The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) has said it is closely monitoring developments linked to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) across its member countries and is encouraging hospital pharmacists across Europe to share relevant resources on treatment options, protection measures and other useful information with each other. To meet patients’ needs, the EAHP says its Covid-19 Resource Centre pools international, European and national information. 

To assist its member associations and individual hospital pharmacists in this critical time with the provision of the best possible care for patients, the Association has decided to gather and make available information on Covid-19 relevant for the hospital pharmacy profession. The collected information has been included in EAHP’s Covid-19 Resource Centre, which is accessible via the Association’s website.  

The Covid-19 Resource Centre seeks to ensure that hospital pharmacists are provided with up-to-date information and guidance on protection measures, surveillance and treatment options for patients infected with the disease. The initiator of the resource collection, EAHP President Petr Horák, commented: “Hospital pharmacists across Europe are, together with other medical personnel, at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The decision to launch EAHP’s Covid-19 Resource Centre was taken to support the efforts of the hospital pharmacy profession and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among different European countries. Sharing of best practices is vital to ensure the best care for our patients.” 

The EAHP is also encouraging hospital pharmacists to submit useful resources via the following email: covid19@eahp.eu. Materials in native languages can be shared. They should, however, be accompanied by a short English description and a translation of the name of the document into English to ease the orientation of the users of the resource centre, said the Association. Information provided to EAHP will be made available in the Association’s Covid-19 Resource Centre to ensure that as many individual hospital pharmacists as possible have access to best practices applied in other hospitals across Europe.  For further information, contact info@eahp.eu.