DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20205110

Clinical pharmacists’ role in paediatric patients’ medical care

Raveena Pachal Balakrishnan, Rajganesh Ravichandran, Jaya Shree Dillibatcha, Abrana Lakshmi Ravi, Nikhil Cherian Sam, Ramya Nuthalapati

Abstract


Clinical pharmacists give valuable administrations to adult patients, however, their advantages for pediatric and neonatal patients are less characterized. Many studies state that medication errors in children are more common than in adults with a greater risk of death.Clinical Pharmacists are accepted as the primary source for providing evidence-based information and advice, to ensure the delivery of correct, safest, and most effective medication to patients. This paper presents a review of the role of clinical pharmacists in the pediatric unit and emphasis the importance of clinical pharmacists for all patients, especially in the pediatric age group.


Keywords


Pediatric clinical pharmacist, Patient education, Health care quality, Medication misadventure

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