PIKO Holds Workshop for TTK

"This workshop or training is a regular event held by the Center of Information and Drug Research (PIKO). The workshop is for Pharmaceutical Staff (TTK)," said Dr. dr. Akrom, M.Kes., when interviewed in front of the pharmaceutical laboratory.

PIKO is one of the research centers under the Research and Community Development Institute (LPPM), which is managed by the Faculty of Pharmacy. In addition, PIKO becomes one of the means for the community to implement research, especially in the field of pharmacy. TTK, or commonly referred to as a pharmacist assistant, has a job to interpret drugs prescription, provide drugs, as well as to provide information about the consumption of drugs.

The event entitled "Technical Dispensing Skills Upgrading in Primary Services: Good Dispensing Practice" lasted two days, on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2018, and took place in the pharmaceutical laboratory of campus 3 of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD). The total number of participants who participated in this activity was more than 35 people, including TTK and pharmacists from various hospitals (RS), such as PKU Muhammadiyah Hospital Yogyakarta, Bethesda Hospital, Hardjolukito Hospital, UPT Puskesmas Panggang, UPT Puskesmas Tepus, to Kebumen Hospital.

The material about the dispensing and compounding of drugs was the opening material delivered to the participants. The material was delivered by Muh. Muhlis, Sp. FRS., Apt. The introduction of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) was delivered by Dr. dr. Akrom, M.Kes. Material about Information and Education Communication (IEC) was delivered by Ana Hidayati, M.Sc., Apt. Meanwhile, the material about Monitoring drugs side effects on primary care was delivered by Lolita, M.Sc., Apt. The last activity was a case study with simulation, and was presented by Hendy Ristiono, M.P.H., Apt.

"In this case study, participants were asked to determine the problem, and then look for a solution by providing recommendations for improvement. The simulation was done by practicing it. If it is already practiced, it will be evaluated together with the facilitator. The evaluation was done to determine the shortcomings faced by each group. Finally, each group was given suggestions that they should do to make it better," said Hendi Ristiono as the speaker, as well as a lecturer of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

The monitoring of drugs side effects is a concern for TTK and pharmacists. It aims to find out about the side effects of the drugs that have been taken.

"Frequently, TTK and pharmacists do not come to the monitoring, even though it is a duty that they must do," said Hendi.

Akrom, who is a lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy as well as a docter in RS PKU Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, expressed his expectation he had for this activity.

"UAD can contribute by helping to improve pharmaceutical practice. In addition, when the service is not in accordance with the code of ethics and morals, we can fix the service in the community for it to be better that will result in improved quality of people's lives," he concluded. (sch)