Indonesian Management of Drug Interaction Training by UNAIR Pharmacy

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Management of Drug Interaction in Clinical Setting held by Faculty of Pharmacy (FF) Universitas Airlangga. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Master program, Faculty of Pharmacy (FF), Universitas Airlangga has held various events to celebrate its 25th anniversary. One of them is a training called  Management of Drug Interaction in Clinical Setting. It was held on Saturday, January 28 for pharmacists working in healthcare services.

The training was held to deal with anxiety experienced in some hospitals with poor facility. Facility meant here is the validity of data as the base of determining or knowing drug interaction.

“In the field, I saw many irrationalities on drug interaction from some drugs administered to the patients. As the reference isn’t valid, it can cause fatal risk to the patient,” said Dr. Suharjono, M.S., Apt. Coordinator of Clinical Pharmacy Master Program.

The training invited professional speaker in the field such as Dr. Suharjono, M.S., Apt., which presented a topic on Identification and Management of Drug Interaction while Drug Interaction in Clinical Setting was presented by Prof. Dr. Muh. Yogiarto, Sp.JP (K) FIHA, FAsCC, Drug Interaction in Nephrology was presented by Dr. Budi Suprapti, M.Si., Apt., and Drug Interaction in Intensive Care Medcation was presented by Drs. Budi Rahardjo, Sp.FRS., Apt.

There was also a presentation on Drug Interaction in Neurology by Khairil Armal, S.Si., Sp.FRS., Apt., Drug Interaction in Paediantric by Dra. Yulistiani, M.Si., Apt., Drug Interaction in Obstetry and Gynecology Medication by Drs. Muh Yahya, Sp.FRS., Apt., and Drug Interaction in Cardiology Medicine by Bambang S. Z., S.S., M.Clin.Pharm., Apt.

The speakers were from Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Clinical Pharmacy Department and alumni of FF UNAIR. There are case studies after the presentations to deepen the understanding. It was ended with practicing registration and the use of software on drug interaction.

There were 255 participants. Most of them were pharmacist,  but there were also academicians, and doctors. They were from various regions of Indonesia, such as Biak Papua, Makassar, Palu, Manado, Kalimantan Sumatera, and mostly from Java. (*)

Author : Akhmad Janni
Editor    : Binti Q. Masruroh

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