Best Practices for Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy 2012-2013

By American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
ASHP position statements and more than 70 guidance documents of varying scope provide ongoing advice to managers and practitioners to help improve the medication-use process, patient care and safety, and patient outcomes and quality of life.
Best Practices for Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy 2012-2013 includes a revised minimum standard for pharmacies in hospitals; statements on the pharmacist’s role in medication reconciliation, the role of the medication safety leader, and pharmacy professionals use of social media; and therapeutic recommendations regarding institutional use of 0.9% sodium chloride injection to maintain the patency of peripheral indwelling intermittent infusion devices and the role of pharmacotherapy in the prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients.


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