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Summary of Patient Counselling

Definition : Patient counseling refers to the method of providing information, advice and assistance to assist patients use their medications appropriately.

  1. Patient counseling is an acquired skill of a pharmacist.
  2. Its simplest act to interact with the patient- provide pharmaceutical care
  3. Platform for improving patient medication adherence and developing monitoring plans.
  4. Patient counseling eliminates barriers in providing pharmaceutical care.

  1. Establishing Pharmacist-Patient relationship.
  2. Assessment of Patients Knowledge regarding his condition.
  3. Provide information orally and use visual aids.
  4. Verify patients’ knowledge and understanding of medication use.

  1. Knowledge and skills to provide effective and accurate patient education and counseling.
  2. Should bear in mind of patients ethnicity and health conditions.
  3. Should have active communication skills, listening skills moreover.
  4. Seek ways to motivate patients

  1. Pharmacist - Patients relationship.
  2. Necessary to clarify for patients the importance of Pharmacist
  3. To stick to their Pharmacotherapeutics regimens.
  4. Monitor drug effects.
  5. Report their experiences to pharmacist.

  1. Disease counseling.
  2. Drug name - Therapeutic classification and efficacy.
  3. Medication use - benefits - actions.
  4. The medication’s expected onset of action and what to try to to if the action doesn't occur
  5. ROA, D.form, dosage-duration of therapy
  6. Directions for fitting medication in their life style.
  7. Action to be taken just in case of a missed dose.
  8. Precautions to be observed during the medication’s use or administration e.g. insulin
  9. Potential common and severe adverse effects that will occur, actions to stop or minimize their occurrence.
  10. Techniques for self-monitoring of the pharmacotherapy.
  11. Potential drug interactions
  12. The medication’s relationships to radiologic and laboratory procedures.
  13. Prescription refill authorizations and also the process for obtaining refills.
  14. Instructions Instructions for 24-hour access to a access to a pharmacist.
  15. Proper storage of the medication.
  16. Proper disposal of contaminated or discontinued medications and used administration devices.
  17. Any other information unique to a private patient or medication.
  18. Life style changes.