Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacy

In the clinical pharmacy unit at Baheya Hospital, we aim to provide complete pharmaceutical care for breast cancer patients. The mission of the clinical pharmacy unit is based on providing the necessary pharmaceutical services, especially medications based on the patient’s needs. The duties of the clinical pharmacy unit include:


Dispensing Pharmacy:

This pharmacy is responsible for dispensing medications to breast cancer patients. The pharmacist reviews the file of each patient and the medications prescribed by the attending physician and dispenses the medications taking into consideration the dose and duration of the treatment. Thus, it’s guaranteed that all patients get a calculated amount of the medication until the next appointment in the clinic.


Distributing IV Admixtures:

Prescription is reviewed electronically via HIS to ensure the correct drug in the prescribed dose using the appropriate diluents and by the correct route. The pharmacist is also responsible for reviewing the intravenous treatment to guarantee the correct dose and type as well as the purity of the treatment.


Preparing IV Admixtures:

 The pharmacist in the clinical pharmacy department follows the global guidelines and standards that ensure taking the best steps to prepare a safe and sterilized medication with the highest level of purity without any physical particles and residues. This is done by preparing the medication in a sterilized room in a device designed for medication preparation.


External Pharmacy:

The external clinic pharmacist is mainly responsible for reviewing the medical record of the patient and making sure of the accuracy of the medical history in addition to reviewing all types of allergies and determining the actual or possible harmful drug interactions.


One-day Unit Pharmacist:

This pharmacist is responsible for educating the patients and the rest of the medical team through a daily regular tour. Any note or issue is reported immediately and added to the patient’s medical record. Furthermore, the required course of chemotherapy which includes (medications, doses, repetition, the minimum of dilutions, routes, rate, and duration according to the infusion time) is reviewed according to each protocol.