oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - A prescription.. not just a piece of paper : professional practice

Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Extracted from text ... SA PHARMACIST'S ASSISTANT ? july / august 2005 4 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Recent legislation has legalised electronic communication of prescriptions. New technology has also made it easier to alter or forge prescriptions. It is therefore important for pharmacists and pharmacist's assistants to develop good pharmacy practice habits in handling, interpreting, authenticating and recording of prescriptions. It is equally important for doctors and patients to understand their rights and obligations with regard to prescriptions. Doctors - ? have an obligation to prescribe accurately and write their prescriptions correctly and legibly in accordance with relevant legislation; ? must keep accurate records of their prescriptions on their patient profiles; ? must include ICD10 diagnostic codes on the prescription, if it is to be submitted to a medical ..

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