Authors: Anderson Ferreira Rossatto e Gabrielle Gimenes Lima (FEBRAF, Brazil)
Hospital pharmacotechnics is a service that provides great savings for the institution because the savings obtained with the products is almost 85%, with the general average being around 70%¹.
Hospital pharmacotechnics provides drugs and solutions that the market does not offer or that have a high cost, in different concentrations, quantities, and volumes¹.
It is the pharmacy sector responsible for handling the pharmaceutical preparations needed by the hospital, in the form of effective and safe dosage, with an adequate presentation. It is also the sector responsible for handling sanitizers².
Its main objectives²:
• Preparation of formulas that do not exist on the market;
• Handling of germicides;
• Handling of sterile products, which includes Parenteral Nutrition and Chemotherapy (depending on the hospital's specialty).
Patient Safety is an essential component of the quality of care and has acquired, worldwide, increasing importance for patients and their families, for managers and health professionals, to offer safe care³.
This sector is also based on processes³:
• Provide, at any time, regardless of commercial availability, medicines with acceptable quality, adapted to the specific needs of the population it serves;
• Develop formulas for medicines and products of strategic and/or economic interest for the hospital pharmacy and the hospital;
• Fractionate and/or repackage medications made by the pharmaceutical industry in order to rationalize their distribution and administration;
• Prepare, dilute and/or replenish germicides necessary for the actions of antisepsis, cleaning, disinfection, sterilization;
The pharmacy is responsible for providing the health team, students and patients, family members, caregivers, and society with adequate technical and scientific information on the efficacy, safety, quality, and costs of medicines and health products. Therefore, adequate sources of primary, secondary, and tertiary information, free and up-to-date, must be available, allowing the pharmacy team access to suitable references on: pharmacotherapy, pharmacotechnics, quality control, costs, and legislation, among others4.
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