Using Online Library and the Internet, research three sources and write a 825-word essay on the topic provided below. Topic: There are many ethical and moral decisions to be made when drugs are available in a health care facility. As a department manager, develop a set of procedures and protocols regarding the handling, storing, and monitoring of drugs. Be sure to include generic drugs, controlled drugs, and all charting that may be necessary. Apply your policies to Deanna, an employee who takes anti-inflammatory drugs home for her personal use.
PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS Name: Institutional Affiliation: Procedures and Protocols Introduction An important role of a department manager in a healthcare facility is to ensure that the facility has a pharmacy with pharmacists who are well-trained and qualified; pharmacists who can effectively handle, store, and monitor drugs. Furthermore, the department manager needs to ensure that there are systems which are structured to ascertain that pharmaceutical practices actually adhere to the current legislative measures. In this case, medication management may not be considered as a sole responsibility of a pharmaceutical service provider but a collective responsibility that is shared with the managers and other clinical care providers. Medical, pharmaceutical, nursing and administrative practitioners are therefore, tasked with a collective responsibility of developing approaches aimed at handling, storing, and monitoring drugs. This paper seeks to establish some of the effective protocols and procedures in regards to handling, storing and the