When in Doubt, "Pharm Out" Calls from Nurses

You'll occasionally need to decide where to draw the line so that you're performing at your maximum effectiveness, but not crossing over the line of providing patient counselling.

Provide the best service you can for patients, and stop short of providing "clinical judgment."

For example, it's okay to confirm that simvastatin is the generic for Zocor. But it's NOT okay to advise patients to steer clear of grapefruit juice while taking simvastatin...since this ventures into the territory of interpreting clinical drug interactions.

Practical advice for a better career, with unlimited access to CE

Pharmacy Technician's Letter Canada includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 120+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Helpful, in-depth Technician Tutorials
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote