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Pharmacists. January 2004. Pharmacy. The Art of preparing and dispensing drugs. A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore. Table of Contents. History of Career Expected Duties and Physical Demands Training and Education Personal Qualities Skill Measurement Code of Ethics.

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pharmacists

Pharmacists

January 2004

pharmacy
Pharmacy
  • The Art of preparing and dispensing drugs.
  • A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore.
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Table of Contents

  • History of Career
  • Expected Duties and Physical Demands
  • Training and Education
  • Personal Qualities
  • Skill Measurement
  • Code of Ethics
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Table of Contents

  • Earnings/Benefits
  • Future outlook
  • Bibliography
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History

  • Dates back to medieval times with priests
  • Origin of the word “pharmacy” come from the Greek
  • As much as 80,000 years ago people of Paleolithic period were interested in flora.
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History

  • It is hard to say when it started exactly
    • It existed in a rudimentary form long before the word existed.
  • Combining different agents(compounding) was considered an art form by priests and doctors.
  • First known chemical process was carried out by the artisans of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China.
  • Theories often involved magic, but developed mathematical, astronomical, and cosmological ideas.
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History

  • The first culture to consider ideas scientifically was the Greeks.
    • Made logical speculations rather than relying on myth.
  • Pharmacy began to develop as a profession separate from medicine in the 18th century.
    • 1821 the first school of pharmacy was established.
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History

  • Industrial Revolution
    • Rapid change from hand methods to machine methods of production that characterized industrial revolution.
  • Large scale drug manufacturing was big in society;many machines and patents
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History

  • Declining art of Apothecary:
    • Industrial Revolution had an impact of every aspect of pharmacy.
      • 1st lead to creation of new drugs.
        • Drugs many pharmacists couldn’t produce
      • 2nd many drugs could be produced more economically & with better quality.
      • 3rd the industry assumed responsibilities for the quality of medication instead of individuals.
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The Community Pharmacy
    • 19th century didn’t see the end of compounding.
      • Its estimated the 80% of prescriptions dispensed in 1920’s were still compounded.
    • They used chemicals purchased to make own prescriptions.
    • Called to provide first aid and medicines for common aliments Ex: Burns, frostbite, poisoning etc.

History

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History

  • Graph for 50 years Between 1920-1971.
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History

  • Now they need to know things like shelf life and effect of exposure to light,
    • Judging reliability and reputation of manufacturers.
  • Compounding today is on the rise
    • People are realizing the benefits
    • Pharmacists are going back to it just for the love science and interests.
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Duties

  • The Work
    • Prepare and dispense drugs prescribed by doctors.
    • Advise doctors, patients, and other health care professionals on proper dosage and possible side effects.
      • They must know what’s in the drug, how it works, and how it affects people.
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Duties

  • Purchase medical supplies
  • Answer customer questions
  • Go with doctors and hospital staff on rounds
  • Advise patients on medical equipment and over-the-counter medication
  • HELP PATIENTS GET WELL
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Typical Day

  • May work in a hospital, clinic, or drug store
  • Constantly learning and studying about properties & side effects of new drugs.
  • Communicate with doctors & patients
  • Most work a standard work week
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Best job opportunities go to people with best grades
    • Lower grades will get you a job, however, maybe part time
  • Companies want people who graduate at the top of the class.
  • Fierce competition

Education

education
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree is being phased out
    • Instead schools offer a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD).
      • Bachelor’s degrees will not be awarded after 2005
education classes
Education-Classes
  • College Prep
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
education classes1
Education-Classes
  • College requirements
    • 2 years of pre-pharmacy courses
    • 4 years of professional programs leading to PharmD.
      • Courses include Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, English, Speech and General Education.
  • Electives
    • Community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, marketing, pediatrics and geriatrcs.
personal qualities
Personal Qualities
  • Have a good memory
  • Enjoy learning about new medications & treatments
  • Be trustworthy & detail oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Enjoy people
personality qualities
Personality Qualities

*I want some one who is kind and caring, who shows an interest in me and my well being.

skill measurement
Skill Measurement
  • Board Exams
    • NAPLAX
    • Federal Law Exam
    • Each States test
  • 30 hours of CEU’s every 2 years
  • Renew State License every year
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Code Of Ethics

  • A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist
  • They promote the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate, and confidential way
  • The place concern for the well-being of the patient
  • They respect the autonomy & dignity of each patient.
  • They act with honesty & integrity in professional relationships
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Code of Ethics

  • They maintain professional competence
  • They respect the values & abilities of colleagues and other health care professionals
  • They serve individual, community, and societal needs
  • They seek justice in the distribution of health resources
    • Very similar to many peoples morals.
earnings benefits
Earnings/Benefits

California Pharmacist-

Staff average-$90,000-100,000 per year

Manager- $100,000-150,000

Owner - $100,000-???

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INCREASING NEED!!!!!

Future Outlook

other places of work
Other Places of Work
  • Armed Services
  • Community pharmacy
  • Drug Research & Development
  • Sales & Marketing
armed forces
Air force

Army

Coast Guard

Navy

*You need a 4 year college degree in pharmacy and a state license to practice pharmacy.

Armed Forces
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Bibliography

  • http://www.iit.edu/departments/csep/PublicWWW/codes/coe/American%20Pharmaceutic…
  • http://www.lindsaydrug.com/newhist.htm
  • http://usa.cx.bridges.com/student/DisplayArticle.do?dt=Career+Information&dn=Pharmacist
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Bibliography

  • http://www.uspharmd.com/rxpharmacist.htm
  • http://www.uspharmd.com/rxpharmacist2.htm
  • http://www.uspharmd.com/rxpharmacist3.htm
  • http://www.pharmacists-recruitment-int.com/Pharmacits-Recruitment/Professinal_Requirements.html
  • Kevin House-interview
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Bibliography

  • http://www.op.nysed.gov/pharm.htm
  • http://www.ask.com/-pictures