Brandon Shank, PharmD, BCOP - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - talks to us about credentialing & privileging from a front-line clinician's point of view.
- Building rapport and trust with your team is an essential first step from which clinical privileges follow.
- State laws vary. Some authorize privileging of pharmacists at the institutional level.
- Obtaining and maintaining clinical privileges requires additional training ... and paperwork.
- Pharmacists have a unique understanding of the dosing and available dosage forms of drugs - this brings value to the patient care team.
- Privileging pharmacists to take on advanced clinical responsibilities can increase team efficiency and effectiveness.