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Tomorrows Pharmacist

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  • Firsts as a pharmacist

    24 MAR 2014

    The last few months have been a whirlwind of inductions,covering wards for the first time and learning the importance of timelydischarges. I can honestly say I have learnt more in the last few months as apharmacist than I did through the whole year of pre-reg and I have learned first-handthat experience truly is the key to building clinical knowledge.

  • Consultation skills

    20 MAR 2014 Updated: 14 JUL 2014

    Pharmacy student Katherine Triffitt describes the importance of confidence and professionalism when talking to patients about their medicines

  • Interprofessional Education - Learning Games

    11 MAR 2014

    One of the many strengths of Durham Pharmacy School is it’s integrated learning.

  • Canada's Cracked it

    19 FEB 2014

  • What have I been doing for the past three months, I hear you ask?

    16 FEB 2014

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  • The e-cigarette appeal

    16 FEB 2014

    E-cigarettes are appealing because they are one way to giveup smoking without really having to give up smoking. They are aestheticallysimilar to real cigarettes and offer the same nicotine-fuelled buzz that iscraved by smokers. In theory, they could vastly reduce medical problems

  • Pharmacy Placements - It's not just hospital and community out there

    12 FEB 2014

    We are now half way through our second term, and almost all students on my course have completed three separate pharmacy placements; one day in a hospital, two in community and a day at an optional placement. This is a large of number of placements to be undertaken by first year pharmacy students, and have provided valuable and varied insight into the profession.

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society membership. More than “ARPharmS” after your name!

    18 JAN 2014

    As a hospital pre-reg trainee I am fortunate to have the knowledge and experience of many pharmacists at my fingertips, but for many of my peers, they may only get the opportunity to work with two or three pharmacists this year before they embark on a lifelong career of making important decisions, independently - for the most part.  Working with so many highly skilled pharmacists has made me think about how important sharing knowledge and experiences is with colleagues - especially ...

  • A Question of Ethics

    15 JAN 2014

    Ethics is such a controversial topic. Ethical dilemmas can occur daily for some pharmacists whether it be unsigned prescriptions or issues surrounding patient confidentiality. Having thought quite deeply about ethics, I believe nothing can really prepare you for a ethical dilemma unless you actually experience them. This can be quite daunting.

  • Hospital work experience: SIADH case study

    13 JAN 2014

    I shadowed a pharmacist on a ward round where we saw apatient who had a low sodium blood level. He had also had a fall and was weak.A scan determined that there was no brain damage so it was deemed safe toprescribe low molecular weight heparin. This prevents the formation of bloodclots and if the patient had a bleed on the brain this would not have been

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