• Question: Assume there are limited resources available and you must make decisions in a major emergency with a wide assortment of patients from all ages, backgrounds, and degree of injury. Assume also that there is no “right answer” to this question, only considered and unconsidered responses. Who would you administer the treatment first and why?

    Asked by Josh S to Stacey, Pip, Nicola on 16 Jun 2021.
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      Pip C answered on 21 Jun 2021:

      In my job role as a pharmacist I have to prioritise effectively as in the conundrum above. It is difficult to answer this question because the prioritisation strategy employed depends heavily on the circumstance. When I am on-call I assess which queries are most clinically urgent and attend to these first. Certain drugs and certain conditions should be seen to more urgently than others.