(1998; 17 pages)
As a trainer and supervisor
To ensure up-to-date quality service, the pharmacist must be encouraged to participate in continuing professional development activities such as continuing education.
The pharmacist is often assisted by non-pharmacist staff and must ensure that the services rendered by these auxiliaries correspond to established standards of practice.
To achieve this the pharmacist must develop:
• protocols for referral to the pharmacist;
• protocols for community health workers involved with the handling and distribution of medicines.
The pharmacist must also promote the training and supervise the work of non-pharmacist staff.