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Chapter 19: Policy, Procedure, and Guideline Development

The following health system policies require a pharmacist's participation, EXCEPT:

a. Herbal product use

b. High-alert medications

c. Medical resident supervision

d. Electrolyte infusions

e. Drug shortages

c. Medical resident supervision

When gathering information for inclusion in a health system policy, what is the initial step?

a. Conduct a literature search using CINAHL Information Systems

b. Ask for a meeting with the director of pharmacy

c. Contact colleagues who work at other health systems

d. Gather background information including the justification of the policy

e. Conduct a literature search using PubMed®

d. Gather background information including the justification of the policy

Which of the following provides specific guidance on a how to perform a given task?

a. Policy

b. Procedure

c. Project description

d. Purpose statement

e. Project activities

b. Procedure

Which of the following resources may be used to research the standard of care before engaging in writing a policy?

a. Tertiary references

b. Clinical treatment guidelines

c. Primary literature

d. Colleagues and coworkers

e. All of the above

e. All of the above

Which of the following is/are a type(s) of health system policy classification?

a. Patient care

b. Procurement

c. Administrative

d. Human resource

e. All of the above

e. All of the above

Additional resources to build a skill set in practice document development include:

a. Professional pharmacy organization programs

b. Business programs (e.g., ...

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