Accounting and Financial in Pharmacy Practice: Education and Training

International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences, 2023, 12, 2, 101-114.
DOI: 10.5530/ijpcs.2023.12.13
Published: September 2023
Type: Research Article
Authors: Yousef Ahmed Alomi, Ghadeer Zayed Aljumah, Nasser Rashid Alohlie, Naif Saleh Alamri, Maha Hussein Almadany, Riyadh M Alashban, Amani Abdullah Bahdailah, and Abeer Hussin Almasoudi

Author(s) affiliations:
Yousef Ahmed Alomi, BSc. Pharm, MSc. Clin Pharm, BCPS, BCNSP, DiBA, CDE 
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacists, TPN Clinical Pharmacist, Freelancer Business Planner, Content Editor, and Data Analyst, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA.

Ghadeer Zayed Aljumah, 
Bachelor of Accounting, Financial Manager, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA. Nasser Rashid Alohlie, Bachelor of Economy, Financial Audit, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA.

Naif Saleh Alamri, 
Bachelor of Engineering, Director General of the General Administration of Security and Safety Ministry of Health, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA.

Maha Hussein Almadany, Bsc. Pharm, 
Health Care Quality Management Professional Diploma (HCQM), Pharmacy Quality department, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Medical City, Al Madina Al Monwarah, SAUDI ARABIA.

Riyadh M Alashban, Ph.D., 
Medical Care Pharmacy, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA.

Amani Abdullah Bahdailah, BSc, Pharm D, Msc. Clin Pharm, 
Pharmaceutical Care Services, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA.

Abeer Hussin Almasoudi, BSc.Pharm, BCPS., 
Director, Administration of Research and Studies, Ministry of Health, Tabuk, SAUDI ARABIA.


Objectives: To explore the accounting and financial system education and training in pharmacy practice as a new initiative in Saudi Arabia. Methods: It was a narrative review of accounting and financial policy and procedures in pharmacy practice. Litterateur searched various databases, including PubMed, Medline, and Google Scholar. The search period is from the 1960s until 15 October 2023. The term is in
full-text English and includes Case Reports, Classical Articles, Clinical Conferences, Clinical Studies, Clinical Trials, Evaluation Studies, Government Publications, Guidelines, Meta-Analysis, Observational Studies, Practice Guidelines, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reviews, Systematic Reviews, with Humans subject. All hospital or community pharmacy services are included in a search term. Besides, the National and international guidelines of general infection control in hospital practice. The committee of pharmacy accounting policy and procedures formulated and consisted of various expert members. That includes clinical pharmacists, accountant specialists, and financial experts. The guidelines of the policy draft by one member by the second member were reviewed and corrected. The third revision was by the accountant specialist. The topic emphasizes the accounting system education and training in pharmacy practice of the Pharmacy policy. Results: The Pharmacy Infection control policy of the Research Education and Training consisted of various items. That has included program objectives, admission requirements, teaching and education methodology, and Pharmacy infection control Education and Training steps in pharmacy practice. The research education and training contained five models. For instance, accounting and financial cycle, pharmacy financial position statement analysis, and managerial accounting. Besides, the pharmacy feasibility studies, pharmacy accounting, and financial quality management. Each model describes the Module description, Learning Objectives, Module Outlines, and Competency items. Conclusion: The accounting and financial system education and training in pharmacy practice is a new initiative for pharmacy career professionals. It will
improve pharmacy accounting and financial system skills and encourage pharmacist compliance with accounting and financial system regulations in different pharmacies in various healthcare organizations. Therefore, the accounting and financial system education and training policy and procedures are necessary for the pharmacy system in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords: Accounting, Education, Financial, Pharmacy, Policy, Saudi Arabia., Training