Regulatory Body Issues Urgent Guide For Pharmacists On Self-care In 2022.
A health regulatory body has issued a new guide for pharmacists on supportive self-care in 2022.
Wellness Healthcare learned that this guide was issued by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
This new directive was issued in a handbook published by the FIP.
Areas of Self-care
According to a report obtained from PUNCH HealthWise, this guide covers personal care in six healthcare areas. These areas are:
- Sore throat.
- Gastrointestinal complaints.
- Musculoskeletal pain.
- Fever in children.
- Sexual health education.
Rúben Viegas, co-author of the handbook said this guide provides professional support.
He explained that this new pharmaceutical directive would be enhanced by the Pharmacy workforce.
The FIP emphasized that this would be enhanced by community pharmacists.
“Community pharmacists already help people in self-care by giving advice on non-prescription medicines, nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle choices, but this new resource from FIP offers added support for these professional services that demonstrate our profession’s commitment to primary health care.”
The handbook named ‘Empowering self-care: A handbook for pharmacists’ aims at promoting personal care.
In a statement made available to PUNCH HealthWise, the guide would provide guidance on healthcare.
This guide emphasizes appropriate care for sore throats and good hygiene. This would also help reduce the use of medications, such as antibiotics.
Viegas noted that this care is important to the reduction of hospital emergencies. The Guide discusses the trends in the COVID-19 pandemic and how this innovation can boost healthcare.
“Self-care is an increasingly important component of health care. With further growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, significant implications for health systems and resources, and a potentially huge contribution to universal health coverage. With this handbook, we want to support and engage the front-line pharmacy workforce to overcome the obstacles to self-care. Which includes regulatory barriers and low health literacy,” Viegas concluded.