The most comprehensive set of quality guidelines available to the pharmacy profession.
More than half a century ago, ASHP® developed its earliest proposed practice standard—the Proposed Minimum Standards for Pharmacies in Hospitals.
Today, ASHP continues to foster concrete improvements in pharmacy practice and in the therapeutic use of drugs with its annual compilation of ASHP guidance documents: ASHP Best Practices. These guidance documents have stimulated improvements in pharmacy practice and operations, influenced accreditation standards, laws, and regulations (both in the United States and in other countries), and contributed to an awareness among consumers and policymakers of the vital patient care role of pharmacists.
INSIDE: ASHP positions and more than 70 ASHP guidance documents of varying scope that provide ongoing advice to practitioners and health systems to help improve the medication-use process, patient care and safety, and patient outcomes and quality of life.
- ASHP Statements
- ASHP Guidelines
- Technical Assistance Bulletins
- Therapeutic Position Statements
- Therapeutic Guidelines
- ASHP-Endorsed Documents
Substantial content has been added or revised since the release of the 2015?2016 edition. New or revised material in this edition includes:
- ASHP Guidelines on Pharmacy Services in Correctional Facilities
- ASHP Guidelines on Evaluating and Using Home or Alternate Site Infusion Service Providers
- ASHP Guidelines on the Pharmacist’s Role in Palliative and Hospice Care
- ASHP Statement on the Roles of Pharmacy Technicians
ASHP is the national professional organization whose more than 42,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians who serve as patient care providers on healthcare teams in acute and ambulatory settings. For over 70 years, ASHP has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and advance healthcare. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.