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Looking to the future: Clinical pharmacy services in Saudi Arabia
8th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutics & Novel Drug Delivery Systems
March 07-09, 2016 Madrid, Spain

Yousef A Alomi

Ministry of Health, KSA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Pharm Anal Acta

Abstract:

Clinical pharmacy services had been started since 1980s with small department of clinical pharmacy at College of Pharmacy, and three specialized, University, and Ministry of Health hospitals. Over more than 40 years, it expanded to more than 20 colleges of pharmacy where almost a total of 300 clinical pharmacists graduate per year. More than 50 MOH, Universities, and specialized hospitals apply clinical pharmacy services with different in the size and depth of the services. More than 30 clinical pharmacy programs offer through hospitals and some organized by MOH general administration of pharmaceutical care for adults and pediatrics patients. Those programs are but not limited to critical care pharmacy program, pediatrics pharmacy program, pain management program, antimicrobial stewardship program, anticoagulation program, cardiology pharmacy program, etc. Pharmacy practice residency post graduate year one (PGY1), PGY2, and recently specialized residency PGY3 in the cardiology and infectious is currently applying now. In addition, hotline calling services of national drug information 24/7 days is providing to public and professional. Clinical pharmacy services is changing quickly over the last years in Saudi Arabia leading to improve patient outcomes, prevent drug related problems and reduce unnecessary cost.

Biography :

Yousef A Alomi is the Head of General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care Administration, and Head of National Drug Information Center, MOH Saudi Arabia. He completed his degree of Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1992 from King Saud University and earned his Master of Clinical Pharmacy from the same university in the 1998. He is an affiliated clinical instructor of Purdue University in the USA. He is adjunct Assistant Professor of King Saud University college of Pharmacy. He worked as clinical pharmacist in critical care area and nutrition support. He has established and implemented several programs at MOH Hospitals like Clinical Pharmacy Program, Medication Safety Program, Pain Management Program, Anticoagulation Program and Pharmacy Infection Control etc. He is the Founder of Mass Gathering Pharmaceutical Care in Saudi Arabia. He became a member of advisory board of the Arab Pharmaceutical Journal in 2010. He became Pharmacy Board Member of Saudi Commission of Health Care Specialties, 2010-2013. He had several research papers in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice and has presented in ACCP and ISPOR conferences.

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