The Department of Pharmaceutical Services in Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital is the pivot on which pharmaceutical services are rendered to In-Patient and Out-Patients in Adult, NHIS and Pediatric units.
The goal of the department is to assist and provides in the best possible way, safe and effective drug treatment. The pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are responsible for ensuring that all prescribed medications and dispensed to patients are safe, effective and in a form that is convenient for use.
- Pharmaceutical Care: Pharmaceutical Care is the pharmacologist/pharmacist’s contribution to the care of individuals in order to optimize medicines use and improve health outcomes’.The ultimate goal of pharmaceutical care (optimize medicines use and improving health outcomes) exists in all practice settings and in all cultures where medicines are used. It involves two major functions: identifying potential and manifest Drug Related Problems (DRPs) in pharmacotherapy , and then resolving the problems and preventing the potential problems from becoming real for the patient and his therapy outcomes. This should preferably be done together with other health care professionals and the patient through a review of the medication (and diseases) and subsequent counseling and discussions.
- Drug information to the patient and other health workers.
- Ethical counseling about medication to the patients, as well as other health workers on the possible side – effects, toxicity, adverse effects, drug interactions etc.
- Pharmacovigilance (PV) plays a key role in the healthcare system through assessment, monitoring, detection, understanding and prevention of interactions, Adverse Drugs Reactions (ADRs) amongst drugs and their effects in human..
The department runs 24 hours services except for Anti Retro – Viral Clinic (ARV) which runs from Monday to Thursday 8am – 4pm.