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This is a topic-wise Clinical Pharmacy IV PharmD notes according to the Syllabus Prescribed by PCI. This notes will help in the preparation & revision of the subject during exam time. I welcome any kind of suggestion and feedback for further development of the notes.


I. Definition, Development & Scope of Clinical Pharmacy

II. Introduction to daily activities of a Clinical Pharmacist:

  1. Drug Therapy Monitoring (Medication Chart Review, Clinical Review, Pharmacist Interventions)

  2. Ward Round Participation

  3. Adverse Drug Reaction Management

  4. Drug Information & Poisons Information

  5. Medication History

  6. Patient Counseling

  7. Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE) and Review (DUR)

  8. Quality Assurance of Clinical Pharmacy Services

III. Patient Data Analysis

IV. Clinical Laboratory Tests and Interpretation of Results:

  1. Haematological, Liver function, Renal function, Thyroid function

  2. Tests associated with Cardiac disorders

  3. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance

  4. Microbiological Culture Sensitivity Tests

  5. Pulmonary Function Tests

V. Drug and Poison Information:

  1. Introduction to Drug Information Resources available

  2. Systemic Approach in answering DI queries

  3. Critical Evaluation of Drug Information and Literature

  4. Preparation of written and verbal reports

  5. Establishing a DI Centre

  6. Poisons Information- Organisation & Information Resources

VI. Pharmacovigilance:

  1. Scope, Definition, and Aims of Pharmacovigilance

  2. Adverse Drug Reactions

  3. Reporting, Evaluation, Monitoring Prevention of ADRs

  4. Role of Pharmacist in management of ADR

VII. Communication Skills, including Patient Counseling techniques, Medication History Interview, Presentation of Cases

VIII. Pharmaceutical Care Concepts

IX. Critical Evaluation of Biomedical Literature

X. Medication Errors

Note: The above notes are only for preparation & revision of subject during exams. They cannot substitue the deep knowledge present in the textbooks.

Clinical Pharmacy Textbooks recommended by RGUHS
  1. Biopharmaceutics and Applied Pharmacokinetics- Leon Shargel. 

  2. A textbook of Clinical Pharmacy Practice; Essential concepts and skills, Dr. G Parthasarthi.

  3. Basic skills in interpreting laboratory data- Scott LT, American Society of Health System Pharmacists Inc.

  4. Practice standards and definitions- The society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

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