Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

National ID: HLT47115
State ID: AWL9
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Are you interested in learning how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely? This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications, how they work on the body and how to take them safely.

You will also learn about safe practices, sterile environments, medication storage procedures and how to organise your work.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

Course description

Are you interested in learning how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely? This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications, how they work on the body and how to take them safely.

You will also learn about safe practices, sterile environments, medication storage procedures and how to organise your work.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

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