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E-DRUG: Medication safety in hospitals: Role of pharmacists ? national training 

Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs
FEBRUARY 13-14, 2014

Medication safety has become a major concern all over the world. There are 
increasing reports of medication errors as one of the leading causes of death 
and injury. Medication management process is vulnerable to a number of 
'medication misadventure or error' ranging from inappropriate selection, 
storage, dispensing, administration of drugs, lack of patient information and 
prescriber's information. Pharmacists are one of the key stakeholders of 
medication management process and contribute in providing medication safety in 
several ways.

In hospitals, pharmacists have crucial roles to play right from procurement of 
efficacious & good quality products, to their dispensing and use. Pharmacists 
can help by preventing patients from being harmed by medication. They can 
ensure minimum stock outs by efficient inventory management. Dispensing errors 
can be reduced by managing appropriately Look-alike and Sound-alike (LASA) 
drugs and high risk drugs. These categories of drugs are one of the major 
causes for medication errors.  They can minimize the possibility of drug-drug 
interactions and allergic reactions and make sure that the patients get the 
most bene t from medications. As a part of good dispensing practices 
pharmacists should educate patients to enhance adherence to the medication 
prescribed by the doctors. Pharmacists help resolve patient questions and can 
counsel the patients on medication use. A pharmacist can even help the patient 
to find a more affordable alternative for the prescribed drugs. 

This course will provide an opportunity to the pharmacists working in the 
hospitals to learn and get hands-on experience in handling each of these areas.]

Pharmacists working in the hospitals, medical officers-in-charge of medical 
stores and hospital pharmacies.  

The training course will focus on the role of pharmacists in providing 
medication safety to the patients. They will be sensitized to the management of 
key areas in medication management process viz. Formulary management, inventory 
management including ABC analysis, VED classification and their importance, 
Good storekeeping practices with special focus on high risk and LASA drugs and 
good dispensing practices.

Course design
This two days workshop will consist of presentations, discussions and group 
activities.  The course will be highly participatory and would facilitate 
interchange of skills and experience among course members. 

Course Fee
Participants from outside Delhi:

Rs. 7000 + 12.36% Service Tax ? twin sharing accommodation (If any participant 
wishes to have single room, an additional amount of Rs. 3000 + 12.36% Service 
Tax will have to be paid)

Participants from Delhi:
Rs. 4000 + 12.36% Service Tax ? without accommodation.

The course fee, as mentioned above, is to cover tuition, training course 
material, lunch and tea; and for those who will require accommodation, 
breakfast and dinner is included in the course fee.  Travel has to be arranged 
by the participants.

Completed application along with course fee must reach the DSPRUD office on or 
before December 30, 2013.


Dr. Usha Gupta,
Executive Vice President, and

Dr. Sangeeta Sharma, Secretary cum Treasurer

Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs (DSPRUD)

Delhi Government Dispensary 

Vasundhara Enclave,
Delhi ? 110096.
Tel: 011- 22612669
Tele/Fax: 011-22612558
E-mail : dsprud2005@yahoo.com  


Selected candidates will be informed by January 15, 2014.  Candidates must 
confirm their participation by January 30, 2014, otherwise course space will be 
allocated to next candidate in the waiting list.

Course content
Major topics include:

?             Formulary concept and its management 
?             Good storekeeping and inventory control
?             ABC & VED analysis
?             Good dispensing practices and medication error
?             LASA drugs and high risk drugs 
?             Pharmacovigilance

Course Date:
February 13-14, 2014

Applicants must provide the following information

Last Name:

First Name:

Present Designation and Office Address: 

Date of birth:

Mailing address: 



Work Experience (list current work first):
Dates, Position, Organization,  Area of work

Applicants can use additional sheets, if required.

Please briefly describe your major responsibilities in your current position 
(including decision making, supervision and planning responsibilities, if any).

Have you received any special training in any aspect of Good Dispensing 
Practices and Store Management Practices?

How will this workshop help you improve your present work?


Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs
(Registered under Societies Registration Act of 1860, Regn. No. S. 30330 of 
Delhi Government Dispensary, 2nd Floor, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi 110 096
Tel.: 22612669 ? Telefax: 22612558 ? 
E-mail: dsprud2005@yahoo.com

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