oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - A word in your ear : letter from the editor
Extracted from text ... Scope of practice One of the difficulties we have with SAPA is to determine where to draw the line between giving you clinical information about products which may be sold by post-basic pharmacist's assistants, such as S1 and S2 products, and those that must be handed out by the pharmacist, such as higher scheduled products. It's easy to be a purist and say that pharmacist's assistants don't need clinical information such as that given in the article about antibiotics, but that doesn't take into account the realities of our lives. Certainly, it's the pharmacist's responsibility to evaluate the prescription. Ideally, the pharmacist should also counsel the patient. But does this always happen? A post-basic pharmacist's assistant may provide instructions regarding the correct ..
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