regional, and international participation.

Nussaiba Habib Mohammed, director basic, DGMS delivered the welcome speech.

Nussaiba stated that MoH has adopted implementation method of Pharmaceutical Safety Programs to manage and decrease medication errors, and establish plans and techniques to mitigate Adverse Drug Events, making certain pharmaceutical security and medication error prevention.

Nussaiba affirmed the sultanate’s commitment to WHO’s Third Global Patient Safety Challenge Medication Without Harm that aims at decreasing Drug Related Problems (DRP) by half more than the coming 5 years.

The ministry has worked on approving pharmaceutical care method to upgrade the level of pharmacy practice requirements in addition to preparing the suggestions of policies and procedures of excellent pharmacy practice.

The ministry, in the pursuit of advertising the continuing skilled programmes, has launched the Smart Pharmacist Program, which was announced throughout the final year’s conference in order to encourage and boost excellence initiatives amongst pharmacists.

The programme is held in collaboration with the American Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) inside the partnership programme in between the Pharma Expert, and participation of 35 pharmacists of the sultanate’s hospitals. The participants have been accredited as trainers whose efforts was yielded in the graduation of 122 pharmacists who founded the preliminary structures for the pharma continuing skilled education at MoH.

The keynote address was delivered by Sylvia Hyland, vice president and chief of operating officer at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Canada.

Sylvia Hyland’s lecture focused on WHO’s Third Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. She affirmed that pharmacists are recognised medication specialists and are nicely positioned to lead security techniques. For instance, hospital pharmacist intervention has statistically lowered price of readmissions according to the randomised clinical trial with 1,467 participants getting at least 5 medicines. In addition, the leading patient security improvement method that is economically desirable is pharmacist-led medication reconciliation to stop prospective adverse drug events. It was the dominant method (enhanced security and reduced expense) when compared to no reconciliation.

The keynote address also touched upon the pharmacists’ roles which have changed more than the years, with much more emphasis on transferring information, stressing that pharmacists undoubtedly have the most instruction in terms of dealing with drug interactions.

The ceremony incorporated two videos on the Smart Pharmacist Program and the Pharmacist Role in Health Care.

H E Dr Saeedi visited the scientific posters and opened the accompanying exhibition of the most essential neighborhood and international medication manufacturing businesses as nicely as pharmacy institutions. The exhibition displayed the newest goods and technologies in the medication business and offered pharmaceutical info.

More than 1,000 pharmacists, assistants pharmacists, medical doctors, and nurses took element in this conference. The participants are from the various well being institutions beneath MoH, the Ministry of Defence, ROP, Diwan of Royal Court, and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, in addition to other participants from the Gulf Cooperation Council nations and numerous other Arab nations in addition to Malaysia.

Forty prominent neighborhood, regional, and international speakers will be highlighting different skilled themes associated to the sophisticated future pharmacy practice in order to attain high quality and effectiveness in the skilled pharmacy management.

The conference focuses on activating pharmaceutical care in neighborhood pharmacies by presenting 39 operating papers in addition to 17 workshops, eight plenary sessions, in addition to displaying 29 scientific posters ready by practitioners and students.

The conference aspires to attain a quantity of objectives such as enhancing the patient-centered pharmaceutical practices, identifying core information and leadership abilities necessary for the promotion of excellent practice, in addition to figuring out proof-primarily based healthcare practices techniques, and outlining policies for applying Opioids stewardship programmes.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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