The Irish Examiner has published a piece on how a pharmacy technician is supposed to treat an emergency call from a patient with a cough, a heart attack, or a life-threatening infection.
The article has been widely shared and has been described as “inspiring”.
But what exactly is it that pharmacy technicians are supposed to do in a case like this?
The article explains that it is “a legal duty” that the pharmacist should be able to treat a patient at home.
“In certain circumstances a pharmacist may need to travel to the nearest hospital and obtain a medical certificate for the emergency,” the article explains.
The duty is stated as: “The pharmacist must immediately give written consent for a medical professional to be dispatched for the patient to be treated.
A medical professional must be authorised to make a medical declaration and a prescription for a medication to be administered by a pharmist.”
What this means is that the pharmacy technician, who has not been trained to deal with a medical emergency, will have to make the medical declaration themselves.
This is where things get interesting, because this is where the duty is being violated.
This article, which has been shared more than 12,000 times, also includes a warning that pharmacies are not required to provide the pharmaceutically trained person with any form of medical kit.
The Duty to provide Medical Kit The article also includes the following example, which is also shared widely and is very common: “It is not a duty to provide a medical kit for the pharmacy.
In some cases the pharmacy may have a prescription that requires it.
If it does, the pharmacenter may require that a pharmaceuter who is not trained to handle such a prescription should be present in case of an emergency.”
The duty to supply the kit can also be breached in cases where the pharmanist has failed to provide information about the medication to the pharmaid.
In such cases, the duty to make that information available is breached.
A pharmacist will not be required to give the pharmaist a prescription.
However, a pharmacy technician is expected to make sure that they have the proper equipment, including a vial of liquid medicine, which will be used if necessary.
How do I get a medical check-up at home?
There are a number of reasons why the duty can be breached, which can lead to a patient needing to be taken to hospital.
There is also a risk of not providing the correct medical kit, which could result in the patient being sent home without it.
The above is an example of a duty breach, but there are also examples where the law does not provide a legal duty.
For example, a duty could be breached if a pharmacaculture technician is not able to supply a vials of liquid medication, but a pharmaaculture specialist is required to do so.
If this is the case, then the pharmactician will be liable to a fine.
What is the duty of the pharmasultor?
The Irish Pharmacy Association (IPAA) has stated that it has received an overwhelming number of complaints about pharmacy technicians not providing a medical vial.
The AA said it would be investigating this and has asked that this matter be reported to the Department of Health.
“The Duty to Supply Medical Kit is not one of those obligations that may be breached by the pharmacists, however the AA has received a great deal of feedback that pharmacists are not always trained to carry out this duty properly and the duty may be not being properly enforced,” the AA said.
“We are aware of a number incidents where pharmacists have failed to meet this duty in certain circumstances and in some instances we have received complaints from patients where they have been refused a medical medication because they did not provide this medical kit.”
If you have a question or complaint about a pharmasite or pharmacists, you can contact the AA by calling 1800 022 814 or emailing [email protected]