MOH Organizes Training Course on Clinical Pharmacy
In order to achieve the goals of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide patient-centered health care and due to the acute shortage of clinical pharmacists to work as a member of the medical team, a training course launched today (Tuesday) at the Intercity Hotel.
The training course is organized by the General Directorate of Medical Supplies, represented by the Department of Pharmaceutical Care, in coordination with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The course is attended by Ibrahim bin Nasser AL Rashdi, Director General of Medical Supplies, and participation of pharmacists from all referral hospitals in the governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.
The two-day training course aims to qualify the participating pharmacists to provide clinical pharmacy services s in various fields in the referral hospitals as part of the medical team. The participants will be enrolled in a distance learning program on the educational platform of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The course is based on pharmacist–led activities in key clinical areas such as diabetes, kidney disease, intensive care, infectious disease, digestive diseases, respiratory diseases, evidence-based foundations, drug information and other important topics related to clinical work.
It is worth noting that the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is one of the largest international pharmaceutical organizations concerned with the regulation of pharmaceutical work in the United States. The organization includes more than sixty thousand members and it has specialized certificates in many pharmaceuticals specializations including clinical pharmacy.