Linked to EAHP Statements
Section 1 - Introductory Statements and Governance: Statements 1.1, 1.3
ACPE UAN: 0475-0000-22-004-L04-P. A knowledge-based activity.
Hospital pharmacy encompasses numerous different activities that frequently require very specialized knowledge and it is not always possible to have enough human resources and time to perform these activities in the desired way.
Networking groups can be a solution to this problem, allowing added knowledge and efforts of the network members, and using time more efficiently.
On the other hand, working collaboratively can have a great impact on patients in the case of infrequent diseases with very personalized treatments that can be difficult to obtain or be useful to ensure the availability of drugs that are not used frequently.
There are multiple examples of how benefits for patients or healthcare systems are obtained through collaboration. These collaborations can occur at many different levels (local, regional, national and international) among hospital pharmacists and with other pharmacists or different healthcare providers. In this seminar we will learn about experiences that have been proven to be beneficial for their participating members.
We hope that after attending this seminar you also believe that “Unity makes strength”!
After the session, participants should be able to:
- Identify areas in which working in collaboration with other hospital pharmacists can be beneficial for patient’s health outcomes.
- List successful experiences of networking between hospital pharmacists.
Educational need addressed
Hospital pharmacists may have to deal with insufficient human resources to work on very specific and complex activities and can underestimate the value of networking as a solution for this problem. This seminar will show attendees the value of this approach focusing on the benefits for patients and healthcare systems.
Keywords: Collaboration, networking and antidotes.