A very good evening to all the members of pharmainfo. IN PATIENT SERVICES In patient is a patient who occupy a bed in a hospital. All the services provided to in patients may be via out patient pharmacy or by multiple satellite pharmacies or via various nursing staff. The inpatient services should be provided for the time period, taken by a patient to get completely recovered. These can be delivered through outpatient room or a separate room that is central to all the satellite pharmacies. Services provided to them are in 4 ways: 1 Individual prescription order system 2 Complete floor stock system 3 Combination of both individual and complete floor system 4 Unit dose dispensing method. INDIVIDUAL PRESCRIPTION ORDER SYSTEM is mainly used in small hospitals, where the medicines are provide on the medicines need of individual patients and his/her prescriptions. It has a advantage over other system that every medicine is delivered under the care of pharmacist, so very efficient care is provided to all the patients. COMPLETE FLOOR STOCK SYSTEM involves the dispensing of medicine at each floor level. All the floors are provided with satellite pharmacies which are under control of a central store room. In this nurses compound and dispense a medicine. They use a DRUG BASKET SYSTEM - in this nurses look up all the fridges and empty bottles and put them in a basket and make a detail of all the requirements of medicaments and send to the pharmacist. Next day the store room pharmacist meet all the requirements and fill all the bottles and by the helpers send them to nurses for better care. COMBINATION OF BOTH ABOVE SERVICES is used in multi building hospitals. Mainly for the hospitals where medical colleges are attached. UNIT DOSE DISPENSING SYSTEM : In this method drugs are administered in a single dose compounded and dispensed by a pharmacist alone, that is drug is need not to be compounded by the nurses , they have to just dispense the medicine. So there are very less chances of error in this service. These services are centralized ( where all care is provided by a single pharmacy) or decentralized ( satellite pharmacy system is used). In patient services involve dispensing of both the charged and uncharged drug. Regulatory bodies make a list of all the uncharged drug for which patient need not to pay and charged drug involve all those things for which patient have to pay for all the single doses. REFERENCE : Hospital and Clinal pharmacy by Dr. Pratibha Nand and Dr. Roop K Khar, Birla publications 8th edition page no. 58-64. THIS BLOG DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY PLAGIARIZED INFORMATION.