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ASHP guidelines on perioperative pharmacy services.

Bickham P, Golembiewski J, Meyer T, et al. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2019;76:903-820.

Pharmacists working with surgical teams bring distinct safety context, expertise, and process awareness to perioperative care. These guidelines outline how pharmacists can help reduce medication errors before, during, and after surgery. Perioperative pharmacists can enhance communication, medication histories, and process reliability.