The policy must reflect how your pharmacy will be dealing with both patients and bodies of official regulations. Your pharmacy goals and objectives policy must contain some essential information in the header, that should be stating the birth date of the policy and the expected review date. Below are some of the info that you need to include in your pharmacy goals and objectives header:
- Hospital name, obviously.
- Pharmacy department operational policy and procedure, this header just to notify the reader that the following policy belongs to which department.
- Policy code or Number, for filing/indexing purposes.
- Edition Number, same purpose as above.
- Title of the policy, in our case; it would be Pharmacy Goals and Objectives Policy.
- Important dates [date reviewed, approved date, effective date and due for review date].
- Applies to [department] in this case it should be pharmacy department
- And last but not least, you’ll mention the nature of the policy, whether it’s going to be multidisciplinary or department specific.
Pharmacy Goals and Objectives Policy
The primary function of pharmacy is to provide/dispense medication to patients for the highest quality and service consistent with accepted ethical, legal and professional practices.
- To provide 24 hours quality services for hospital to include Unit Dose services and intravenous admixture (T.P.N, Electrolytes & LV.) to ensure a high quality of preparation to eliminate problems of sterility of parenteral medications and possible wastage.
- To provide planned pharmaceutical care to each patient through pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy supportive staff according to the standards established by (JCIA), professional pharmacy organization and regulatory agencies.
- To perform continuous performance improvement activities so as to maintain professional standards of pharmacy practice.
- To perform education, training and competency assessment activities with pharmacy staff so as to maintain quality practice.
- Distribution and control of all drugs within the hospital by using a strict formulary.
- To monitor regimen for each patient so that specific therapeutic outcomes will result in improved patient quality of life.
- To develop drug utilization and review committee in conjunction with pharmacy and therapeutic committee.
- To provide drug information from professionally recognized medical/pharmaceutical sources to all health care professionals.
- To maintain pharmacy staff continuous education program through the in-service lectures, national and international symposiums/workshops.
- To develop the pharmacist’s skill in data collection, literature analysis and evaluation.
- To improve the skills, resources, and operating procedures needed to maintain high quality pharmaceutical services.
- To eliminate possible errors causes for drug expiration.
- To obtain effective maximum utilization of drugs
- To ensure short dispensing time for the patients.
- To minimize and monitor possible Medication errors, adverse drug reactions & Allergy of all drug.
- By implementing a strict Quality Control Procedure.
- Improvement for the quality and quantity of work.
- To broaden knowledge in the recent advances in the field of pharmacy services by continuous education programs.
- To participate in continuing education activities.
- To publish a pharmacy newsletter bimonthly for the purpose of providing health professionals with timely, updated drug and poison information.
- To document for each patient, the pharmaceutical care process (i.e. assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation} from admission through discharge.
- To provide clinical pharmacy services within the pharmacy department and institution.
- To have reference in the pharmacy, this will include textbook, journals and abstracts.
- To have guidelines regarding prescribing of medicines especially the most expensive items.
- To provide patient and family education.
- To give and improve the quality of patient care by promoting the safe and rational use of medications.
- To ensure patients safety, enhance drug effectiveness and minimize hospital cost.
You’re almost done, what’s remaining is just few basic policy layout filling.
- Revisions: Revised as per timescale.
- Distribution: Here you should mentioned where this policy will be sent, and which departments will get a notification for it; for our current pharmacy goals and objectives policy we are going to sent it to:
- Hospital & Medical Director.
- Pharmacy Department.
- Signed originals is maintained in Manual & Indexing Office (if available).
The policy is now finished, and it’s time to get proper signatures, whether your hospital is implementing an electronic signatures, or manual sign and stamp.