Year 2017

Model of Good Care Workshop: Manufacturing Pharmacy Services

posted Nov 5, 2017, 6:24 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 7:17 PM ]

Saturday, 04th November 2017; 8.30am to 3.30pm:

The Manufacturing Pharmacy Services Team held its Model of Good Care Workshop at the Auditorium, 13th Floor Menara Selatan.

Attendees mainly consisted of Pharmacy Assistants, Provisionally Registered Pharmacists and PharmacistsThe main purpose of this workshop is to give exposure to staff who have yet or are unable to take part in the various manufacturing services available.

The topics highlighted in this workshop are:
  1. Overview of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing services
  2. Supply of Parenteral Nutrition and sterile reconstituted products
  3. Non-sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing activities
  4. Introduction to the Chemotherapy Screening service
  5. Procedures to follow in emergency situations related to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  6. Cytotoxic spill management
  7. Guidelines on the stability of sterile medications (including cytotoxic agents)
  8. Proper hand washing procedure
The participants should now have a clearer picture of what goes on in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing section.

The 9th National Q.A. Convention 2017

posted Oct 30, 2017, 8:50 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 5:21 PM ]

26th October 2017:

UMMC Pharmacy participated in the 9th National Quality Assurance Convention at the Sungai Siput Convention Centre, Perak.

Though we did not get any placing, we were praised by the judges for giving very clear and interesting oral presentation.

Heartiest congratulations to the Outpatient Pharmacy Team on their success and our Pharmacy Assistant, Ms. Gursharan Sandhuin particular for doing a great job in presenting the Quality Improvement efforts done.
Token of appreciation from representative of Pharmacy Management
to Ms. Gursharan Sandhu, Pharmacy Assitant (left) and Ms. Cheryl Shajini Pereira, Pharmacist (right) for their efforts

Briefing on New Standard Outpatient Medication Charges

posted Oct 30, 2017, 8:50 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 5:24 PM ]

Tuesday, 17th October 2017 12.00pm:

A briefing on the new medication charges taking effect from 01st November 2017 onwards was held at the Pharmacy Conference Room.

Encik Mohamed Noor Ramli, Senior Store Pharmacist, gave a brief introduction before Encik Ricky Law, Senior Outpatient Pharmacist, conducted the briefing.

The briefing was held in 2 sessions: 12.00pm-1.00pm and 1.00pm-2.00pm, to enable a majority of Pharmacy staff to attend during their lunch break.

Micromedex Refresher Training

posted Oct 19, 2017, 1:05 AM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 5:26 PM ]

Tuesday, 10th October 2017 10.30am:
UMMC Pharmacy held a refresher course on how to fully utilize Micromedex, currently UMMC's sole subscribed on-line medication reference after the discontinuation of UpToDate by UM Library.

The briefing was given by Mr. Ivan Chong, Clinical Customer Solution Manager from Truven Health, the service provider for Micromedex.

It was an enlightening session that would help us search and provide information efficiently when required.
Micromedex can be accessed from any computer within UMMC's network at the following address

or via link on UMMC Pharmacy Portal shown below.

Model of Good Care Workshop: Outpatient Pharmacy Services

posted Oct 3, 2017, 8:30 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 6:20 PM ]

Saturday, 30th September 2017; 8.30am to 3.30pm :

The Outpatient Pharmacy Services Team held its Model of Good Care Workshop at Dewan Sekapur Sirih, 1st Floor Bangunan Kecemasan.

Attendees mainly consisted of Pharmacy Assistants, Provisionally Registered Pharmacists and Pharmacists.

The topics highlighted in this workshop are:
  1. Prevention of medication errors in an outpatient dispensary setting
  2. Overview of diabetes medications
  3. Introduction to the INR clinic and warfarin MTAC
  4. Supply of oral immuno-suppressing agents
  5. Overview of endocrine hormones related medications
  6. Medications that are safe for use in pregnant, breastfeeding and G-6-P deficient patients
  7. Supply of anti-retroviral medications
  8. Role of erythropoietin in the management of renal anemia
The participants had a great time and especially enjoyed the fun learning activities between lectures.

Review of PharmCARE By-Post Service

posted Oct 3, 2017, 8:30 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 6:21 PM ]

Friday, 29th September 2017 10.00am:

After almost 7 years in operation, UMMC Pharmacy and Encik Shamsul, representative from PosLaju, meet to discuss and clarify the terms of PharmCARE By-Post services.

Hopefully, this discussion will further improve Pharmacy's services to patients subscribing to our PharmCARE service.

World Pharmacists Day 2017 Celebration at UMMC

posted Sep 19, 2017, 4:13 AM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 2:49 AM ]

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 08.30am:

World Pharmacists Day is celebrated annually on 25th September. The theme for this year is "From Research to Healthcare: Your Pharmacist Is At your Service".

UMMC World Pharmacists Day 2017

However, UMMC is celebrating early this year, beginning today until 4.00pm tomorrow, 20th September 2017.
 UMMC's World Pharmacists Day Celebration cakeAttendees patiently await for the arrival of the VIPs for the Opening Ceremony 

The Opening Ceremony was officiated this morning by the Deputy Director of Clinical Services of UMMC, Prof. Madya Dr. Nazirah binti Hasnan, at the Concourse of Menara Utama.
 Opening speech by UMMC's Deputy Director of Clinical ServicesOfficiating the opening ceremony by cutting the celebration cake 

A prize giving ceremony for the winners of Pharmacy Poster Competition 2017 was held right after the officiation.
Prize giving to one of the winners of the Pharmacy Poster Competition 2017

It was followed by presentation of tokens of appreciation to all collaborators of the celebration and the launching of the Inpatient Medication Delivery Bag by Pharmacy Department.
 Token of appreciation for the Manager of Clinical Investigation Centre (CIC) for collaborating in the celebration One of Pharmacy Department's attendant demonstrating the use of Medication Delivery Bag

Launch of Inpatient Medication Delivery Bag

Visitors are able to enjoy the various booths set up to provide information and some small bit of entertainment.
The registration and games counter   Prof. Nazirah and Prof. Azura, Deputy Director of Professional Services, trying out the quiz at the CIC booth

Patient asking for information at the "Know Your Medicine" booth set up by the Pharmacy Enforcement Division of Ministry of Health   General health screening booth

Prof. Nazirah and Puan Che Zuraini, Chief Pharmacist, checking out the PharmCARE and Medication Counselling booth Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences Pharmacy students with models of their pharmaceutical factory

The D.U.M.P. (Disposal of Unused Medication Project) booth- visitors who participate in their survey study will be eligible for a free T-Shirt!

The winning posters from the Pharmacy Poster Competition 2017

UMMC Pharmacy Department Family Dinner 2017

posted Aug 21, 2017, 2:05 AM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 2:45 AM ]

Saturday, 19th August 2017 6.00pm to 10.00pm:

UMMC Pharmacy Department held its Family Dinner at Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail, Taman Botani Perdana, Kuala Lumpur with the theme "Ala Kampung".
Registration counter and the main dining hall

The event was well attended by the staff of UMMC Pharmacy Department and their family.
Lucky Draw session

Outdoor food stalls

In addition to enjoying the extravagant buffet of authentic Malay dishes, attendees also stood to win prizes from Lucky Draws as well as the Best Dress Competition.
Best Dress Competition winners

The children were entertained with colouring activity and balloon toys while the in-house performer sang a few numbers to entertain the adults.
Our pharmacists making balloon toys and karaoke session

Model of Good Care Workshop: Inpatient Pharmacy Services

posted Aug 14, 2017, 2:23 AM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 7:20 PM ]

Saturday, 12th August 2017; 8.30am to 3.30pm:

The Inpatient Pharmacy Services Team held its Model of Good Care Workshop at the Auditorium, 13th Floor Menara Selatan.

Attendees mainly consisted of Pharmacy Assistants and Provisionally Registered Pharmacists. There were several Diploma of Pharmacy Students as well as Pharmacists from other sections in attendance as well.

The topics highlighted in this workshop are:
  1. Medication errors reports and analysis
  2. Paediatric dose calculations end extemporaneous paediatric syrup preparations
  3. LASA items and High Alert Medications
  4. Management of antibiotics supply
  5. Criteria for supply of urgent medication orders
  6. Safe handling of hazardous chemicals
  7. Renal dose adjustments and interpretation of relevant laboratory results
  8. Management of Dangerous Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

All participants were required to do a pre-workshop and post-workshop test to gauge the effectiveness of the workshop.

Clarifying Special Medication Supply Flow to Federal Pensioners

posted Jul 27, 2017, 9:05 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Jul 27, 2017, 9:07 PM ]

21st July 2017, 11.30am to 1.00pm:

A "town-hall" gathering for UMMC staff was held at Dewan Sekapur Sirih, 1st Floor Emergency Building to clarify the current flow for supply of Special Formulary and PharmUMMC items to Federal Pensioners and their dependants, now that E-MASS has been discontinued.

The brief was given by UMMC Chief Pharmacist, Puan Hajjah Che Zuraini Sulaiman, followed by an in-depth summary by UMMC Deputy Director (Professional), Associate Prof. Azura Mansor.

The audience were made to understand the difference between the different categories of Government Servants and Pensioners and how the flow differs for each.

In general, doctors were advised to be more restrained in their choice of treatment unless there is no better than to prescribe a Special Formulary or PharmUMMC item.

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