Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
All posts from: November 2012
What a weekend! I have just got back from the BPSA conference and the focus of today was ‘Science into practice’. Something that I am really interested in, as you can probably tell from my other blogs!
I never thought I was very good at science – it always posed more questions than it answered and was very complicated with lots of work to learn for exams. Since I started Uni, I realised that learning was SO much more than passing exams.
This is funny to admit at this stage of my pre-registration year, but I do not fully understand the role of a pharmacist. Those of you who read my blogs may be thinking – “why?” Surely after four years at university and four months of pre-registration training I should understand the role of the pharmacist. But the truth is I don’t, and here’s why.
Recently when I was wasting time on the internet, I stumbled across an article on the Times Higher Education website. It was written by one Kevin Smith of the University of Abertay Dundee about another article discussing the increasing numbers of students studying pharmacy in the UK.
The Pennine area BPSA conference took place this Saturday (17thNovember) at Manchester University, which boasted a sold out event with topspeakers. Annie Sellers – a fourth year pharmacy student at Manchester University –
A Daily Mail article was brought to my attention about a newdeodorant that is being marketed by Deo Perfume but instead of applying it to yourarmpits, you eat it! The scientific rationale behind the new candy is that it
Any attempt I make to describe aweek in the life of a hospital pre-reg promotes the conclusion that there is no‘typical’ day. However, over the nextcouple of months, I intend to blog through a few weeks of my working life as apre-registration pharmacist. Maybe this will give students an insight into
Despite what it might seem, the process of creating drug names does not involve a bowl of alphabet soup, someone sneezing and interpretation of the resulting mess. The process is a little more considered than that.
I must admit, I had never heard of epigenetics until this week so I have done what any scientist would: started a literature search on the topic.
The general workflow in the dispensary is as follows: any incoming medicines requests are entered into a filing system according to urgency. A dispenser selects a medicines request and proceeds to work on one of five dispensing computers to input patient information and to select the medication etc. The dispenser then has to choose the correct person/ward to cost the supply to.
You have a throbbing headache and look in your medicine cabinet for something to take. Oh thank goodness, you have got some painkillers in. But you notice that they are 6 months out of date – would you still take them? We have had it drilled into us that we should not use things past their expiry date: food, medicines and cosmetics alike.
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