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Chapter 19: Policy, Procedure, and Guideline Development

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

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a. Herbal product use

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b. High-alert medications

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c. Medical resident supervision

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d. Electrolyte infusions

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e. Drug shortages

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c. Medical resident supervision

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

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a. Conduct a literature search using CINAHL Information Systems

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b. Ask for a meeting with the director of pharmacy

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c. Contact colleagues who work at other health systems

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d. Gather background information including the justification of the policy

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e. Conduct a literature search using PubMed®

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d. Gather background information including the justification of the policy

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

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a. Policy

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b. Procedure

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c. Project description

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d. Purpose statement

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e. Project activities

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b. Procedure

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

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a. Tertiary references

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b. Clinical treatment guidelines

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c. Primary literature

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d. Colleagues and coworkers

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e. All of the above

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e. All of the above

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

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a. Patient care

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b. Procurement

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c. Administrative

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d. Human resource

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e. All of the above

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e. All of the above

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

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a. Professional pharmacy organization programs

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

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