Thursday, May 26

Hospital Pharmacy Services :: HospiAd

Pharmacy is an important supportive component of hospital services.
Each hospital has a pharmacy unit to provide drugs to in-patients, outpatient and in emergency.
  • Pharmacies are premises licensed for retail sale or supply to the hospital, which have qualified licensed persons and indulged in compounding of drugs.
Pharmacy can only be opened under pharmacy act 1948, amended from time to time.
It needs a License from Drug controller to open a pharmacy.
  • The pharmacy is responsible for providing safe medication to the patient by technically qualified trained pharmacists.
Hospitals can have their own pharmacy or run through a contract in the hospital premises.
Planning of the pharmacy starts with the planning of different hospital services.
The following presentation discusses the planning and organisation of pharmacy in the hospital.

Wednesday, May 18

Imaging Services & Radiology Department:: Hospiad

Several accidental coincidences lead to the discovery of X- rays by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in the year 1895. Since then a long-long way has been covered in this field. No medical science has seen such rapid change as Radiology, especially in the past few decades.

At the same time, No medical science has met the challenge as Radiology to move forward in an era of rapid change in medical technology. Because of these rapid changes in the field of imaging, the Radiology department has got the new name of Imaging department.

With rapid change in investigation technology, there is a continuous changing demand in the field of radio diagnosis and imaging service. Resulting in an advanced, and detailed systematic planning and organizing.

The major components of Radiology/ Imaging services are:-
  1. X- ray Machines
  2. Ultrasound Machine
  3. Doppler Machine
  4. Computer assisted Tomography (CAT Scan)
  5. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  6. Position Emission Tomography (PET)
  7. Mammography
  8. Nuclear Imaging System

To manage such large number of sophisticated machines whose rays/emissions are hazardous to humane population calls for a critical planning taking in to consideration the safety aspect of patient , public and the department staff.

The following presentation shows some important aspects of planning and organisation of Radiology department of a hospital.

Monday, May 16

Hospital Lab Services :: HospiAd

Laboratory services are essential to health care delivery.
The hospital lab offers the convenience of local service, and familiarity with both the outpatient and his physician. They address both preventive and curative activities, i.e. patient diagnosis, and the selection of drugs for treatment. They are also an indispensable tool in the surveillance and control of diseases.

Improved disease recognition will improve the accuracy of statistical reporting, and thus effective national health planning.

The Lab services are broadly divided in to two categories  
  1. Pathological Lab
Clinical labs are attached to various clinical departments such as:-
  1. Cardiac Lab
  2. Respiratory Lab
  3. Neurology Lab
  4. Psychiatric Lab and so on
Pathological Lab comes under one deptt. of pathology having various branches such as:-
  1. Hematology
  2. Bio- chemistry
  3. Microbiology
  4. Cytology
  5. Histopathology and so on.
The presentation describes about the planning and organization of a pathology department in a hospital.

Monday, May 9

Planning and Organization of ICU Services: Hospiad

Intensive care service is the most important component of progressive patient care. The services are provided through careful planning and organizing an Intensive care unit, (ICU).

The patients who are critically ill and require maximum and high level of efficient nursing care are kept in ICU for treatment. 

Such type of patients who are so sick, that they are not in a position to care for their health. It includes the following type of patients.
  1. Who are unable to communicate their needs.
  2. Who requires extensive nursing care.
  3. Require constant observation and supervision.
  4. Require ventilatory support.
For this reason planning and organizing ICU service is so vital.

How an ICU should be planned, kind of service and facilities to be provided, how the services should be organized are described in short in the following presentation.

Hospital Administration Made Easy

Wednesday, May 4

PROGRESSIVE PATIENT CARE(PPC) : : Hospital Administration Made Easy

Each patient does not require same level of nursing care. The nursing care need of a patient depends on the intensity of sickness of the patient.

Therefore the nursing care need of the patient is based on the concept of progressive patient care.It means the level of nursing care need of a patient changes with the progress in his sickness condition.

Therefore, “Progressive patient care is defined as the organization of hospital facilities, services and staff as per the medical and nursing needs of the patient”.

This concept does not take in to consideration the age, sex or type of disease but the essentiality of nursing care needs.

Why this concept is important, how the patients are categorized under this concept , advantages and short coming of such division is described in short in this presentation on "Progressive Patient Care"


Hospital Administration Made Easy

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