Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2017 Dec 30; 9(4):14-17 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2017/Vol9).004.03

Pharmacotherapeutic monitoring pharmacist competency

Goienetxea Soto E.
Goienetxea E. Seguimiento farmacoterapéutico: competencia del farmacéutico. Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2017 Dec 30; 9(4):14-17 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2017/Vol9).004.03
Abstract : 

The Seguimiento Farmacoterapéutico (SFT), Pharmacotherapeutic Monitoring, is a professional service that approaches globally issues in healthcare and patient medications, focusing on assessing the need for and the safety and efficacy of pharmacological therapy.

Thus, the pharmacist is the suitable professional to carry out this activity, as he/she is the expert in medications and possesses the knowledge, skills and competencies required to approach all fields of action. This is fully reflected in the professional competencies of the title of Degree in Pharmacy and supported by the current healthcare regulation as well as by the various official national and international organizations that recommend its implementation in community pharmacy.

The implementation of specific healthcare programs promoted by public administrations, aimed at implementing the SFT service in community pharmacy, would entail a better use of medications and patient health, as well as an impulse to professional development of community pharmacists and integration in the national Health System (Sistema Nacional de Salud, SNS).

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