Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy Notes PDF Download​

Chapter 1​

Hospital Pharmacy
Definition, scope, national and international scenario
Organisational structure
Professional responsibilities, Qualification and experience requirements,
job specifications, work load requirements and inter professional relationships
Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) in hospital
Hospital Pharmacy Standards (FIP Basel Statements, AHSP)
Introduction to NAQS guidelines and NABH Accreditation and Role of Pharmacists

Chapter 2​

Different Committees in the Hospital
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee – Objectives,Composition, and functions
Hospital Formulary – Definition, procedure fordevelopment and use of hospital formulary
Infection Control Committee – Role of Pharmacist inpreventing Antimicrobial Resistance

Chapter 3​

Supply Chain and Inventory Control
Preparation of Drug lists – High Risk drugs, Emergency
drugs, Schedule H1 drugs, NDPS drugs, reserved
Procedures of Drug Purchases – Drug selection, short
term, long term, and tender/e-tender process, quotations,
Inventory control techniques: Economic Order Quantity,
Reorder Quantity Level, Inventory Turnover etc.
Inventory Management of Central Drug Store – Storage
conditions, Methods of storage, Distribution, Maintaining
Cold Chain, Devices used for cold storage (Refrigerator,
ILR, Walk-in-Cold rooms)
FEFO, FIFO methods
Expiry drug removal and handling, and disposal. Disposal
of Narcotics, cytotoxic drugs
Documentation – purchase and inventory

Chapter 4​

Drug distribution
Drug distribution (in- patients and out – patients) –
Definition, advantages and disadvantages of individual
prescription order method, Floor Stock Method, Unit Dose
Drug Distribution Method, Drug Basket Method.
Distribution of drugs to ICCU/ICU/NICU/Emergency
Automated drug dispensing systems and devices
Distribution of Narcotic and Psychotropic substances and
their storage

Chapter 5​

Compounding in Hospitals. Bulk compounding, IV admixture
services and incompatibilities, Total parenteral nutrition

Chapter 6​

Radio Pharmaceuticals – Storage, dispensing and disposal of

Chapter 7​

Application of computers in Hospital Pharmacy Practice,
Electronic health records, Softwares used in hospital pharmacy

Chapter 8​

Clinical Pharmacy: Definition, scope, and development – in
India and other countries
Technical definitions, common terminologies used in clinical
settings and their significance such as Paediatrics, Geriatric,
Anti-natal Care, Post-natal Care, etc.

Daily activities of clinical pharmacists: Definition, goal, and procedure of
Ward round participation
Treatment Chart Review
Adverse drug reaction monitoring
Drug information and poisons information
Medication history
Patient counselling
Interprofessional collaboration
Pharmaceutical care: Definition, classification of drug related
problems. Principles and procedure to provide pharmaceutical
Medication Therapy Management, Home Medication Review

Chapter 9​

Clinical laboratory tests used in the evaluation of diseasestates – significance and interpretation of test results
Haematological, Liver function, Renal function, thyroid function tests
Tests associated with cardiac disorders
Fluid and electrolyte balance
Pulmonary Function Tests

Chapter 10​

Poisoning: Types of poisoning: Clinical manifestations and
Drugs and Poison Information Centre and their services –
Definition, Requirements, Information resources with examples,
and their advantages and disadvantages

Chapter 1​1

Definition, aim and scope
Overview of Pharmacovigilance

Chapter 12​

Medication errors: Definition, types, consequences, and
strategies to minimize medication errors, LASA drugs and
Tallman lettering as per ISMP
Drug Interactions: Definition, types, clinical significance of drug