The Pharmacy of the Future
The role of the pharmacist: an active player in healthcare
Competent, knowledgeable and customer orientated: Pharmacists contribute significantly to public health.
He fulfills a complementary near-patient role that is beyond the delivery of prescribed medication.
The modern pharmacy acts more and more as a health & communication centre.
Personal counselling: for which pharmacists reserve a fair amount of time.
Also current international trends indicate that following activities are very often part of the near-patient service offered by the pharmacist: blood pressure testing, lipid measurements or screening of cardio-vascular risk factors, diabetes testing, analysis of the oxidative stress, smoke cessation, etc ...
Point of Care Testing (POCT) and Counselling:
The current high level of POCT instruments open new perspectives for dedicated pharmacists to provide faster and easier worthwhile health information and on top of that with close to lab precision.
Allergy Diabetes Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome Hypertension Management Lipid Management Lipids & Cholesterol Analysers Lipoprotein(a) - Lp(a) Direct non-fasting LDL Osteoporosis Management Oxidative Stress & Free Radicals Skin Care Smoking Cessation - Spirometers Uric Acid Vein Health