Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 3

Application of Electronic Dispensing Procedures in Community Pharmacy as a Protective Measure Against Prevalence of COVID-19

Eslam MS1, Sara AR1, Mohamed Raslan1 and Nagwa A Sabri2*

1Drug Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt
2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy- Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Nagwa A Sabri, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy- Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: January 31, 2022; Published: February 24, 2022

Abstract

Background: The existing techniques of community pharmacy dispensing are not optimal for best pharmacy practices and infection control requirements. Community pharmacists have developed a considerable knowledge not only in monitoring and mitigation of COVID-19 but also in meeting other pharmacy-related needs of the community patient population.

Aim: To introduce the idea using electronic tools to the greatest possible extent to provide a safe dispensing and counseling of medication to avoid face-to-face communication and with a minimal surface contact between the community pharmacist and patients. 

Method: The current community pharmacy situation was addressed and a proposed automated dispensing device located in the pharmacy front.

Conclusion: The semi-automated technology that may offer entire patient community pharmacy servicing without patient or community pharmacist interaction, hence ensuring a safe work environment for the pharmacist and assisting with patient tracking and quarantine. This will help to reduce the incidence and prevalence rate of COVID -19.

Keywords: COVID-19; Community Pharmacy; SARS-CoV-2; Patient Counseling; Automated Drug Dispenser

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Citation

Citation: Nagwa A Sabri., et al. “Application of Electronic Dispensing Procedures in Community Pharmacy as a Protective Measure Against Prevalence of COVID-19". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.3 (2022): 36-38.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Nagwa A Sabri., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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