Drug Information Centre & Dept.of Pharmacy Practice
The Department of Pharmacy Practice started clinical pharmacy services with well established drug information centre, Patient Counseling centre and adverse drug reaction reporting at Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Science (VIMS),Ballari in the year 2011. VIMS is a 1200 bedded multi -specialty teaching hospital situated at the vast former Allipur Jail Complex which is spread over 173 acres of land and was established by the Britishers in 19th Century. The drug information centre provides with good source of information for all healthcare professionals and general publics.
Drug Information Center- The center provides current drug information from standard monographs, text books, internet resources and subscribed databases Micromedx - Drugdex,Poisindex,IOWA ,Lexicomp etc.,
Department of pharmacy practice inculcates PHARM D. students in Ward round participation, Medication history interview, Treatment chart review, Prescription audit, Reporting of adverse drug reactions, Answering drug information queries, Bedside counseling and outpatient counseling for improving the health care of patients.
Location of Dept.Pharmacy Practice & Drug Information Centre: It is located in second floor of the VIMS hospital, Department of Urology Wing (opposite to old Female Medical Ward)