Journal of pharmacy practice

The journal of pharmacy practice (JJP) is a reviewed journal that helps pharmacists know about research trials of new drugs and their therapeutic approaches, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, and drug administration and its adverse effects. It is instrumental nowadays to the pharmacist as it provides the basics in many areas of their career. It is used as a reference for teaching reasons and as a useful source during practice. Education a major role in providing information for students and practitioners in health care, which improves the quality of care in the community. Each journal focuses on pharmaceutical issues in-depth on a single theme. The most reviewed themes include;

• Pain management

• Asthma Pharmacotherapy,

• Emergency toxicology,

• Drug information

• Critical care

• Diabetes management

• Hepatology

• Hepatitis

• Cardiovascular therapeutic

• Immunology

• Autoimmune diseases

In addition to the above sections, the journal will, in most cases, review the following discussed section.

1. Drug Information Section

In this section, researched and evidence-based answers to different types of drug information are found. Most of the time, this section will try to answer the questions posed by health care professionals.

2. Biomedical Communications and Informatics Reviews Section

This section will review new books, journals, and drug information and websites.

3. Law and Ethics

This section will analyse the law and regulations that govern pharmacists.

4. Adverse drug Events Section

In this section, drug-induced effects will be reviewed, and reporting recommendations for management and prevention will be made.

What is the quality of a good pharmacy practice?

1. Patient care

A good pharmacy practice should first ensure the welfare of patients is taken care of.

2. The pharmacist’s main activity should be to supply medication or other therapeutic products, ensuring quality by providing appropriate documents and advice to the patient and closely monitoring them for adverse side effects of the drugs.

3. Good pharmacy practice also ensures the patient gets the drugs at an affordable price and an appropriate prescription for the drug.

4. A good pharmacy practice should ensure every element’s objective is communicated and is relevant to all individuals involved.

5. There should be a professional pharmacist whose main job is to decide which medicine regimen is to be used by a particular patient.

6. Pharmacists should have interpersonal skills and relate well with other health professionals, especially the physicians and their pharmaceutical colleagues.

The following are steps a pharmacist should follow to ensure a good pharmacy practice is attained.

a) Counselling and educating patients.

Advise patients on the safety of the drugs and possible drug interaction.

b) Screening

Ask the patient if he/she has any problem, for example, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., so that their condition does not worsen.

c) Discuss dosage

Discuss with the patient the dosage and strength of prescribed drugs to avoid under dosage or overdosage.

d) Educate the patient

Every patient should know the type of drug prescribed and their importance in the body.

e) Be able to put emphasis.

Inform the patient of the importance of adhering to the medication for good results.